East Valley Water District’s Engineering staff administers and manages the Capital Improvement Program, assists developers in building new residential and commercial properties, and provides support in the maintenance and repair of water mains, reservoirs, boosters, pressure reducing stations, wells, and the sewer system. The District is looking for an Associate or Senior Engineer to join as a key member of the Engineering Team and assist with implementing expansion and improvement infrastructure projects needed to provide safe and reliable water and sewer service to both existing and future customers. The Associate Engineer is an exempt, professional level position. The Senior Engineer is an exempt, management level position. Position placement will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
The Ideal Candidate
- Assists/provides direction to engineering staff with studies relating to the planning, design, construction and operation of District facilities.
- Participates in District’s long- and short-range capital improvement and preventative maintenance activities.
- Reviews plans prepared by consulting engineers and private contractors to verify compliance with District requirements.
- Reviews and prepares maps, deeds, and legal descriptions; researches and resolves discrepancies in information.
- Coordinates assigned activities with consultants, developers, contractors, other District departments and divisions, and with outside agencies.
- Prepares/assists with preparation of contract specification and requests for proposals for capital improvement projects; submits projects for competitive bids; analyzes bids and makes recommendations for acceptance.
- Attends/represents the District at various commissions, boards, committees, and organizations on engineering matters, as directed.
- Remains abreast on new developments in assigned work areas.
- Monitors changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The District is seeking a team-oriented individual with a broad range of engineering experience. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated person with the ability to manage capital projects, lead field investigations, conduct pilot studies, coordinate asset management activities, and effectively communicate with customers. A candidate with a thorough understanding of field operations of water and/or wastewater systems will be valued.
Associate Engineer Candidates must possess education equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field, and at least five (5) years of professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration experience, preferably in a public agency setting. Candidates must also possess a valid California Class C driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Senior Engineer Candidates must possess education equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field, and at least five (5) years of professional engineering design and construction and management of civil engineering projects, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Candidates must also possess a valid California Class C driver’s license and satisfactory driving record and posses and maintain a valid certificate or registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. Candidates should also have knowledge of:
Candidates should possess the ability to:
- Principles, practices, procedures, and standards of civil engineering design and construction related to District projects and infrastructure development and maintenance.
- Principles, practices, and standards related to utilities and related infrastructure development and maintenance.
- Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
- Principles and practices of capital improvement program budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management and contract administration.
- Modern office practices and technology, including personal computer hardware and software, computer-aided drafting concepts and applications, and Geographical based information Systems (GIS) programs.
- Various special district and engineering codes, manuals, and standards as well as Federal and State laws and programs related to work assignment areas.
- Basic budgetary principles and practices.
- Practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting effective staff reports.
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and District staff, in person and over the telephone.
- Conduct/Assist with complex civil engineering research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations and prepare effective technical staff reports.
- Perform basic/complex design and planning using a variety of techniques.
- Effectively represent the District in the assigned capacity in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, and regulatory organizations.
- Perform mathematical engineering computations with precision.
- Manage/Assist with capital improvement projects, contracts for services and environmental studies.
- Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize ow work, set priorities and met critical time deadlines.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
East Valley Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.