Bargaining Unit: At Will
Salary Code: Band D
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: 10/15/18
Under general supervision of the Supervisor of Resources, performs complex engineering and technical work in the planning, design, construction of capital projects of the District’s distribution and pumping facilities and multi-disciplinary and policy analysis related to the preservation, restoration, land use and enhancement of District water resources including policy analysis, water projects operations, land acquisition, power, drainage, groundwater, and water conservation which also may engage in work related to the distribution system.
The Senior Engineer requires an extensive engineering background in progressively difficult assignments, receives assignments in broad and general terms, has considerable latitude for independent actions and decisions, and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of subordinate staff. Supervisory duties include interviewing, training, development, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating and disciplining subordinate staff; and communication division policy and objectives to staff.
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.
- May supervise staff engaged in a variety of engineering and planning duties. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, training, evaluating and discipling staff.
- May be assigned as a Project Manager and Engineer in Responsible Charge on various projects related to capital improvement, water resources, regulatory compliance, land acquisition, groundwater, drainage, energy management, power resources, and water conservation.
- Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and reviews and provides quality assurance of the work of other staff, contractors, suppliers and consultants engaged in preparation of various analysis, feasibility studies, project development, mitigation plans, environmental documents, designs, specifications, contract and bid documents, estimates and reports for water, power, and regulatory projects.
- Administers, coordinates and assists with engineering construction contracts, water resource projects and agreements.
- Serves as District liaison or representative on boards, committees, commissions, task forces and at meetings and hearings.
- Prepares or reviews engineering designs, specifications, estimates, reports, and documents for projects related to maintenance, reconstruction and construction of District facilities.
- Prepares or reviews environmental studies, documents, and water and biological resource reports.
- Monitors, evaluates, and makes recommendations regarding laws, codes, regulations, and proposed legislation as they apply to related job duties and responsibilities.
- Prepares or provides input on applicable budgets as they relate to the District’s operations.
- 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, and four (4). years of civil, mechanical, or agricultural engineering experience, include the planning, design, construction, and operation of a pipeline distribution system and related hydraulic structures and equipment.
- Federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances related to projects when assigned.
- Principles of hydraulic design, hydrology, materials engineering, soil mechanics, surveying, structural engineering, power, and drainage.
- Engineering principles, practices, and methods of planning design construction, operation, and inspection of water distribution and drainage collection systems.
- Engineering mathematics and statistical analysis.
- Engineering economics, specifications, and contract procedures.
- Construction methods and materials.
- Principles and practices of project management.
- The applicable California General Industrial Safety Orders.
- Computer technology and design software as applied to assign engineering tasks.
- Principles and practice of effective customer service.
- Understand, interpret, and apply department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Exercise leadership, authority, and management carefully and effectively.
- Ensure prompt and proper response to public concerns and complaints.
- Plan, organize, direct, coordinate and oversee functions and activities of the Department to achieve efficient operations and meet service goals.
- Represent the District as various water resources agencies and entities.
- Maintain records, analyze data, and compile comprehensive technical reports and recommendations concerning various aspects of engineering.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with both internal and external contacts.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job.
- May work hours other normal work schedule.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR CREDENTIAL
- Possession of a valid Certification of Registration as a Professional Engineer, Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.