This Senior Engineer position reports to the Utility Maintenance Engineering Unit which supports the water utility maintenance and operations. The position will lead, direct, and oversee the District's Mechanical Engineering Program that includes large pump (up to 2,000 HP) repair and rebuild projects and a variety of operations and maintenance support and testing services for the mechanical equipment used at water supply, storage, treatment plants and distribution facilities as well as the District's corrosion control program. This position will supervise several mechanical engineers and technicians as well as manage interdisciplinary teams working on a variety of projects. They will also oversee the negotiation and administration of consultant, professional services, and construction contracts. This position is also responsible for the development of specifications, designs, drawings, test plans, root cause analysis of failures, and a variety of inspection and condition assessment reports supporting water utility maintenance and operations.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manages, leads, directs, and oversees the maintenance and rebuilding of large (up to 2,000 HP) pump rebuild projects at three large pumping plants. Prepares contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates, purchase orders, maintains project schedules, and reviews and tracks submittals from contractors and vendors on pump rebuild projects.
Manages, leads, directs, and oversees the provision of mechanical engineering services and testing of mechanical equipment at three water treatment plants, one recycled water treatment plant, and several office facilities. Supervise the work of several other engineers. Responds to emergencies as needed.
Prepares designs, drawings, sketches, and plans for projects using AutoCAD, Inventor and other software tools. For in-house planning and design work, serve as Engineer-of-Record and sign and stamp engineering studies and evaluations, engineering reports, engineering design analyses and calculations, construction plans, specifications and other technical documents prepared by and under the direction of the Senior Engineer.
Oversees the standardization of mechanical design, design documentation and drawings, mechanical inspection, condition assessment, testing, and a variety of technical reports, and the continuous improvement of programs and mechanical engineering services.
Performs review of capital projects and outside consultant's reports, plans, and submittals to ensure that the District's guidelines and maintenance and operational activities are not compromised. Provides written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries from other agencies, contractors, and the general public.
Lead and direct the District's Corrosion Control Program. Coordinate and participate in specialized engineering studies, simulations, or programs with District staff and consultants.
Six (6) years of professional mechanical engineering experience, including at least two (2) years of lead responsibility.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in mechanical engineering or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Closing Date for Applications: July 16, 2018 by 11:59pm
The Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. The District’s core business is to provide residents with a clean and reliable supply of water and protection from flooding. The District encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, nearly 1.8 million residents, and more than 200,000 commuters.
The mission of the District is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.
A seven-member Board of Directors governs the District. The District is an ethnically diverse, family friendly organization with employees who are committed to public service and work collaboratively with other agencies (all levels of government, community-based organizations, and neighborhood organizations) in carrying out the mission of the District.