GENERAL JOB FUNCTION Contra Costa Water District, an innovative leader in water management, has a newly created opening for Principal Engineer in its Engineering Department.
The "Project Employee Position" is full-time and temporary with benefits, for work on the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project (LVE Project). The position is anticipated to last for a term of 3 to 5 years and possibly longer. Project employees are hired for specific projects of limited duration. Individuals selected for project positions are entitled to all terms and conditions of employment as specified in the IFPTE, Local 21 MOU Section 22. https://www.ccwater.com/DocumentCenter/View/71/MOU-For-Employees-Represented-By-Local-21-PDF
The California Water Commission recently awarded the LVE Project a maximum conditional eligibility determination of $459 million in Proposition 1 funding. The LVE Project also qualified to receive $13.65 million of the total award in early state funding for project planning activities.
Contra Costa Water District provides employees with a stable environment, competitive benefits, and opportunities for growth and development. Because of its unique position as a large urban water agency located within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, CCWD plays a major role in decision-making and technical analyses regarding California water. The selected candidate will perform work on the LVE Project, a project to enlarge CCWD's existing LV Reservoir and operate it as a regional facility to provide water for wildlife refuges and for local municipal and agricultural water agencies. To accomplish this, the Project includes design and construction of large water storage and conveyance facilities, including an enlarged Los Vaqueros (LV) dam, new dam outlet tunnel works and associated dam facilities, two new pump stations, a steel tank, upgrade of two existing pump stations and up to 14 miles of large diameter pipeline.
The ideal candidate will possess consultant management and project management experience in the design of water conveyance facilities, ideally including prior experience managing all or significant elements of a large program, be a proven highly motivated self-starter, possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, demonstrate a track record of successfully completing projects and large infrastructure programs, prioritize safety into all designs, and possess extensive knowledge of civil engineering principles. The position will be responsible for developing overall project schedules, identifying key input and deliverables from internal staff and external consultant team, coordinating inter-dependent activities with other work groups, managing progress towards key milestones and influencing performance from his team. Responsibilities also include negotiating scopes of work, schedules, budgets and agreements with consultants and other stakeholders, organizing and leading the work efforts with input from stakeholders, and overseeing the preparation of technical products, including preliminary and intermediate design deliverables, geotechnical reports and construction contracts.
This position reports to the Engineering Manager and will have a lead role in developing and overseeing the work plan for the dam design, coordination with the California Division of Safety of Dams, engaging a Technical Review Board, overseeing the dam geotechnical investigation and corresponding geotechnical reports, and completing preparation of the dam enlargement construction contract. In addition, this position will assist in the preparing the work plan and oversee continuing development of other water conveyance infrastructure elements.
The Principal Engineer level recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a division within a department.
The position will plan, organize, direct and manage the activities of an assigned division within a department; to coordinate division activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex assistance to management staff.
Receives administrative direction from general management staff.
Exercises direct supervision over professional and supervisory personnel.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES For the comprehensive list of duty examples and required knowledge, skills, and abilities for each position according to their individual job description, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ccwater/default.cfm?action=agencyspecs
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
EXPERIENCE: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in professional civil engineering work related to water systems and facilities, including one year of administrative experience.
DESIRABLE: A Master's degree in a similar field is highly desirable.
In addition: When assigned to Water Resources: A Master's degree in civil engineering, water resource planning, environmental management or a related degree.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the next step in the selection process. All candidate materials will be carefully evaluated and only those considered best qualified will be invited to the next step in the selection process, the Oral Panel Interview. All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
The TENTATIVE Oral Panel Interview date is Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A condition of employment for all CCWD positions includes successfully passing a Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint check and completion of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Additionally, in compliance with federal law, CCWD participates in E-Verify.
Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the examination process are instructed to contact Human Resources at 925-688-8002.
About Contra Costa Water District
Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 & 401 deferred compensation plans, retirement pension, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment.