Job: ASSOCIATE ENGINEER - CIVIL (PE Required - a 2.5% differential applies), Santa Clara Valley Water District

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ASSOCIATE ENGINEER - CIVIL (PE Required - a 2.5% differential applies)
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Civil Engineering
Structural - Other
Water Resources

Job Description

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER - CIVIL (PE Required - a 2.5% differential applies)

Valley Water

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

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01240-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Dam Safety and Capital Delivery

Closing: 2/15/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Pacheco Project Delivery Unit (Position Code 0140)
Overview:Are you a Civil Engineer with experience as a project manager?
The Associate Civil Engineer shall act in the role of a Project Manager to direct, oversee, participate in the work of professional civil engineering staff to plan, design, prepare plans, specifications and estimate, administer construction contracts, manage construction contracts, prepare Operation & Maintenance guidelines, interface with communities, collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders, and prepare Board Agenda Items, for the Cross Valley Pipeline Extension Project, the Coyote Creek Chillers Project, conveyance components of the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project, and other Capital projects.

Associate Civil Engineer shall perform complex professional engineering work as a staff specialist including but not limited to hydraulic modeling and analysis, transient analysis, surge analysis, soil-pipe interaction, and general civil areas for specific functions; and/or may serve in a supervisory capacity as a section or team leader; prepare Request for Proposals; manage and oversee consultants' products and contracts; prepare project plans & work plans; prepare and monitor budget; supervise and mentor assistant engineers; supervise in-house production of plans/specifications and bid package; prepare draft Board Items; manage and oversee or serve as a resource or as a project team leader/member on the Cross Valley Pipeline Extension Project, the Coyote Creek Chillers Project, conveyance components of the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project, and other Capital projects as assigned; supervise and/or participate in project initiation, project management planning, change management, control, and closeout procedures; and perform related work as assigned.

In addition, this position will ensure work quality and adherence to QEMS processes/procedures, professional codes, standards, and Valley Water specifications.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Lead, oversee and participate in the planning, design and construction of assigned pipeline projects; prepare feasibility studies and cost estimates; develop and evaluate alternative operational scenarios; identify and clarify alignment and right-of-way issues; define scope of work and develop conceptual plans; identify goals, standards, procedures and quality assurance standards for assigned projects; identify critical project issues; review and comment on consultant and environmental impact reports; review engineering studies, reports, designs and contract documents for compliance with professional civil engineering standards and principles.
• Perform supervisory duties as well as serve as a project/program manager for various water supply projects; organize, direct, lead, plan, schedule, assign and review the work of staff; monitor and control project schedule and expenditures. Provide training and technical support to staff.
• Coordinate, oversee, prepare, and review engineering studies, reports, designs, drawings, specifications, and related documentation: perform engineering design calculations and construction cost estimates with staff, outside agencies and consultants ensuring that deadlines, standards, and specifications are met appropriately. Participate in and may coordinate regulatory, environmental and/or construction permit activities and processes within Valley Water and with outside agencies.
• Provide technical pipeline engineering support for various capital and operations projects including quality control reviews of pipeline engineering design submittals to ensure work quality and adherence to professional codes, standards, and specifications.
• Negotiate and administer consultant and professional service contracts and agreements as assigned. Provide project planning and project management services including project controls, project progress, schedule, cost forecasts, variances, critical path, change management, and closeout procedures as assigned.
• Represent Valley Water in meetings or presentations to the public, contractors, and federal, state, and local agencies. Prepare and present a variety of engineering and administrative reports and correspondence, agenda packets, etc.

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:
Worked on Pipeline Engineering Projects for 7 or more years.

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.
• Prepare, understand, and interpret construction plans, specifications, drawings, and other engineering documents.
• Independently conduct comprehensive engineering studies, investigations, and analyses.
• Perform engineering calculations and statistics.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
• Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical engineering information and data.
• Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, and Valley Water engineering policies and procedures.
• Conduct engineering research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical reports.
• Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines, and best engineering practices.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Ideal Knowledge:

• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
• Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of civil engineering as applied to pipeline.
• Principles and practices of project budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management, and contract administration.
• Practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective and technical reports.
• Recent and on-going engineering related developments, including information technology, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of assigned area of responsibility.
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
• 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 related field.
• Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

Required License or Certificate

Professional Engineer (PE) License issued by the State of California is required.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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