2022-11-10 2022-12-15

Water Resources Engineer

California Water Service
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85263
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85263
  • Organization Website

Water Resources Engineer

California Water Service

California Water Service

Job Description:

The Water Resources Team is responsible for Cal Water's long-term operational and water supply reliability and performs a range of activities including reliability planning, relationship development, internal and external stakeholder communications, resource administration and tracking, new supply development, supply contracting, and facility master planning. The Water Resources Engineer is responsible for planning projects, including coordinating the preparation, review and completion of planning documents, such as Urban Water Management Plans, Water Supply & Facility Master Plans, and Regional Reliability Studies; providing resources to, monitoring the progress of, and reviewing the work product of consultants contracted to prepare planning documents. The position supports the Company and Districts with the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA); prepares population growth and demand forecasts; reviews and prepares water supply and planning studies; assists in the development of new supplies; develops relationships and communicates with internal and external stakeholders. This position is located in San Jose, CA

  • Creates and drives the development of operational and water supply reliability studies including Water Reliability Studies, Urban Water Management Plans, Water Supply & Facility Master Plans, and Annual Water Supply & Demand Assessments
  • Represents Cal Water's interests with our wholesalers in regional supply planning efforts (e.g., SGMA) and regional water supply projects (e.g. recycled water)
  • Manages complex analysis of specific factors affecting supply reliability including climate change and demand forecasting
  • Prepares annual delivery schedules, monitors water supply demands and water rights leases
  • Tracks and maintains database of water production values, and submits reports of production and facilities to State and local agencies, and other internal departments
  • Provides support to management in the creating and negotiating of supply agreements and contracts and develops initial drafts
  • Evaluate land use planning; prepares population growth and demand forecasts
  • Develops and maintains relationships and contact with water suppliers, stakeholder groups, outside consultants, vendors, and city staff, agency staff, and regulatory personnel
  • Organizes, attends, and leads meetings with internal and external stakeholders to assess problems, determine solutions, and to represent Cal Water
  • Presents information in public forums to internal and external audiences
  • Reviews and approves specific capital funding projects and non-specific work orders with capital budget costs components utilizing the PowerPlan system
  • Assists in the preparation of the Company's annual capital budget, evaluating water resource management projects and programs
  • Participates in the Company's Public Utility Commission (PUC) rate case filings, including responding to data requests, participating in district tours and settlement negotiations.
    Researches and writes project justification documentation, including scope, project need and alternatives, for proposed water system analysis and optimization projects in conjunction with Water Resources and District staff
  • Analyzes cost and schedule trends
  • Manages and communicates with project-specific contractors, consultants, agencies, and staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in Resource (Water) Management or Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Natural Sciences, or other closely related field required
  • Experience in water resources management and planning practices desired
  • Knowledge of water and waste water systems desired
  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in Engineering capacity desired
  • Master's Degree or other advanced specialty certification desired
  • Engineering in Training Certificate (EIT) or Professional Engineering License (PE) desired
  • Project management professional (PMP) certification desired
  • Experience working with consultants and contractors desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external audiences
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to make formal and informal presentations to a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to read and understand general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Valid California Driver License

Salary Range $101,805 - $156,576

Deadline to submit resume is Thursday, November 24, 2022.

The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.

To apply, please visit: https://calwatergroup.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CWSG/job/San-Jose-CA/Water-Resources-Engineer_R1416

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