Job Overview


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within the Division of Hydropower Licensing.  The position is located in the Washington Office, and the incumbent will serve as an Environmental Engineer. 

Position is included in the Bargaining Unit

Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for

that selection may vary.


The duties of the position:

-   Analyze highly complex data on construction practices, engineering economics, flow and reservoir operation modeling, geology and soils, erosion and sediment transport, water quality modeling, river hydrology, groundwater, and marine and freshwater environments, as they relate to the construction, modification, operation, and maintenance of hydropower projects.

-  Serve as project coordinator of multidisciplinary teams assigned to prepare staff environmental documents.

-  Plan and execute meetings on highly complex environmental engineering, economics, flow and reservoir operation, geology and soils, sediment transport, water quality, river hydrology, groundwater, and marine and freshwater environment matters with attorneys, engineers, hydrologists, and biologists from licensees, applicants for license, and local, state, and federal agencies.

Duties and responsibilities will be of less complexity at the GS-11/12 levels.