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Tennessee Valley Authority Civil Engineer, Design (B) - 511313 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Civil Engineer, Design (B) - 511313

Job ID:511313Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:


Civil Engineer, Design (B) - 511313

Organization: Chief Operating Office

Department: Resource Management & Operations Services

Location: Tennessee – Chattanooga or Knoxville

Posting Open: 5/4/2021

Posting Close: 5/21/2021 at 11:59PM EST

Salary: Competitive

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Structural design experience of concrete and steel structures

  • Experience in engineering analysis of dams and locks

  • Experience performing inspections and/or risk assessments on dams and locks

  • Experience with structural instrumentation and data evaluation

  • Plan and manage design or maintenance projects, including scope, schedule, budget and technical quality

    Job Summary

Performs structural and civil engineering design, maintenance support and inspections for power generating plants and their auxiliaries, highways, railroads, locks and dams. Assignments generally involve conventional structural and civil engineering practice but may include more complex engineering and interpersonal issues which require mature judgment and innovative approaches. Ensures engineering quality through reviews and checks of the work of lower grade engineers and technicians.

Performs structural and civil engineering design calculations, prepares technical reports, develops design criteria, selects material and determines physical arrangements for structural and civil features; takes into account performance, cost, operability, maintainability and applicable codes and standards. Develops, reviews and interprets engineering drawings and data. Directs the preparation of engineering record drawings for equipment installation and maintenance. Prepares engineering cost estimates. Provides procurement support by preparation of requisitions, evaluating proposals, negotiating with offerors, reviewing vendor submittals and coordinating meetings with vendors. Provides field engineering including walk-downs, construction support, testing and startup.

May plan, develop, coordinate, lead and direct the performance of projects of moderate scope or parts of major projects. The incumbent is responsible for the business as well as the technical aspects of the entire project. Business responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget, schedule, cost analysis and forecasting, work planning, monitoring and controlling expenditures and change control. Leads a project team including all engineering disciplines, project controls, engineering consultants, the constructor, identified and satisfied, assists in the approval process, approves project change requests within approved project limits, allocates contingency, ensures that start-up and turnover are conducted satisfactorily and conducts lessons learned reviews at project completion.

Supervision Received

Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives guidance on unusual or complex issues from higher level engineers or first-line manager.

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)

  • Steel and Concrete Structural Design; Site Design; Highway and Railroad Design; Foundation Engineering; Seismic analysis; Soils analysis; Environmental Permitting; Construction Processes; Communication and Interpersonal; Dam Safety Guidelines; Sound Knowledge of all Engineering disciplines; Project Management; Engineering Economy

    Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • Full competence as a civil engineer as demonstrated by several years of progressive and developmental experience as a Civil Engineer, Design, engineer level.

  • License as a Professional Engineer is desirable (may be required in accordance with TVA Business Practice 15).

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

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