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Stormwater Engineer

Organization: City of Bee Cave
Date Posted: 2/24/2019
City: Bee Cave
Location: Texas
Country: United States
Primary Category: Engineering
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details



· Reviews residential and commercial site development construction plans and associated technical reports for general conformance with city standards requiring knowledge of design and construction of drainage, detention, non-point source pollution, floodplain management, streets, pavement, water distribution, and wastewater collection.

·  Performs pre-construction meetings and periodic site visits and inspections of active construction sites to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations and approved plans.

· Participates in pre-development, development review committee and other meetings including commenting on process, policy and submittals.

·  Assists with the City acceptance of developer related infrastructure including directing administrative staff in the collection of necessary paperwork, fees, ‘as built’ plans, etc.

·  Reviews engineers’ estimates of probable costs and coordinates with Administrative Coordinator to manage associated fiscal security.

·  Administers City’s Municipal Storm Sewer System Program and ensures compliance with TCEQ permit requirements. Reviews development planning materials; reads and interprets construction plans, erosion control sheets, site/location maps, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), and technical reports to assure that development/construction complies with federal, state and local regulations.

·  Process FEMA Letter of Map Revision cases.

·  Makes recommendations on updates to the City’s Technical Construction Standards and Specifications Manuals related to stormwater and drainage to ensure consistency with adopted City policy and best practices.

·  Manage water quality and detention infrastructure inspection program, including performance of annual pond inspections.

·  Prepares written and oral presentations to the Planning & Zoning Commission, City Council, Economic Development Board, and other organizations. 

· Provides general technical assistance to the public and City organization regarding municipal infrastructure and associated issues, with emphasis on transportation related matters.

·  Assists Director with recruitment, management, and use of third party consultants.

· Provides recommendations on annual Capital Improvement Plan and Water Quality Pond Inspection Program.

·  Manages capital works projects, as assigned by Department Director or City Manager.

·  Maintains GIS datasets related to stormwater, drainage, and water quality.

· Participates in developing, planning and implementing department goals and objectives; administers approved policies and procedures; coordinates activities with those of other City departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide professional and technical advice and assistance to the City Manager on matter related to departmental functions;

· Represents City at local and regional meetings, as assigned by Department Director or City Manager.

· Prepares grant proposals and applications on behalf of City, as assigned by Department Director or Manager.

· Provides assistance to other members of the Department on application review, Code Enforcement, and administrative duties, as assigned by Director.

· Performs related duties as assigned.


· Attends professional development workshops and conferences. Travels to various destinations in and out of the City.

· Attend staff meetings; participate in mandated training and staff development.


Education and Experience:

At the discretion of the Planning and Development Director and/or City Manager, any combination of experience or training may be substituted.

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering or a closely related field.  Focus in water resources preferred.

· Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in civil and/or municipal engineering; Graduate coursework focused in water resources may be substituted for up to two years of professional experience. 

· Possession of current licensing as a Registered Professional Engineer issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers required.  At least one year of work experience as a licensed P.E. preferred.

· Training in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with a possession of a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) certificate, or will obtain and maintain such a Certificate within (6) months of hire highly desired.  Possession of or ability to obtain one or more the following designations within 6 months of hire:

o   Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control

o   Certified Erosion, Sediment, & Stormwater Inspector

o   Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management

· Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems software desirable.

Knowledge of:

·The City of Bee Cave design criteria, standard special provisions and standard drawings at a detailed level;  

·Referenced Local and State regulations and criteria manuals such as City of Austin Criteria Manuals (e.g., DCM, ECM, UCM, TCM); Travis County development regulations, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Edwards Aquifer Rules (RG-348 manual), LCRA water quality technical manual; TXDOT manual; 

· US Army Corp’s of Engineer’s CWA Section 404 permit process;

· FEMA Floodplain regulations and standards for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping;

· Low Impact Development principles and development trends and innovative technologies pertaining to water resources/stormwater management;

· Hydrologic and Hydraulic modeling, including ability to use software programs such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, PondPack, SWMM etc;

· Federal and State funding sources related to stormwater and drainage;

· Principles and practices of civil engineering including project planning, design, inspection and construction;

·  Principles of subdivision and platting;

·  Principles and practices of contract administration;

·  Applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, codes and regulations; and

·  Record keeping and reporting procedures.

Ability to:

· Analyze problems; conduct studies, identify alternative solutions, determine cost effectiveness of proposed solutions; project consequences of proposed actions and implement approved recommendations;

· Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations;

· Stay abreast of new trends, innovations, standards and guidelines in the field of civil engineering;

· Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion;

· Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;

· Appear for work on time;

· Follow directions from a supervisor;

· Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures;

· Accept constructive criticism; and

· Establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationship with coworkers; and those contacted in the course of business.


·       Possession of a valid Texas Driver License issued by the Department of Public Safety

·       Must be bondable


Personal computer including Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, web client, phone; scanner/copy machine.  Use of AutoCAD and GIS software.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       Vision adequate to operate vehicles and office equipment, read instructions and follow directions.

·       Hearing adequate to converse on telephone and in person.

·       Body mobility adequate to drive and perform related office duties including reaching and bending for files and related office items.

·       Use of hands and fingers adequate for operating vehicles, writing, typing, computer, copier, and fax machine and related functions.

·       Ability to lift office files, binders, and small office equipment as needed.

·       The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

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TITLE:                              STORMWATER ENGINEER





Performs technical work in civil/municipal engineering field with a focus on stormwater.  Assists with the coordination of programs, services, and other activities of the Planning & Development Department with an emphasis on those related to engineering and capital works.   


Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning & Development.  




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City of Bee Cave is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mailing Address:

City of Bee Cave

Attn: Human Resources

4000 Galleria Parkway

Bee Cave, TX 78738

Contact Information:

Phone:  512-767-6681


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