Principal Engineer – Statewide, Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Statewide, WY
Job Category
Full time Positions
$6,129.07 - $7,661.33 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Principal Engineer to provide engineering knowledge and judgment to manage Conservation Engineering Branch personnel as well as execute engineering, architectural, and construction contracts, all supporting the agency's mission of "Conserving Wildlife and Serving People." Human Resource Contact: Laura Curtis 307-777-4507 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Conducts engineering, planning & review including performing engineering design on Department driven projects that include, but are not limited to irrigation structures, roadways, and small structures. Review the plans and specifications of third-party consultants to ensure Department needs are met, sound engineering practices are being followed, provide quality assurance and ensure code compliance. Works cooperatively with Department personnel and leadership to effectively interpret and communicate project plans and specifications and potential issues throughout the planning and review process. Reviews internal proposals and plans for administrative facility maintenance and repair. Collaborates with Department personnel or third-party consultants to ensure projects are properly permitted. Provides contract administration and project management on Department construction projects related to vertical construction, roadway construction, stream restoration, fish passage, irrigation structures, and boat ramps as well as other administrative and wildlife-driven projects. Compose Requests for Qualifications/Proposal documents and bid documents as well as organize and coordinate professional services selection, contract execution, and bid award. Complete contract bid documents for in-house projects as assigned by the Chief Engineer and perform contract administration for projects statewide while complying with Wyoming State Statutory Regulations and Department Policy Guidelines. Meet with Services Division Leadership on a regular basis to provide updates on current projects and communicate potential issues while serving as lead Department representative on assigned projects and facilitating the decision-making process on major project components. Direct, assign tasks, track, and manage a staff of 3 (1 Senior Land Surveyor, 1 Project Engineer, 1 Facilities Manager) to carry out Department priorities as they relate to the Conservation Engineering Branch, Facilities Maintenance, and the overall Department mission. Works closely with all divisions on engineering and surveying issues including communicating and coordinating surveying and construction projects with affected department personnel, consultants, and contractors with on-site monitoring statewide. Travels throughout the State of Wyoming as the primary representative of the Department to meet with design firms, contractors, and other vendors working on Department projects. Partners with the Chief Engineer to execute administrative duties such as work scheduling, budget management, and branch meetings.
PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to candidates possessing a degree in Civil Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with a Registered Professional Engineer certification with the State of Wyoming. Preference will be given to candidates with working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D. KNOWLEDGE: Ability to apply engineering, surveying, and construction knowledge and training in project design, specifications, and contract bid documents, bid projects, monitor work progress, site inspections, field surveying, and close out projects. Able to effectively plan, organize, oversee, and monitor work schedules and projects. Working knowledge of water rights and ability to work with the State Engineer's Office on water rights projects. Able to communicate effectively through verbal and written means to relate specific concepts and ideas to outside agencies, public partners, and direction to engineers and technicians. Ability to work autonomously with department personnel and external parties to execute department projects. Provide leadership to those supervised and to private sector firms under contract. Knowledge of budget administration for O&M, Capital Facilities, facilities maintenance, boating access, and legislative construction funding. Knowledge of basic principles of both topographic and boundary surveying. Knowledge of hydraulics, hydrology, and geomorphology. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, rules and regulations set by the State Construction Department MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering) Experience: 2-4 years of progressive work experience (in Engineering) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Project Engineer Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required at time of hire - (Wyoming PE required within six months of hire date.) NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to sit/stand and operate equipment for long periods of time. Work outdoors for extended periods of time in adverse environmental conditions. Statewide travel is required. NOTES: FLSA: Exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to the appointment. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Gam and Fish Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version. A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at See Human Resource Contact Information in the General Description Section Statewide, WY 82002 Fax: (307) 777-6562 Class Code #ENEG12 Job # 2023-00306 ENEG12-2023-00306-PRINCIPAL ENGINEER-STATEWIDE LC The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
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Laura Curtis
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