Civil Engineers - Associate/Assistant Level Sanitation/Non-Potable & Stormwater/Irrigation

Civil Engineers - Associate/Assistant Level Sanitation/Non-Potable & Stormwater/Irrigation

Coachella Valley Water District
Job Category
Engineering and Technology
Job Type
Full Time
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Salary and Benefits
$88,968 – $147,540 Annually  
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JOB TITLE: Civil Engineers - Associate/Assistant Level Sanitation/Non-Potable & Stormwater/Irrigation

AGENCY: Coachella Valley Water District

LOCATION: Coachella, CA

FILING DEADLINE: December 5, 2022

SALARY RANGE: $88,968 – $147,540 Annually


Assistant OR Associate Engineer - Sanitation/Non-Potable

Under direction, performs complex professional engineering work related to the design and construction of District sanitation facilities and pipelines. Provides project supervision over engineering staff assigned to projects.

Essential Functions:

· Prepares and performs contract administration of sanitation construction projects, treatment plants, pipelines and other related projects. This includes executing contract summaries, negotiations in changes of contract scope, monitoring design costs and overall project budget and resolution of claims, disputes and outstanding issues.

· Performs project management on district sanitation related construction projects.

· Maintains quality assurance of consultant’s designs, drawings and specifications to district requirements. Ensures that the inspection and quality assurance is performed on the construction and that project is completed within budget and on schedule.

· Maintains documentation for both contract administration and project management that includes correspondences, meeting minutes, requests for information, submittal reviews and other activities on the construction project.

· Prepares plans and specifications for construction projects.

· Prepares studies for planning of new facilities.

· Coordinates survey, operations, inspections, consultants and others pertaining to sanitation projects.

· Uses computers to prepare spread sheets, analyses, simulations and process control.

· Gathers and compiles raw data and related information for the preparation of reports and studies.

· Provides lead supervision with Junior and Assistant Sanitation engineers.

Assistant OR Associate Engineer - Stormwater/Irrigation

Under general direction, to plan, coordinate, and schedule civil engineering work involved in the planning, design, and construction of CVWD Irrigation, Drainage, and Stormwater facilities; and to do related work as assigned.

Essential Functions:

· Plans, designs, and constructs Irrigation, Drainage, and Stormwater facilities.

· Performs project management and contract administration of Irrigation, Drainage, and Stormwater facilities including the canal system, the Irrigation distribution system, the stormwater channel and tributaries, and related facilities. This includes preparation of bidding documents, budgets, Board authorizations and presentations, schedules, contract summaries, negotiations in changes in contract scope, resolution of claims, and other related items. Performs presentations to the general public as needed.

· Prepares estimates of quantities of materials. Prepares plans, profiles, maps and related drawings for construction projects. Prepares contract documents to be used in advertising construction projects.

· In coordination with the Development Services branch and the Engineering Manager, meets with developers and outside engineers to discuss concepts and requirements for new projects and developments and reviews proposed subdivisions to determine compliance with CVWD’s existing irrigation distribution and stormwater system.

· Reviews grading plans for conformance with Riverside County Ordinance 458 for floodplain management and outline the District’s conditions of development to developers and planning agencies.

· Helps perform inspections of the canal, distributions and drainage system, and stormwater system in order to determine replacement needs of the facilities.

· Reviews hydrology, hydraulic, sediment, and geomorphology reports submitted for proposed developer projects. Coordinates and manages on-call consultant for stormwater hydrology and hydraulic reviews.


· License or Certificates: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification. Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or must obtain a CCM registration within three years of hire.

· Assistant: Possession of a valid Engineer in Training Certificate.

· Associate: Possession of valid License as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is required.

· Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way would be to have 5 years of increasingly responsible sanitation facilities experience. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.


The valley contains the resort cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert, as well as Rancho Mirage, Indio, Coachella, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Cathedral City altogether. With more than 350 days of sunshine per year and the warmest winters in the western US – though summer can be quite hot – recreational hiking and horseback riding are popular in the many canyons in the mountains that surround the valley. Roughly 125 golf courses blanket the area, making it one of the world’s premier golf destinations and is the most popular golf vacation destination in California.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:

To be considered, please electronically submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at:

Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. If you have

additional questions, please contact the Recruiter:

Chelsea Freeman


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