• Hydraulic-Hydrologic Engineer / Dam Safety Engineer

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    Managed Business Solutions is seeking is seeking a Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineer / Hydrologist / Dam Safety Engineer with water resources engineering and/or dam safety engineering experience to work on dam safety projects, specifically emergency action planning with respect to dam related failures with our onsite Program Team at the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/Division of Water and Power (DWP) Office in Lakewood, CO.


    This is a full-time/salaried, benefited opening which is fully funded and slated to begin as soon as possible. We will consider local candidates in the Denver area - no relocation.


    The principal function of this role will be to provide technical support services related to hydraulic and hydrologic engineering and emergency preparedness on behalf of the U.S. BIA Branch of Dam Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (DSSEM):

    • Support dam safety engineering, by supporting the multi-disciplinary needs of the BIA’s dam safety program.
    • Assess existing or create new hydrologic and hydraulic dam failure scenarios,  to generate and model analytic output in support of the BIA's needs.
    • Advise federal management, scientists, engineers, dam tenders, and tribal members on dam safety program management as it pertains to an exhaustive scope of services in both a formal (presentation) and informal (conversational) setting.
    • Multi-task across various disciplines and locations in support of dam specific project work. work within a dynamic environment, coordinate schedules that are inherent in a nationwide dam safety program. 
    • Communicate professionally and effectively with a variety of subject-matter experts and project contributors in a collaborative team environment.


    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related engineering degree required; Master of Science in Civil Engineering preferred.
    • EIT registration required.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience related to hydrologic analysis, hydraulic analysis, and/or dam safety engineering.
    • Proficiency in MS Office.
    • A successfully adjudicated Low-Risk Federal background investigation is required and is a condition of employment.
    • Occasional out-of-state travel required.

    Highly Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-2, FLO-2D, MIKE 21, and/or MIKE FLOOD preferred.
    • Experience with HEC-HMS, HEC-1, and/or MIKE SHE preferred.
    • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS (version 10.0 or later) preferred.
    • Familiarity with standards of practice related to dam failure inundation analysis preferred.
    • Familiarity with Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety, USBR Design Standards, and/or BIA Safety of Dams Program Handbook preferred.
    • Familiarity with standards of practice related to dam safety engineering, dam design, dam rehabilitation, dam construction, and dam safety emergency action planning preferred.
    • Familiarity with Erosion and Sedimentation analysis is a plus.
    • Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) is a plus.


    Environment (Working conditions):

    This position will be mostly stationary requiring some movement around the office and frequent communication with others. The average working hours will be 8 hours per day for this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EOE M/F/D/V/SO

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