Civil Engineer I/II

Western Municipal Water District | Riverside, CA

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Posted Date 9/06/2018



Civil Engineer I/II


SALARY: $42.75 - $70.66 Hourly
$3,419.62 - $5,652.77 Biweekly
$7,409.17 - $12,247.67 Monthly
$88,910.00 - $146,972.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/06/18
CLOSING DATE: 09/21/18 05:00 PM

Western is searching for an experienced Civil Engineer I/II to join the Development Services Section of the District's Engineering Department 

The District is looking for a dynamic and flexible person who can work with the development services section and be responsible for project delivery of a diverse and exciting set of water/wastewater projects.  Under the direction of a Principal Engineer with oversight from the Deputy Director of Engineering, the selected candidate will perform professional and technical engineering work in support of Development Services, and perform related work as required.  Ideal candidates have both strong design, project/program management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with staff, consultants, contractors, and other project stakeholders.

Individuals within the Civil Engineering classification series can expect to perform a variety of routine to complex civil engineering work from design, coordination and managing of municipal utility projects at the journey-level classification, to gathering and compiling data and preparing designs, plans, details, estimates and specifications for construction, operation and maintenance of District projects at the advanced-level classification.
District employees are expected to work overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays as required to accommodate the District needs, in addition to responding as a Disaster Emergency Service Worker.
Civil Engineer I:  This journey-level classification in the Civil Engineering series is responsible for professional and technical engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting policies, and determining work assignments. Incumbents are responsible for gathering and compiling data and preparing designs, plans, details, estimates and specifications for construction, operation, and maintenance of District projects.

Civil Engineer II:  This mid-level classification in the Civil Engineering series is responsible for complex professional and technical engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems and interpreting policies and may be responsible for monitoring performance and overseeing the work of professional and technical staff.

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 this classification.
  • Prepares plans and specifications for water/wastewater facility capital improvement projects.
  • Coordinates major construction projects with other District departments and outside agencies.
  • As project manager, maintains quality assurance of consultant's designs, drawings, and specifications to district requirements.
  • Ensure project inspection and quality assurance is performed per District Standards.
  • Performs contract administration for design and construction of capital improvement projects. This includes correspondence, minutes, information requests, submittals, and related documents.
  • Coordinates and negotiates project work with developers, public agencies, public utilities, local groups, cities and individual customers.
  • Review and compare developer plans to District Master Plans to ensure District goals are met.
  • Prepare hydraulic analysis for water/wastewater systems including pipelines, tanks, and pump stations.
  • Adhere to office procedures including record management policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the District's record retention policy.
  • The incumbent, while exercising his/her authority, shall abide by and promote the District's values and beliefs and adhere to the District's ethics policy.

The 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.

Physical: Employees in this position may be required to work in both an office and outside environment. Depending on department responsibilities, employees are required to use repetitive motion for keyboard use and writing; frequently grasp, reach/work overhead, hold and reach; sit for long periods of time; frequently walk, stand, squat, twist and bend; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; occasionally climb stairs and ladders; occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds or 60 pounds with assistance; employees may be required to operate equipment, machinery, controls and tools; perform manual labor; constantly use overall color vision plus hand, eye, and feet coordination; and frequently hear and talk, in person and on the phone.  Employees may be required and medically able to wear respiratory and fall protection equipment.
Mental: Employees should possess the ability to speak, read, and write English, in addition to exercising math and computer aptitude as required. Employees work under pressure with frequent interruptions while communicating and interacting with a variety of District personnel, the public, and others encountered in the course of work. The ability to explain, interpret, and apply related rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and work on multiple concurrent assignments, often within tight timeframes using good business judgment is necessary.
Environmental: Employees work in a temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and settings. The employee will occasionally work outside with exposure to various weather conditions and regularly work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level is typically loud. Employees may work in confined spaces and may be exposed to fumes, vapors, dust, sewage, toxic or caustic chemicals. Employees may work in areas with poisonous plants and/or venomous or threatening animals or insects. Incumbents are expected to use principles of effective safety practices including the use of personal protective equipment in a proper and safe manner, use of preventative personal ergonomic techniques, and maintaining safe personal and common workspaces.

Western is a tobacco free campus prohibiting smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and unregulated nicotine products in any District vehicle and building, which includes any building owned and occupied, or leased and occupied, by the District, including, Headquarters, the Operations Center, and any remote facilities owned, leased and/or operated by the District.



Civil Engineer I/II Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1.

Do you possess a valid Professional

Engineer license issued by the State of


* 2.

Do you have at least three (3) years of

progressive engineering experience working

on projects involving water/wastewater


* 3.

Do you have professional experience

working for a public utility or special

district? If so, please list

the agency and your position.

* Required Question


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