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Associate Civil Engineer (Wastewater Project and Construction Management)

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, California
$136,344 - $165,732 Annually
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
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East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is currently seeking a motivated, experienced, and team-oriented Associate Civil Engineer to join the Wastewater Department’s Project and Construction Management (PCM) Section. PCM section staff support implementation of the Wastewater Department’s $276 million five-year Capital Improvement Program by leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultant design teams as project managers, and by construction managers of complex wastewater collection and treatment system infrastructure improvement and expansion projects. This position provides unique opportunities to gain both design and construction management experience while working on wastewater treatment plant upgrades, leading-edge waste to energy projects, and traditional infrastructure rehabilitation projects.

The most competitive candidates will possess significant knowledge and experience in project management, design and construction management with a general understanding of the wastewater treatment process and experience working in operating facilities. This individual should have experience in leading cross-functional engineering disciplines, preparing designs, managing consultants, directing the work of other engineers, and preparing and delivering technical presentations. The candidate should also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate good interpersonal skills with a teamwork-based approach, and work independently with minimal supervision.

Specific job duties include:
• Managing the project design phase by preparing and administering consultant contracts; preparing supplementary design tasks; developing scope, budget, and schedule; reviewing engineering calculations and technical memoranda; identifying and recommending alternatives; resolving key issues; preparing project feasibility studies and life-cycle cost analyses; identifying and mitigating project risks; and developing construction documents.
• Managing the project construction phase by preparing and understanding construction contract documents (plans and specifications), understanding construction techniques, reviewing submittals and requests for information, negotiating change orders and claims, preparing cost estimates and project schedules, performing testing/training/startup activities, and managing the overall project budget, scope, and schedule.

The salary range is $11,362 per month increasing to $11,930, $12,527, $13,153, and $13,811 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively. 

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

1. A bachelor’s degree in an ABET-accredited civil engineering curriculum OR a California EIT Certificate.
2. Four years of professional civil engineering experience (subsequent to obtaining the degree), which is equivalent to two years of experience at EBMUD’s Assistant Engineer level.
3. California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements. Contact EBMUD Human Resources for additional questions.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
Job Hotline: (510) 287-0735


The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking water for 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. EBMUD’s award-winning wastewater treatment protects San Francisco Bay and serves 685,000 customers. It is a public utility formed in 1923 under California's Municipal Utility District Act. EBMUD Mission: to manage the natural resources with which the District is entrusted; to provide reliable, high quality water and wastewater services at fair and reasonable rates for the people of the East Bay; and to preserve and protect the environment for future generations. EBMUD employs nearly 2,000 employees at locations throughout the East San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, Camanche and Pardee Reservoir areas. Explore the different careers paths available at EBMUD with descriptions of skills, experience, education, certifications and licenses needed to move and grow within the organization! EBMUD offers employees a wide range of benefits and programs designed to suit their individual needs and promote balance between their work and everyday lives. You can read more about our employee benefits program here. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals over forty years of age, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical, including AIDS and HIV), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy, pregnancy disability leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws. EEO/Accommodation Statement: If you need an accommodation to apply for any jobs at East Bay Municipal Utility District, call (510) 287-0735.
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