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 www.ferc.gov.
This position is located in the Office of Energy Projects, Division of Dam Safety and Inspections in Washington, DC; 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 incumbent will work as a civil engineer and must be knowledgeable in the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams and hydroelectric power facilities, applying one or more of the following disciplines of civil engineering to the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams and hydroelectric power facilities: structural, hydrologic, geotechnical and/or engineering geology. Assignments may require substantial travel and can involve hiking in mountainous terrain, climbing steeply inclined faces of dams, ladders, spillway structures and descending into dam galleries, penstocks, and tunnels. The ability to communicate effectively with others is also important.
Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:
- Inspection, engineering evaluation and analyses of hydroelectric projects including dams to ensure the safety of the projects.
- Inspection, engineering evaluation and analyses of hydroelectric projects to ensure compliance with the terms of the license, the provisions of the Federal Power Act, and the Commission's regulations.
- Prepares engineering reports to establish and document the dam safety, public safety and environmental and license compliance of the hydroelectric project.