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Water Resources Engineer

State of Utah

Job detailsSalary$30.72 – $48.72 an hourJob TypeFull-timeBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionHealth insuranceFull Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Engineer III

May underfill as an Engineer II, I

Job Description:
In this position you will assist in planning for Utahs future water needs in the Hydrology and Modeling section. You will develop and maintain surface or ground water models, assist with Great Salt Lake modeling, the statewide water budget, develop water use projections for municipal and industrial water use considering population growth, climate change, and other factors, complete hydrologic and flood inundation studies as well as create programs to interact with databases. The division uses a variety of modeling platforms and programming languages including RiverWare, GoldSim, VIC, ArcGIS, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, Python, and R.

Principal Duties:

Guide the decisions made about Utah waters by developing and maintaining surface water or groundwater and water demand models.
Conduct hydrologic studies, develop models, and document their results Use databases to read, store and manipulate data.
Use GIS and/or remote sensing techniques to support modeling efforts, display geospatial data and help define water resource problems.
Ensure accurate information is being presented to the public and decision makers by timely analysis and collecting the most up to date data.
Develop scripts and programs to solve or analyze problems.
Use and receive training in engineering software such as RiverWare, SWMM, HSPF, VIC GoldSim, ArcPro, HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS.

Ideal Candidate:

An ability to solve water related problems using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives scenarios, and make recommendations and propose quality solutions; analyze or identify underlying engineering principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
Knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of civil engineering.
Some experience geospatial data analysis with GIS.
Some programming experience using Visual Basic, Visual C#, Python, R, GoldSim, FORTRAN, or VBA.
Some knowledge or desire to learn data base management methodologies, database maintenance, design, queries (SQL Server, Access, SQlite).
Desire to learn new hydrologic and system dynamic models adopted by the state and federal agencies.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
This is a full-time position with benefits that offers an opportunity to start your career in water planning and development helping to understand and find water resources solutions for the future of Utah and the Great Salt Lake. Join the Division of Water Resources to be involved in critical water issues and problems throughout Utah.

The Agency:
The Division of Water Resources is one of seven agencies in the Department of Natural Resources. Our mission is to plan, conserve, develop and protect Utahs water resources. The work we do supports development and implementation of the state water plan. To read more about the department click here.

Example of Duties

Use or modify RiverWare, GoldSim, or other models to analyze engineering problems.
Help with gathering and preprocessing data for the water budget.
Web scraping.
Write reports and create presentations.

Typical Qualifications

Either holds a license as a professional engineer in Utah or have satisfactory completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
Working knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of civil engineering
Knowledge of general principles of water resources engineering, water use, supply and hydrology Knowledge of general principles of water resources engineering, water use, supply and hydrology
Proficiency with office software programs: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher)
We value programming skills, Visual Basic, python, R, GoldSim, RiverWare, and VBA

Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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