Civil Engineer - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

The Details

Position Type

Work for Water

Position Title
Civil Engineer - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Position Description


Position Salary

$4,300.00 - $6,200.00 (Monthly)

Position Notes

Required to work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel up to 25% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.

Position Minimum Experience

Five (5) years experience in engineering design work under the direction of, or as a licensed Engineer;
Five (5) years experience in architectural and contracted construction management work.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Must possess a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license;
Must possess a current and active Engineering License in the State of Texas, as issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Must possess a Professional Engineer license in the state of Texas.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses.


Preferred Education

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Scope of Responsibilities


Application Closing Date

February 28, 2021

Application Instructions

The online application must be completed at

This career opportunity with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is for a Civil Engineer that likes to work on a wide variety of unique projects. The successful candidate will have the chance to make their professional mark while providing the people of Texas with high quality recreational and support facilities. TPWD needs a passionate, talented and results-oriented engineer to provide civil planning, design and design oversight for facilities at such varied and challenging TPWD locations as sensitive and delicate hurricane-prone coastal parks, fresh and saltwater fish hatcheries, historic buildings & sites, beautiful Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Wyler Aerial Tramway and other interesting sites within the TPWD system. Of course, the best part is that the successful candidate will be able to meet and work with the dedicated people working for TPWD around the state, who are as diverse and unique as the sites where they work!

Projects will be comprised of those listed in the capital construction portfolio, which varies every biennium, but typically include design for visitor centers, group buildings, campground infrastructure, headquarter buildings, office buildings, maintenance complexes, bunkhouses, hunter check stations and residences. These projects often involved overall site development engineering and design, oversight or coordination responsibilities for such items as water supply and distribution systems, wastewater infrastructure including wastewater treatment plants, lift stations and force mains, drainage issues and permitting.

To execute the required work, periodic travel will be necessary to TPWD sites across the state such as Palo Duro Canyon, Garner, Brazos Bend, Big Bend Ranch, Enchanted Rock, Mustang Island, Tyler, Caddo Lake, and Longhorn Caverns State Parks. WMAs range from the Hill Country’s Kerr WMA to Justin Hurst WMA on the southeast coastal plain to Chaparral WMA in the South Texas brush country to Gene Howe on the Panhandle prairies. TPWD hatchery facilities include the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Visitor Center and Hatchery in Athens and the Sea Center Texas Visitor Center and Hatchery in Lake Jackson.

Under the direction of the Design Branch Manager, the Engineer/Design Manager will oversee highly complex engineering design, scoping, research, and documentation tasks in support of the Infrastructure Division and the Agency Capital Construction Program. Collaborates with other staff members including Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Program Managers, and Contract Managers and with outside consultants performing design work for the Agency including Architects, Landscape Architects, and Engineers. Compiles information for consideration in future funding program requests. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

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