Jan 01, 2022

Civil Engineer, Capital Delivery

  • California Water Service Company
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer

Job Description

California Water Service (Cal Water) invites you to pursue a career with the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third-largest publicly traded water utility in the country. Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company was named one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces several years in a row. Cal Water employees pride themselves on sharing a commitment to being the leader in providing its customers and communities with traditional and innovative utility services.
Cal Water offers a generous total compensation package. We have competitive salaries and match a portion of employees' contributions to their Company 401(k). In addition, we provide a Company-funded pension plan, great healthcare benefits that provide coverage to employees and dependents, and generous tuition reimbursement. In addition, employees receive 11 paid holidays and three floating holidays per year, and two weeks of sick leave and vacation.
We are committed to hiring the best candidates, developing current employees, and promoting from within. Continuous improvement and employee development opportunities allow employees to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals.


The position is responsible for planning, designing, and delivering capital projects. These projects include wells, tanks, pump stations, pipelines and treatment plants. Projects may be new installations or modifications to existing facilities. This position is located in San Jose, CA.

Essential Functions

  • Plans and designs capital projects based on Cal Water standards and specifications
  • Oversees the progress of construction or consultant work, change orders, invoices, inspection/validation and requests for Information (RFI)
  • Meets with districts to schedule, obtain basic permits, and coordinate proposed work and projects
  • Prepares permit submittal and communicates with permitting agencies
  • Prepares and reviews bid specifications
  • Reviews drawings and works with technicians to prepare drawings for typical infrastructure improvements
  • Develops and monitors the scope, schedule, and budget for assigned projects
  • Utilizes Company financial software to accurately monitor project costs during and at the end of construction
  • Assists in planning and preparing projects and for the Company's capital budget and Public Utility Commission (PUC) rate case filings including cost estimating and justification for projects, as well as data requests, tours, rebuttal, and settlement support
  • Assesses and analyze basic problems to recommend corrective actions
  • Reviews the legal description of easements and properties for proposed facilities
  • Assists in developing water distribution system long term plan
  • Organizes and attends meetings with other Cal Water staff members and public agencies to assess problems and determine solutions
  • Conducts research on existing infrastructure using databases, maps, drawings, photos and paper files
  • Performs engineering calculations/civil design analysis to solve problems
  • Conducts project safety planning and develops project safety documentation
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree (4 years) in Engineering or related field from accredited college or university. An Engineer in Training certificate from the applicable state would be considered equivalent to graduation
  • Master's Degree or other advanced specialty certification desired
  • Engineering in Training Certificate (EIT) or Professional Engineering License (PE) desired
  • Project management professional (PMP) certification desired
  • Good working knowledge of English and ability to effectively communicate with their supervisor, co-workers and the public
  • Ability to read and understand general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers
  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and e-mail applications
  • Ability to perform accurate engineering or water supply, demand and reliability calculations
  • Exercises good judgment to prioritize assignments and work in order of urgency and sensitivity
  • Ability to apply engineering principles and theory
  • Ability to apply pertinent laws, regulations and codes applicable to primary job functions
  • Basic project management skills, including creating and monitoring schedules and budgets
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater systems desired
  • Valid California Driver's License

Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES

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