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Dam Safety Engineer

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Our client is seeking a Dam Safety Engineer with several years of experience in dam safety related fields included hydrology and hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, structural analysis and basics in project and construction management. In this role you will assist with Dam Safety related activities and communications with the FERC for dam safety related items for the assigned region of projects. You will also support the Maintenance and Capital Improvements that impact dam safety and participate in a team of dam safety professionals and ensure that all aspects of the Owner’s Dam Safety Program are completed on time and in a quality manner.

Responsibilities will include:

• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with FERC and all other key stakeholders by participating in meeting, calls, and project inspections
• Assist in managing aspects of the Owner’s Dam Safety Program as directed, and Development of Dam Safety Procedures
• Conducts and participates in various field inspections as owner/representative in Part 12 inspections (and Potential Failure Mode Analysis), annual in-house inspections, construction oversight, emergency inspections, etc.
• Assist in managing our client’s relationship with third-party engineering services in conjunction with the Owner’s Dam Safety Program, regulatory issues, and the Capex Plan by participating in meetings, calls, and project inspections and reviewing submittals for quality and completeness and ensuring that they are filed on time with our respective regulatory agencies
• Work to ensure that all Facilities have complete DSSMPs in accordance with the FERC requirements and that all necessary inspections are performed as scheduled
• Review DSSMP inspection results and instrumentation readings to evaluate the condition and health of the project and ensure that comprehensive DSSMRs are develop, reviewed and submitted in accordance with the FERC requirements
• Develop and maintain all dam safety documents for the region including STID, EAP, DSSMP, and DSSMR ensuring that they are complete and current
• Support in the Dam Safety response to any real-time dam safety events, including EAP activations and to participate preparations of the EAP including Orientation, Tabletop and Functional Exercises
• Assists in the periodic trainings of hydro plant staff and with corporate-wide safety training seminar focused on dam safety
• Reports to the Chief Dam Safety Engineer

Background profile:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (required) with the ability to obtain a Professional Civil Engineering License
• 2-5 years of experience related to Hydro power plant maintenance including emphasis on Dam Safety
• Prior experience dealing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preferable
• Must be a self-starter and able to manage workload and have the flexibility to change as conditions change without day to day oversight or management
• Detailed knowledge of the Hydro technology and energy generation business
• Proven experience in achieving continuous improvement through project management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interpret legal documents and agreements
• Up 30 % travel maybe required depending on location
• Ability to comfortably transverse steep, uneven slopes of dams, some of which may exceed 100 feet
• Enter confined spaces, such as galleries
• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Project, Excel, and Power Point
• Valid state Driver’s License

Tagged as: Capex, DSSMP, FERC, hydraulics, hydro, hydrology, inspection, maintenance

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ByTRIAD Recruiting TeamOct 19, 2020

About the Author:

The TRIAD Recruiting Team is comprised of technical recruiters specializing in the engineering disciplines. TRIAD Engineering Corp. (www.triad-eng.com) is an engineering staffing firm based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that connects successful firms with technical talent throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For almost 50 years, TRIAD has provided clients with flexible staffing arrangements including contract, contract-to-direct, and direct placement services.