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    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    About the Position:
    Performs major studies and analyses of engineering design problems and prepares or reviews engineering portions of plans and specifications and design memoranda. Design work is accomplished both in-house and by architect-engineers (A/E). The projects are of a wide variety and include Operations and Maintenance such as shore protection, harbors, navigation locks, dams, reservoirs, levees, retaining and flood walls, roads, utilities and mechanical systems.

    Who May Apply: US Citizens

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    • Obtains preliminary information concerning project features and design integration. Develops overall plans, layout, configuration and sections of facilities to be designed or relocated. Establishes control elevations, dimensions, alignment, grades, tolerances, and general site development features of projects.
    • Complications in design studies may be introduced by such factors as the absence of precedent or inapplicability of guide specifications and design manuals; difficulty in establishing basic assumptions underlying previous designs on which current work is to be based, the lack of information concerning the state of existing structures or systems to be rehabilitated or relocated, the unprecedented nature of soil conditions and design loads (sometimes involving a variety of forces), and/or the absence of information concerning other critical portions of the total project with which the design portion must be integrated etc.
    • In coordinating or monitoring planning and design efforts, develops schedules for orderly and timely accomplishment of work, arranges for obtaining data and information from outside sources, and advises other engineers on solutions to technical problems.
    • Attends conferences or otherwise works with the project managers, engineers from other technical sections, branches and/or Construction Offices and Operations Branch in obtaining preliminary information concerning project features, the planned structure or rehabilitation, other portions of the project with which the design must be integrated, and other required background information;
    • Presents and discusses alternative solutions to engineering problems; visits project site and serves as team member in making condition surveys of existing structures, systems, and projects.
    • Estimates design cost; participates in A/E negotiation; instructs criteria and scope of project.
    • Contacts stakeholders for negotiating differences, investigations, clearances and obtaining data.
    • Prepares initial cost estimates to develop proposals, planning alternates for preliminary design.
    • Prepares detailed or comparative cost estimates for materials, equipment and labor

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business travel required approximately 20 percent

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    US Citizens

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