Advanced, independent engineering position applying surface water models for the development of management strategies and engineering projects. Must be experienced in completing calibration and verification of hydrological, hydraulic, and hydrodynamics models such as ICPR and EFDC.
This position will be responsible for the following:
- Application of hydrologic, hydraulic, and hydrodynamics models to surface water bodies with emphasis on riverine, lake/reservoir, constructed wetland systems and associated water control structures in support of the development of management strategies to protect and enhance water resources; performance of computer model calibration and verification of surface water simulations.
- Determination of data needs for surface water modeling such as: GIS data, land use and soil data, meteorological data, and hydraulic data; designs hydrologic monitoring networks; performance of statistical analyses on collected data and simulated results; analyzes data to develop data sets for model boundary conditions and calibration criteria.
- Provision of technical assistance for other modelers, reviews work and reports.
- Writing of technical reports and memos related to model documentation, project proposals, work orders, progress reports, and other related program tasks.
- Performance of additional duties as assigned including, but not limited to: performs field surveys, performs miscellaneous hydrologic analyses, attends training classes, seminars, and reviews current literature in hydrology and water quality.
Candidate should have knowledge of fundamentals of water resources engineering, specializing in surface water hydrology, hydraulics, and related water quality processes; principles of mechanistic water quantity and quality modeling; development of computer models to perform hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality simulations; needs and quality assessment of hydrologic and water quality data to perform watershed and water body studies; fundamentals of physics and chemistry; computer programming, applied statistics and mathematics, and GIS procedures and use.
Candidate should also be skilled in use of surface water models such as ICPR3, ICPR4, and EFDC; statistical data analysis and interpretation; analysis and interpretation of model results; use of office related software for word processing, spreadsheets, data base, etc.; technical writing and communication of complex engineering analyses to peers, managers, and the public.