Santa Clara Valley Water District ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER (PIPELINE) in San Jose, California

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Closing Date/Time:

Fri. 11/10/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$9,379.07 - $12,003.33 Monthly

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5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, California

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Unit: Pipelines Project Delivery

Division: Water Utility Capital

Position Code: 0476

Salary: Based on a seven-step salary plan. Pre-tax payroll deductions toward CalPERS contributions are required of all employees.

NOTE: Normal business hours are Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm. The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers a variety of work schedules suited to accommodate the business needs of the organization. For more information on the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Flexible Work Schedule Program visit

The supplemental questions should be answered thoroughly, clearly and concisely as the responses provided (along with the entire application package) will be carefully reviewed to determine which candidates will move forward in the recruitment process.


This position will serve as the Engineer-of-Record and sign, stamp and date pipeline engineering plans, specifications and other technical documents. Will perform complex pipeline engineering designs for large pipelines (18" to 96" diameter), as well as develop and prepare standards, technical documents and specifications. Will serve in a supervisory capacity, lead, direct, oversee and participate in the work of professional engineering staff on pipeline design teams for the preparation of pipeline engineering studies, reports, designs, and construction plans and specifications in the planning and design; and provide engineering support during construction. Will provide training to lower level engineering staff as well as technical support. Will provide quality control reviews of pipeline engineering design submittals to ensure work quality and adherence to professional codes, standards and District specifications. May represent the District in inter-agency coordination relating to pipeline projects. Will provide quality control and technical reviews of engineering design submittals. The position may negotiate and administer consultant and professional service contracts and agreements as assigned.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform pipeline engineering designs for large pipelines (18' to 96' diameter) including research, investigations, design analysis and calculations, engineering reports, studies, feasibility, and cost/benefit analysis, etc. Prepare pipeline project engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates and other technical documents.

  • Provide quality control and technical reviews of engineering design submittals to ensure work quality and adherence to professional codes, standards and specifications.

  • Provide engineering support during construction including design changes, submittal review, request for information, change orders, field inspections for construction projects for conformance and compliance to contract documents.

  • Perform supervisory duties which may include organizing, directing, leading, planning, scheduling, assigning and reviewing the work of staff and provide training and technical support to lower level staff.

  • Serve as the Engineer-of-Record (responsible charge) and sign, stamp and date pipeline project engineering plans, specifications and other technical documents.

Ideal candidate's background includes:

  • Worked on pipeline engineering projects 7+ years.

  • Signed and stamped engineering designs including pipeline engineering documents.

  • Prepared plans, specifications, technical documents and cost estimates.

  • Quality control/review of project and pipeline engineering.

  • Codes, specifications, standards and other industrial requirements.

  • Use of Engineering software to design, prepare drawings and specifications.

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Pipeline Engineering.

Typical Qualifications:


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


Equivalent to a Bachelor's 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.

License or Certificate:

Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is required.

Special Requirement:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Selected candidate may be required to successfully pass a medical examination.

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Selection Process:

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination.

(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated for minimum qualifications. Resumes are recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.

Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned. Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.