Associate EngineerPlacer County Water Agency
$90,960 - $116,093 annually, DOQ, plus excellent benefits
Perform professional and technical engineering duties as required for water and power systems; to serve as project manager through planning, design and construction on assigned projects.
Examples of Duties:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices:
- Prepare water system plans, specifications, engineering studies and reports and contracts.
- Assist with environmental assessments.
- Conduct hydraulic, operational and economic analysis of water systems.
- Design pipelines, canals, pumping plants, building structures, power facilities, and related facilities.
- Make engineering calculations.
- Review and assist with the coordination of consultants work.
- Prepare bid documents and cost estimates.
- Analyze problems and develop effective solutions.
- Determine the federal, state or local laws, regulations or guidelines that affect projects and apply them appropriately.
- Analyze and track project costs and recommend action on progress pay estimates.
- Conduct surveys.
- Analyze proposals and bids.
- Provide technical assistance and support to Agency staff.
- Draft technical and administrative correspondence.
- Serve as a project manager over assigned projects including preparing and managing scope, schedule and budget.
- Instruct staff in methods of executing sub-tasks within the planning, design and analysis phases of projects.
- Assist in the preparation of annual and long-range CIP projects by providing project description, project cost and recommendations for project priority.
- May conduct public meetings on water system projects.
- May inspect construction project sites.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other Agency employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – Knowledge of:
- Civil and hydraulic engineering principles and practices.
- Computer principles as related to the solution of engineering problems.
- Pipeline materials and construction.
- Water treatment processes.
- Methods of water system planning.
- Practices of feasibility studies and cost estimating.
- Principles and practices of surveying and mapping.
- Principles and practices of project management.
- Methods of budget management.
- Contract and construction management principles.
- Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
- Modern office equipment including use of word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
- Principles and practices of customer service.
Required Qualifications – Ability to:
- Perform complex engineering analyses and computations.
- Prepare plans and specifications.
- Conduct public meetings.
- Prepare cost estimates and project plans.
- Analyze bids for construction, design and project engineering and make appropriate recommendations.
- Analyze problems and prepare appropriate solutions.
- Work independently and identify and resolve potential problems.
- Operate a computer using word processing and business software.
- Use common office equipment.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
License or Certificate:
- Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
- Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Experience and Education:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
- Four years of professional civil or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience with water systems related operations.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Engineering or a related field.
Applications must be received on/before Monday, April 8, 2019
PCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.