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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 an exciting full-time permanent position within its’ Office of Energy Projects. The position is located in the Washington Office, and the incumbent will serve as a Senior Civil Engineer in the Risk-Informed Decision Making Branch within the Commission’s Dam Safety Program. This important position will provide critical guidance on new and evolving dam safety risk analysis and risk assessment policies, procedures, and practices with key interactions with licensees, internal FERC staff, consultants, other Federal agency counterparts, and international organizations. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong background and significant experience in performing, evaluating, and reviewing dam safety risk analyses and making risk-informed decisions based on those results. 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: 
    • Serves as a team leader, engineering consultant, advisor, trainer, mentor, and authoritative source of information with specific recognized expert knowledge and experience in dam safety engineering and risk analysis and assessment procedures using related tools, knowledge, methodologies, and policies.
    • Continuously evaluates the RIDM program and recommends changes that may need to be made in RIDM processes, products, and decisions to reflect the latest state-of-the-art practices, guidelines, and policies; provides national RIDM policy guidance and interpretation to staff, licensees, consultants, other federal agencies, and non-Federal agencies.
    • Represents staff in meetings with the nation’s top engineering consultants and presents and/or defends the staff technical position on the most difficult, complex or controversial civil, hydrologic, hydraulic, structural, or geotechnical engineering matters. Contacts and meets with applicants, exemptees, licensees, electric utilities, Federal, state, and other jurisdictional agencies for the exchange of information or to give advice and assistance on hydropower projects and related engineering design and operating matters.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586848500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.