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Associate Civil Engineer (Water Distribution Planning)

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, California
$136,344 - $165,732 Annually
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

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East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is currently seeking an Associate Civil Engineer who is energetic, innovative, and team-oriented with experience in water infrastructure planning and hydraulic modeling to join the Water Distribution Planning Division within EBMUD’s Engineering and Construction Department. Currently, there is a vacancy within the Pressure Zone Planning Section of the Water Distribution Planning Division. Reporting to a Senior Engineer, an Associate Civil Engineer is the registered professional engineer level position on the EBMUD engineering career ladder and often works as a project leader.

The Water Distribution Planning Division handles significant work to support capital projects and ongoing operations, including water distribution system upgrades and extensions; major facilities; water services; new facilities; master planning; facilities outage planning and coordination; pressure zone planning studies; environmental studies and reviews; and long-term project development and management of distribution system facility components. The work focuses on EBMUD’s 4,000+ miles of water distribution system pipeline network and water distribution facilities including reservoir and pumping plants.

Specific responsibilities may include:
• Conducting comprehensive engineering and planning studies of EBMUD’s water systems.
• Conducting varied engineering analyses in hydraulics, site planning and system operations.
• Preparing engineering economic feasibility studies.
• Preparing environmental assessment studies and CEQA documentation on proposed or existing facilities.
• Assembling and analyzing water use, urban land use and population and related data to make projections of water consumption, water quality and other growth factors.
• Preparing project documents including project justifications, budget analyses, preliminary cost estimates, project authorization forms and schedules.
• Preparing complete reports including computations, text, charts, sketches, conclusions and recommendations for engineering projects.
• Performing a variety of hydraulic and statistical computations and analyses related to the planning, design and operation of water distribution and treatment facilities.
• Administering outside consultant and general service contracts.
• Leading and directing project teams.
• Presenting project findings and results to management, operations and maintenance staff, and the public.
• Providing design and construction support for water distribution projects.

A flexible/hybrid work from home schedule may be available for some positions in this job classification.

The salary range for Associate Civil 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.

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 or environmental engineering curriculum, or a California EIT certificate.
2. Two years of engineering experience at the level of EBMUD’s Assistant Engineer classification, which is equivalent to four years of professional civil engineering experience (after obtaining the degree), and,
3. California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.
4. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
5. Must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.

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