Associate Engineer (Electrical or Control Systems)

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $117,348 – $142,632 Annually
Open Date: 01/07/2019
Close Date: 01/25/2019

Position Description

Advance your career as an Associate Engineer (Electrical or Control Systems) with an industry-leading water and wastewater utility. The two current openings are in the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Engineering section, part of East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD’s) Water Treatment and Distribution Division. Reporting to a Senior Electrical Engineer, the positions may be filled in either discipline. Associate Engineer is the registered professional engineer level on EBMUD’s engineering career ladder. The engineer may also direct the work of a small group of subordinate engineers and technicians, and will interact with engineers from other disciplines as well as with operations, maintenance, and construction staff and representatives of vendors or other agencies.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in:
Control System and Instrumentation Technical Knowledge: Research, develop, interpret, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and control systems including SCADA, PLCs (programmable logic controllers), DCS (distributed control systems), security systems, process control strategies, P&ID (process and instrumentation diagrams), process control elevation and layout drawings, process control panels, and PLC elementary diagrams.

Computer, Networking and Control System Applications: Program, configure, and document PLCs, SCADA, DCS, Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs), data communication radios, security systems, network routers, switches, servers, firewalls, and Windows-based servers/workstations. Experience in Cisco equipment, and computer security is a plus.

Control System Troubleshooting Skills: Troubleshoot various process control and information systems including PLCs, SCADA, DCS, wired and wireless communications, information system networks, and security systems.

Project Planning and Management: Plan and develop project scope, schedule, and budget for complex control systems engineering projects; prepare contract bid documents; coordinate work of multi-disciplinary teams; direct, monitor, and control project activities; ensure compliance with scope, goals, schedules, and budgets.

Construction and Maintenance Support and Start-up: Provide construction and maintenance support, start-up, and commissioning for various process control projects and water operation facilities.

Planning, Technical Review, and Research: Plan and perform preliminary design of water supply, distribution and treatment-related process control projects; conduct engineering analyses; review and evaluate technical submittals, proposals, and reports; prepare all necessary documentation.

Written Communication: Prepare concise and accurate engineering reports, correspondence, and memos for a wide variety of audiences including EBMUD staff, government, regulatory agencies, contractors, and the public.

The salary range is $9,779 per month increasing to $10,268, $10,781, $11,320 and $11,886 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively.

Position Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated above. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1. A bachelor’s degree in an ABET-accredited electrical (or closely related) engineering curriculum OR a California EIT Certificate;
2. Four years of professional control systems or electrical engineering experience (subsequent to obtaining the degree); AND
3. California registration as a Professional Control Systems or Electrical Engineer.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742
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