Assistant Engineer (Geotechnical) (Limited Term)

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland, CA

Salary Range: $9,469 - $11,509 Monthly
Open Date: 10/12/2020
Close Date: 10/30/2020

Position Description

Opens online at on Monday, October 12, 2020
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020
Internal Reference # 20-106T

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) invites qualified applicants to apply for Limited Term (LT) (up to two years) Assistant Engineer position in the Geotechnical Engineering Section (GES), part of the Engineering & Construction Department’s Engineering Services Division. The Assistant Engineer will be a motivated and energetic team player with experience in geotechnical engineering and project management, as well as surveillance monitoring of dams, field investigations and evaluations of municipal water and wastewater structures and facilities.

This individual will work on multi-disciplinary engineering teams as a project engineer/team member on complex engineering projects. GES supports the Engineering & Construction Department’s Dam Safety Capital Improvement Program. Projects include conditional assessment of spillways and seismic retrofit of dams and outlet towers. The incumbent will also perform complex engineering analyses and calculations as needed, either independently or under direction.

The most competitive candidates will possess knowledge and experience in project planning and management, as well as have a thorough knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles and practices, and extensive field assessments. Other requirements include performing detailed design work (i.e. scope development, engineering calculations, technical memorandums, etc.), preparing project feasibility studies and life cycle cost analyses, identifying and mitigating project risks, developing and administering consultant contracts, preparing and comprehending construction contract documents (plans and specifications), reviewing submittals and RFIs, preparing cost estimates and project schedules, and applying other related civil engineering principles and practices.

This individual should have experience as the project engineer on multi-disciplinary engineering projects working with other engineers, as well as preparing and delivering technical presentations. In addition, candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have good interpersonal skills (working with other engineers, operations and maintenance staff, federal and state dam safety regulators and other agencies, contractors, consultants, etc.), and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

NOTE: The recruitment for this Limited Term position will not result in the establishment of a civil service list.

Position Qualifications

1. A bachelor's degree or its equivalent in an ABET-accredited civil engineering curriculum OR a California Engineer-in-Training certificate.
2. Two years of civil engineering experience at a level comparable to or higher than EBMUD’s Junior Engineer class (total of two years of experience).
3. A valid California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.
4. Willingness to work overtime as needed.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020. 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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