The district participates in both an Alternative Work Schedule and Hybrid Work from Home Program.
Are you a talented junior engineer eager to perform wide range of engineering and project management work including planning, design, construction, and oversight of all phases of District capital improvement projects? If so, we want you! This position provides an opportunity to apply and further develop your technical design knowledge and broaden project management and leadership skills. Under general supervision, in this position in our Project Engineering team you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of engineering assignments related to a wide range of capital projects on water utility infrastructure including pumping stations, water treatment plants, storage facilities, fish passage facilities, electrical utility systems, and process control systems.
Essential duties may include: • Project management for all phases of capital projects including planning, feasibility evaluation, alternatives analyses, economic lifecycle cost analysis, design, preparing contract documents, permitting and construction of water production, treatment, and distribution system facilities. • Preparing engineering designs and calculations, PLC and SCADA programming, electrical and water system analysis, construction drawings and technical specifications to ensure compliance with codes, standards, and project requirements. • Administering and managing various contractor and professional services contracts. • Assisting in the preparation of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) by identifying capital projects and preparing project justifications and budgetary estimates. • Assembling data and assisting in the preparation of reports on special engineering projects. • Driving consensus by working across multiple groups by setting clear agendas, leading meetings, and establishing priorities. • Conducting studies and investigations of engineering problems of moderate difficulty and complexity. • Preparing a variety of bid documents, including advertisements for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications and contract bonds; reviewing and analyzing bids for conformance with specifications and for approval of final award. • Conducting meetings and public hearings; making presentations to staff, committees, boards, approval agencies and the general public. • Prioritizing, planning, organizing and coordinating project activities and accomplishing project objectives and goals. • Coordinating engineering and construction activities with various District departments and external stakeholders; and • Performing other related duties as assigned.
Although not required, the ideal candidate possesses a California Engineer-In-Training certificate, or is a licensed professional Electrical Engineer, in the State of California. Preferred expertise includes an understanding of design and construction of industrial medium and low voltage electrical distribution systems, Programmable Logic Control (PLC) control systems, and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, preferably with a focus on potable water distribution and treatment facilities and processes; public contracting, and experience working with regulatory agencies and the public.
Engineer I is the entry-level class in the professional engineering series. Under close to general supervision, within a framework of established policies and procedures, incumbents learn and perform a variety of less complex, and more routine engineering and administrative tasks. As experience and proficiency are gained, assignments become more varied and complex, and the level of independent action increases within established guidelines. Assignments are given in specific terms and are subject to frequent review while in progress and upon completion, except where tasks are well defined by established standards, policies, and procedures. There is limited latitude for independent judgment.
Ideal Candidate will also: • Completed an internship in the design and construction of electrical capital improvement projects. • Possess strong problem solving and decision-making skills. • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills. • Be a collaborative and supportive team player who can also effectively work independently. • Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter, with strong project management skills and a proactive approach to addressing issues and finding creative solutions.
Education and Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
• Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, or a related field, and
• A California Engineer-In-Training Certificate is desirable.
Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California Driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.