Associate Engineer - Civil/Mechanical

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Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
Vallejo, CA, United States

Phone: 707-651-7135
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Associate Engineer - Civil/Mechanical


Vallejo, CA 


$12,948 - $14,275 Monthly

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Job Description:

The Position
The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for Associate Engineer to fill one vacancy. The recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time. The first round of applicants will be reviewed by Friday, June 17, 2022. The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online using or using the link at

For more information on this position, please see our brochure here.


The Associate Engineer – Civil/Mechanical position performs professional engineering work related to the project management design and construction of capital improvement program and maintenance projects specifically related to sanitary sewer and storm drainage conveyance systems, equipment, plant and related facilities. The position may be tasked to provide complex assistance related to the development and maintenance of the District’s Asset Management Program and support the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in additional to other tasks and duties, as assigned.


Direction is provided by the Engineering Manager or Director of Engineering.  This position may direct the work of support staff and provide instruction on work practices and procedures.


This is a professional engineering class requiring registration as a Professional Engineer.  Work in this class involves understanding and applying engineering principles and practices to projects and District operations and maintenance needs. Employees in this class are results oriented and perform complex engineering and project management with minimal supervision. Incumbents are effective communicators with internal and external customers and work well in a team environment.


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Provides a high level of customer service to internal and external clients, the public, vendors and contractors.

  • Assists in or manages the preparation of technical standards, reports, investigations, and studies.

  • Prepares and reviews civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering plans, specifications, and details.

  • Performs complex engineering analysis related to sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems and facilities.

  • Serves as Project Manager and Resident Engineer for District projects.

  • Reviews and supervises work of other employees as directed.

  • Reviews, approves, and issues permits for development projects.

  • Reviews and approves planning, design, and construction related to development projects and agreements.

  • Coordinates with other District departments in the delivery of projects and other District functions.

  • Prepares environmental compliance documentation and permit acquisition in accordance with CEQA and other regulatory requirements.

  • Scopes, procures and coordinates work with District consultants.

  • Coordinates with other agencies and represents the District on various projects.

  • Manage or support work required for the Upper Lateral Program. 

  • Prepares reports, letters and other written material related to the work.

  • Assist in preparation and presentation of Board Correspondence.

  • Assists in preparation of grant funding and acquisition.

  • Prepares project cost and budget estimates.

  • Prepares construction contracting documents, including ensuring compliance with Public Contract Code requirements.

  • Participates in District long- and short-range capital improvement, preventative maintenance, and asset management activities and program development.

  • Support the CMMS system and GIS systems.

  • Participates in construction management activities which may include submittal review, inspection assistance, contract change order preparation, progress payments, and related documents.

  • Participates in development of infrastructure, equipment and facility maintenance schedules and work plans.

  • Ability to perform asset management planning and manage/support Asset Management Program.

  • Directs the work of support staff on a project or day-to-day basis; instructs staff in work procedures.

  • Maintains accurate records and files.  

  • Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District operations; recommends policy and procedural changes as required.

  • Utilizes a computer and applicable programs in performance of duties, including preparing memos, plan review, utilizing the GIS system, researching, etc.

  • Operates a District vehicle to travel to and from sites.

  • Attends meetings with District Staff, developers, contractors, consultants and other related agencies, as needed.

  • Visits construction sites for design purposes, to coordinate work with other entities and the public, and to inspect ongoing construction.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, procedures and standards related to the design, operation, maintenance, and regulatory requirements associated with sanitary sewer and storm drain collection systems, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plants.

  • Practices related to surveying, including reviewing maps and legal descriptions.

  • Principles and practices of developing, procuring and administering contracts for professional services and construction in a public agency setting.

  • Methods and techniques of preparing standard details, project specifications and drawings.

  • Asset Management Program principles and practices.

  • Techniques and ability to effectively represent the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various businesses, professional, educational and regulatory organizations and with property owners, developers, contractors and the public.

  • Methods and techniques of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, and making recommendations.

  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

  • Computers and applicable programs to wastewater and storm drain fields of engineering.

Ability to:

  • Understand terminology and concepts related to civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

  • Conduct complex engineering research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical reports.

  • Interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.

  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials.

  • Make effective public presentations.

  • Perform complex engineering calculations.

  • Utilize computer programs and applications for administrative and engineering design.

  • Work with minimum supervision.

  • Receive and follow general direction and policy.

  • Direct plan preparation.

  • Communicate clearly with others

  • Prioritize, and reprioritize a variety of concurrent work tasks.  

  • Upgrade skills as necessary to apply new tools, methods and procedures as they become applicable to and are incorporated into District operations.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or related field.
Three years of progressively responsible professional engineering design, plan review, and project management experience comparable to that of an Assistant Engineer with a governmental agency such as the District, or with a private entity in the design and construction of public works water resources related studies and/or capital improvement projects is required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Registration as a Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or related engineering license in the State of California.   
Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
Minimum Eligibility Standards for District Vehicle Insurance Coverage


LINK to Associate Engineer Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; mobility to visit and inspect various construction sites; stand for long periods of time and walk on uneven surfaces; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment and assistance from other staff.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. When working in a field environment, employees are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspaces, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Worker:
Employees of Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property either at the District or within the local area, or your own community.