Jul 01, 2021

Senior Engineer

  • Department of Water Resources
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Water/Waste Water Engineer

Job Description

Senior Engineer

Organization: Department of Water REsources Date Posted: 11/21/2019 Date Needed: 11/21/2019 City: Sacramento Location: California Country: United States Primary Category: Engineering - Government Type of Position: Full-Time Education Requirement: Bachelor's Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Why Choose Us: First, the single greatest advantage of working for us is that you can practice civil engineering in its purest form. Because California’s Department of Water Resources is the owner and operator of its facilities, our engineers are empowered to make the right choices in design, detailing, and materials to ensure public safety and longevity of the infrastructure.  Our engineers are at the forefront on design and construction projects, and they make design decisions based on good engineering practice for safety, durability, and performance—in that order.

At DWR you will have the advantage of numerous resources to support your work and your professional growth—including training, organizational memberships, and knowledgeable colleagues, of which many are under one roof and all of which collaborate for project success.

We hope you’ll check out the Duties and Desirable Qualifications below and apply for this great career opportunity to join our team and help deliver water to over 26 million Californians as well as contribute to protecting our environment and species conservation efforts.

Duties: The incumbent serves as a civil engineering job manager and coordinates with other team-members, stakeholders, consultants, and contractors.  The incumbent will coach and supervise a staff of subordinate engineers performing engineering studies, writing reports, and preparing the designs, drawings, and specifications for a variety of large public civil-works projects related to water storage, water transportation, flood control, environmental protection, species conservation, and recreation. Such work will include the design and analysis of canals, check structures, levees, gates, weirs, siphons, pipelines, penstocks, turnouts, roads, culverts, spillways, retaining walls, fish screens, fish ladders, pump houses, and many other related facilities.


Desirable qualifications: The ideal candidate’s application and resume will clearly and concisely address as many of the following desirable qualifications as possible: knowledge and experience in the civil engineering field and especially in the duties mentioned above; experience directing the work of others—including coaching/mentoring other engineers and draftspersons; can execute work assignments autonomously; can communicate and write well; is detail and quality oriented; can manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time; is organized; goes the extra mile to meet deadlines; is dependable; is experienced in customer service; can work effectively in a team environment; has familiarity/expertise with water conveyance, water storage, and flood-control facilities; has knowledge and familiarity with hydrology and hydraulics modeling; and has computer skills in spreadsheets, computer-aided drafting, engineering analysis programs,  MS office 365 and other related software, along with the ability to learn new computer applications.


Special Requirements: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Benefits: Click here to read about some of our outstanding benefits.

How to Apply / Contact

How to Apply: Submit a State Employment Application (STD 678), a resume, and a cover letter introducing yourself and briefly explaining why you feel this position is a good fit. Please reference SAP Position Number 50032147 and Job Control Number JC-173407 in the Explanations section of your application.  You are not required to be on an eligibility list at the time you apply for this position.  Simply submit your application today using the provided instructions.  List eligibility will eventually be required, however, prior to hiring.  You may qualify for list eligibility at any time prior to hiring by visiting www.calcareers.ca.gov, clicking on Exam/Assessment Search, entering Exam Code “8PB64,” clicking “Search,” click to view the Exam Bulletin, and then clicking the “Training and Experience Evaluation” under the Taking the Examination section.  Candidates interested in learning more about the job vacancy and the State examination process should refer to the links below and the DWR contact person.


Department of Water Resources JOB Posting Link:


Examination Link:


Contact: If you have any questions about this position, contact Debbie Pearson at Deborah.Pearson@water.ca.gov or (916) 653-7368.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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