Senior Engineer, Water Resources

Red Bluff, California
Job Category
Full time Positions
$10,569.00 to $13,228.00 monthly
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DWR’s Northern Region Office is looking for a dynamic Senior Engineer, WR with a can-do attitude to join its team of professionals dedicated to supporting programs and partners across Northern California. If you enjoy working in a technically focused hydrology and hydraulics environment, growing your Engineering skills on a daily basis, and helping local communities, we may have just the job for you. The successful candidate will manage several programs and provide technical services to other programs. This position requires the incumbent to provide technical assistance on complex and difficult engineering activities related to water resources engineering projects such as; river restoration and fish passage projects. The position requires the incumbent to work cooperatively with others and must maintain regular, consistent, and predictable attendance.
Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. and Two years of experience performing the duties of an Engineer, Water Resources, Range D, or in comparable work. General knowledge in all and thorough knowledge in one or more of the following water-oriented civil engineering fields: 1. Water resource development planning, including the science of hydrology, measurement of and evaluation procedures employed in making water resource inventories; water utilization; project economics and layout and formulation of single and multipurpose water development projects. 2. Statutory enactments and court decisions relating to water appropriations, distribution, and the investigation leading to the adjudication of the rights to use water and the practice of distributing water supply under stipulated agreements and court decrees. 3. Design of a wide variety of engineering projects, including hydraulic structures employed in water supply, irrigation, drainage, hydroelectric power production, and flood control and related activities. Requires knowledge of engineering mathematics design methods, and procedures, properties, and uses of construction materials, standard specifications and pertinent codes, construction methods and equipment, and the effect of structural geology and soil conditions on the design and adequacy of structures. 4. Construction, inspection, and maintenance of a wide variety of engineering projects associated with water resource development. Requires knowledge of methods, materials, accepted safety practices, and equipment employed in construction; and laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to construction, repair, and maintenance of water projects. 5. Operation of water development, transport, and control features to meet water conservation, power generation, flood control, drainage, salinity control, navigation, recreation, and fish and wildlife requirements, including negotiation and administration of contracts. Knowledge of: California Water Plan, California Water Development Program, other activities of the Department of Water Resources, activities of the State Water Resources Control Board; principles of effective supervision; the Department's Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; a manager's role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and the processes available to meet these objectives. Ability to: Function as a competent specialist in one or more of the fields described above; prepare clear and concise engineering reports; effectively direct the work of subordinates; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work and represent the Department at public meetings; analyze situations and take effective action; and effectively contribute to the Department's equal employment opportunity objectives.
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