Under the supervision of the Principal Engineer, an Associate Engineer performs a variety of professional engineering tasks related to the planning, design, construction, operation and evaluation of the District's water and wastewater facilities.
(Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following):
Performs a variety of engineering studies related to the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities used for water and wastewater collection and treatment; conducts studies and prepares engineering and technical reports, correspondence, and records.
Provides technical operations assistance to plant personnel; identifies operational problems and recommends process changes; conducts pilot studies to optimize plant operations; makes recommendations regarding equipment operation/purchase and maintenance of District structures.
Identifies long term projects to improve plant operations and assure regulatory compliance.
Assists in the preparation of operating budgets.
Coordinates the work of contractors and consultants; reviews, checks and inspects the work of contractors and consultants; acts as liaison between contractors/consultants and District staff.
Performs calculations and prepares estimates of costs, quantities, and work for a variety of projects; provides cost-benefit analyses.
Prepares detailed layout and design drawings for District construction and maintenance projects, structures and other facilities; instructs technician producing drawings, maps, or charts; reviews designs with operating personnel.
Prepares technical specifications and contract provisions for proposed construction projects.
Represents the District with utilities, cities, engineering firms, contractors, developers, contractors, manufacturers in accomplishing assignments; coordinates District projects with other agencies.
Provides information and training to operating personnel on various technical topics.
Performs miscellaneous engineering office/field work and other related duties as assigned.
DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE OF AND PERFORMANCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- Civil engineering principles, practices, and methods;
- Hydraulics, hydrology, chemistry and thermodynamics;
- Mechanical equipment;
- Mechanical, electrical and control systems;
- Construction practices, trades and materials;
- Project management and coordination;
- Contract administration practices and principles;
- Methods and techniques used in design and construction for planning, design, cost estimation, construction, installation, and inspection of wastewater collection, distribution, and treatment facilities;
- Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to water/wastewater system design, construction, and plant operations;
- Engineering mathematics, economics, and statistical analysis;
- Safety standards and practices.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, other managers, the public, developers; other government agencies, consultants and contractors;
- Interpret, implement and enforce District water, REW, sewer and administrative ordinances and other state and local regulations;
- Prepare clear and concise technical reports, correspondence, and other administrative documents;
- Provide clear verbal communications and make formal group/public presentations;
- Analyze engineering and operational problems, evaluate alternatives and provide options and recommendations that demonstrates technical, administrative and political considerations;
- Use a variety of software applications related to the occupation.
- Sufficient eyesight to read fine statistical reports and standard text and data on computer terminal screens;
- Ability to speak and hear at normal conversational levels in person and over the telephone;
- Manual dexterity to write legibly and to use calculators, computer terminal, and other general office machines;
- Ability to lift and carry up to approximately forty pounds of plant equipment and materials on an occasional basis; and to reach, bend, or crouch to inspect equipment;
- Ability to occasionally walk on uneven and slippery surfaces;
- Exposure to outdoors and high noise levels as created by large pumps;
- Ability to travel to different sites and locations.
Training and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of training and experience, which demonstrates attainment of the required knowledge and ability to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed), typically:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field with a curriculum that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience and project management related to water and/or sewage collection systems.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
California registration as a Professional Engineer.
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