Position Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $25.90
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Environmental Engineer VI AC General. The position responsibilities will include project management statewide for state and federally funded construction improvement to water pollution control and public drinking water systems.
The DEC receives state and federal funds that are awarded to municipalities and certain private entities such as homeowners associations, mobile home parks, etc. to plan and construct improvements to water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. It is our hope that the person we hire will possess the knowledge, skills, and interest in and has familiarity with managing publicly funded construction projects.
The engineer we hire will be part of six-member Engineering Design and Construction Section within the Facilities Engineering Division (FED) and supervised by a Vermont licensed professional engineer. The work includes final design and construction oversight review and reporting. The engineer will work collaboratively with other staff in FED and other divisions within DEC starting at the 60% design phase of a project. The primary role of the engineer during the plan review phase is to ensure the planned project will be biddable and constructible. As a project advances to construction, the engineer will participate in the pre-bid and bidding phase to monitor compliance with federal and state procurement requirements and to assist the funding applicant (owner) and project consultants through that process. During active construction, the engineer will attend progress meetings between the owner's representatives and the contractor, review partial payment requests, document observations, and answer questions related to project eligibility. Additionally, the engineer will provide ongoing assistance to the owner and the project consultant with maintaining compliance with federal and state requirements.
This position requires strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills to manage numerous projects concurrently and work with a wide array of municipal, federal, and state officials, private sector consultants, contractors and related organizations. The engineer is expected to perform the work exercising significant independent judgement. The ideal candidate will have experience in the construction industry, including experience with interpreting construction and engineering contracts.
Who May Apply
This position, Environmental Engineer VI (Job Requisition #358), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jeff.Fehrs@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.
Bachelor's degree in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.
Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND six (6) years of more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.
One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Engineer V or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Engineer IV.
Master's degree or higher in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in Vermont, by written examination, in the fields of civil, civil/sanitary, environmental or sanitary engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
80% State paid medical premium
Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
Low cost group life insurance
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program