Environmental Project Engineer I (EPE I)

Albany, NY - Posted: 10/24/16 | SHARE:


Title: Environmental Project Engineer I (EPE I)

Division: Engineering and Program Management

Salary Range: $67,104

Location: Albany, New York Work

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Employees of the Corporation are offered many benefits similar to those available to New York State employees. Our total compensation package includes, but is not limited to, leave benefits (12 holidays and paid vacation, sick and personal leave); a comprehensive health insurance program including health, prescription drug, dental and vision plans; and membership in the NYS and Local Retirement System, which is a defined retirement plan.

Position Description

Under the direction and supervision of the Unit Manager, the EPE will be responsible for technical review, administration, and implementation of the New York Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program. Primary responsibilities include the application of sound engineering principles for review and approval of water quality protection and wastewater treatment planning and design documents to ensure compliance with applicable New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) design standards, New York City Watershed Rules and Regulations, and Federal and State regulations. In addition, the incumbent will act as the principal CWSRF project coordinator interacting with other internal divisions and government agencies.

Essential Job Functions

• Contact and establish working relationships with municipal officials and their engineers to determine need for and interest in use of CWSRF for water quality and water pollution control projects. Based on information obtained from municipal representatives, present project priority and eligibility for CWSRF financial assistance, and participate and present to CWSRF scoring panel.

• Review and make recommendations for approval or eligibility of engineering reports, plans, specifications and other technical documents for the construction of CWSRF eligible water quality protection and wastewater treatment facilities and various point, non-point, and National Estuary source projects. Review of these documents for conformance with NYSDEC design standards and other applicable technical standards will be coordinated with other interested State and/or Federal agencies.

• Manage project development by providing appropriate technical and CWSRF application assistance to municipal representatives. Organize and participate in conferences with potential CWSRF borrowers to discuss program requirements and policies.

• Maintain and update project information in an electronic database to assure program requirements (permits, approvals, etc.) are obtained and reflect current status.

• Monitor construction activities, including observing construction for compliance with the CWSRF program requirements, the review and approval of construction change orders, and performance of interim and final project inspections on large and complex projects. Complete reports to record observations.


Formal Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and successful passage of Part 1 of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination; OR Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and two years of full-time experience in environmental engineering.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be considered, at the discretion of the Corporation.

All applicants must possess a valid New York State driver’s license as travel is necessary to conduct meetings and site visits in various parts of the state.


Knowledge of methods, materials and terminology used in the planning, design and construction of water quality and wastewater collection and treatment systems; including the ability to understand, interpret and analyze technical material, such as engineering reports, construction plans and specifications, technical reference materials and instructions is required. Knowledge in the following areas is desired:

• Water Quality and wastewater engineering

• Construction cost estimating and engineering economics

• Environmental permits and impact analysis

• Federal and State environmental regulations

Skill in the following areas is required:

• Management of multiple projects

• Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with people in a professional manner

• Computers and applicable software (Microsoft Word and Excel)

• Interpretation and application of statutes, ordinances and regulations

To Apply:

Application Requirements and Related Information

Please submit resume, cover letter, and copy of FE Exam results, if applicable, to humanresources@efc.ny.gov (preferred) or:

Human Resources Office

NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

625 Broadway

Albany, NY 12207-2997

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work within three (3) days of effective date of appointment.

It is the policy of the State of New York and EFC to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

It is the policy of EFC to provide qualified persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs and activities of EFC, and to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary, to enjoy such equal opportunity, including accommodations in the recruitment process. Further, it is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers. It is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation to ensure effective communication of information to individuals with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to make this information available to you, please contact EFC’s Human Resources Office at (518) 486-9267.

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