The Brazos River and its tributaries begin as a trickle in the west and gain momentum as the river heads south. By the time it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River basin has provided billions of gallons of water each year for cities, agriculture, industry and mining.
The Brazos River Authority (BRA) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 as the first government entity in the United States established specifically for the purpose of developing and managing the water resources of an entire river basin.
Today, the BRA's staff of more than 250 develop and distribute water supplies, provide water and wastewater treatment, monitor water quality, and pursue water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is entirely self-supporting; it maintains and operates reservoirs and treatment systems using revenues from the customers it serves. The BRA water supply system includes 11 reservoirs scattered across the 42,000 square mile river basin.
The Engineering Services Manager reports to the Technical Services Manager but works with all departments of the BRA. The purpose of the position is to manage various engineering projects and provide engineering expertise on BRA projects including dams, reservoirs, pipelines, pump stations, water treatment plants and waste water treatment plants and all related equipment and facilities. While the majority of engineering work performed for BRA will be through engineering consultants, the position also functions as the Engineer of Record providing direction and supervision of design work, preparation of technical specification and construction drawings for facility improvement projects, and signing and sealing same in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on behalf of the BRA. For work designed and construction supervised by consultants, the position ensures that BRA is providing appropriate, owner focused engineering oversight of work. The position supervises 6 direct reports and about 17 indirect reports and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the central office facility and use of all property and easements, electrical and SCADA systems, construction oversight and owner monitoring of contracts. An essential function of this position is to supervise engineers and develop engineers in training.
Compensation and Application Process
Open and competitive starting salary DOQ—Salary Range $97,577-$156,123 (Midpoint $126,850). Excellent Employee Benefits
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Position open until filled with first screening August 14, 2019. More information about the BRA is available on the website: https://www.brazos.org/.
The qualifications would generally be met with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field from an accredited school with preference for a Master’s Degree along with over 10 years of engineering experience including 5 years at a manager’s level. The position requires a P.E. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or structural engineering with a preference for experience with dams. Also required is a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Candidates will need to get a Texas P.E. and driver’s license in a reasonable time after being hired, not to exceed 1 year. Candidates should have engineering design experience with extensive experience in managing infrastructure capital improvement projects from conception to implementation by working with a team of employees, engineering consultants and contractors.
About Brazos River Authority
The BRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, BRA's staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the BRA.