Compliance Engineer and Project Engineer

St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

There are two vacancies for Compliance Engineer and Project Engineer. Applications are due on November 13th. The positions will assist in the performance of program responsibilities in the Section of Drinking Water Protection as they relate to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) loan program. These program responsibilities assure the adequate operations and treatment of public water supplies in order to promote and protect the health of consumers served by such supplies.

Compliance Engineer Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and initiate activities to prevent exceedances and respond to water systems with elevated arsenic, nitrite, disinfectants/disinfection by-products, volatile organic chemicals, synthetic organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, pathogens of emerging concern, and legionella
  • Coordinate compliance reporting and enforcement actions
  • Deal with unexpected emergency situations (natural disasters, security breaches, and terrorist acts) as directed by superiors in order to ensure the safety of the public
  • Provide technical assistance to water operators, suppliers, department field staff, and others regarding the planning, design, operation, maintenance, treatment, quality control, security, and assessment of public water systems
  • Provide general information to consulting engineers and the general public on public water supplies
  • Represent the section at meetings and conferences
  • Assist in the collection of water samples and information from public water supplies for special water quality research projects
  • Respond to consumer complaints regarding water quality, suspected waterborne illness, low pressure, etc.

Project Engineer Responsibilities 

  • Assist and coordinate with DWP staff managing contaminants of emerging concern, emergency preparedness and response, database inventory, potential contaminant source inventory, sampling schedules, source water protection grants, public water system field logs, electronic file management, and additional special projects
  • Conduct sanitary surveys and bacteriological investigations of community water supplies
  • Review plans and specifications of all projects, including DWRF proposals and make appropriate recommendations
  • Provide technical assistance to community water suppliers, department field staff, consulting engineers
  • Provide technical assistance to water operators, suppliers, department field staff, and others regarding the planning, design, operation, maintenance, treatment, quality control, security, and assessment of public water systems 

 Minimin Qualifications 

Engineer Graduate 1

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental/Sanitary, Chemical, Mechanical or related engineering field.
  • Knowledge of water system engineering including operation construction and design.
  • Writing skills sufficient to communicate technical engineering information.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to interpret engineering data and information.

 

Engineer Graduate 2

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental/Sanitary, Chemical, Mechanical or related engineering field.
  • Two years professional level engineering experience.
  • One year para-professional engineering experience may be substituted for six months of professional experience.
  • A Master's degree in Civil, Environmental/Sanitary, Chemical, Mechanical or related engineering field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water rules and requirements and experience applying these rules to public water systems.
  • Knowledge concerning water system construction standards and how to apply them in a real world application.
  • Knowledge of water system engineering including operation and design.
  • Writing skills sufficient to communicate technical engineering information.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to interpret engineering data and information.

To Apply:

Fill out an online application, here