Civil Engineer, Dam Structures (C) – 512076

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oct 29, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
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Civil Engineer, Dam Structures (C) – 512076

**Interested applicants MUST apply at to be considered**


Organization: Resource & River Management

Department: Dam Safety Structures

Location: Chattanooga or Knoxville, Tennessee

Posting Open: 10/20/2021

Posting Close: 11/10/2021

Salary:  Competitive

**The ideal candidate will possess the following**

  • Structural design experience of concrete and steel structures
  • Experience in structural and seismic analysis of concrete and steel structures
  • Experience performing inspections and/or risk assessments on dams and locks
  • Experience with structural instrumentation and data evaluation
  • Plan and manage projects including scope, schedule, budget, and technical quality
  • Ability to mentor lower level engineers and interns

In compliance with federal vaccination requirements, TVA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021.  Offers of employment for this position are contingent upon receipt of acceptable documentation proving that the candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their established start date, unless the applicant has requested and been granted an accommodation for disability or religious reasons.

Job Summary: 

  1. Serves as a technical expert for engineering analysis, design, and evaluation of concrete dams, navigation locks, and appurtenant concrete and steel structures.
  2. Performs, directs, or reviews studies or design work on dams and appurtenant works. Assists in the evaluation of dam performance and instrumentation data. Develops design guides and criteria, as required. 
  3. Provides support during dam safety emergency and emergency preparedness drills.
  4. May serve as project engineer for assigned projects.  Duties include leading the project team, establishing and accomplishing valid requirements, monitoring all phases of project performance, approving project changes within approved limits, and conducting lessons learned reviews at project completion. May provide technical direction to engineers and support.

Supervision Received:

Supervision and guidance are provided by the first-line manager and are generally limited to overall objectives, general guidelines and policy, and work priorities.  Plans and executes the work with minimal supervision

Principal Accountabilities:

In-depth Knowledge in Structural Analysis of Concrete and Steel Structures. Broad Knowledge in Dam Engineering, Dam Safety Inspections, Dam Performance Monitoring and Instrumentation, Concrete Technology, FEA,  Environmental Permitting; Construction Processes; Leadership; Supervision; Communication and Interpersonal; Sound Knowledge of all Engineering Disciplines; Project Management; Engineering Economy; Dam Safety Guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering school is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable. 

Several years of experience as a professional Civil Engineer working with the engineering analysis, design, and evaluation of concrete dams, navigation locks, and appurtenant concrete and steel structures.

License as a Professional Engineer is highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities.  Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace
All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

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