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District Engineer - Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln

District Engineer - Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln

Posted Date: 
03/31/2022

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD) has an immediate opening to hire a District Engineer.  The District Engineer is under the general supervision and direction of the General Manager.

Provides direct engineering support to all District studies and projects (primarily flood control dams, levees, streambank stabilization, and stormwater basins), coordinating with consultants, reviewing proposals, models, designs and plans, reports, contracts, cost estimates, project management, and necessary project inspections.  Prepares recommendations and reports.

Reviews plans, programs, studies and projects of others as they relate to the District, and prepares appropriate responses or recommendations.

Provides engineering support for all completed NRD projects, including the inspection and maintenance of those projects, and the preparation and implementation of all emergency action plans and the NRD’s flood fighting responsibilities.

Required is a bachelor’s degree in agricultural or civil engineering with course work emphasis in water resources plus two years of engineering experience or be a licensed professional engineer.  Must have demonstrated knowledge of watershed hydrology and stream hydrology and hydraulics, and good analytical skills to interpret data and modeling results.

The Lower Platte South NRD is a regional public local government created in 1972 by the Nebraska Legislature.  The NRD manages natural resources that benefit both people and the environment, the NRD’s mission is to conserve, develop and manage the water and land resources of the NRD for the common good of all people.  The LPSNRD is headquartered in Lincoln, NE. Additional information about LPSNRD can be found at www.lpsnrd.org.

Competitive compensation (Range $100,000-$110,000) commensurate with experience and a benefit package is offered.

To be considered, please submit (electronic format preferred) a letter of interest, resume, contact information including the e-mail addresses for three work-related references to Kristin Buntemeyer at jobs [at] lpsnrd.org or to the following address by Noon, Friday April 22nd 2022.

Lower Platte South NRD
Attn: Kristin Buntemeyer
P.O. Box 83581
Lincoln, NE 68501-3581

The Lower Platte South NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DISTRICT ENGINEER

DESCRIPTION: Under the general supervision and direction of the General Manager, the employee will perform professional engineering duties related to District programs and projects, review of engineering studies and reports, coordinating with consultants, reviewing proposals, models, designs, plans, reports and contracts.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (The employee may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be assigned).

Provides direct engineering support to all District studies and projects (primarily flood control dams, levees, streambank stabilization, and stormwater basins), coordinating with consultants, reviewing proposals, models, designs and plans, reports, contracts, cost estimates, project management, and necessary project inspections.  Prepares recommendations and reports.

Reviews plans, programs, studies and projects of others as they relate to the District, and prepares appropriate responses or recommendations.

Provides engineering support for all completed NRD projects, including the inspection and maintenance of those projects, the preparation and implementation of all emergency action plans of those projects, and the NRD’s flood fighting responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: (These may be acquired on the job and are needed to perform the work assigned.) 

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural or civil engineering with course work emphasis in water resources plus two years of engineering experience or be a licensed professional engineer.  Must have demonstrated knowledge of watershed hydrology and stream hydrology and hydraulics, and good analytical skills to interpret data and modeling results.

Knowledge of: engineering principles and practices as applied to water resource type projects; construction equipment and practices; inspection techniques; and permitting and contracting procedures.

Ability to: communicate effectively with people, both rural and urban; supervise and direct the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, landowners, governmental agencies and the public; represent the District at meetings applicable to assigned projects and make public appearances to explain those projects.

Must have valid Nebraska Drivers License.

Physical:  Must be able to lift a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.

Position Classification:  Full-time/Salary/exempt.