Senior Engineering I – Electrical

Marin Municipal Water District | Corte Madera

Salary Range: $9,619- $11,644 monthly
Open Date: 09/18/2017
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Position Description

Under general direction, performs a variety of complex professional electrical engineering and administrative tasks requiring the use of independent judgment in connection with the engineering design and operations support for a large water utility; assists other engineering disciplines; may function as engineer-in-charge of a project or program and may direct the work of others; performs other related work as required; and to do related work as required.

This is the senior level in the professional engineering series. Individuals in this class are usually project managers or have major responsibilities for system operation and protection and have extensive experience in the field of electrical engineering. Positions in this class are assigned complex engineering projects with responsibility for the timely completion and sound financial management of such projects, often involving the functional and technical supervision of other engineering personnel and coordination with personnel throughout the District. Assignments are given in very general terms and are subject to review primarily upon completion. Assignments may cover the entire field of electrical engineering. A thorough knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals and substantial, professional experience in solving electrical engineering problems of considerable difficulty and complexity are required.

•Directs or performs the preparation of schedules, designs, plans, cost estimates, specifications and bidding documents for a variety of District projects involving the modification and installation of electrical facilities common to a water utility such as:


•Programmable logic controllers; instrumentation, motors and pumps, controls and switch gear, transformers, telemetering and communication systems;
•conducts research and prepares reports on long-range projects for the operation of, water supply, transmission facilities, and potable and recycled water processes and facilities associated with the electrical and control systems of the District;
•monitors progress on construction projects;
•directs, or may perform, inspections of construction projects;
•prepares Requests for Proposals for consultants and administers consultants’ work on projects;
•maintains standards and specifications for the District’s electrical and control facilities;
•may provide technical information to engineering officials of other governmental jurisdictions, District staff and the public, and coordinates with same;
•keeps abreast of new technological developments through contact with vendors and suppliers;
•orders supplies, materials and equipment when necessary;
•prepares engineering reports and processes progress payments;
•may administer and manage corrosion protection programs;
•coordinates project development with other participating disciplines;
•calculates and monitors project costs;
•may train and evaluate the work of subordinates;
•ensures that safe working conditions are maintained.

Position Qualifications

Knowledge of:

•Principles, practices, regulations and methods of electrical engineering work in the areas of assignment as applied to the planning, design, construction, operation and water quality of water systems projects, or field operations involved in the maintenance of water system facilities;
•design principles required in designing modifications and installations of electrical and control systems related to water supply, pump stations, storage, transmission and distribution systems;
•principles of organization, supervision and training;
•proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing practices;
•statistics and mathematical models;
•project scheduling and financial management;
•Electrical Code of the National Board of Underwriter's and the Electrical Safety Orders of the State of California Division of Industrial Safety Orders;
•illumination engineering, remote signal and control systems, communications and the economics of electrical installations; and
•Programmable Logic Controllers, Input/Output Modules, Communication Networks, Man-Machine Interfaces, Software and PLC Programming.

Training and Experience:

•A Bachelor's degree in an engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) ;
•Five years of increasingly-responsible electrical engineering experience, including two years of supervisory and/or project management, system operation, system maintenance
•Experience at a level comparable to the District's associate engineering level;
•California State Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer.


•Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles;
•Satisfactory driving record.

Depending upon assignment, possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and a satisfactory driving record.


During the course of performing job duties the employee will need the mobility to work in a standard office setting, operate equipment, which may include office and/or field equipment, or specialized instruments or tools requiring repetitive arm/hand movement and/or the coordinated movement of more than one limb simultaneously; enter and retrieve data from personal computers and terminals via keyboards which is often performed while sitting for extended periods of time. The employee frequently stands, walks, bends at neck and waists, twists at neck and waist, uses simple and power grasping with both hands, uses fine manipulation of both hands and fingers, and may require use of the arms above the shoulder, climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch. While working in the field the employee may walk on uneven or un-level ground surfaces such as hills, slopes, ditches or trenches, on or in tanks, and may work at heights up to ten to twelve feet climbing ladders or stairs. The employee is occasionally required to lift and carry short distances objects such as reams of copier paper, office supplies, files, books, printed materials and other packages or equipment weighing up to 10 to 25 pounds. This position requires that the employee demonstrate adequate hearing and speech to converse in person and over the telephone, and vision to read printed materials and use a computer screen. The employee may be required to travel to alternative work locations and off-site meetings.

In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles and equipment safely.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate noise. The employee is exposed to outdoor temperature, humidity, wetness and dust. The position may require the ability to work overtime and weekends as needed.

To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the listed duties. These duties are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Manager.

How to Apply

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement: a.Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying. b.Copy of California State Registration as Professional Electrical Engineer. c.Cover letter and Resume. Strongly recommended (see below). A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement. SPECIAL NOTE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS: NOTE: Please do NOT assume the recruiter or panel members know what you do and what experience you have. It is strongly recommended that you include a resume and clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Do NOT put “see resume”. Screening decisions are based on the application materials submitted. Personnel files, training records, etc. are NOT necessarily accessed and reviewed by Human Resources in determining which applicants will move forward in the process. The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process. Applicants who are selected for district employment are subject to a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug and alcohol test. Depending upon job duty assignments, the applicant may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles H-6 printout (10-year history). Current employees are exempt from this requirement. Per Labor Code § 432.9, inquiries about an applicant’s criminal history are not made on the initial employment application. That information may be requested later for applicants who meet requirements for the position and who move forward in the recruitment process. Do NOT submit either conviction information or the DMV H-6 until requested to do so. You may apply ONLINE through Online applications are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date. A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. The filing deadline time for in-person manual application and faxed application submissions is 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline date. If application materials are faxed, the originals of the submissions must be mailed and post marked by the filing deadline date indicated in the job posting.
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