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Graduate Engineer A or B

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Graduate Engineer A or B
Job Requisition Number COA077339
Position Number 109184
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Wastewater Collection Sys Eng
Minimum Qualifications

The position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon qualifications:

Graduate Engineer A
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a
field related to the job
• Licenses and Certifications Required: None

Graduate Engineer B
• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline with at least two (2) years of engineering experience
• Licenses or Certifications: State of Texas Engineer-In-Training Certification

Notes to Applicants

This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon qualifications:

  • Graduate Engineer A – $28.95 to $37.50 per hour
  • Graduate Engineer B – $30.65 to $39.74 per hour

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected to interview:

  • Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

If you are selected for hire:

  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) is required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization or institution. You must also provide proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • A valid Texas Class C Driver’s License is preferred.
  • Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range



Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 or other hours as required

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 2600 Webberville Road, Austin, Texas 78701
Preferred Qualifications

• Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering
• Experience or coursework in the design and construction of underground utilities
• Experience with implementation part or whole of CMOM guidance document
• Experience conducting Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies
• Experience responding to emergencies and the ability to develop a construction solution that protects the public and construction workers, minimizes impacts to the driving public, and provides long-term improvements to the collection system
• Experience with technical writing and presentation development and delivery
• Experience communicating technical information to non-technical audiences
• The ability to traverse rugged terrain to reach wastewater collection systems components that are located in remote areas with or without reasonable accommodation
• Ability to be part of a rotation of staff on call for emergency work
• Texas Class C Driver’s License

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Assist in preparation and maintenance of design drawings, diagrams, charts, databases plans and permits under the supervision of a professional engineer. Development of proposals for impacts and performing preliminary and final designs and/or prepares design criteria for assigned projects.
Assists in the preparation of standards, equipment specifications, design procedures, test procedures as it relates to the standardization and engineering policies and practices. Reviews and provides assistance in the evaluation and recommendation for job safety procedures.
Coordinates and provides a variety of technical information under the guidance of a professional engineer to customers by contacts with personnel to include inter and intra departmental administrative, engineering and construction personnel, other government agencies, contractors, consultants and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions and respond to complaints.
Use computerized software programs, ink or pencil drafting to prepare drawings and maps to provide technical advice and guidance to assigned work or project. Develop, analyze and generate technical reports, correspondence and official documents.
Assist in the preparation of preliminary, periodic and final estimates of quantities, materials, equipment, labor and facilities for the preparation of budgets, programs, schedules, partial and final contract payments and other purposes for various projects.
Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Draft and recommend contract change orders and payments for approval.
Perform statistical analysis to ensure specifications are within established guidelines.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of engineering and design principles applicable to fields.
Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities
Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
Knowledge of various computer software programs applicable to position
Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
Ability to perform engineering calculations and analyze engineering problems
Ability to Read and comprehend simple specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats to coworkers and public

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job. Do you meet this minimum requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What is your professional engineering certification or license?
    • State of Texas Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
    • Other state Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
    • State of Texas registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
    • Other state registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
    • No engineering certification or license
  5. * How many years of engineering experience do you have?
    • Less than two years
    • 2 years to less than 4 Years
    • 4 years to less than 6 years
    • 6 years to less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more
  6. * How many years of underground utility and/or design experience do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-3 years
    • 3+ years
  7. * Describe your experience in the design and/or construction of underground utilities. If you do not have direct experience, please describe any relevant coursework you have completed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Describe your experience in conducting Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies (SSES). Describe your role in the study? Provide the name of the project and dollar amount for each of the SSES studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Describe your experience in implementing Capacity, Maintenance, Operation and Management (CMOM) programs for other cities. Describe your role in the implementation of the program. Provide the name of the project and dollar amount for each of the program you participated in.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your experience responding to emergencies and your ability to develop a construction solution that protects the public and construction workers, minimizes impacts to the driving public, and provides long-term improvements to the collection system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your experience with technical writing and presenting technical information to a wide range of stakeholders.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Can you traverse rugged terrain to reach Water Distribution System Components in remote locations with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Are you available and willing to be part of a rotation of staff on call for emergency work?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents