The application deadline is 5:00 P.M. on January 29, 2021.
To be considered for this position you MUST apply online at www.ccwater.com
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SAFE PRACTICE PROCEDURES WILL BE ADHERED TO DURING EACH PHASE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS.
Contra Costa Water District and the Engineering Department is seeking a Senior Engineer to join a team of professionals working on the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project (LVE Project). The LVE Project is a multi-year, $1 Billion Bay Area regional water conveyance and storage project that will provide water to wildlife refuges, improve water supply reliability to the region, and enhance recreational opportunities. The LVE Project is a transformational regional water project that offers once-in-a-career opportunities to design and oversee construction of major water conveyance infrastructure. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the LVE team and will have an opportunity to lead planning and design efforts for the Transfer-Bethany Pipeline (TBPL), a new 8-mile long, 7-foot diameter pipeline with an estimated construction cost of $175 million. The position will also have the opportunity to support construction of the TBPL as well as design and construction of other LVE Project conveyance facilities.
The "Project Employee Position" is full-time and temporary with benefits, for work on the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. The position is anticipated to last for a term of 2 to 4 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
As a public agency employer in a relationship of responsibility and trust with our ratepayers and other constituents of the communities we serve, the Contra Costa Water District embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion within our core values. We recognize the strength and improved decision-making resulting from diverse staff participation in leadership, committees, and program/project administration. Accordingly, we strive to be a culturally diverse organization that recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the organization. In compliance with Public Contract Code Section 10353, qualified recipients of aid under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 11200 will be given priority hiring consideration. Applicable candidates must contact Human Resources Supervisor John Perry at (925) 688-8038 or email@example.com to self-identify through this confidential process.
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 ideal candidate will possess technical expertise, characteristics, capabilities and experience in the following areas: managing significant elements of a large project; proven, highly motivated self-starter; strong interpersonal and leadership skills; experience managing consultant engineers; a track record of successfully completing infrastructure projects; prioritizing safety into all designs; and extensive knowledge of civil engineering principles and technical expertise in pipeline and/or pump station design. The position will be responsible for the following: developing overall project schedules; getting input from internal staff and external consultant team; coordinating inter-dependent activities with other work groups; defining problems and objectives and design criteria; ensuring the overall quality of technical work through reviews and identifying specialty technical and constructability reviews, where appropriate; identifying, tracking and developing mitigation strategies for project risks; and managing progress towards key milestones and influencing performance from project team members. 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 Los Vaqueros Expansion Engineering Manager. The selected candidate is expected to provide project leadership to gain project buy-in from internal and external stakeholders, including the LVE Project partners, which will require technical expertise and the ability to engage diverse interests and obtain input and support for decisions. The following is a summary of the key near-term projects that will be the focus of the selected candidate, along with other technical elements that the selected candidate may support.
Transfer-Bethany Pipeline: This new 8 mile, 7-foot diameter pipeline will deliver water from the Los Vaqueros Project facilities to the LVE Project partners through a new connection to the California Aqueduct. With the support of an engineering consulting team, initial work on this project includes of selection of a final pipeline alignment in coordination with regional transportation agencies and conservancies, and design of a Turn-in to the California Aqueduct through coordination with the Department of Water Resources. Following final alignment selection, the project includes preparation of a land acquisition strategy and plan, leading to acquisition of the pipeline right-of-way, entering into agreements and obtaining permits from various agencies, and developing progressively detailed plans, specifications and estimates and final construction bid documents and other activities needed to complete the project.
Other LVE Project Facilities: The LVE Project includes design and construction to expand the existing Los Vaqueros dam from the current storage capacity of 160 thousand acre-feet to a new capacity of 275 thousand acre-feet. The project also includes several large conveyance facilities, including: three pump stations, 1) the Contra Costa Canal Pumping Plant No. 1 at 350 cfs, 2) Neroly High Lift Pump Station at 300 cfs, and 3) the Expanded Transfer Pump Station at 300 cfs; modifications to the existing Transfer Pump Station at 250 cfs; a new 5 million gallon balancing reservoir (tank); and inspections of and modifications to other existing conveyance facilities. The LVE Project is scheduled to be completed over approximately 6 to 10 years, providing opportunities to work on multiple facilities through design and construction.
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 the completion of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
EXPERIENCE:Five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional civil engineering work related to water systems and facilities, including one year of lead responsibility.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to water systems and facilities, including planning, design, construction, water quality or water treatment; equipment, tools and materials used in work of assigned section; computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, project scheduling and management, and other appropriate civil engineering applications; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations; principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes; principles of budget monitoring; principles and practices of safety management; pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
Ability to organize implement and direct assigned section operations/activities. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing occasional field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less. Interpret and explain pertinent District and Department policies and procedures. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
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.
Additional Salary Information: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than Friday, February 3, 2021.
The TENTATIVE Oral Panel Interview date is Thursday, February 11, 2021.
The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Per Chapter 8, Division 4 of Title 1 of the California State Government Code, public employees are declared to be "Disaster Service Workers." As such, District employees may be called upon to support the activities of the District during an emergency situation.
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.