Job: Associate Engineer - Civil (PE Required - 2.5% differential applies), Santa Clara Valley Water District

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Associate Engineer - Civil (PE Required - 2.5% differential applies)
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Job Description

Associate Engineer - Civil (PE Required - 2.5% differential applies)

Valley Water

Salary: $10,290.80 - $13,175.07 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01306-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Dam Safety and Capital Delivery

Closing: 7/15/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


NOTE Regarding Salary: A 4% COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) will apply as of 6-28-21
Pacheco Project Delivery Unit (Position Code 0588)
Overview:Valley Water's Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project (PREP) continues to develop through planning, environmental impact analysis, engineering design, and permitting with construction anticipated to begin in late 2024. The PREP includes expanding the existing Pacheco Reservoir with new construction of a dam upstream of the existing dam, a spillway structure, inlet/outlet works, pipelines, a pump station, roads, power supply, and associated improvements. This Associate Engineer (Civil) position is an important piece of the PREP team in charge of providing technical oversight and review of deliverables such as plans, specifications, and technical memorandums; organizing field investigations; overseeing consultant work activities. coordinating with other agencies/organizations; and communicating across technical groups with Valley Water staff and consultants. Engineering support during construction as a PE subject matter expert will including the following tasks: complete submittal reviews; respond to requests for information; and interpret project drawings, specifications, and contract documents.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Review engineering work by consultants and/or Valley Water staff, provide technical review, guidance, and direction.
• Lead consultants and/or Valley Water staff in the preparation of planning documents, design drawings, technical deliverables, and the management of construction projects.
• Coordinate and communicate with external agencies to develop technical project elements.
• Represent Valley Water in public meetings, present recommendations to the Board, and other inter-agency coordination.

Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Experience:
Minimum four (4) years of professional engineering experience.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Plan, organize, schedule, assign, train, review, and evaluate the work of staff.
• Recommend and implement work plans and effectively manage engineering projects and project teams.
• Apply engineering principles, practices, concepts, and standards to engineering problems.
• Apply water resources principles, practices, concepts, and standards to water supply planning, operations, and management, groundwater monitoring, contamination, and protection, and water quality problems.

Ideal Knowledge:

• Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of civil engineering as applied to assigned field/specialty of engineering, water resources management, natural resource management and planning, engineering, hydrogeology, geology, hydrology, hydraulics, and/or environmental sciences.
• Principles and practices of project budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management, and contract administration.
• Principles and practices of numerical modeling and analysis, forecasting and risk analysis, and statistical analysis.
• Practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective and technical reports.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
• Principles and techniques for providing customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Valley Water staff.

Ideal Training and Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a field related to assigned functional area(s).
Possession of a valid California Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate with two (2) years of associated paraprofessional engineering experience.

Required License or Certificate

• Possess and maintain a Professional Engineer (PE) License issued by the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

To review the Classification Specification, please click Associate Engineer - Civil 5-2019.pdf

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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