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Associate Engineer With P.E.

Associate Engineer With P.E.

General Purpose

Under general direction, to perform diverse and complex engineering assignments; manage assigned projects, review and evaluate drawings and designs; manage and prepare CEQA/NEPA process; issue and renew cost summaries and developer agreements; review and investigate compliance; update District standard drawings and specifications; prepare compliance and permitting documents; assist in development and maintenance of engineering and GIS data and databases, and provide supervision and direction to technical staff as assigned.

The class of Associate Engineer with P.E. is distinguished from an Associate Engineer by a required designation as a registered professional engineer in the State of California. Incumbents in this class perform the more difficult engineering design and hydraulic evaluation assignments, serve as a signatory, and are expected to provide difficult technical analysis and support of engineering projects and programs. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate engineering staff.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical essential duties for positions in this classification.  Any single position may not perform all of these duties and/or may perform similar related duties not listed here. 

  • Provide courteous and expeditious customer service to the general public and  District staff;  
  • Supervise subordinate engineering staff as assigned;  
  • Perform studies of technical, environmental and economic feasibility, engineering field studies and related duties pertaining to proposed and existing facilities; 
  • Coordinate the work of contractors and consultants; review, check and inspect the work of contractors and consultants; act as liaison between contractors/consultants and WVWD staff;  
  • Identify long-term projects to improve treatment plant operations and assure regulatory compliance; 
  • Prepare detailed layout and design drawings for construction and maintenance projects, structures and other facilities; instruct other staff in the production of drawings, maps, tables and other documents; review designs for completeness and conformance to established standards; 
  • Sign and seal technical documents, reports, and plans; 
  • Coordinate engineering design projects with other departments and agencies; 
  • Prepare and/or review cost estimates, records, files, reports and correspondence; 
  • Manage, update and maintain District standard drawings, specifications and AutoCAD standards. 
  • Serve as project manager for small to medium facilities expansion or refurbishment projects designed in-house or by consultants; 
  • Assist with construction management and inspections for construction projects performed by outside contractors and District personnel; 
  • Prepare and maintain records and maps for water atlas, real property, tie-sheets and GIS database; 
  • Provide technical support for walk-in customers, phone calls, e-mails and other agencies and departments; 
  • Represent the District with utilities, cities, engineering firms, contractors, developers, and manufacturers; coordinate projects with other agencies; 
  • Provide information and training to other personnel on various technical topics; 
  • Operate District vehicles; 
  • Routinely adhere to and maintain a positive attitude toward District goals; 
  • Perform related work as required; 


Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position and possession of the required licensing is qualifying.  A typical combination includes:

 Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering and other engineering disciplines used in the utility industry; 
  • Drafting principles, methods, and equipment, including AutoCAD and GIS; 
  • Sources of engineering information; knowledge of regulatory codes applicable to utility engineering; 
  • Field survey methods, procedures, and instruments; 
  • Statistics and graphic presentation of materials; 
  • General research and report writing methods; 
  • Engineering economics and cost estimating; 
  • Hydraulic principles and operation of computerized hydraulic modeling; 
  • Plan check methods; 
  • Construction management and inspection methods; 
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. 
     Ability to:
  • Read and utilize field survey notes in the preparation of maps and plans; 
  • Write clear and concise technical reports; 
  • Interpret and analyze technical information and make independent judgments; 
  • Interpret construction and professional service contracts and construction contract documents; 
  • Make complex engineering calculations; 
  • Apply civil and engineering principles and practices to the solution or difficult problems; 
  • Work in a variety of environmental conditions, indoors and out, including wide temperature variations; 
  • Operate computerized hydraulic modeling software and analyze results; 
  • Adhere to and comply with safety standards and the proper use of safety equipment; 
  • Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; 
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; 
  • Lift up to 50 pounds in normal duties; 
  • Work under moderate or high stress conditions; 
  • Maintain a driving record that meets vehicle code standards and is acceptable to the department and its insurance carrier. 

Minimum Qualifications

An employee within this classification may be designated as a "key responder" and as such shall be required to respond to non-normal working hour emergency operational conditions.

Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental Engineering, or related fields is required.

Two (2) years of closely related engineering or operations work experience.

A valid certificate of registration as a professional engineer issued by the State of California is required upon application or equivalent licensing from other state or federal government that can be used in a reciprocity program to achieve licensing in California as a condition of employment.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Job Function : Administrative

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