State of Wyoming ENEG12-07857-Principal Hydraulic Engineer-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming

ENEG12-07857-Principal Hydraulic Engineer-Cheyenne



ENEG12-07857-Principal Hydraulic Engineer-Cheyenne


$5,497.00 - $6,871.00 Monthly


Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time


045-WYDOT-Engineering & Planning - Bridge

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is an agency committed to providing a safe, high quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming. We now seek a full-time Hydraulic Engineer located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Oversee the major drainage system design, review and maintenance which includes hydrologic and hydraulic design, review and environmental impact assessment. Ensure major drainage structures meet WYDOT policies, Federal, State, and local regulations, National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Water Act.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Oversee and direct the hydraulic design of all major drainage structures including, bridges, culverts, storm drains, channel and bridge erosion, and scour protection.

  • Assign project tasks to ensure hydraulic activities are completed on time and according to project schedules. Utilize the Primavera Project Scheduling Software to assist in this task and to provide continual update of project status and squad resources.

  • Review and edit hydraulic design reports and analysis.

  • Supervise the Hydraulic Squad composed of engineers.

  • Perform personnel related activities, such as mentoring and providing feedback to employees; recommend personnel for promotion; prepare performance appraisals and individual development plans; verify time cards; coordinate and approve leave; aid in interviewing, hiring, and promotional decisions; and verify travel expenses.

  • Provide written and oral guidance to engineers during the preparation of designs to ensure that designs and details meet office policy, and acceptable engineering practice.

  • Coordinate project work with other Programs and outside agencies.

  • Affix professional engineering stamp to completed designs and reports.

  • Attend design inspection meetings, public meetings, and value engineering presentations.

  • Direct the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of environmental impacts of existing and proposed highway work.

  • Complete the hydrologic/hydraulic analysis to provide a basis for Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, or Categorical Exclusions.

  • Provide wetland hydrologic analysis to design wetland mitigation.

  • Develop river channel stability analysis to design or mitigate impacts to rivers.

  • Identify avoidance, minimization and mitigation alternatives to meet National Environmental Policy Requirements and Clean Water Act.

  • Monitor projects to meet the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations.

  • Prepare documents to submit the necessary study data to City or County floodplain administrators.

  • Review of City or County drainage studies/plans that may affect the highway drainage systems.

  • Review, collect, and analyze flood data from large events that cause damage to the highway system.



  • Federal, State, City, and County policies regarding drainage, flood plain management, and environmental impacts.

  • Hydrologic analysis using statistical techniques, regression equations, and rainfall runoff modeling to estimate flood frequency.

  • Hydraulics analysis of bridges, culverts, storm drains, to estimate hydraulic performance estimate size requirements for bridges and culverts and storm drains.

  • Channel and river stability, geomorphology.

  • Statistical applications, rainfall runoff computer modeling, hydraulic computer modeling.

  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas to outside agencies, public partners, engineers and technicians through both verbal and written means.

  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, oversee and monitor work schedules and multiple projects.

  • Ability to give attention to detail and work well under pressure.

  • Skills in managing personnel and work activities to establish work schedules and meet project deadlines.

  • Skills in the use of computer applications.

  • Ability to work well with others and to identify the nature of problems to arrive at a concise resolution.

  • Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, and identify the best individual to complete a task.

  • Ability to prepare and organize the hydrologic\hydraulic analysis notebooks and write detailed reports.



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:PLUS Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required - (Wyoming PE required within six months of hire date.)

Necessary Special Requirements


  • FLSA: Exempt

  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Engineering & Planning - Bridge

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