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Civil Engineer - Division of Water

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2023
Requisition ID:  429229

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources protects, enhances, preserves, and wisely uses natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.


Salary Statement  

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview

The incumbent will primarily work in the multi-disciplinary civil engineering fields of structural, geotechnical water impoundment, and flood control structures such as dams and levees. An employee in this position works to advance the public safety mission of the Dam Safety program.  Engineering work includes: performing structural reviews, technical analyses, overseeing projects, explaining to dam/levee owners and their engineers technical recommendations made by staff, conducting field inspections, making presentations, reviewing and evaluating designs, developing technical reports, attending public meetings, coordinating with other Division of Water staff involving permits and violations, giving testimony as an expert witness, serving as an advisor during emergencies and providing technical support as needed in the Dam and Levee Safety Section of the Division of Water.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for current and future department projects and obtain required regulatory approvals.
  • Review plans, specifications, and studies for department projects prepared by private consulting firms and review submittals from contractors and suppliers.
  • Assist in design of projects owned, operated, or under the maintenance/repair responsibility of DNR.
  • Perform engineering analyses along with developing plans and specifications for the projects.
  • Stay current with advances in the engineering practice, and with statutes, codes, rules, and policies, and provide input for legislative proposals.
  • Review engineering models to determine if they meet standards and make recommendations on specifications and plans.
  • Prepare and submit for permits based upon design criteria as established by relevant codes and regulations.
  • Prepare and provide expert testimony in hearings.
  • Serve as a technical expert for field meetings, incident, and emergency conditions.
  • Assist with topographic data collection and survey interpretation as needed.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Geotechnical, Structural Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related technical work experience.
  • Be willing to travel with an appropriate accommodation.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer within the State of Indiana (preferred), Engineer Intern in the State of Indiana, having passed the fundamentals of engineering examination, or as a licensed professional in Indiana with extensive experience in engineering geology, with a focus on dam and water resources projects.
  • Proficiency or the ability to quickly become skilled in various engineering software applications.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate the work of others in assigning responsibilities and coordinating engineering design work.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze a situation or problem and determine the most reliable and cost-effective solution.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with consulting engineers, governmental representatives, and contractors.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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