Associate Civil Engineer - Water Treatment - Contract

  • San Jose, CA
  • Contract

Job Description


To support A) Preparation of SMP design sketches; B) SMP sediment staking; C) Locating existing facilities to incorporate into SMP design; D) SMP sediment depth survey; E) Assisting Eng, Conditional assessment; F) As-built sketches for SMP work; G) Perform preliminary hydraulic calcs; H) Post design construction support; and I) Engineering support for unforeseen needs



Perform a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of CLIENT's flood control, water quality, and water production, storage, treatment and distribution facilities and systems; ensure adherence to professional standards, codes and CLIENT specifications.


Conduct various engineering studies, investigations and analyses; participate in preparation of reports regarding issues such as the environmental, hydraulic, geotechnical, seismic, hydrologic, geomorphic, water quality, and treatment process aspects of water supply and flood control facilities and sites.


Assist in the preparation of engineering specifications, drawings, sketches, and other supporting documentation for proposed engineering projects; review drawings, plans and other work submitted by external consultants, engineers, contractors and developers for conformance with professional codes, standards and CLIENT specifications; draft and prepare technical and administrative correspondence and reports


Perform and review engineering calculations and prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and contract construction and installation work.  Collect, compute and compile engineering data, statistics and surveys; conduct field, in-plant and office engineering studies related to the research, planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of flood control and water supply facilities such as channels, culverts, bridges, roads, retaining walls, pipelines, dams, treatment plants, fishways and appurtenant structures.


Participate in various engineering studies and related projects with CLIENT staff, outside agencies and consultants ensuring that deadlines, standards and specifications are met appropriately.  Participate in and may coordinate regulatory, environmental and/or construction permit activities and processes within the CLIENT and with outside agencies.


In addition to the qualifications for Assistant Engineer I:

Required Knowledge

Principles of hydrology, hydraulics, structural design, and water treatment fundamentals related to flood control, water quality and water supply as assigned

Geographic Information System uses and applications

Principles and practices of site surveying related to flood control and water supply

Terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in technical engineering report preparation

Methods and techniques of fluvial geomorphology

Civil engineering theory and design concepts for flood control/hydraulic structures, buildings, bridges, pipelines, dams and water treatment plants

Geotechnical applications in the design of levees, earthfill dams, soil stability analysis, groundwater

quality monitoring and contamination investigation and cleanup

Principles and practices of project scheduling and management including work plans and budgets

Construction methods, materials, specifications and codes


Required Skills and Abilities

Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations

Prepare and review civil engineering designs, drawings, specifications and other engineering project documentation

Communicate project goals and objectives to members of the public

Utilize modern geographic information system technology

Prepare a variety of engineering studies and reports

Provide technical engineering support to assigned projects

Prepare schedules and budgets for assigned projects




Two years of professional engineering experience at a level equivalent to that of the Assistant Engineer I (Civil) classification.


Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.




Possession of a valid California Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate with two years of associated paraprofessional engineering experience.


Level II but (unregistered – no Professional License required)


Must have some water, flood control, sewer, drainage, creek, lake, pond experience