INTRODUCTION: Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening, background check, and may be required to pass a job-related physical evaluation.
GENERAL PURPOSE: Performs complex professional engineering work in the research, planning, design and construction of waterworks capital and/or maintenance projects; coordinates the work of professional and technical staff; and performs related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate would have knowledge and skills in the use of hydraulic analysis software packages for the evaluation of potable water distribution systems as well as plan review for a public agency; demonstrate public works project experience which includes planning, design, review, and construction; proficient in communicating civil engineering concepts clearly and concisely; and possess a P.E. license.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering; and three years of responsible professional civil engineering experience, preferably in a water utility; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Upon registration as a Professional Engineer, a Civil Engineer will advance to Civil Engineer (P.E.).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Some positions may require a valid Nevada driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Theory, principles and practices of civil engineering design and construction; principles of physics and mathematics applicable to civil engineering; principles and techniques of management and supervision, including goals and objectives development and work planning and organization; principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation; principles, modern techniques and equipment used in design, construction and maintenance of various public works projects, including land surveying; strength, properties and uses of construction materials; legal guidelines for public works engineering; public relations; micro-computer applications pertaining to the work.
ABILITY TO: Review, prepare or direct the preparation of complex plans, specifications and legal contracts; prepare and evaluate engineering studies of large projects; perform difficult technical research and analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action; perform accurate engineering calculations and cost estimates; motivate and evaluate assigned staff and provide for their training and professional development; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, drawings, maps, notes, correspondence and other written materials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel objects or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Civil Engineer P.E.: Certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Nevada.
*The Las Vegas Valley Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*
About Las Vegas Valley Water District
We are a not-for-profit utility that began providing water to the Las Vegas Valley in 1954. We helped build the city's water delivery system and now provide water to more than 1 million people in Southern Nevada.
Mission: Provide world class water service in a sustainable, adaptive and responsible manner to our customers through reliable, cost effective systems.
Values: Respect for People, Integrity, Service, Excellence, Sustainability.