Austin, Texas

LCRA River Operations is looking for the right candidate to lead our real-time flood modeling effort. As a part of the LCRA River Operations Center, your expertise will contribute to the operations of the Highland Lakes dams in an organization that strives to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve. You are someone with authoritative knowledge and experience with real-time hydrological modeling and reservoir and dam operations. We are a dedicated team that thrives on providing timely high quality information to guide our reservoir operations.

What you will do:

• Will be primarily focused on support of flood operations but will also support water supply operations.
• Work on complex hydrologic, hydraulic, reservoir and water resources analyses in support of the LCRA River Operations Center.
• Develop and calibrate complex hydrology and hydraulics (H&H) models of the Colorado River basin.
• Develop procedures to support real-time flood forecasting and reservoir operations.
• Plan and conduct training, emergency management drills and tabletop exercises to maintain overall readiness of LCRA staff and external partners for flood emergencies.
• Perform real-time forecasting for the LCRA River Operations Center during floods.

What qualifications you must have:

- Nine or more years of experience in hydrology, such as performing equipment installation/maintenance, hydrologic data collection and hydrologic analysis.
- A degree(s) in hydrology, water resources, electronics, engineering or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
- Driver's license

What qualifications it would be nice for you to have:

- Expert experience in HEC-HMS, HEC-RESSIM, HEC-RTS, HEC-RAS and HEC-DSS
- Expert experience in ArcGIS
- Prefer experience using and querying databases
- Prefer programming/scripting experience (Python, R, VBA for Excel, etc.)

What we offer you:

- Competitive salary & medical, dental, vision and legal insurance

- 401(k) match up to 8%

- Paid time off, sick leave and disability benefits

- Wellness program including wellness incentive

- Extensive learning & development program

And more - all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Advertised: 12/14/2020 Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Austin, Texas

LCRA exists to serve the people of Texas. It’s been that way since the state Legislature created us in 1934. We continue that legacy today by providing a multitude of vital services to our customers and communities.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service.

What we do: We produce and deliver electric power, manage the lower Colorado River and provide a reliable water supply, manage a public parks system and support community development.

LCRA is funded by revenue we generate, the vast majority of which comes from generating and transmitting electricity. A very small portion of our revenue comes from selling water. We do not receive state appropriations or have the ability to levy taxes.

Our history

LCRA has deep roots in Texas, dating as far back as the Great Depression of the 1930s. We built the chain of dams that tamed the Colorado River and brought power to rural Central Texas for the first time.

Visit our website ( to learn more about our organization!

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