Under the general direction of the City Engineer, the Environmental Engineer will plan, implement and manage a number of environmental programs; Industrial Pretreatment, Wastewater Treatment Plant, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Storm Water Management and other water quality field responsibilities. These responsibilities include schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work. Detailed phases could include planning, budget development and fiscal management, design, control of design subcontractors, right-of-way actions, public involvement, project bidding, construction oversight and project closure. For projects and programs to be successful, projects must be coordinated with numerous others, internal and external to the City. The work includes surveys and inspections; requires the use of independent judgment, initiative and a broad working knowledge of civil engineering and project management.
In addition, the position may have responsible charge over the design and engineering work related to public works construction such as irrigation projects, pipelines, water and sewage systems and to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. The Environmental Engineer is expected to demonstrate strong critical thinking which allows for the evaluation, adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to devise new approaches to problems encountered.
The Environmental Engineer will lead and coordinate environmental permitting actions, which may include water rights, NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System), Army Corps permitting and EIDs (Environmental Impact Documents). Work may be completed independently, as a project leader or as part of a team. The position includes a combination of office and field-related duties.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related degree; Licensure in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE); or eligible for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12 within 6 months from the date of hire; valid driver’s license; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing; must be able to establish good working relationships and have a customer service orientation.
Four (4) years of experience in analyzing, interpreting and applying federal, state and local laws when applying professional engineering principles and practices; writing technical engineering reports; evaluating, selecting and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications and standards in completing projects; coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work may be considered.
Twin Falls – located in Southern Idaho midway between Boise to the west and Salt Lake to the south-east and 70 miles south of Sun Valley. Twin Falls is a vibrant city of over 49,000 people. The daily population swells to 70,000 as surrounding area residents travel into Twin Falls for services and retail opportunities. The city sits at a high-desert elevation of 3,745 with the Snake River Canyon at the northern edge, the Cassia Mountain Range and Nevada to our south and the distant Sawtooth Mountains rimming the northern horizon.