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Title:  Environmental Engineer VI - Design Engineer

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  2375
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.25
Overview

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is currently seeking a Design Review Engineer to plan, design, and provide construction support for state and federally funded wastewater, stormwater, and other clean water projects statewide. This position has significant influence on the scope and design of wastewater, stormwater, and other clean water projects in Vermont.  

The DEC receives state and federal funds that historically were awarded to municipalities to plan and construct improvements to their wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.  Due to recent State legislation, the funds can now be awarded to non-profit and for-profit private entities, and can be used for a wide range of clean water projects such as brownfield development, contaminated site cleanup, dam removal, and flood mitigation. Due to the need to implement projects that achieve statewide clean water goals, this is a dynamic position in a busy program.  

This position requires strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills to manage numerous projects concurrently and work with a wide array of municipal, federal, and state officials, private sector project owners, private sector consultants, contractors and related organizations. The engineer is expected to exercise significant independent judgement in their work. The ideal candidate will have experience with the design of wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment facilities, and be able to adapt their engineering and project management capabilities to a wide range clean water projects being implemented by various public- and private sector entities.

The engineer we hire will be part of six-member Engineering Design and Construction Section within the Water Investment Division (WID) and supervised by a Vermont licensed professional engineer. The work includes: 


•    Oversight of, and coordination with, project owners and their consultants during project development, planning, and final design of clean water and pollution control projects. 
•    Collaboration with other staff in WID and other DEC Divisions up to when the project is handed off to a WID construction engineer who oversees bidding, construction, and project closeout.
•    Assist with technical issues or questions during active construction.  
•    Ensure projects meet accepted design standards and regulatory requirements and will comply with applicable permit requirements and limitations, comply with federal and state funding requirements, and will function as intended.  
•    Participation in site visits and other field work.
•    Assist other programs in DEC and other State Agencies with engineering related questions or issues.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer VI - Design Engineer (Job Requisition #2375), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jeff Fehrs at Jeff.Fehrs@vermont.gov or (802) 798-2094

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND six (6) years of more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Engineer V or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Engineer IV.

OR

Master's degree or higher in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

Registration as a Professional Engineer in Vermont, by written examination, in the fields of civil, civil/sanitary, environmental or sanitary engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier