Current Employment Opportunity

Environmental Engineer I, II or III
4/26/21
Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
84
084-12100 - 084-12220 - 084-12275
Full-time Permanent
$24.34 - $29.11 Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

Engineers needed to review planning and design documents for municipal and industrial wastewater facilities, drinking water projects, private onsite treatment systems, and livestock waste control facilities. An engineer is also needed to review solid waste processing and disposal as well as hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal.  Job involves meeting with the public, consultants and other State and local agencies.

Environmental Engineer I/II: Under general supervision of a Professional Engineer, successful candidates will perform environmental engineering work related to wastewater disposal, onsite septic systems, public water supply systems, livestock waste control facilities, solid waste, and hazardous waste or other environmental programs as necessary.  The successful candidates will apply sound engineering principles and judgments in reviewing plans and proposals, assuring that regulatory requirements are met.  The successful candidates will need to demonstrate strong communication and customer service skills to foster effective working relationships with customers.

Environmental Engineer III: Under limited supervision performs administrative and consultative professional services in the wastewater, livestock, onsite, drinking water, solid waste and hazardous waste fields, including those listed above for Environmental Engineer I/II. 

Environmental Engineer I/II: Under general supervision of a Professional Engineer, reviews engineering plans and specifications for wastewater disposal systems, onsite septic systems, livestock waste control facilities, public water supply systems, solid waste processing, hazardous waste facilities or other environmental programs as necessary. 

  • Reviews facility plans, plans and specifications, construction, operational plans, operator training, and/or operation of facilities as requested to determine compliance with State and federal laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Works with consulting engineers to obtain appropriate information necessary to conduct evaluation.
  • Conducts on site inspections of assigned equipment and/or facilities to determine compliance of the systems with approved plans and specifications and with State and federal requirements.
  • Compiles statistics, charts and tables of findings, interprets findings, and prepares reports or correspondence to present findings to agency staff, consulting engineers, and owners/operators of facilities.
  • Confers with and provides technical assistance to local boards of health, municipal officials, industrial officials, consulting engineers, and the general public to alleviate environmental hazards and/or eliminate health hazards.
  • Collects samples and specimens in the field for laboratory analysis and interprets laboratory analysis.
  • Conducts or assists in training programs for water and wastewater treatment plant operators.
  • Presents talks to lay and professional groups.
  • Attends meetings of associations and organizations concerned with environmental and/or health issues as a representative of the agency.

Environmental Engineer III:

  • Review complex facility plans, construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with State and federal laws and regulations.
  • Negotiate with consulting engineers regarding costs, basic design, safety features, and other engineering features of major engineering projects.
  • Conduct on-site inspections to determine compliance with approved plans and specifications and with other State and federal requirements.
  • Develops computer programs to create, maintain and access data bases and to model environmental conditions.
  • Compile statistics, charts and tables of findings, interpret findings, and prepare reports or correspondence and present findings to agency staff, consulting engineers, and owners/operators of facilities.
  • Confer with and provide technical assistance to local boards of health, municipal officials, industrial officials, consulting engineers, and the general public to alleviate environmental hazards and/or eliminate health hazards.
  • Collect samples and specimens in the field for laboratory analysis and interpret laboratory analysis.
  • Develops, conducts, and administers training programs for water and sewage treatment plant operators or water supply system operators.
  • Coordinates a major function within the area of Environmental Engineering such as facility planning, project construction, plan of operations, value engineering, industrial waste treatment, and data base management.
  • Presents talks to lay and professional groups to promote environmental health.
  • Attends meetings of associations and organizations on environmental/health issues as a representative of the agency.

Environmental Engineer I: Bachelor's degree in environmental, civil, mechanical, chemical or agricultural engineering.

Environmental Engineer II:  Bachelor's degree in environmental, civil, mechanical, chemical or agricultural engineering plus two years’ experience in environmental related engineering work; or Master's degree in civil, mechanical, chemical or agricultural engineering plus one year experience in environmental related engineering work.  Registration as a professional engineer may substitute for two years of the experience requirement.

(*Hiring classification dependent upon selected applicant's qualifications and experience.)

Environmental Engineer III:  Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical, chemical or agricultural engineering plus four years experience in environmental engineering work; or Master's degree in engineering, plus three years experience in environmental related engineering work.  Must possess registration as a professional engineer in Nebraska.

(*Hiring classification dependent upon selected applicant's qualifications and experience.)

Other Requirements:

A valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent transportation; ability to occasionally travel overnight; ability to lift 20 pounds; ability to climb, bend, and stoop; ability to work in outdoor temperature extremes; ability to walk on muddy, icy, uneven terrain; ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of environmental engineering related to water supply systems, water pollution, air pollution, solid waste disposal and/or related environmental engineering services.

Skill in: communicating with individuals prioritizing workloads; using analytical judgment to make decisions;

Ability to: apply regulations to environmental engineering activities; communicate orally and in writing with a diverse population; make decisions to deal with environmental engineering problems within established guidelines.


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