Army Corps of Engineers Jobs – Lead Civil Engineer

Website US Army Corps of Engineers

Job Description:

About the Position: Leads technical teams in delivering Engineering Division (ED) products for Civil Works (CW) projects in the Sacramento District (SPK). Projects can include dam or levee improvements for the purpose of flood risk reduction and/or dam/levee safety assurance, habitat features for the purpose of aquatic ecosystem restoration or habitat mitigation, and/or reservoir reoperation with the intent of better meeting authorized purposes and a goal of integrated water resource management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies substantial engineering knowledge and civil works project experience to plan and coordinate the staffing, scoping, scheduling and budgeting of interdisciplinary efforts by engineering resources and contractors.
  • Facilitates the execution of these efforts within established project delivery milestones by working with a project team to prioritize effort, resolve conflicts, and manage risk and change.
  • Assures engineering product quality by ensuring quality control activities are planned, accomplished and documented by responsible parties per the agency’s civil works review policy.
  • Works closely with Project Managers on Sacramento District’s largest and/or complex water resources projects in feasibility, design, construction or operation phases.
  • Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative on Architect-Engineer and technical service contracts.
  • Recent/current example projects include the following:
    • Folsom Dam Joint Federal Project Auxiliary Spillway,
    • American River Common Features,
    • Natomas Basin Levee Improvements,
    • Isabella Dam Safety Modifications,
    • Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study,
    • Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Study,
    • and Folsom Dam Water Control Manual Update.

Qualification & Experience:

In order to qualify, you must meet the education AND experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is

  • Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


  • Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
    • Professional registration or licensure – Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board’s eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
    • Written Test – Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
    • Specified academic courses – Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
    • Related curriculum – Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

Job Details:

Company: US Army Corps of Engineers

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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