South Florida Water Management District
West Palm Beach, Florida
This position is being reposted. Those applicants who previously applied for this position remain under consideration and do not need to reapply. This is an advanced level engineering position with the primary responsibility of assisting the Water Quality Bureau (WQB), Compliance Assessment and Reporting Section (CARS) management team in staffing, prioritizing, and executing a large volume of high-profile work assignments to support the WQB and Water Resources Division (WRD), the Office of Counsel, and other bureaus within the District.
This position requires water resource engineering skills to lead technical work groups and synthesize WQB work products within the WRD. The Lead Engineer is expected to serve as a high level technical expert representing the District in interagency efforts with state and federal partners on a variety of water quality related initiatives and ongoing legal challenges involving water management and compliance issues.
The Lead Engineer serves in an advisory/coordination role on interagency teams and within WRD to support various restoration and compliance projects. The position is tied to District-wide water quality issues such as TMDLs, Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), and Everglades Restoration projects, including the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). Responsibilities include working closely with District staff and other state and federal agencies to develop restoration project monitoring plans, permits, protocols for water management operations, and assisting in strategic planning and budgeting activities. In addition, the incumbent supports development of numerous annual permit reports and provides water quality/water resources support to projects District-wide.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
This position may be filled at the Senior Engineer level.
Lead Engineer: Typically has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s or Ph.D. in a water resources engineering related discipline preferred), and at least 8+ years of experience that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives. Senior Engineer: Typically has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s or Ph.D. in a water resources engineering related discipline preferred), and at least 6+ years of experience that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives. Previous water quality and environmental permitting experience and demonstrated leadership capabilities required.
We encourage you to get to know us better. For more information about our organization, this opportunity and to apply online, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/careers. Job Reference: 2324BR. The SFWMD offers competitive wages and benefits. EOE.