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Water Distribution Support Engineer

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Water Distribution Support Engineer with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
·       Working with and analyzing water distribution system models and data from internal and external sources;
·       Assisting with using and testing water distribution system modeling software;
·       Analyzing water distribution system models and data using spreadsheets, graphical software and simple modeling;
·       Assisting with development of presentations, how to videos, and manuscripts; and
·       Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Cincinnati, OH.
Salary: $22.19 per hour.
Required Skills:
·       Preferably some familiarity or experience with EPANET or modeling drinking water distribution (piping) systems;
·       Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, and SharePoint;
·       Experience developing short technical, how to (e.g., YouTube) videos;
·       Experience with software repositories; and
·       Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.
What the EPA project is about
The Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) plans, coordinates and conducts an applied, customer-driven, national research and development program to improve decision making by EPA, federal, state, tribal and local agencies, when faced with challenging environmental problems in the built environment. Within CESER, the Water Infrastructure Division (WID) conducts customer-driven research and support, providing scientific leadership on national-scale problems associated with water quality in the built infrastructure.
WID has an active research area focused on drinking water distribution system modeling to support large and small systems and communities. Modeling of water distribution systems can be used to understand the movement and fate of drinking water constituents within the distribution system, and can be used for many different types of applications in distribution systems analysis. Today, engineers and consultants use EPANET to design and size new water infrastructure, retrofit existing aging infrastructure, optimize operations of tanks and pumps, reduce energy usage, investigate water quality problems, and prepare for emergencies. It can also be used to model contamination threats and evaluate resilience to security threats or natural disasters.
·       Be at least 18 years of age and
·       Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months and
·       Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.
EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email