The application deadline is 5:00 P.M. on July 15, 2019.
To be considered for this position you MUST apply online at www.ccwater.com
CCWD has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Engineer in the Engineering Department. This position fills a vacancy created by the incumbent taking a Project position anticipated to last for a term of 3 to 5 years and possibly shorter or longer. The individual selected for this position will be a regular-status employee and entitled to all terms and conditions of employment as specified in the IFPTE, Local 21 MOU including but not limited to Section 13 & 22. Consistent with provisions of the Local 21 MOU, this position may be impacted by the return of the permanent employee from the Project position.
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, a demonstrated track record of successfully completing projects, sound knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to develop in-house design packages as the engineer of record and to manage design consultants. The ideal candidate values and incorporates safety in work practices and design products and will have experience in infrastructure design and public contracting, preferably with a focus on water facility and infrastructure design.
The successful candidate will be an integral member of the team responsible for planning, designing and constructing improvements to the District's untreated water system and water treatment plants (WTPs). The Untreated Water Facilities Improvement Program implements projects to maintain and improve the pump stations, canals, and appurtenant infrastructure associated with the Contra Costa Canal, conveyance pipelines and facilities installed as part of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir system, and Mallard Slough intake and pipeline. The WTP Improvements Program implements projects that have been prioritized in the WTP Master Plan for the District's three treatment plants to meet regulatory requirements and treated water production demands through safe and cost-effective operations.
As a member of the Engineering Department, the successful candidate will be a technical resource throughout the District, including support to the Operations and Maintenance Department, and team with engineers whose responsibilities include the programs described above, as well as untreated water reservoirs, distribution system renewal and replacement, and treated water distribution facilities. Disciplines that are recognized as contributing toward these assignments include civil, mechanical, structural, geotechnical and environmental engineering. Additionally, the position will develop construction cost estimates, participate in project design reviews, administer construction and consulting contracts, and coordinate engineering and construction activities with other District departments. CCWD focuses on training and mentoring employees to ensure ongoing technical, project management, and professional growth and development.
The Associate Engineer is the full journey level class within the Engineering series. This classification performs professional engineering work in the planning, design, construction and operation of water systems, facilities, and related projects.
The Associate Engineer receives direction from supervisory or management personnel, exercises technical and functional supervision over professional and technical staff, and may exercise direct supervision over technical staff.
The Associate Engineer class is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the assignment of the full range of professional duties and the employees acquisition of a Principal Engineer license. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Movement to this level is contingent on meeting performance standards established by the District and the resource management needs of the organization. Advancement from the entry level to the journey level is in accordance with District policies and procedures.
The Associate Engineer class is distinguished from the Senior Engineer in that the latter performs engineering activities requiring a high level of skill and independent judgment and exercises direct supervision over assigned professional engineering staff.
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of responsible civil engineering experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Engineer with the Contra Costa Water District.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Internal Number: 000000
About Contra Costa Water District
Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 & 401 deferred compensation plans, retirement pension, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment.