Civil - Design, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT The Engineering Department is responsible for the design and construction of new regional water facilities in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP); rehabilitating or replacing facilities identified as part of the Asset Management Program; identifying and employing value engineering of design concepts to optimize facility and aqueduct system performance; managing major emergency facility repairs; and providing overall CIP programmatic monitoring and controls. It also manages the Water Authority's real-estate interests by acquiring, disposing of, and leasing real property; patrolling and managing 168 miles of right of way; administering the deferral of standby water availability charges; and providing survey services. In addition, the department provides technical support to other agencies, departments, and member agencies.
THE DESIGN SERVICES GROUP The Engineering Department's Design Services Group is a high-performing group of engineers and drafters responsible for in-house design execution of Water Authority CIP projects. The Design Services Group develops biddable plans and specifications for a wide variety of water infrastructure projects and provides engineering support for the Right of Way and Construction Groups as well as the Operations and Maintenance and Water Resources Departments. The Design Services Group also procures and manages consultant designs for Water Authority CIP projects.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate is an independent self-starter and effective communicator who is organized and thrives in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. The ideal candidate has hands-on public works design experience, including experience managing design consultant contracts and supervising or leading professional and para-professional staff.
THE POSITION Engineer (P.E.) is the skilled, journey-level class in the professional engineering series. Incumbents independently perform a variety of engineering activities that involve evaluating, selecting and applying difficult engineering techniques and processes in the design and construction of Water Authority pipelines and facilities. This classification also conducts difficult and technical engineering projects, engineering analyses, research, planning and design for a variety of capital construction programs and/or maintenance/improvement programs; and performs related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in civil engineering or related field supplemented by six years of professional engineering experience, including experience in public water/utility design and construction, and two years of experience at the level of the Water Authority's Engineer II class.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of California.
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Water Authority's Vehicle Insurance Policy.
About San Diego County Water Authority
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The San Diego County Water Authority is an independent public agency that serves as San Diego County's regional water wholesaler. The mission of the Water Authority is to provide a safe and reliable water supply to its 24 member agencies serving the region's $220 billion economy and 3.3 million residents.
The Water Authority is executing a long-term strategy to diversify the region's supplies, make major investments in the region's water delivery and storage system, and improve water use efficiency. Through dynamic leadership, thoughtful planning, and prudent fiscal policies, the Water Authority is cost effectively managing the region's water portfolio, while continuing to diversify supplies to enhance current and future reliability.