HOURS OF WORK: 4/10's, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-Th
The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of the design and construction of water distribution and transmission systems; demonstrate the ability to apply the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) to a variety of developer and public works projects; must be able to multi-task and face a variety of job challenges that come from the field, the team or customers; serve as a mentor and leader to the Project Review Team and the engineering community; must be proficient in communicating civil engineering concepts clearly and concisely; and possess a P.E. license.
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.
Under direction, 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.
Incumbents of this class complete complex engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting policies and determining work assignments. Incumbents are responsible for planning future system needs and developing, implementing and monitoring major construction and/or developer projects, from inception to completion. Incumbents may oversee, coordinate and review the work of professional and technical personnel.
The Civil Engineer class differs from Civil Engineer (P.E.) in that incumbents of the latter class are registered Professional Engineers. Incumbents of the Civil Engineer class will advance to Civil Engineer (P.E.) upon obtaining State of Nevada registration as a Professional Engineer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.
Performs engineering planning for major capital construction and/or maintenance programs, including rural systems construction; determines existing and projected populations and water demands within the District service area; reviews and evaluates water plans and recommends the oversizing of main extensions or construction of other facilities, if any, to accommodate projected growth; researches and plans future system and facilities requirements.
Prepares plans and specifications for the construction of waterworks engineering projects, including pumping stations, wells, pipelines and reservoirs; researches and identifies project design requirements; conducts computer modeling of the system and facilities to determine design requirements and parameters; analyzes and determines fireflow availability and hydraulic guidelines for existing and proposed projects; performs complex calculations and prepares Engineer’s estimates of time and material costs.
Reviews developer plans for conformance with District standards and service rules; responds to developer and realtor inquiries regarding District requirements for development of vacant land; monitors and reviews progress of developer projects.
Serves as project engineer for facilities expansion and/or refurbishment projects designed in-house and by engineering consultants; prepares requests for soil or topographic surveys; establishes progress schedules and serves as a liaison between the District, contractors, consultants and other utilities or agencies; monitors project progress.
Monitors work in progress, including field investigations, to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications and standards; compiles and maintains records of approved projects.
Researches, coordinates and reviews proposed right-of-way alignments and the vacation of existing rights-of-way; coordinates right-of-way acquisitions with the District’s Right-of-Way Agent.
Investigates customer complaints regarding water pressure and explains findings to customers.
Coordinates major construction projects with other departments and agencies; reviews and analyzes construction projects planned by other agencies for potential impact on District operations; confers with personnel from other departments and agencies regarding current and proposed construction projects; identifies and resolves problems in compatibility between other agency systems and the District’s system; participates in the development of methods and systems for tracking construction by other agencies.
Develops, implements and tracks progress of planned communities and rural systems.
Provides technical guidance and assistance to professional and technical staff.
Assigns routine research; reviews completed work; assists in the solution of difficult problems.
Prepares a variety of special engineering studies, correspondence, records, files and reports.
Maintains contact with town boards of rural systems and presents reports at town board meetings of financial condition of rural water system and status of ongoing water system improvement projects.
Prepares annual operating and capital budgets for rural water systems; monitors expenditures, analyzes maintenance and operating costs and takes necessary action to improve and ensure efficient rural system operations.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.
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.
Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is 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.).
Licenses; Certificates; 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.
Civil Engineer P.E.: Certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Nevada.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math/mathematical skills; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with officials, outside engineers, developers and the public.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee usually works under typical office conditions where the noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet. Employees may occasionally be required to work in outside conditions, exposed to extreme weather conditions, where the noise level may be loud.
Internal Number: R0001018
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.