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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked in the top 5 in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings. 

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    Our employees gain valuable work experience that provides them with the career boost that they are seeking. We need people like you to help us move the industry forward and continue to shape the future of energy policy.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid. Join us and help make a difference! 

     The mission of the Office of Energy Projects is to foster economic and environmental benefits for the nation in support of the Commission’s review and oversight of hydroelectric and natural gas pipeline energy projects in its jurisdiction.  OEP has the engineering and environmental expertise to focus on evaluating project siting and construction; balancing environmental and other concerns; ensuring compliance; and safeguarding the public. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within the Division of Dam Safety and Inspections of the Office of Energy Projects.  The position is located in the San Francisco Regional Office.
    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 facilites, 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, and descending into dam galleries, penstocks, and tunnels. The ability to communicate effectively with others is also important. 
    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. 

     The Major duties of the position are:   

    -   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.

    Duties and responsibilities at the GS-12 level are of less complexity.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - .

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521082800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.