Local recruitment: Associate Engineer - Civil (PE Not Required)

Valley Water

San Jose, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Associate Engineer – Civil (PE Not Required)

Valley Water

Salary: $10,701.60 – $13,702.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01460-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Water Supply

Closing: Continuous


This posting will close without notice. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration for this role.
Imported Water Unit (Position Code 0986)
COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting)
Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date.

This position is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule, typically working 40% remote and 60% onsite

The Associate Civil Engineer position in the Imported Water Unit provides technical and project management support to:

• Protect and promote Valley Water’s interests in imported water contracts.
• Develop imported water supplies consistent with Valley Water’s water supply planning efforts.
• Engage in statewide evaluation of water supply planning efforts.
• Improve the efficient integration of imported water supplies with Valley Water operations.
• Minimize imported water costs.
• Enable Valley Water’s effective participation in statewide and regional processes.

This position directly supports the Board of Director’s End Policy related to providing “clean, safe, reliable, healthy water supply” for Santa Clara County.

*** This position requires extensive travel to and from external meetings, including overnight stays up to 3 days a month and potentially 4-5 hours of freeway driving time several days a month. Last-minute travel may also be required.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support development of Valley Water groundwater banking program, including development of new groundwater banking programs as well as management of existing programs.
• Perform analyses of engineering, operational, and economic data to support imported water banking opportunities, as well as other water supply planning projects.
• Review and analyze computer modeling results, including appropriateness of input, assumptions, and modeling methods, and specify output requirements.
• Review engineering plans and reports regarding construction and operation of proposed new facilities.
• Prepare spreadsheets to analyze costs, benefits, risks, and constraints of proposed projects and programs, and to document transactions and other records.
• Research current technical information, historical files, legislative histories, etc. to prepare analyses and reports.
• Support senior staff in the development, negotiation and administration of water supply contracts and cooperative agreements with other water districts, State and Federal agencies, and other interests.
• Understand the administrative, financial, and operational requirements of existing water supply agreements and follow through with assigned actions to ensure compliance.
• Represent Valley Water in meetings and on committees; participate in technical development work conducted by coalitions of agencies; and provide support in technical negotiations.
• Prepare memoranda and other written communication and presentation material to convey information to management.

Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Experience:

• A minimum of four (4) years of professional engineering experience.
• Four (4) years of experience working on water resources planning and engineering projects.
• Experience coordinating and performing reviews of a variety of complex work such as water supply modeling; analyzing operational, regulatory, financial, and administrative issues associated with complex water supply systems; developing and analyzing water supply contracts; and evaluating engineering plans, designs and hydraulics analyses.
• Experience working with teams comprised of representatives from diverse organizations towards a common objective.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to learn and adapt to new challenges that may involve the integration of technical, political, and legal issues.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Ability to proactively work towards solving problems.
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to analyze data and modeling results and draw conclusions/make recommendations.
• Ability to utilize knowledge and experience to build strong relationships and trust both internally and externally.
• Ability to review and accurately interpret water supply contracts and agreements.

Ideal Knowledge:

• Operations, regulation, legislation, and related issues associated with the state and federal water supply systems.
• Knowledge and understanding of the administrative, financial, and operational requirements of water supply contracts.
• Environmental planning and engineering design processes for development of water supply projects.
• Financial and economic analysis of water supply projects.
• Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta water supply and fishery issues.
• Factors influencing urban and agricultural water use.

Ideal Training and Education:

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a field related to assigned functional area(s).
• Coursework in surface and groundwater conveyance, water quality, water resources issues, environmental engineering, mathematics, economics, and statistics.

Required License or Certificate

• PE is desirable but not required.
• Possess or has the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

To review the Classification Specification, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/CS Associate Engineer – Civil 5-2019.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.
COVID-19 vaccination requirement:* Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California’s July 26, 2021 Public Health Officer Order.**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination RequirementAn individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine’s manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Valley Water’s Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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