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Associate Civil Engineer (Pipeline Rebuild)

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, California (US)
$143,712 - $174,684 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement
Closing date
Oct 25, 2023

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EBMUD Job Title: Associate Civil Engineer (Pipeline Rebuild)

Salary Info: $143,712 - $174,684 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement

Opens online at on Monday, September 25, 2023

Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on October 27, 2023

Internal Reference # 23-128


Advance your career as an Associate Civil Engineer with an industry-leading water and wastewater utility. The current opening is in the Pipeline Infrastructure Division’s Pipeline Rebuild Section. Reporting to a Senior Civil Engineer, the Associate Civil Engineer is the registered professional engineer level position in the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) engineering career advancement.


This division is responsible for managing and implementing various pipeline projects for the renewal and upgrade of EBMUD’s 4,200 miles of distribution and transmission pipelines. This Associate Civil Engineer position in Pipeline Rebuild will lead research and innovation focused on pipeline condition assessment and the process of integrating field data into pipeline risk modeling and project selection criteria. The selected candidate will essentially create a pipeline condition assessment program from the ground up and collaborate with U.C. Berkeley professors and graduate students as part of research experiments developed at the Center for Smart Infrastructure. In addition, the selected candidate will participate in Water Research Foundation studies specific to pipeline condition assessment and collaborate with other water utility partners involved in the studies. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Researching pipeline condition assessment technologies and tools. Preparing data on capabilities of condition assessment tools and writing memos to recommend pilot projects.
  • Developing pilot project plans, schedules, and budgets to test various pipeline condition assessment technologies.
  • Managing capital projects for water distribution pipeline replacements; preparing reports recommending priorities for system rehabilitation and upgrade projects; developing detailed project scopes, schedules, and budgets while managing projects through the design and construction process.
  • Conducting pipeline asset management analyses using ArcGIS or other modelling software, considering various factors including condition, hazards, likelihood of failure and consequence of failure; creating databases and prioritization criteria to rank projects to support master planning.
  • Scoping and developing alternative pipeline materials, alignments, and construction methods, including trenchless installations based on site and budget considerations.
  • Designing ductile iron and plastic pipeline systems and appurtenances of various sizes and analyzing underground utilities which may impact the design of pipeline facilities.
  • Preparing specifications and cost estimates for developing construction bid documents.
  • Reviewing and coordinating the work of outside consultants.
  • Negotiating with cities and counties to identify project work restrictions regarding encroachment permit conditions for underground construction, and other pipeline-related issues.
  • Responding to requests for changes to pipeline systems, inspecting existing facilities and proposed design sites, developing condition reports, maintaining uniform standards of design, pipeline materials, replacement methods, and project selection; incorporating criteria for new technology.
  • Providing construction support for water pipeline projects.
  • Working and communicating with field staff.
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing.


As appropriate to the assignment, the ideal candidates will demonstrate proficiency in conducting facility asset management analyses using ArcGIS or other modelling software; project planning and management; construction and maintenance support and start-up; oral and written communication skills; experience with designing contract bid documents for pipelines; and engineering analyses.


The salary range is $11,976 per month increasing to $12,575, $13,204, $13,864, and $14,557 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.



Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated above. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in an ABET–accredited civil, environmental, or closely related engineering curriculum OR a California EIT Certificate.
  • Four years of professional civil or environmental engineering experience (subsequent to obtaining the degree), which is equivalent to two years of experience at EBMUD’s Assistant Engineer level.
  • 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, Employee Services, at (510) 287-0764 for additional questions.


Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 27, 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) 287-073


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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