Bargaining Unit: Office and Clerical Employee Unit
Salary Code: 25
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: October 1, 2023
Under general supervision of the Supervisor of Field Engineering and Planning, performs engineering design and technical work related to the design, construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and operation of the District’s distribution and pumping facilities which may include supervising or inspecting the work of consultants and contractors engaged in work related to the distribution system.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Prepares engineering designs, specifications, estimates, reports, and documents for projects related to maintenance, reconstruction and construction of District facilities.
- Examines the construction of engineered facilities, including reviewing the work of construction management consultants or performing construction contract administrative duties; coordinating construction supervision and inspection and providing technical assistance to contractors and subcontractors by interpreting specifications, providing responses to requests for information.
- Serves as a Project Engineer on contract construction projects, which includes the cost evaluation, review of design and project schedule, the development and monitoring of project budget, and coordination of construction phase.
- Assists with tasks related to the District’s Safety Program.
- Researches project design requirements and performs related calculations; conducts plans checks to ensure compliance with District and various environmental and regulatory standards; prepares time and materials cost.
- Performs topographic surveys of District Facilities and prepares maps with collected data.
- Assists in the locating of District facilities using advanced survey techniques.
- Interacts with Federal, state, and local regulatory agencies as required.
- Completes plan checks of drawings submitted for District construction development for conformance with specifications and standards drawings.
- Performs studies and prepares reports and specifications on soil mechanics for foundation design and embankment stability.
- Develops reports utilizing computer-based information management and control systems.
- Prepares a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepares technical specifications; assists with preparation and revisions to design and construction standards; develops technical documents required by the local, state, and Federal agencies to obtain permitting and licensing of District facilities.
- Plans and may direct the work of others engaged in the maintenance or construction of District facilities.
- Utilizes AutoCAD and GIS to generate drawings as required or needed by the District.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
A bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Agricultural Engineering, or related field with coursework in planning, design, construction, and operation of water distribution system, pipeline distribution system and related hydraulic structures and equipment.
- Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to a variety of utility projects.
- Principles of hydraulic design, hydrology, materials engineering, soil mechanics, surveying, and structural engineering.
- District policies and procedures with respect to the distribution of irrigation water.
- Computer technology and design software as applied to perform assigned tasks.
- Topographic surveys with GPS and Robotic Total Stations.
- The applicable safety and accident procedures of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- The applicable California General Industrial Safety Orders.
- Principle and practice of effective customer service.
- Perform professional engineering computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.
- Apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures.
- Apply applicable law and regulations related to the area of assignment.
- Read and understand blue prints and specifications.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or change by immediate circumstances.
- Meet critical deadlines.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
- Display a high degree of maturity, integrity, and good judgment.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
- Moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time up to 30 pounds. ▪ Work outdoors under adverse climatic weather conditions. ▪ Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR CREDENTIAL
- Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is required or must be obtained within twelve (12) months of assignment.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.