*To be considered for this position, you MUST apply online at www.ccwater.com
CCWD has an immediate opening for an Associate Engineer. 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 critical infrastructure, including the Shortcut Pipeline, the Contra Costa Canal and the Los Vaqueros Project facilities. The Shortcut Pipeline is a 5 mile long pipeline that is critical for serving multiple large industrial customers. Near-term work includes completing inspections and identifying options to improve the reliability of this facility, which crosses two creeks and the Concord Fault, managing a consultant, developing designs and supporting construction of improvements valued at over $5 million. The successful candidate will also design new facilities and improvement projects to upgrade and replace existing untreated water facilities, including the Contra Costa Canal, pipelines, pump stations, roads and reservoirs.
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 Departments, and team with other engineers responsible for water treatment and treated water distribution facilities. Disciplines that are recognized as contributing toward these assignments include hydraulics, structural, mechanical, civil, 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.
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.