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Assistant Environmental Engineer
Engineering, Architecture, ＆ Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
$65,640 - $85,646 per year
NYC All Boroughs
Last updated 3 days ago
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
The Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis (BEPA) is responsible for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) planning and implementation for the City including permitting and enforcement for the construction/post construction program.
Under direction, the Assistant Civil Engineer will be responsible for reviewing, approving, disapproving, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and supervising Intern Civil Engineers, Assistant Civil Engineers, Intern Project Managers and assistant Project Managers in similar functions. Adequately reviewing plans requires a working knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, soils and practices designed to prevent pollution of stormwater runoff. Additional critical tasks include responding to complaints related to stormwater discharges from construction sites, inspecting sites both during and after construction for compliance with stormwater construction and stormwater management permits.
The ideal candidate will have experience in civil site design and review including grading, drainage and site layout. Understanding concepts related to design and construction of stormwater management practices as well as a familiarity with the New York State General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Sites and the New York City Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit are preferred.
At the time of appointment to certain positions, candidates may be required to possess a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. If required, employees must maintain this license for the duration of employment.
- A baccalaureate degree in environmental, chemical, mechanical, petroleum, aeronautical, or materials engineering from an accredited college or university and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in environmental engineering work; or
- A baccalaureate degree in environmental, chemical, mechanical, petroleum, aeronautical, or materials engineering from an accredited college and master’s degree in environmental engineering from an accredited college.
A master’s degree in environmental engineering from an accredited college can only be used to substitute for one year of full-time satisfactory work experience in environmental engineering.