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Engineer I-II-III (Design Project Manager)

TPWD - Engineer I-II-III (Design Project Manager) (00042549) 



Primary Location

: Texas-Austin 

Work Locations


DW-TPWD Headquarters 

4200 Smith School Road 

 Austin 78744



: Architecture and Engineering 

Employee Status

: Regular 


: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 


: Yes, 25 % of the Time 

State Job Code: 2152 2153, 2154 

Salary Admin Plan: B 

Grade: 23 24, 25 

Salary (Pay Basis)

: 4,850.00 - 7,500.00 (Monthly) 

Number of Openings

: 1 

Overtime Status

: Exempt 

Job Posting

: Jun 13, 2024, 9:40:39 AM 

Closing Date

: Jul 11, 2024, 11:59:00 PM 




To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.  


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Job Classification


Military Specialty

Engineer I-VI


12A, 120A, 881A

Engineer I-VI


122X, 144X, 150X, 151X, 152X, 184X, 510X, 613X, 623X, 653X, 713X, 723X, 753X

Engineer I-VI

Coast Guard


Engineer I-VI

Marine Corps

1120, 1302, 8820, 8824, 8826, 8831, 8832, 8834,

Engineer I-VI

Air Force

32EX, 61DX, 62EX

*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:


If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted.

If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at


Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference:

  1. Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge.
  2. Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
  3. Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
  4. Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders.
  5. Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating.

Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted.


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities.  Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

HIRING CONTACT: Mark Urbanovsky, (512) 389-4404

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, Design Project Management, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744



Design Project Management Branch:  Designing anything to be built anywhere… in Texas.  Join our branch of design professionals and the larger Texas Parks and Wildlife family as an Engineer to serve the wild places and people of Texas.  Rewarding work within a mission-driven conservation agency on a broad range of project types all over the State.

Under the direction of the Engineering Program Manager, this position performs engineering work involving conducting or reviewing engineering design, planning, construction, inspection, and maintenance work.

This career opportunity with the Infrastructure Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is for a talented and results-oriented Engineer ready to perform design and project management work at all stages of the project before construction, including feasibility, scoping, planning, design and project management of a wide variety of unique projects for multiple divisions within TPWD. Projects are comprised of those listed in the Agency’s Capital Construction Portfolio, which varies every biennium, but typically includes water utilities, wastewater utilities, fish hatchery improvements, shoreline stabilization projects, dams, bridges, trails, headquarters buildings, restrooms, offices, maintenance complexes, bunkhouses, hunter check stations and residences. The portfolio also includes planning and development of land acquisitions for new State Parks, State Natural Areas, and Wildlife Management Areas. Performs additional duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

NOTE: This position is based at TPWD Headquarters in Austin, TX, but a flexible telecommuting schedule is available and periodic travel to project sites around the state is required.






Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.


Engineer I: Licensed Professional Engineer;

Engineer II: 2 years’ experience as a licensed Professional Engineer;

Engineer III: 5 years’ experience as a licensed Professional Engineer.


Must possess a current and active Engineer license as issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers;

Must possess a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license.

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience;

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD may substitute for two years of the required experience.




Experience with rural utility systems;

Experience with coordinating consultant engineers to execute work, and the review of that work;

Experience with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) water and wastewater regulations;

Current holder of certification or working familiarity with a recognized sustainable building program, such as Leaders in Environment and Energy Design (LEED) as administered by the U.S. Green Building Council;

Experience in project scoping, scheduling and budgeting.



Knowledge of the design, application, documentation, pricing, bidding, and construction of systems typically found in TPWDs inventory;

Knowledge of other discipline’s role in the construction process from preliminary engineering through design, documentation, bidding, construction, and close out (e.g. Architects, Landscape Architects, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Inspectors, and Contractors);

Knowledge of engineering and design principles, techniques, and procedures;

Knowledge of utility design for both site and building development projects;

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and building codes relevant to designing facilities at TPWD;

Knowledge of outdoor resource-based recreational facilities and supporting infrastructure requirements;

Knowledge of permitting requirements, building codes, and other legal issues pertaining to capital design and construction projects;

Knowledge of construction process methods and materials;

Knowledge of LEED rating system and green building and sustainable building principles;

Knowledge of industry practices regarding utility systems in rural areas;

Skill in use of engineering tools in the realm of problem solving;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in reviewing and monitoring the design work of others;

Skill in making presentations to customers and division peers;

Skill in using AutoCad and/or similar architectural/engineering design software;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;

Skill in using Ebuilder or similar project management scheduling tools;

Skill in coordinating engineering/architectural, design, and construction projects;

Skill in estimating construction costs for design work;

Engineer I:

Ability to perform entry level engineering designs;

Ability to work under general supervision

Engineer II:

Ability to perform junior-level engineering designs;

Ability to provide guidance and training to others;

Ability to work under moderate supervision, with some latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment

Engineer III:

Ability to perform senior-level engineering designs;

Ability to provide guidance and training to others;

Ability to supervise the work of others;

Ability to work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment

Engineer I-II-III:

Ability to effectively conduct meetings;

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships;

Ability to work as an effective team member;

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and operate under changing deadlines;

Ability to prepare concise reports;

Ability to develop conceptual design work within available construction budgets;

Ability to apply engineering concepts and to plan, coordinate and oversee projects;

Ability to understand and analyze site analysis data, site selection criteria, and other planning issues in the conceptual design of an engineering project;

Ability to research materials and methods for design, specification, detailing and execution of projects;

Ability to communicate graphically using both hand sketching, CAD drawings, and other media in order to present project ideas and engineering concepts to team members;

Ability to perform independent field assessments of site conditions and engineering issues;

Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with the TPWD safety program.



Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 

Required to work overtime as necessary;

This position is suitable to telework two days per week and the candidate may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval;

Required to operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel up to 25% of the time with possible overnight stays;

Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.