2019-08-13 2019-09-17

Sr. Engineer

Municipal Water District of Orange County
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 52287
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 52287
  • Organization Website

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, performs, coordinates and/or manages necessary engineering services and provides technical support to engineering projects and analyses; directs activities of outside engineers or technical consultants; assists Assistant General Manager in plan checks, departmental budget preparation, water supply planning, water demand projections and other projects as required.

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Prepares various engineering, financial and administrative reports for presentation to staff and Board.
  • Prepares analysis of water usage, water sales and water system financial data.
  • Prepares periodic water demand forecasts based on member agency projections.
  • Assists with water resource and water quality planning efforts concerning the integration of multiple import and local water supply sources into the regional distribution system.
  • Assists in monitoring and analyzing activities of MWDOC member agencies and Metropolitan Water District (MET) as required.
  • Assists member agencies with technical and operational information requests.
  • Provides technical input and assistance in development of GIS databases and methods. Develops and documents GIS and other technical procedures.
  • Creates and edits GIS spatial and attribute data stored in ArcGIS Online databases, and creates metadata for GIS databases.
  • Coordinates with MET and retail agencies on shutdowns and service connection issues.
  • Assists with review and analysis of MET issues.
  • Assists with annual department budget preparation.
  • Participates in meetings related to project planning and interagency coordination.
  • Represents the District at assigned meetings.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Ability to:
Prepare clear, comprehensive and persuasive oral and written reports; represent the District effectively in contacts with other governmental agencies, contractors, professional groups, the public and with others contacted in the course of work. Perform quantitative and qualitative research and prepare recommendations; organize and coordinate projects and priorities.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of water engineering and operations, drinking water regulations, Computer operations, including word processing and spreadsheets; economic analyses, water engineering and operations; principles and practices of civil engineering, engineering mathematics, applicable laws; GIS database design, implementation, maintenance and analysis, principles and practices of public administration.

Education and Experience:
A degree in engineering and registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is desirable along with a minimum four years increasingly responsible engineering experience, preferably on municipal or public works projects. Desire to continue education in California water issues is encouraged. The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and abilities required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination of education, experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Public sector experience is preferred.

Special Requirements:
Possess and maintain a valid California driver's license and an acceptable driving record, as position occasionally requires driving.

Working Conditions and Physical Activities:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Environment: Standard office setting with periodic field visits to conduct investigations. May be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends; may be required to travel to attend meetings via car, bus or air transportation.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard, telephone, FAX machine, printers, calculators, copiers; push, pull, lift, and/or carry approximately 25 pounds; verbally communicate to exchange information; communicate orally with co-workers, District management, directors and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one and group settings, ability to operate vehicle to travel to various locations and meetings. Field visits may require entering enclosed spaces, including underground vaults using ladders, and/or negotiating unpaved and uneven surfaces.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

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