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Civil Engineer (I to Senior II)

Employer
Chelan County PUD
Location
Wenatchee, Washington State
Salary
$67,120 - $125,500
Closing date
Apr 30, 2024

Job Details

APPLICATION MATERIALS Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  

SALARY RANGE The starting salary range for these positions are:

Civil Engineer I; $67,120 - $83,900 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $100,680, annualized.

Civil Engineer II; $75,920 - $94,900 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $113,880, annualized.

Civil Engineer III: $87,440 - $109,300 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $131,160, annualized.

Civil Engineer Senior I; $93,920 - $117,400 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $140,880, annualized.

Civil Engineer Senior II: $100,400 - $125,500 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $150,600, annualized.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.

BENEFITS EPOA In addition to competitive wages Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include zero cost employer funded medical, dental, and vision healthcare benefits, access to the employee assistance program, a VEBA health reimbursement account, and long-term care.

Washington state retirement PERS participation and optional 457 plan participation with an employer matching 401(a) plan.

Leave, life & disability benefits including paid leave starting at 21 days per calendar year up to 35 with tenure, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, paid jury duty, short-term disability & long-term disability, and basic life, AD&D, and optional voluntary life.

The work life benefits include optional flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care, educational assistance, various rewards and recognition programs and position specific stipends.

For more explanation of the district benefits please visit our benefits website www.mychelanpudbenefits.org.

JOB POSTING This position will be filled at either the Civil Engineer I, II, III, Senior I or Senior II level, contingent upon the skills and experience of the selected candidate. Complete job descriptions for each level will be provided prior to an in-person interview. 

JOB PURPOSE: The Civil Engineer (I - Senior II) working in Engineering & Project Management performs basic to advanced (at higher levels) calculations, analysis, design, and construction support in the competency areas of geotechnical, hydraulic, structural, water resource and dam safety and assists with project management activities related to operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of hydroelectric generation facilities, switchyards, substations, parks, hatcheries, water and waste water systems and treatment plants. Depending on level, the position requires entry-level to independent judgement/knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures, including materials, equipment, and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of civil engineering and project management. At level I, the position works under close or continuing supervision and requires limited exercise of judgment when developing designs and design criteria, determining methodology and developing alternatives. At level II, the position will prepare scopes of work and cost estimates. Work is performed with technical guidance with review from supervisor or higher level engineers. At level III, the position will act as the design engineer and/or project manager for moderately complex projects. Additional responsibilities will include directing consultants, crew superintendents, foreman and contractors to troubleshoot and resolve problems. 

Responsibilities:

Civil Engineer I

Design Engineering - Basic design, analysis, and calculations for projects under the guidance, direction and supervision of higher-level engineers. Perform technical inspections and field verifications to help learn about the design process and construction practices.  Planning and Preliminary Engineering - Perform basic engineering planning, feasibility studies, cost estimating, economic analyses and more.  Project Management - Develop and assist with implementation of scopes, schedules and budgets for basic projects or less complex portions of more difficult projects.  Process Improvement Efforts - Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams. 

Civil Engineer II

Design Engineering - Perform fundamental civil engineering design, analysis, and calculations for low complexity projects. Write technical purchase and construction specifications.  Planning, Preliminary Engineering, Budget Development - Perform engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analyses and more. Operations and Maintenance Troubleshooting and Technical Assistance - Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of plant personnel. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Project Management - Assist in the development and implementation of scopes, schedules, budgets, and procurement documents for project. May act as a project manager for projects of limited complexity. Process Improvement Efforts - Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams.

Civil Engineer III

Perform civil engineering design, analysis, and calculations of medium complexity, as assigned. Develop design criteria, provide the design steps and correct sequencing of the technical activities to other project team members. Manage conventional projects or portions of larger complex projects from concept to close out. Develop and implement scopes, schedules and budgets. Set up and lead project teams including design engineers, consultants, contractors, construction inspectors, real property agents, skilled crafts workers, permitting specialists, purchasing agents, etc. Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of District personnel. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Develop testing methods and alternatives. Provide alternative problem solutions. Write brief reports describing possible solutions and recommendations. Perform engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing, and more. Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams. Contribute to the development of District technical standards.

Civil Engineer Senior I:

Perform engineering design, analysis and calculations of advanced complexity as assigned determining the methodology and depth needed. Lead other team members in proper execution of technical activities.  Perform engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analyses and develop alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc. Manage moderately complex projects from concept to close out. Develop and implement scopes, schedules, and budgets. Set up and lead project teams including design engineers, consultants, contractors, construction inspectors, skilled crafts workers, permitting specialists, purchasing agents, etc. Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of Operations & Maintenance personnel. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Develop testing methods and alternatives. Provide alternative problem solutions. Write brief reports describing possible solutions and recommendations. Perform testing, start-up, and commissioning. Prepare test and commissioning plans, direct craft labor and contractors to perform the tests, interpret test result and prepare summary reports, prepare operations and maintenance instructions. Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams. Contribute to the development of company technical standards.

Civil Engineer Senior II:

Perform complex engineering design, analysis and calculations of advanced complexity frequently determining the need and scope of the analysis and calculation. Investigate alternatives for design steps and sequencing for obscure or indeterminate problems. Provide structure and work sequence to lower-level engineers to guide technical activities. Receives only general objective guidance from higher level engineers and management. Manage complex projects from concept to close out. Develop and implement scopes, schedules and budgets. Set up and lead project teams including design engineers, consultants, contractors, construction inspectors, skilled crafts workers, permitting specialists, purchasing agents, etc. Negotiate conditions and agreements with stakeholders, landowners and regulatory agencies. Ensure compliance with QA/QC procedures to maintain the quality of project deliverables. Perform engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analyses and develop alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc. Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of Operations & Maintenance personnel. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Develop testing methods and alternatives. Provide alternative problem solutions. Write brief reports describing possible solutions and recommendations. Perform testing, start-up and commissioning. Prepare test and commissioning plans, direct craft labor and contractors to perform the tests, interpret test result and prepare summary reports, prepare operations and maintenance instructions. Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams. Contribute to the development of company technical standards.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Post-Secondary Education: Bachelor's degree (B. S., B. A.) in Civil Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. EIT (Engineer in Training) certificate achieved by passing the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam, preferred.

Experience:
Level I:  Entry Level.  No experience required. Candidates with experience in hydropower infrastructure and/or with an electric utility are preferred.

Level II: Requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing civil engineering related to hydropower generation, power distribution, and water resources fields of increasing complexity. Experience must include examples of successful application of basic civil engineering in the form of reports, calculations, specification, and drawings, participation in data collection and field research or inspections. 

Level III: Requires a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing civil engineering related to power generation, dam safety, power distribution, and water resources of increasing complexity. Experience must include examples of successful application of fundamental civil engineering in the form of reports, specifications, and drawings; knowledge of construction means and methods including cost and schedule estimates; development of design alternatives. 

Senior I: Requires 6+ years experience performing civil engineering related to hydroelectric generation facilities, switchyards, substations, parks, hatcheries, water and waste water treatment plants of increasing complexity. Experience must include examples of successful application of engineering in the form of reports, specifications, and drawings; knowledge of construction means and methods including cost and schedule estimates; knowledge of construction turnover/testing and commissioning; and proper identification of appropriate codes and standards for a wide variety of situations. 

Senior II: Requires 8+ years performing civil engineering related to hydroelectric generation facilities, switchyards, substations, parks, hatcheries, water and waste water treatment plants of increasing complexity. Experience must include examples of successful application of complex engineering in the form of reports, calculations, specifications, and drawings; knowledge of construction means and methods including cost and schedule estimates; knowledge of construction turnover/testing and commissioning and proper identification of appropriate codes and standards for a wide variety of situations.

Skills & Abilities
Civil Engineer I:

Basic knowledge of the application of engineering practices, principles, tools, software, and methods in civil engineering and may require regular referral to training & textbooks Basic knowledge of industry codes & standards in civil engineering Ability to continuously learn and apply engineering principles Ability to interpret basic applicable codes and standards Problem Solving - able to perform analysis and solve problems using flow charts and written examples

Civil Engineer II:

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles of production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Basic knowledge of industry codes and standards within civil engineering. Basic knowledge of construction practices, quality control, and project execution. Basic knowledge of civil engineering design directly relating to earth work, foundations, building structures, water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, power and communication support structures. Working knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of engineering, project management and construction, including methods, materials, equipment, techniques, technical software, schedules, specifications, and contract documents. Some knowledge of related specialties in the discipline and of other disciplines is required.

Civil Engineer III:

Working knowledge of the engineering practices, principles, codes, standards, tools, and software for most types of engineering problems in the discipline typically encountered. Rarely refers to training and textbooks. Basic knowledge of principles, codes and standards of other engineering disciplines. Basic knowledge of project management phases & processes Knowledge of industry codes and standards within civil engineering. Knowledge of construction practices, quality control, and project execution. Knowledge of civil engineering design directly relating to earth work, foundations, building structures, water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, power and communication support structures.

Senior I: 

In depth knowledge of the application of engineering tools and software. Rarely refers to training and textbooks. Gaining basic knowledge of codes and standards in multiple engineering disciplines. Knowledge of project evaluation, scheduling, budgeting, and contract execution for moderately complex projects. General knowledge of other engineering disciplines used at the District. Ability to collaborate in the development of alternatives in a team environment.

Senior II:

In depth knowledge of the application of engineering tools and software. Refers to training material, textbooks, and references only to verify accuracy or determine proper methods for less common problems. Well-developed knowledge of codes and standards in multiple engineering disciplines. Knowledge of project evaluation, scheduling, budgeting, and contract execution for moderately complex projects. Knowledge of how other engineering disciplines relate to assigned discipline. Accurately interpret and apply common codes and standards. Able to analyze and resolve complex engineering problems in area of discipline.

Physical Demands

Sitting - Regularly Standing - Occasionally Walking - Occasionally Pushing/Pulling Distance/Surface - Occasionally Perform Work on Ladders - Occasionally Climb Stairs - Occasionally Stooping/Bending - Occasionally Squatting/Kneeling - Occasionally Crawling - Occasionally Talking - Frequently Hearing - Frequently Visual - Near Acuity - Regularly Visual - Far Acuity - Regularly Visual - Depth Perception - Regularly Visual - Color Discrimination - Regularly Feeling - Frequently

Working Conditions

Wet and/or Humidity - Occasionally Proximity to Moving Mechanical Parts - Occasionally Exposure to Electricity - Occasionally Noise Intensity Level: - Moderate

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire).  A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.

DISCLAIMER The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

EEO Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish. 

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

 

Company

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities. We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year. Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine! Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

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