Join the City of Santa Rosa's award-winning Water Department as a full time Water Reuse Engineer! This position in the Water Reuse division of the Water Department exercises considerable professional judgment in the management of planning, design, permitting, and implementation of sub regional projects and oversees and coordinates external service providers and consultants.
Santa Rosa Water operates a Water Reuse System which serves approximately 230,000 residents in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sebastopol, and unincorporated portions of Sonoma County. The hub of the Water Reuse System is the Regional Water Reuse Plant, which recycles wastewater from homes and businesses throughout the region.
IDEAL CANDIDATE: The Ideal Candidate will be a licensed engineer, have a thorough understanding of and experience in the design and construction of water related utility systems; implementing asset management principles; experience supervising projects, engineering consultants and construction contractors; obtaining permits from government and regulatory agencies; outstanding interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills; the ability to work independently yet cooperatively across section and department lines and a demonstrated commitment to providing superior customer service. Possession of any grade Wastewater Operator or Water Distribution certificate is desirable.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants presenting the most desirable qualifications based on a screening of the application materials, including responses to the supplemental questionnaire, will be invited to continue in a selection process. An eligibility list of qualified candidates will be established to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as long as the list remains active.
FILING PERIOD: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN BUT, MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING WHEN A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.A FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON October 31, 2018.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to water recycling systems; techniques of project management applicable to the construction of large scale facilities associated with water reuse; methods and techniques used for planning and engineering studies, and design and construction of water related utility systems; current literature and sources of information regarding civil engineering; environmental regulations applicable to the implementation of construction projects in environmentally sensitive areas; basic principles of process control as applied to water recycling facilities; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems; and principles of asset management.
Ability to: Supervise the preparation of complex engineering, environmental, and asset management studies, plans, maps, reports, work plans, cost estimates, and specifications; perform complex engineering calculations; operate computer programs; plan, design, and supervise the construction of large public works facilities; oversee the work of consultants and external services providers; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with public officials, representatives from other public agencies, other City staff, consultants, and the general public; prepare complex reports and supporting documentation; make effective public presentations.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Experience: At least five years of increasingly responsible experience in the performance of professional engineering work involving the design, construction, and permitting of civil projects, with at least three years focused on water recycling facilities, and contract management to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above; Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Possession of a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California is required. Possession of a valid Class C California motor vehicle operator's license, or ability to obtain one within 3 months of appointment, is required. Possession of any grade Wastewater Operator or water distribution certificate is desirable.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About City of Santa Rosa
Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant city overflowing with all you love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.