Mechanical - Environmental / Solar / Sound, Mechanical Engineering
4 Year Degree
Senior Engineer (or Senior Scientist)
South Florida Water Management District
West Palm Beach, FL
Senior Engineer (May be filled as either Senior Scientist, Staff Engineer OR Scientist 4)
Professional Engineer/Scientist position that provides technical services and makes decisions for a work unit that supports the success of several of the District's strategic programs and major projects of moderate scope with complex features. The services and decisions to be made for this job require a comprehensive knowledge and consistent application of theories, precepts, concepts, and practices related to a specific discipline. Incumbent is expected to plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate detailed phases for a standard engineering project or process, or for a significant portion of a major engineering initiative for a resource area as a Professional Engineer, or under direct supervision of a Professional Engineer as appropriate.
Incumbent will perform work that requires application of conventional hydraulics and hydrologic practices but may also include a variety of complex features requiring proper use of design standards; selecting suitable materials; and, difficult coordination. Assignments require a broad knowledge of hydraulic and/or hydrologic subjects within the discipline to effectively resolve technical issues and complete assignments. Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall or key objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Receives direction from supervisor for unusual problems and developments, and work product is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. Incumbent is responsible for keeping immediate supervisor current on the status of deliverables and assignments and provides technical coaching to less seasoned professional staff. May represent the Section on resource area task forces.
This position requires demonstrated proficiency in the planning, execution and analyses of field and laboratory flow measurements by advanced hydroacoustic flow metering tools, including Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs), acoustic point velocimeters (ADVs), and ultrasonic time-of-travel; meters for pipe flow other state-of-the-art technologies. Incumbent should be knowledgeable and experienced in: (a) the collection of streamgauging data for developing, calibrating, and maintaining flow rating equations at various types of flow structures (pumps, spillways, weirs, and culverts) and hydraulic controls; (b) archiving and extracting data from hydro databases; and analyzing data from complex hydrologic systems. Incumbent will perform both standard streamgauging measurements and flow measurements for special field experiments and projects. Experience in developing applications for data analysis in Mathematica Language, MatLab, or other object-oriented languages is highly desirable. Incumbent should be knowledgeable of: (a) the good measurement practices for streamgauging set forth by the USGS and the ISO standards for hydrometric measurements; and (b) methods for estimating the uncertainty in measurements following the methods set forth in the ISO Guide and other methods.
We encourage you to get to know us better. For more information about our organization, current job opportunities and to apply online, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/careers. Please refer to Job Reference: 2637BR for additional requirements, education, license and experience. SFWMD offers competitive wages and benefits. EOE.