Engineer C

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Engineer C
Job Requisition Number AE501559
Position Number 110114
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Customer Energy Solutions
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major
    coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8)
    years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing
    as a professional engineer.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas


Notes to Applicants

This position resides in the Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (DABI) workgroup. It assembles and analyzes utility data by establishing methods, procedures, sources, models, and schedules for collecting and processing data, utilizing knowledge of available sources of data and various econometric and sampling techniques analyzing economic data for trend analysis. This position provides the data aggregation, compilation, and coordination needed by utility data analysts, product development coordinators, and management to assess utility program success and to test new data modeling tools. It will participate in the continuing development of data lakes and related business intelligence tools.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application.

The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. When completing the City of Austin employment application, any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Pay Range



Mon- Fri, 8am – 5 pm

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 811 Barton Springs Rd
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge, education or experience with Hadoop and/or SQL databases
  • Knowledge, education or experience with SAS
  • Knowledge, education or experience with Rest, SOAP and OData APIs
  • Experience in data mining and coding
  • Background in computer science
  • Master’s degree in a STEM field
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.

  1. Approve, process, and seal plans/specifications/construction documents by applying engineering standardization of practices and principles of highly technical and complex calculations for applied discipline within the local and state regulatory requirements.

  2. Manage engineering projects that are technically complex, highly visible, priority projects or programs. These projects require a high level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative and administrative responsibility. May require the ability to coordinate the efforts of a multi-discipline, multi-agency project team to complete a defined assignment or CIP.

  3. Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects that may be complex and non routine. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Provide technical oversight of project progress from design through completion.

  4. Develop cost estimates/track expenditures prepare cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Writes complex technical specifications for construction contracts.

  5. Review plans and approve permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within local and state regulatory requirements.

  6. Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.

  7. Develop cost estimates/track expenditures by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise negotiates and recommends financial arrangements for changes to contract.

  8. May lead activities of a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, and agreements.

  9. Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance
    with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.

  10. Research and perform statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats

  11. Develop standard operating procedures, policies, and ordinances for various
    contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.

  12. Responsible for designing and maintain database systems for project and/or
    program areas.

  13. Prepare and deliver presentations to public, city council, or customers.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and
    guidance to others.

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 diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships, and utilize such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems;

  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry

  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.

  • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.

  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.

  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within the local and state ordinances and laws

  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports

  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution

  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.

  • Ability to interpret and explain maps and other related documents

  • Ability to interpret and make decisions not within established policies and practices.

  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel

  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions;

  • Ability to observe, compares, or monitors objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.

  • Ability to use graphic instructions, such as blue prints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.

  • Ability to use a personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Briefly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and educational requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Master's degree? If so, please state the type you received.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your coding experience with relation to any of the following; system modeling, statistical analysis, java or browser based languages. Provide an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience with managing large datasets and detail the size and complexity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your experience with web based platforms, what services did you manage and what was the extent to your involvement in product development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please provide a general outline of how you will manage, prep and understand a new set of data you are required to analyze. Provide an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No

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