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Project Engineer

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: cheyenne
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

and Functions
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Responsible for the oversight of the Water/Wastewater Sections compliance and enforcement activities; oversight of the Divisions water/wastewater treatment plant operator certification program; development of new regulations and updating of existing regulations for the design and construction of water/wastewater treatment facilities and small wastewater (i.e., septic) systems and operator certification; technical review of the safety and adequacy of proposed rural residential subdivision water supply and wastewater systems; updating Division/County operating (i.e., delegation) agreements; updating and developing Section implementation policies, and maintenance and updating of the Sections webpages on the Department of Environmental Qualitys (DEQ) website. In addition, this position assists and supports the departments federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) State Revolving Fund (SRF) program by reviewing contract documents, environmental assessments, and plans/specifications associated with SRF-funded water and/or wastewater projects to ensure that these federally funded projects comply with all applicable state and federal requirements.

Human Resource Contact: Cindy Hayden -; (307)777-7939

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function performed at the job level.

  • Ensures other engineers' designs and plans meet technical and policy requirements, state statutes, and federal regulations and recommend approval or suggest modifications.
  • Assures drinking water and sewage projects are completed following the plans, specifications, and design criteria.
  • Responsible for meeting requirements of DEQ, BLM, USFS, and other Federal agencies on projects.
  • Responsible for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, engineering review/approval, contract oversight, inspections/reporting, grant submittal reviews, and extensive interaction with federal, state, and local officials.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal and State regulations, including NEPA, Davis Bacon, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and State Special Program Incentives.
  • Writes annual reports and submits to USEPA.
  • Reviews and approves engineering plans and contract documents.
  • Reviews and approves project pay requests. Reviews and approves project/construction change orders.
  • Determines grant/loan compatibility with program objectives.
  • Reviews and recommends grant applications.
  • Ability to analyze various financial information.
  • Provides technical evaluation, rule interpretation, and consultation for projects and designs for agencies that were prepared and submitted by professional engineers.
  • After evaluation, prepare, sign, and seals as necessary to permit approval, denial, or commentary on shortcomings and inadequacies.
  • Recommends, drafts, and ensures completion of appropriate enforcement actions.
  • Conducts facility inspections to identify safety, operational, maintenance, and budgetary needs.
  • Responsible for project documentation.
  • Provides oversight and evaluation of engineering estimates developed by contract consultants.
  • Recommends, drafts, and ensures completion of appropriate enforcement actions.
  • Provides technical assistance to other programs, agencies, or outside entities.
  • Plans and coordinates a variety of engineering development projects, providing for on-site technical assistance as required; inspects and monitors projects in progress for quality and cost control.
  • Participates in the Sections rulemaking process.
  • Assists with formal and informal training of staff personnel in the use of department regulations, software, and equipment.
  • Manages the program to ensure projects, goals, and operational duties are completed effectively.
  • Assists with the selection and oversight of consultants and engineering firms assigned/contracted on projects.
  • Trains, coaches, and mentors, engineers, and technicians.
  • Drafts and manages the development of regulations for water, wastewater, subdivision recommendations, and operator certification.

Qualifications PREFERENCES:

Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's degree in a chemical, civil, environmental, or other engineering field plus two years or more of professional work experience, at the level of a Project Engineer, for water and wastewater systems, wells, and piping, soils and groundwater investigations, and environmental quality research.


  • Knowledge of procedure and terminology for designing, writing specifications, and performing construction support, design review, and project management.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal policies and procedures pertaining to NEPA, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Davis Bacon.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, consultants, contractors, and local authorities to facilitate good relations between the department and outside entities.
  • Knowledge and experience in engineering design, contract law, and construction administration.
  • Knowledge of current construction practices and standards for water and sewer systems.
  • Knowledge of state government functions and procedures; state and federal laws, policies, and procedures established for the program.
  • Knowledge of treatment methods and design requirements for water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of State of Wyoming regulatory development process.
  • Knowledge soliciting public input, writing, and coordinating the completion of regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience in public works contracting.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices to review designs, plans, and contract documents.
  • Skill in analyzing construction cost estimates.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications.

Education: Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering) Experience: 1-2 years of progressive work experience in Engineering Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required at time of hire - (Wyoming PE required within six months of hire date.)
Necessary Special Requirements PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to walk over rough terrain.
  • Must be able to climb.
  • Must be able to deal with all types of inclement weather.
  • Must be able to deal with heights.
  • Some travel may be required.

  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information 020, Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Keywords: State of Wyoming, Cheyenne , Project Engineer, Other , cheyenne, Wyoming

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