Project Engineer

Recruitment #220701-S10C-02



The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is a state agency responsible for overseeing the complex mission of managing, monitoring, planning for and financing the state's water resources and infrastructure towards reliable future supplies that support strong communities, commerce, and the environment. The agency is seeking a full-time Project Engineer to join our family of professionals in delivering exceptional services and expertise to Oklahomans.

Position: Engineer Intern (S10C)
Working Title: Project Engineer
Division: Engineering & Planning
Section: Infrastructure Engineering
Salary:  $56,000 Annually; comprehensive benefits package includes a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents and more.
Location of Work: 3800 Classen Boulevard; Oklahoma City, OK  73118
Trial Period: 12 months in accordance with (OAC) 260:130-19-30
Travel: Extensive field work, training & conference attendance with extended day and overnight travel is required.

NOTE: This IS NOT a temporary or intern position.  

Level Descriptor   
Incumbents in this level are experienced engineering interns who perform advanced technical engineering duties in support of a program or project. This level provides advice and guidance as opposed to directing engineering activities. The complexity of projects assigned, responsibility assumed and degree of supervision necessary will change as the individual advances through this level.

Typical Job Functions:
• Develops, prepares and/or reviews engineering plans and designs for structures, facilities and/or systems.
• Develops prepares and reviews reports and studies to identify and recommend engineering solutions. 
• Performs engineering inspections of systems operations and of structures and facilities during construction. 
• Implements statutes and regulations.
• Reviews applications and issues permits. 
• Performs physical and chemical tests to assure the quality of construction and facility operations and ambient conditions.
• Reviews engineering program activities to make recommendations for changes in policy and procedures.
• Conducts engineering research and provides technical assistance to consulting engineers, contractors, public officials, municipalities, and industry.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Strong communications and knowledge, skills and abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic engineering principles and techniques; of engineering planning; of equipment and materials used in engineering operations; of specialized subjects used in the fields of engineering, such as mathematics, statistics, mechanics, power, physics, and chemistry; and of strength of materials. Ability is required to apply engineering principles to practical engineering problems; to use engineering equipment and tools, including computer applications; to make, read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to relate abstract ideas to actual needs and adopt an effective course of action; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to analyze situations and determine sound courses of action; to organize and conduct several activities simultaneously; and to write reports. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as an Engineer Intern and one year experience in the practice of engineering; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the completion of a master’s degree in engineering for the required one year of experience in the practice of engineering.

Special Requirement: Persons with out of state registration as an Engineer Intern must transfer their registration with the State of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors no later than six months from the date of appointment. Persons will not be granted permanent classified status without a valid Oklahoma registration as an Engineer Intern.

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