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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 three 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 (Geotech) within the Division of Dam Safety & Inspections in the Office of Energy Projects. This position is located in the Washington, DC Office. The candidate must be knowledgeable in the geotechnical discipline of civil engineering for the investigation, design, construction, operation, and/or maintenance of dams and/or hydroelectric power facilities. 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 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: 

    • Performs periodic construction or operation inspections and special inspections of licensed hydroelectric projects.
    • Prepares geotechnical engineering reports to establish and document the dam safety, public safety, and environmental and license compliance of the hydroelectric project.
    • Reviews and evaluates construction, operation, proposed geotechnical field investigation plans, and consultants' safety inspection reports on the most difficult, complex, and controversial projects for geotechnical engineering.

    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/612949100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.