Associate Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineer (Construction Division)

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, California
$136,344 - $165,732 Annually
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Advance your career as an Associate Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineer with an industry-leading water and wastewater utility. The current opening is in the Construction Division, part of East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD’s) Engineering Department. Reporting to a Senior Engineer, Associate Engineer is the registered professional engineer level position on EBMUD’s engineering career ladder.

The Associate Engineer in this section is responsible for administering and managing construction contracts related to water transmission, treatment, storage, and/or distribution projects. This individual will serve as construction manager for complex projects involving multiple disciplines, including civil, mechanical, pipeline, HVAC, structural, architectural, geotechnical, electrical, and/or instrumentation and control elements. Specific responsibilities may include:
• Managing small to large construction projects to meet goals and to deliver quality results within budget and on schedule.
• Coordinating and reviewing the work of other engineers, support staff, and consultants on projects.
• Developing and reviewing specifications, bidding documents, cost estimates, project status reports, and other related documents and correspondence.
• Interacting with EBMUD public affairs staff and representing EBMUD in public meetings during the construction phase.
• Supporting the preparation and publication of contract documents.
• Attending pre-bid conferences to explain project objectives, drawings, and specifications to contractors and subcontractors.
• Initiating and preparing progress payments, change orders, and other key contract documents.
• Coordinating the work of the division with other engineering and work groups within EBMUD and with other agencies and organizations outside EBMUD.
• Using computer programs and other applications for construction contract administration.
• Keeping current with new developments and legislation related to civil engineering, construction methods, water and wastewater systems, contract administration, construction cost estimating, and other relevant areas.
• Reviewing contractor baseline schedules and updates.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of current construction practices and methods; excellent project management skills; strong oral and written communication skills; a proven record of preparing, negotiating, administering consultant and other contracts and agreements; experience working with others on major construction projects including contractors, technicians, field staff, outside agency staff, the general public, and others.

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

The salary range for Associate Electrical Engineer is $11,647 per month increasing to $12,229, $12,840, $13,482, and $14,156 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. Bachelor’s degree in an ABET-accredited civil, electrical, or mechanical (or closely related) engineering curriculum OR a California EIT Certificate.
2. Four years of professional civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering experience (subsequent to obtaining the degree); AND
3. California registration as a Professional Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineer.
4. A valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the position including both office and field duties, exposure to chemicals and oxidizing agents, and maintaining a physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing steep stairs and ladders, or walking for prolonged periods of time. Must be willing to work overtime when needed.

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, February 3, 2023. 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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