Civil Engineer / Land Development Engineer (Austin, TX - Hybrid)
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Competative Salary
Civil - Structural
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Internal Number: 497035 LCRA REQ Number
***This position requires a PE within the U.S., must be able to apply for PE / transfer PE to Texas pre OR post hire as well. PE needed to approve engineering drawings.
Position is a hybrid position; working in the office 2 days a week and 3 days remote. Relocation allowance is available, competitive salary, 401K match at 8%, tuition forgiveness, parental/maternal leave, plus more fabulous benefits!
LCRA is in search of a civil engineer who is passionate about utilizing engineering principles to develop substation sites to deliver electricity safely and efficiently across the State of Texas. As a part of the LCRA TSC Structural and Civil Engineering department, you will get an opportunity to work with a community of experts across various of engineering background, all with the singular focus of enhancing the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy, and community service. Your civil design of substation sites with resilient flood mitigation drainage facilities will ensure Texas residents with reliable energy utility infrastructures for years to come.
You will be trusted to:
- Perform hydrological and hydraulic analysis for 138kV and 345kV substations civil designs. Determine drainage facilities to convey or detain onsite runoffs under design storm events. - Support site development permitting process with local jurisdiction. - Perform project scoping engineering analysis and coordinate with stakeholders to develop scope with estimates to be presented to senior management. - Plans and conducts engineering projects involving independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. -Schedules, and/or coordinates detailed phases of engineering work as part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. - Conducts and takes full responsibility for moderately complex engineering studies. Performs field analysis, performance tests, designs, cost estimates, lays out drafting work, and the correlation and compilation of data. Coordinate the work with engineers, technicians, craft workers or others. - Prepares and revises operating procedures and project outlines in connection with engineering assignments. Follows appropriate business procedures. Applies project management techniques. - Prepares technical specifications for project services, equipment, and materials for which there are few precedents. Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams. - Coordinates project reviews and practice timely communication to ensure timely deliverables. - Maintains knowledge of engineering principles. Keeps informed of technical developments, industry codes, and safety and/or regulatory requirements which have impact upon the respective engineering discipline. Fully develops knowledge of LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems. - Performs economic evaluations of programs and projects and renders judgement on the costs and benefits of the work from a company-wide perspective. - Reviews and evaluates bids and provides recommendations. - Gathers engineering information by traveling independently to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as necessary. - In accordance with approved Supply Management processes and procedures, serves as owner’s representative for outside engineering contracts.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas - Driver's license
- Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. - 4+ years of previous experience in civil design, preferably residential development - Familiar with regulatory requirements, codes, and legal and design requirements of local municipalities. - Experience in all aspects of site engineering, infrastructure, drainage design, and permitting. - Registered Texas Professional Engineer. - AutoCAD, HydraCAD, and Civil 3D skills required.
LCRA exists to serve the people of Texas. It’s been that way since the state Legislature created us in 1934. We continue that legacy today by providing a multitude of vital services to our customers and communities.
To enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service.
What we do
We produce and deliver electric power, manage the lower Colorado River and provide a reliable water supply, manage a public parks system and support community development.
LCRA is funded by revenue we generate, the vast majority of which comes from generating and transmitting electricity. A very small portion of our revenue comes from selling water. We do not receive state appropriations or have the ability to levy taxes.
LCRA has deep roots in Texas, dating as far back as the Great Depression of the 1930s. We built the chain of dams that tamed the Colorado River and brought power to rural Central Texas for the first time.