Dam Safety Engineer

at Kleinschmidt Associates in Pittsfield, Maine, United States

Job Description

20-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (EST)

Compliance Engineering



Full Time


Competitive salary, Bonus Program - annual and quarterly, Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package, 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting, 10 Floating Holidays, Paid Time Off , Short-Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Tuition Assistance, Employee Ownership


Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Dam Safety Engineer to manage projects, people, and client relationships. Any location will be considered. Our flexibility and core value of relationships allow us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

A licensed Professional Engineer with a BS and a minimum of 10 years' experience within the field of dam safety with a focus in either structural or geotechnical engineering.

Skilled Independent Consultant: Approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct Part 12 Dam Safety Inspections or the ability to receive this designation within three years.

Experienced: Experience with concrete and earthen dam safety inspections, seismic design and analysis, risk assessments and potential failure mode evaluation, and familiarity with regulatory and permitting processes. Additionally, the candidate will have experience with structural aspects of concrete and steel construction and/or geotechnical analysis of earthen embankments. Experience participating in and/or facilitating semi-quantitative risk assessments is a plus.

Relationship-focused: Enjoys collaborating with clients and co-workers, has a desire to mentor and coach staff. Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying civil/structural or geotechnical engineering skills from analysis and design through to construction. In addition to excellent technical skills, the candidate will possess strong communication skills, be self-motivated, and growth-oriented with demonstrated excellent problem-solving skills.

Additional Requirements

Available for travel throughout the US and Canada, as needed, typically 10% to 25% of the time

Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada

Must possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

The position includes a combination of project, people, and client relationship management for dam safety inspections and projects, and for unique engineering design projects for retrofits, rehabilitation, and new design efforts at existing or proposed dam and hydroelectric project sites. Tasks will include dam safety inspections throughout the United States and Canada and working with appropriate regulators and local agencies to assess the condition of structures and determine potential failure modes and corrective actions if required. This position provides an excellent opportunity to work on a team of technical professionals in the fields of hydroelectric, civil works design, geotechnical engineering, and dam safety.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering costs, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


Competitive salary

Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly

Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package

401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting

10 Floating Holidays

Paid Time Off

Short-Term Disability

Paid Parental Leave

Tuition Assistance

Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all... For full info follow application link.


Kleinschmidt offers a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunities for advancement in a growing, national consulting firm. All applicants must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States. Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and any other classification protected by law.

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Job Posting: 642904

Posted On: Nov 20, 2021

Updated On: Nov 20, 2021