The Alameda County Water District, in Fremont, California, is seeking an exceptionally talented and experienced engineer to apply and further develop their technical design knowledge and broaden their project management and leadership skills. You will have the opportunity to perform a variety of engineering assignments related to a wide range of capital projects related to water utility infrastructure including pipelines, pumping stations, water treatment plants, tanks and reservoirs, fish passage facilities, electrical utility systems, and process control systems.
Essential duties may include:
Project management for all phases of capital projects including planning, feasibility evaluation, alternatives analyses, economic lifecycle cost analysis, design, hydraulic modeling, preparing contract documents, environmental permitting and construction of water production, treatment and distribution system facilities;
Preparing engineering designs and calculations, construction drawings and technical specifications to ensure compliance with codes, standards and project requirements;
Administering and managing various contractor and professional services contracts;
Assisting in the preparation of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) by identifying capital projects and preparing project justifications and budgetary estimates;
Assembling data and assisting in the preparation of reports on special engineering projects;
Conducting studies and investigations of engineering problems of moderate difficulty and complexity;
Preparing a variety of bid documents, including advertisements for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications and contract bonds; reviewing and analyzing bids for conformance with specifications and for approval of final award;
Prioritizing, planning, organizing and coordinating project activities and accomplishing project objectives and goals;
Coordinating engineering and construction activities with various District departments and external stakeholders; and
Although not required, the ideal candidate is licensed in the State of California as a professional Civil/Mechanical Engineer. Preferred expertise includes pipeline and pump station design and construction, preferably with a focus on potable water distribution and transmission pipeline and pumping systems; public contracting, and experience working with regulatory agencies and the public.
Engineer II is the intermediate level in the engineering (Civil/Mechanical) series. Under general supervision within a framework of established policies and procedures, incumbents perform a variety of engineering and administrative tasks of moderate difficulty requiring the use of some independent judgment and action.
Ideal Candidate will also:
Possess at least five (5) years of experience in design and construction of capital improvement projects for water utilities.
Possess strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
Be a collaborative and supportive team player who can also effectively work independently.
Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter, with strong project management skills and a proactive approach to addressing issues and finding creative solutions.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Application materials, which include a supplemental questionnaire, must be submitted online at www.acwd.org. Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel interview. All applicants will be evaluated against the qualifications and characteristics listed above and included in the job description, and will be placed on an eligibility list based upon completion of that evaluation.
About Alameda County Water District
The Alameda County Water District is a California Special District which provides high quality, low-cost drinking water to approximately one-third million people in the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. With over 240 staff positions and 100 different job classifications, Alameda County Water District strives to recruit and retain a qualified, productive workforce and maintain a workplace environment where diversity and excellence are valued and where creativity, teamwork, and open communication are actively encouraged.
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