2020-05-14 2020-06-18

Assistant or Associate Engineer

Coachella Valley Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 55464
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 55464
  • Organization Website

Assistant Engineer
SRN A41: $6,923 - $9,533 Monthly, Exempt


Associate Engineer
SRN A49: $8,302 - $11,480 Monthly, Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

SECTION: Irrigation/Stormwater

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to: Engineering Manager

Supervises the following positions: Not applicable

Under general direction, to plan, coordinate, and schedule civil engineering work involved in the planning, design, and construction of District Irrigation, Drainage, and Stormwater facilities and any related work as required.


  1. Plans, designs, and constructs Irrigation, Drainage, and Stormwater facilities.

  2. Perform project management and contract administration of Irrigation, Drainage, and Stormwater facilities including the canal system, the Irrigation distribution system, the stormwater channel and tributaries, and related facilities. This includes preparation of bidding documents, budgets, Board authorizations and presentations, schedules, contract summaries, negotiations in changes in contract scope, resolution of claims, and other related items. Performs presentations to the general public as needed.

  3. Prepares estimates of quantities of materials. Prepares plans, profiles, maps and related drawings for construction projects. Prepares contract documents to be used in advertising construction projects.

  4. In coordination with the Development Services branch and the Engineering Manager, meet with developers and outside engineers to discuss concepts and requirements for new projects and developments and reviews proposed subdivisions to determine compliance with CVWD’s existing irrigation distribution and stormwater system.

  5. Review grading plans for conformance with Riverside County Ordinance 458 for floodplain management and outline the District’s conditions of development to developers and planning agencies.

  6. Help perform inspections of the canal, distribution and drainage system, and stormwater system in order to determine replacement needs of the facilities.

  7. Review hydrology, hydraulic, sediment, and geomorphology reports submitted for proposed developer projects.

  8. Coordinates and manages on-call consultant for stormwater hydrology and hydraulic review.


Licenses or Certificates: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification. Possession of a valid Engineer in Training Certificate.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical candidate would have successfully completed a four year degree program from a recognized college or university with a major in civil engineering, agricultural engineering or a closely related field. Experience with developing construction plans and/or managing the construction of civil works is preferred.

Please visit www.cvwd.org/175/Job-Descriptions for the full job description.

Apply: http://www.cvwd.org/186/Job-Opportunities

The Coachella Valley Water District reserves the right to change or modify the terms, conditions, and salary of this position, or to withdraw this position at any time.

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