Civil Engineer

California Water Service | San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $93,808 - $144,268
Open Date: 08/25/2021
Close Date: 09/08/2021

Position Description

California Water Service Group invites you to pursue a career in the water industry with the third largest publicly traded water utility in the United States. Our mission is to be the leading provider of water and wastewater services. We’re committed to improving the quality of life for our customers, communities, stockholders, and employees. To achieve that, we align our hiring strategies with the company’s core values of integrity, service, value, health and safety, respect and collaboration, and corporate citizenship so that we can provide quality, service, and value to all of these groups.

Our commitment to our employees is evident, as we have been named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area for nine years in a row and designated as a Great Place to Work®, and Cal Water was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Water Utilities in the West” by J.D. Power in its inaugural water utility satisfaction study.

The Main Replacement Program (MRP) is a high profile, high visibility, fast paced program that is critical to the Company’s goal to address the risk associated with aging pipeline infrastructure thru our Capital Improvement plan. This position will be responsible for planning, design, construction support, and project reporting for projects. These projects primarily include replacing existing water mains, main relocation, wild fire hardening, new development projects and others as assigned. This position is located in our San Jose, CA Office.

Position Qualifications


Reviews water distribution system to access risk, and work with the Engineering and Field Operations teams to identify and select program projects

Plans and designs water main replacement 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 district staff to schedule, obtain basic permits, and coordinate proposed work and projects

Prepares permit submittals 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 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 engineering 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

Reviews the legal description of easements and properties for proposed facilities. Helps district and legal in addressing easement issues

Takes lead in developing water distribution system long term plan in assigned areas

Travels to local districts as needed to view projects and review with district staff

Conducts project safety planning and develops project safety documentation

Performs other duties as assigned


Bachelor of Science degree (4 year) 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

Valid California Class C Driver’s License

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

Strong verbal, written and project management skills 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 judgement 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 waste water systems desired

Valid California Driver’s License

Salary Range: $93,808 - $144,268

Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

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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