Civil Engineer - Huron - job 636775

Department Of Energy

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Huron, South Dakota

Employment type: Full-time

  • Duties




Where would I be working?

Western Area Power Administration; Upper Great Plains Region; Construction (B5600) Huron, SD

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    1. Develops design data and specifications for alterations in power system facilities on assigned projects.

    1. Gathers design data; survey data; develops cost estimates; disseminates engineering data and specifications for review; maintains appropriate documentation; attends planning meetings and conferences; coordinates maintenance and construction work.

    1. Prepares statements of work, estimates, and technical evaluations for construction contracts and/or A/E task orders for Title I, II, and III services in support of facility engineering needs for assigned projects.

    1. Performs contract administration functions associated with construction and A/E contracts, Serves as COR as required.

    1. Review construction specifications for substations, transmission lines, and other facilities.

Travel Required

25% or less - This position may require 5-6 overnight travel per month.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0810 Civil Engineering

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements



Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must:

  • Be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or

  • 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.

Click here for information on alternate methods of qualifying without a professional degree in engineering.

You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

GS-9 Assisted higher graded Engineers in the methods and techniques of civil engineering that would enable the engineer to independently perform assignments in planning, organizing, coordinating, or preparing of engineering estimates, designs, field data collection.

GS-11 Experience in transmission system protection (up to 500kV) and arc-flash protection (600V and below). Experience in applying NERC, WECC, and CIP reliability standards

GS-12 In addition to experience requirements at the GS-11 level, must have served as a Project Engineer and/or demonstrated technical expertise on system protection and metering issues.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Professional knowledge of civil engineering theories, principles, practices, and techniques associated with design and construction of high voltage power system facilities.

  • Knowledge of design and construction of high voltage power system facilities (transmission lines, substations, access road, multiuse buildings, microwave towers, asphalt pavements, etc.), planning, design, construction, surveying, operations, and maintenance.

  • Knowledge of and skill in applying the concepts, principles, and practices of construction by contract.

  • Knowledge of and ability to provide project management processes.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

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