2022-05-11 2022-06-15

Engineer - Commissioning Coordinator / Instrumentation & Controls

Orange County Sanitation District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Job Status: Not Specified
  • Job ID: 83475
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Job Status: Not Specified
  • Job ID: 83475

SALARY: $121,243.20 - $147,368.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/09/22

CLOSING DATE: 05/23/22 05:00 PM

What do you value in your next job?

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Integrity, Inclusion, Honesty, and Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, inclusion, honesty, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. We strive to demonstrate these values in our actions, commitments, and service.

Leadership, Teamwork, and Problem Solving
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely to achieve our mission. We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective, and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Customer Service, Transparency, and Accountability
We are committed to acting in a timely, accurate, accessible, and transparent manner through excellent customer service. We are committed to act in the best interest of our internal and external stakeholders.

Resiliency, Innovation, and Learning
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities. We recognize that only through personal growth and development will we progress as an agency and as individuals.

We are committed to providing a safe work environment. We will demonstrate leadership, promote individual accountability, and participate actively in the advancement of our health and safety practices.

OC San is currently looking to fill the role of an Engineer (Commissioning Coordinator/ Instrumentation & Controls):

Under general direction, the commissioning coordinator engineer performs the complex engineering duties involving wastewater treatment and collection systems that may include: being in responsible charge of complex assignments, projects, technical analyses, and programs requiring the full spectrum of knowledge, concepts, practices, procedures, and policies of engineering; being fully competent in all tasks related to assigned area of responsibility; technically leading and reviewing the consultant's designs for compliance with the scope of work, OC San’s Engineering Standards, codes, industry standards, design quality expectations, and stakeholder needs; evaluating the design of complex engineering drawings, systems, and processes; preparing and/or overseeing electrical or instrumentation design drawings and technical specifications (depending on field of expertise); technically leading and overseeing the standardized commissioning process procedures and standards; interpreting P&IDs, mechanical and conveyance systems, treatment processes, detailed mechanical and electrical drawings, fiber optic diagrams, control panel drawings, technical specifications, and control strategies to develop commissioning procedures; technically leading and reviewing commissioning procedures developed by the design consultant; reviewing construction contractor’s commissioning procedures; overseeing the commissioning process from OC San’s perspective and coordinating with OC San staff and the contractor to facilitate the commissioning and start-up of projects; coordinating commissioning and project startups and major systems shutdowns with operations and maintenance; attending and participating in commissioning workshops with major stakeholders; developing recommendations to project problems and issues; reviewing construction submittals for compliance with the technical specifications; ensuring projects are constructed and commissioned in compliance with contract documents; reviewing calibration and equipment test reports and verifying that the equipment is acceptable for commissioning; providing starting and commissioning support services; providing technical training; and ensuring that established OC San standards, policies and procedures, and engineering best practices are consistently applied. Responsibilities also include participating in the development of policies, procedures, and standards; providing technical leadership and guidance to others; inspecting and diagnosing problems and developing corrective action plans; and attending and participating in professional group meetings to stay abreast of new trends and innovations.


1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in engineering, or a related field.

2. Five (5) years of work experience in engineering.

3. Valid professional engineering (PE) registration from the State of California.

4. Valid California Class C Driver’s license.

The commissioning coordinator is required to have the ability to: identify and implement effective course of action to complete assigned work, apply critical thinking and analysis to a broad range of situations, and use critical thinking techniques in reaching independent decisions; perform a variety of complex professional engineering functions; identify and analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, make sound and independent decisions, and present recommendations; interpret engineering construction plans, specifications, and other contract documents; establish and maintain a variety of record-keeping and tracking systems, organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience in the design of instrumentation systems, control systems, network communication systems, P&IDs, control strategies, and control schematics is highly desired. Experience in troubleshooting wastewater instrumentation systems is highly desired. Experience in commissioning and startup of wastewater treatment or industrial systems and interpreting bid plan and specification documents is highly desired. Experience developing commissioning plans and procedures is desired. Experience with HMI software, both ABB DCS, Modicon PLC Hardware and programming is a plus. Experience in medium and low-voltage electrical systems is a plus.


Vacancies: 1
(an eligible list may be established for future vacancies)

Apply online at: www.ocsan.gov/jobs

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Monday, May 23, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $121,243.20 - $133,660.80 /Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)


Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect Sanitation District development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; ability to travel to various Sanitation District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas and to conduct inspections may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Environmental Elements:
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures Disaster Service Workers:
All OC San employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OC San requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Other Information:
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.