CAPITAL FACILITIES ASSISTANT ENGINEER
(FORMERLY CAPITAL FACILITIES COORDINATOR)
Hiring Range: $75,388 – $83,115 annually
Salary Range: $75,388 – $101,026 annually
Open Until Filled – 1st Application Review May 13th
Applications must be submitted online.
The Capital Facilities Assistant Engineer coordinates construction activities with District construction, inspection, operations, and other maintenance personnel. This position communicates regularly with contractors, consultants, public agencies, homeowners’ associations, and other stakeholders, via telephone, mail, and e-mail. The Assistant Engineer performs project administration duties such as budget tracking, reviewing contracts and improvement plans, specifications and submittals, tracking projects, and coordination of construction inspection services. This position assists with the review and production of designs including plans and specifications for execution of District projects.
Other essential functions include reading and interpreting regulations, contracts, plans and specifications, maps, and a variety of other contract related information; reading and interpreting proposed capital improvement project sewer and water model analysis; occasionally visiting project sites; performing field observations; and representing the District to other agencies, technical groups, contractors, and the public.
The Capital Facilities Assistant Engineer should have knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and materials of civil engineering support work, including mapping, drafting, design and specifications, cost estimating, and scheduling. The ideal candidate knows principles and practices of contract administration, data collection, and analysis methods. The position must read and interpret plans accurately and reach sound engineering conclusions with guidance. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities include at least one-year experience in technical engineering support work that included reading and interpreting background data, independent research, designs, plans, and specifications is required. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering is highly desirable. Possession of a California Engineer-in-Training certification is preferred.
The ideal candidate will already hold a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering. The successful candidate is eager to learn new things, demonstrates initiative, and has a positive attitude. The Assistant Engineer communicates clearly and works with staff at multiple levels of the organization. Key attributes include sound engineering ethics, and the flexibility to serve multiple projects at one time.
The Capital Facilities Assistant Engineer will contribute to various design and construction projects, including the District-wide Solar Project; Tres Amigos Waterline Replacement Phase I; and the Montiel Lift Station and Forcemain Replacement Project. Planned near-term construction projects include the San Marcos Interceptor Phase II, which is a 42” diameter interceptor sewer capacity improvement project, and refurbishment of Sage Canyon Tank.
In addition, the Meadowlark Water Reclamation Facility is scheduled for multiple upgrades and expansions. Upcoming projects are improving aeration basin and implementation of a biological selector; tertiary structural repair/rehab; and converting from chlorine gas to sodium hypochlorite bulk storage and injection.
Salary for this position is $75,388 – $101,026 annually. The hiring range is $75,388 – $83,115. The District provides 4 medical plan options, with a District contribution covering the Kaiser Family plan at 100%. Other benefits are District-paid Dental, Vision, Life, and Long-Term Disability Insurance. The District participates in the CalPERS pension plan, offering the 3% at 60 formula for Classic members. Two Deferred Compensation plans are available; after one year, the District provides a $2,000 match. Tuition reimbursement available after one year of employment.