Environmental Engineer/Civil Engineer
- Expired: April 29, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
position contingent on contract awardStrongbow Strategies LLC seeking an Environmental Engineer/Civil Engineer to join our team. The Environmental Engineer/Civil Engineer position will work on a broad array of Tribal Climate Resilience projects focusing on the tribes located in the lower 48 states to supporting and empower Tribal communities as they simultaneously face environmental impacts to physical, cultural, and subsistence-based infrastructure and protection- in-place, managed retreat, or relocation efforts. BIA will invest directly in Tribal communities across the country to bolster community resilience and for the first time ever, will fund infrastructure/ construction / implementation projects under the Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience.
The Environmental Engineer/Civil Engineer will work on at least one pilot demonstration project focused on a tribe(s) located in the lower 48 facing highest risks to help improve resilience to environmental changes and build tribal resilienceType of position: Full Time, Salary, ExemptLocation: Remote with Travel to locationsPrimary Duties include:Perform and oversees construction inspection to assure conformance to contract requirements and standards of the industry.Will work on a pilot demonstration project focused on lower 48 Tribe (likely in the NW) facing highest risks to understand interest in capacity building activities and infrastructure needs.May have responsibility for final approval of designs of major structures and facilities involving public safety where such compliance with State laws meets an essential need of the engineering organization to provide objective evidence to agency management and the public that the work is performed by engineers of proven competence.Participate in a group developed training curriculum for a cohort of resilience coordinators to assist environmentally threatened communities primarily in Alaska (and the NW) who are engaged with protection- in-placer, managed retreat, or relocation efforts.Support review of proposals of climate-resilient strategies involving on-the-ground implementation such as infrastructure retrofitting, or management modification for greater climate resilience. May be asked to provide technical guidance to Tribes' developing proposals for such efforts.Provide technical guidance, including scheduling of work assignments, review and approval of work, performance evaluations, etc.Oversee TCR implementation projects as SAOTR.Establish and maintain liaisons with state and local government agencies, Tribal officials, federal agency regional staff (e.g., Army Corps of Engineers, Housing and Urban Development Agency, FEMA, DOT, BIA Region, etc.), contractors, and other parties interested in the construction of community infrastructure for the Tribes.Provide technical advice and consulting services to tribal officials on matters related to infrastructure engineering.Review design on environmental engineering plans and specifications for projects including energy efficiency systems. Other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications: To qualify for this position, you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.(1) Basic Educational Requirements: In addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirements described below:Degree and Professional Registration or Licensure: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering.
To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.Professional registration or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. -OR-Combination of education and experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.- Successful completion of a curriculum in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
If no license or registration held at time of application, if not obtained within 6 months...Contract may be terminated.(2) Specialized Experience- At least one year of specialized experience which includes: develops and designs civil engineering products for evaluation of structural and/or architectural features for new construction or modifying existing structures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).The professional ability to apply engineering knowledge: the ability to (a) apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; (b) adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and (c) organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problemsStrong knowledge of engineering projects and requirements and community infrastructure in very rural (and coastal) areas and the different considerations that rural contexts present.Understands the engineering considerations required by changing environmental conditions (e.g., permafrost melt, erosion, and flooding) and information and data sources to support robust engineering decisions that will result in resilient infrastructure and communities.Analytical thinker who can plan and evaluate, identify solutions, and collaborate with others effectively.Knowledge base or interest in Tribal forced displacement and difficulties faced by the many Tribes grappling with complex planning and implementation.WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Expected to travel extensively to selected pilot sites and other similarly impacted communities needing guidance and consultation on infrastructure planning and implementation (construction) options and interact and coordinate regularly with community, state, and federal liaisons.Guidance and consulting services should involve ethical standards of practice. Information and options provided by incumbent should aid Tribal decision-making and support Tribal self-determination and sovereignty.
Tribal leadership should be well-informed and involved during all decision-making processes, and incumbent should ensure to acknowledge and Tribal sovereignty in decisions. Incumbent will provide guidance, support, and tracking of project accomplishments and funds for BIA TCR.
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