Golden State Water Company is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the United States. We have been all about water for more than 80 years. Our team of professionals delivers reliable, quality water and great service to customers in 75 communities across California.
Position may be filled as an Assistant Engineer (grade 38T) based on candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The Engineering Design Center of Golden State Water Company (GSWC) is responsible for the design of all water supply and water distribution projects. These projects may include pipeline projects (8” to 30” diameters), booster pump stations, wells, reservoirs (0.5 to 5.0 MG), treatment systems, site grading and specification writing. The Associate Engineer position will be part of a design team that is responsible for multiple design projects and is accountable to the Senior Engineer in responsible charge.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform utility research for capital improvement projects.
Prepare base maps for potable water supply and distribution projects utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
Prepare cost estimates and cost-benefit analyses for water supply, treatment and distribution projects.
Prepare RFPs for water supply and distribution projects and manage consultants.
Develop and complete studies, preliminary design reports, evaluations and operations memos for water supply and distribution projects with limited supervision.
Complete preliminary and final designs for capital projects in water supply, treatment and distribution under direct supervision of a Professional Engineer.
Perform hydraulic analyses utilizing the hydraulic model.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering from an accredited college required.
Possession of a valid Engineer-in-training certification required.
Two years of work experience in an engineering design or related environment.
Knowledge and experience in water infrastructure design using computer-aided design software (AutoCAD) preferred.
Knowledge and experience in geographic information systems (GIS) preferred.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Qualities of a Successful Associate Engineer:
Flexible, thoughtful, and passionate about work
Motivated to learn, change and grow.
Works independently with limited supervision.
Technical Knowledge and Competency Requirements
Computer: Basic knowledge and skill in computer-aided design software (AutoCAD/Civil 3D by Autodesk), GIS (ArcGIS by ESRI), hydraulic modeling software (InfoWater/H2OMap by Innovyze) and familiar with web-based learning, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and other applicable software.
Communication: Good communication skills via telephone, e-mails, technical writing, meetings and presentation are essential.
Engineering: Knowledge and experience in engineering principles and design.
Customer focus: Provide timely and quality products that meet the expectations of internal and external customers.
Time Management: Ability to prioritize and plan based on projected workload to meet project schedule.
The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check.
May include but not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.