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Hydraulic Engineer

Date Posted:  Sep 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  215161

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.

Salary Information:

This role traditionally starts at a base salary of $47,476; however, pay may be commensurate with experience.

About the Job:

As the Hydraulic Engineer, you will work at the journey level under a senior-level hydraulic engineer in a specific section of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This role performs major technical functions to provide information and technical service in the area of hydraulic engineering and hydrology to other governmental units and the general public.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Review and analyze various technical data from assigned area, such as construction plans, past local hydraulic data, and general hydraulic planning and field inspections.
  • Compile and analyze various hydraulic data, such as U.S. Geological Survey data, historical flood data, etc.
  • Analyze hydraulic problems relative to assigned area.
  • Review construction and planning involving water resources often making technical recommendations to private and government enterprises and issuing permits if assigned.
  • Make recommendations to section head on objectives and solutions to assigned work and give technical advice.
  • Conduct field surveys to evaluate site conditions.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What We're Looking For:

  • Ability to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer.
  • Specialized knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics and hydraulic engineering.
  • Specialized knowledge of statistics as they apply to hydrology.
  • General knowledge of laws and regulations relative to the area.
  • Working knowledge of construction as it relates to hydrology and surveying.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to comprehend and complete hydraulic computations, reports and plans.
  • Ability to give technical supervision to staff.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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