2018-08-06 2018-08-31

Senior Engineer

Friant Water Authority
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Lindsay, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 48214
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Lindsay, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 48214
  • Organization Website
Position Summary
Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Friant Water Authority (FWA), the Senior Engineer performs technical work related to planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and right-of-way management of the Friant-Kern Canal and related facilities. The Senior Engineer will also develop and administer the water resource management activities of FWA and perform related work as required. This position requires knowledge of engineering principles and practices, including the ability to exercise independent judgment on diverse and difficult engineering related tasks.

Essential/Primary Responsibilities

  • Project Administration: Provides administrative, contract, and project management support for special projects or programs.

  • Studies and Investigations: Conducts or directs other technical personnel (including consultants) in carrying out various studies and field investigations to prevent and/or resolve engineering problems in the system. Such projects may include those pertaining to groundwater, hydrologic and geologic investigations, seepage and drainage, soil mechanics and other civil-related explorations.

  • Planning and Quality Control: Assists in the planning and quality control of construction activities including repairs, rehabilitation, modifications and additions to the system facilities.

  • Training and Assistance: Develops training and technical assistance to operations and maintenance departments.

  • Developing Programs: Develops programs and establishes standards for operational maintenance.

  • Preparing Documentation: Prepares contractual documents related to engineering projects.

  • Consulting and Advising: Consults with and advises FWA staff, member agencies, and other local, state and federal agencies in water resource matters; prepares items and reports for consideration by the Board of Directors and FWA staff.

  • Technical Support: Serves as technical support on a variety of committees and workgroups.

  • Special Projects: Carries out special projects as assigned by the COO.

Experience and Education

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in water resource management and engineering.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or advanced degree is preferred.

  • Valid certificate of registration as a civil or professional engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (PE) is required.

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License (or the ability to obtain one) is required at the time of appointment.

Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership Ability and Interpersonal Communication: Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other personnel, consultants, member and regional agencies, and the general public. Ability to effectively receive and disseminate information (including oral and written reports). Ability to organize and effectively direct a small technical staff as necessary.

  • Engineering and Mathematical Ability: Ability to meet FWA’s technical and engineering service needs. Ability to anticipate engineering problems, including the development and implementation of effective solutions.

  • Technology Ability: Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) of a skill level sufficient to perform the job duties noted. Basic computer concepts including modeling techniques and modeling programs or software.

  • Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability: Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information. Ability to use good judgment in decision making with applicants, employees and customers. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to incorporate safe practices into the performance of job duties. Ability to effectively demonstrate the application of all skills, knowledge, and aptitudes required to carry out the duties cited above.

Working Conditions
This position requires work indoors in office environment and outdoors as necessary during any time of the year (and under conditions of extreme heat, cold, dust, and heavy workloads, etc.). It will occasionally require irregular hours and travel. It also requires moderate physical activity in periodic walking, climbing, and lifting, as well as lifting up to 35 lbs. on a routine basis. The position is located in Lindsay, California.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and ranges from $80,000 to $120,000. FWA has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.

For questions and inquiries, please look us up at www.friantwater.org/employment or contact Becky Briones, (559) 562-6305. If interested in this position, please provide a resume and cover letter to hr@friantwater.org by 5:00pm PST September 1, 2018.

FWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FWA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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