5241 Engineer, Mechanical

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
San Francisco, CA, United States

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5241 Engineer, Mechanical


Moccasin, CA 

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)


Mechanical Engineer (5241)

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power

Moccasin, California



Fill Type: Permanent Exempt

DEADLINE: Friday, November 19, 2021


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Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office; and supervises and manages professional and technical engineering staff, consultants, and other related staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects.


Hetch Hetchy Water & Power (HHWP) is responsible for a diverse set of water and power assets that require specialized mechanical engineering expertise to maintain and operate the system which nearly spans the width of the California.  The assets that require specialized mechanical engineering expertise include powerhouses, hydro generators, high pressure power piping, large diameter turbine shutoff valves (TSOVs), powerhouse instrumentation and control, and large diameter energy dissipation valves and structures.  The 5241 Mechanical Engineer will evaluate HHWP mechanical assets and make recommendations for maintenance, repair, and/or replacement.  The evaluation will also include reviewing the backlog of Job Requests, Maximo Service Requests, and Maximo Work Orders.


Essential Functions:

1.Supervises professional and technical engineering personnel, including consultants, in the preparation of engineering studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, specifications, and contract documents for a wide variety of routine projects concerned with the construction, maintenance or operation of buildings, bridges, structures, roads, airports, sewers and waste water treatment facilities; and reviews federal, regional and local legislation affecting engineering work.

2. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with memoranda of understanding and Civil Service Rules.

3. Prepares and supervises the preparation of documents, including advertisement for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications, and contract bonds; reviews and analyzes bids for conformance with specifications and for approval of final awarding of bids; negotiates contracts and contract modifications; and resolves claims and disputes.

 4. Supervises and monitors the inspection of a wide variety of major and complex engineering projects; organizes and supervises the activities of field inspection staff.

5. Prepares engineering designs, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with requirements and project objectives; prepares cost estimates of labor, equipment, and materials; performs difficult engineering calculations.

6. Reviews requests for proposals and bids to ensure that the work is accurate and completed timely and efficiently; analyzes work load and budgets; assigns work for a group of engineers and technicians to meet project demands on specific engineering projects.

7. Analyzes and solves complex engineering and process related problems, which may include, water/wastewater treatment, traffic systems, civil, chemical (environmental/sanitary), structural, electrical, and mechanical; may direct and/or participate in scientific research projects relating to the study of water and/or wastewater treatments and their effects on the environment or other engineering functions.

8. Writes, reviews, and/or approves departmental correspondence, legislation, reports and other related documents.

9. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval agencies, and the general public commissions, approval agencies, and the general public.


Reporting Location:

1 Lakeshore Drive, Moccasin, California 95347



If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:



Five (5) years of verifiable professional Mechanical Engineering experience, which includes two (2) years experience equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco's class 5207 Associate Engineer as a licensed Professional Engineer in the specialty you are applying for; AND



Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Mechanical Engineering.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 


The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law