Civil Engineer ll
Salary: $74,990 – $104,182
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.3 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.
The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under the responsibility and management of the bureau. The projects BEDC implement allow DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.
BEDC’s In-House Design division consists of nine engineering sections corresponding to the respective engineering functions they perform. This includes the Architectural, Civil, Structural, Process Mechanical, HVAC, Water Tunnel Structural, Water Tunnel Mechanical Systems, CAD, and Electrical sections plus two additional non-engineering sections, Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance Lab. Each engineering section prepares design and construction documents including engineering plans and specifications for the construction of water supply, sewer and wastewater treatment infrastructure which are of the highest priority for the Agency. Part of the BEDC’s IHD division, the Tunnel Structural Design (TSD) section is responsible for the design of some of the NYC DEP’s largest “clean water” capital projects including the Water for the Future program.
The Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction’s (BEDC) In-House Design (IHD) Division, the Tunnel Structural Design (TSD) Section is responsible for the design of some of the NYC DEP’s largest “clean water” capital projects including the Water for the Future program. The NYC DEP is the only public agency in the United States that maintains internal expertise in the design and construction of deep rock tunnels. The TSD Section helps maintain the DEP’s proud century-old legacy of designing and managing the construction of all of New York City’s water supply tunnel infrastructure. Tapping into decades of internal experience and utilizing modern design techniques like finite element modeling (FEM) and analysis, the TSD Section is tasked with creating biddable structural design documents including calculations, drawings, and specifications. Projects include water tunnels and shafts, distribution chambers, and other subsurface and surface structures related to the City’s water delivery systems. TSD also provides design services during construction (DSDC) and advices and assists other IHD sections with their structural engineering design needs. TSD regularly coordinates with BEDC’s other sections, DEP’s operating bureaus, and the DEP’s outside engineering consultants as well.
The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) seeks to hire two Civil Engineer Level II for the In-House Design (IHD) Directorate, in Queens, NY. The selected candidates will perform highly difficult and technically complex work, as an engineering specialist in civil engineering. General duties will include serving as a consultant on major engineering matters, preparing original proposals and reports of a complex nature and serving as the team leader on a project of great technical complexity or with potential impact on agency engineering operations and/or City infrastructure; will implement capital projects through the design phase by preparing engineering documents including drawings and specifications for large, complex water tunnel projects which are of the highest priority for the agency; will prepare said engineering documents for subsurface structures including water tunnels, shafts and related facilities. Specific work areas where staff will be engaged include, but are not necessarily limited to, preparing plans and specifications for construction of said facilities; review and/or oversee staff review of designs prepared by outsourced engineering firms for the same types of facilities; oversee or aide the duties of Engineer Level I or Assistant Engineer. This position will also require travelling to job sites to perform site investigations and attend site meetings during design and construction phases of projects, as required.
(1) Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; and
(2) A valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License. Current New York State registration as a Professional Engineer must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
A master’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be substituted for one year of the civil engineering experience required in “1" above.
Special Note: In addition to above qualification requirements, to be eligible for placement in Assignment Levels II and III, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.
Experience in the planning, layout, and details of contract drawings, specifications, shop drawing review, and field inspections and investigations; experience in shafts and tunnel design; experience in the application of code requirements and preparation of technical reports, submitting formal design calculations, related design software applications; excellent communication and leadership skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, etc.);experience drafting in AutoCAD and designing using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs such as, but not limited to, STAAD Pro; experience with design programs STAAD Pro (Bentley), RAM Elements (Bentley), SAFE (CSI), or Phase2 (RocScience); a Motor Vehicle Driver’s License valid in the state of New York may be required for some assignments; ten years of full time experience in Structural Design, with extensive focus on reinforced concrete and steel structures.
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