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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 number one in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a full-time permanent position as a Civil Engineer within the Division of Dam Safety & Inspections in the Office of Energy Projects.  This position is located in the Atlanta, GA Regional Office.   Candidates should have experience in independently applying one or more of the following disciplines of civil engineering to the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure facilities: structural, hydrologic, hydraulic, geotechnical, and engineering geology.  Assignments may require substantial travel, and can involve hiking to remote locations via path(s) which may include steep grades, lose footing conditions, and extended lengths; climbing steeply inclined faces of dams; and descending into dam galleries, penstocks, and tunnels.  Candidates must be able to endure harsh environmental conditions such as heat, cold, rain, flora, and fauna.
    The mission of the Office of Energy Projects is to facilitate potential benefits to the nation through the review of natural gas and hydropower infrastructure proposals and minimize risks to the public associated with FERC jurisdictional energy infrastructure.  To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov. 

     Major duties include: 

    • Conducts inspections of licensed hydroelectric projects having highly difficult, complex, and/or controversial features.
    • Prepares engineering reports to establish and document the dam safety, public safety, and environmental and license compliance of the hydroelectric project.
    • Evaluates the adequacy of design, constructability, and compliance with current engineering criteria and practices.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    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/567929500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.