Assistant or Associate Engineer

Sacramento Suburban Water District | Sacramento, CA

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Posted Date 11/09/2022
Description

**Please note this recruitment is for an Assistant Engineer OR Associate Engineer (One Position)**


The  following  duties  are  typical  for  this  classification.  Depending  upon  the  assignment,  the employee may not perform all of the listed duties and may be required to perform additional or different  duties  from  those  below  to  address  business  needs  and  changing  business  practices. Management retains the right to add, remove, or change duties at any time.

Assistant Engineer:

  • Assists with planning, design, preparation of plans and specifications, permitting for the construction, maintenance, destruction, demolition, and site restoration of water system infrastructure, facilities, and properties.
  • Assists in the planning for and collection of data from the field, laboratory, and GIS; and assists with its collation, organization, interpretation, and analysis.
  • Prepares estimates of materials, quantities, and probable construction costs.
  • Assists  with  inspection  and  monitoring  of  construction  activities  of  water  system infrastructure and facilities;  attends construction meetings.
  • Assists with contract administration for both consultants and contractors including preparing contracts, change orders, and monthly reports;  provides assessment of and recommendations for changes to scope of work, schedule, and cost.
  • Assists  in  preparation  and  maintenance  of  a  variety  of  documents  and  correspondence including letters, memoranda, reports, Asset Management Plans, Master Plans, Standards, Regulations, environmental assessments, and grant applications and reporting.
  • Assists  staff,  external  entities,  and  public  with  questions  regarding  District standards, infrastructure, and facilities.
  • Maintains regular attendance and adheres to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities. 
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering with particular emphasis on water wells and production facilities, water distribution, water treatment, groundwater systems, and other hydraulic projects and facilities.
  • Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software.
  • Principles of engineering economics.
  • Modern  office  methods,  procedures,  and  equipment  including  common  office computer software and database programs, including the Microsoft Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.
  • Principles and practices of good customer service.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Learn, understand, explain, and apply ordinances, regulations, codes, resolution and procedures, and laws and policies governing assigned area.
  • Read,  understand,  analyze,  and  use  technical  drawings,  engineering  plans  and specifications, and reports; produce, interpret, and apply field notes. 
  • Learn  terminology,  methods,  practices,  and  techniques  of  design,  construction, installation, safety, upgrade, and maintenance used in general civil engineering and water production and distribution operations. 
  • Learn  to  perform  engineering  calculations  with  speed  and  accuracy;  perform  other engineering duties; and, write technical reports as assigned. 
  • Learn design, construction, installation, upgrade, and maintenance of District facilities. 
  • Learn to use specialized software relevant to assigned duties.
  • Operate a computer for word processing, database, and department specific software. 
  • Be  an  integral  team  player,  which  involves  flexibility,  cooperation,  and communication.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish  and  maintain  cooperative  working  relationships  with  co-workers,  outside agencies, vendors, consultants/contractors, and the public.
  • Pass pre-employment physical and background check.

 

Associate Engineer: 

  • Prepares various project and program analyses, estimates, calculations, assessments, and  investigations;  prepares  reports  and  technical  documents  presenting  results, findings, conclusions, and recommendations in a clear, complete, and concise manner.
  • Participates in planning and preparing designs, plans, and specifications, and contracts for various projects.
  • Prepares and administers the full range of contracts for consultants and contractors.
  • Manages a variety of projects simultaneously, from conception through construction, which involves developing project schedules, monitoring project progress and budget, obtaining  permits,  ensuring  regulatory  compliance,  resolving  issues,  preparing  and maintaining project files, monitoring quality of work, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Performs construction inspection and monitoring for various types of projects.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of documents and correspondence, including Asset Management  Plans,  reports,  Master  Plans,  environmental  assessments,  and  grant applications and reporting.
  • Coordinates  with  and  assists  outside  entities  with  projects  relevant  to  District operations  and  acts  as  interface  between  District  and  its  customers  on  engineering projects.
  • Represents  the  District  in  coordination  with  other  utilities,  regulatory,  planning agencies, governmental bodies, trade and professional associations, technical groups and developers.
  • Trains and mentors junior staff.
  • Maintains regular attendance and adheres to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Builds  and  maintains  positive  working  relationships  with  coworkers,  other  District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. 

Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering with particular emphasis on the design and construction  of  water  wells  and  production  facilities,  water  development  and distribution, water treatment, groundwater systems, and other hydraulic projects and facilities, including use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.
  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing groundwater management and protection.
  • Basic hydrogeological methods and techniques.
  • Principles  of  engineering  economics  and  their  practical  application  to  water development, water distribution, and water treatment projects.
  • Laws,  rules,  ordinances  and  legislative  processes  including  CEQA  requirements governing water rights, water development and production, water quality, and water treatment.
  • Public finance, budget development and fiscal controls, and capital improvement fiscal planning.
  • Contract development and administration, including project and program scheduling. ? Principles  and  practices  and  water  supply  development,  chemical  and  biological aspects of water pollution, and local water issues, including their relationships to State and regional plans.
  • Modern  office  methods,  procedures,  and  equipment  including  common  office computer software and database programs, including the Microsoft Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Principles of employee training and supervision.
  • Techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication. ? Principles and practices of good customer service.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Develop, prepare, and manage multiple simultaneous contracts for consultants and contractors to effectively complete projects and control risk.  
  • Inspect, plan, organize, manage, and administer construction projects in the District and perform comprehensive administrative reviews of construction work activities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and complete District engineering projects, particularly as they affect wells  and  water  production  facilities,  water  distribution  and  system  development, hydrogeology, water quality, and water treatment.
  • Develop long-range capital improvement plans.
  • Prepare  and  monitor  project  budgets  ensuring  proper  completion  and  inspection of construction projects.
  • Prepare and develop plans and specifications, reports, contract documents, and District engineering standards.
  • Prepare and review a variety of engineering studies and reports and perform hydraulic modeling.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively  represent  the  District’s  engineering  functions  with  the  public, other governmental  and  outside  agencies,  contractors,  developers,  and professional engineering consultants.
  • Maintain detailed records.
  • Operate a computer for word processing, database, and department specific software. ? Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication and a solutions-oriented outlook.
  • Establish  and  maintain  cooperative  working  relationships  with  co-workers, outside agencies, vendors, consultants/contractors, and the public.
  • Pass pre-employment physical and background check.
  • Provide supervision, training, and work evaluations for assigned staff.

 

Experience and Education

Experience:

Assistant Engineer Level: No professional experience is required. 

Associate Engineer Level: Two (2) years of professional civil engineering experience in water system planning, or design, or construction at a level equivalent to an Assistant Engineer at Sacramento Suburban Water District. 

 

AND 

Education:

Equivalent to a Bachelors Degree from an ABET accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or related field. 

 

License and/or Certificates*

Valid  California  Driver’s  License  issued  by  the  California  Department  of  Motor Vehicles  and  proof  of  good  driving  record  as  evidenced  by  absence  of  multiple  or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration.  The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the District’s automobile rates. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

*Associate Engineer Level: Possession and maintenance of a Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the State of California.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Assistant Engineer: $41.45 - $51.81 per hour ($86,211.34 - $107,764.18 annually)

Associate Engineer: $7,228.79 - $10,326.85 monthly ($86,745.53 - $123,922.19 annually)

Plus a competitive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for Classic tier and 2% @ 62 under 2013 PEPRA) and employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; voluntary deferred compensation and flexible benefit plans; educational reimbursement program; and paid vacation and holidays.

Remote/Alternate work schedule option. 

Close: Mon Nov 21, 2022

 

Application Process

To be considered for this position, candidates are required to submit a cover letterresume, and SSWD application by Monday, November 21, 2022.  

Please apply on our website at www.sswd.org. In order to be considered for the position, all three documents must be submitted

Please contact Human Resources at sswd-hr@sswd.org with any questions.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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