The Alameda County Water District, in Fremont, California, is seeking an exceptionally talented engineer to apply and further develop their technical knowledge and broaden their project management and leadership skills. Under the supervision of the Water Supply Supervisor, an Engineer I/II provide technical assistance to all departments on hydraulic modeling, demand forecasting, water management optimization, fisheries monitoring, water supply accounting, and administration of water rights and water supply contracts. The role of the Water Resources Engineer includes conducting water supply and demand-side analyses; implementing water resources planning and water supply programs; participating in the formulation, modification, and/or implementation of the District’s integrated resources plan and related actions; managing consultants conducting field research and analyses for watershed studies; representing the District before various state, regional, and local agencies, advisory committees, and task force groups; preparing a variety of written reports, correspondence, and oral presentations to the Board of Directors or other bodies or groups; analyzing the relationship and impact of other agencies’ plans/projects to ACWD’s water supplies and integrated resource plan; and performs other related work as required.
The Ideal Candidate will:
- Possess a Bachelor or higher degree in engineering with an emphasis on environmental fluid mechanics, or in another related non-engineering technical field such as hydrology, statistics, data or analytical science, fisheries, and natural resources management. Be a collaborative team player who can also work independently. Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter with strong program management skills, with a proactive approach to addressing issues, and finding creative solutions; and Possess demonstrated abilities to build and maintain strong and effective relationships with other agencies, stakeholders, organizations, and groups to represent the district’s interests in an effective and positive manner.
Education and Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, or a related field and level 1: No work experience is required. Level 2: Two (2) years of full-time of practice engineering experience equivalent to that of an Engineer 1 within the district. An advanced degree in an accredited engineering curriculum may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Must possess a California Engineer-in-Training Certificate and have a valid California driver’s license.
Knowledge of: engineering principles, terms, practices, and technology related to basic chemistry and laboratory procedures; engineering mathematics through calculus; engineering methods, and design processes; functions, processes, and equipment within the District; statistical principles and methods of analysis; computer programs and languages and engineering applications; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; safe work practices as they relate to the position and the ability to identify workplace hazards and/or unsafe conditions and take appropriate action to correct same; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. Skill and Ability to: apply engineering principles and practices to the solution of routine professional engineering problems; conduct literature searches and research available sources of information; perform difficult mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy; interpret and prepare drawings, graphs, charts and compilations of numerical data; maintain accurate records and prepare a variety of memos, letters, and technical reports that are clear and concise; exercise sound judgment in decision making; provide oversight and direction to contract service providers (consultants) including review of work products; perform the essential functions of the job without causing harm to self or others; prioritize and schedule work; operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Application materials which include a supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at www.acwd.org by the final filing date of Monday, October 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in a qualification’s appraisal panel.