The Associate Civil Engineer position will manage projects, direct and participate in the technical evaluations and calculations for engineering work in support of the Dam Safety Program. Responsibilities will include performing evaluations and calculations; preparing and reviewing technical reports within the unit and by our consultants; supporting development of appropriate projects to advance the program objectives, including deciding how best to comply with regulatory requirements; managing and delivering selected capital projects; and, providing technical recommendations for maintenance and operations. This job posting is for two positions currently available in the Dam Safety Program.
Key Responsibilities include:
Prepare, review and manage delivery of annual dam surveillance and monitoring reports for all dams.
Manage delivery of capital projects by obtaining needed resources and support and taking primary responsibility for review and/or development of engineering evaluations and calculations for preparation of appropriate interim and final technical deliverables by District staff and/or contractors/vendors/consultants.
Provide technical support and review of work of other DSPU staff and their contractors/vendors/consultants for ongoing dam maintenance, and surveillance/monitoring, including regular reporting of these activities to our state and federal regulators.
Review and oversee updates to dam emergency action plans to ensure compliance with regulatory policies.
Lead and oversee the work of DSPU support staff as assigned.
Experience: Two years of professional civil engineering experience at a level equivalent to that of the Assistant Engineer II (Civil) classification (total of four years).
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. OR Possession of a valid California Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate with two years of associated paraprofessional engineering experience.
About Santa Clara Valley Water District
The Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. The District’s core business is to provide residents with a clean and reliable supply of water and protection from flooding. The District encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, nearly 1.8 million residents, and more than 200,000 commuters.
The mission of the District is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.
A seven-member Board of Directors governs the District. The District is an ethnically diverse, family friendly organization with employees who are committed to public service and work collaboratively with other agencies (all levels of government, community-based organizations, and neighborhood organizations) in carrying out the mission of the District.
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