Junior Engineer (Civil)

Start your career as a Junior Engineer (Civil) with an industry-leading water and wastewater utility. East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) offers state-of-the-art engineering and challenging assignments in a wide range of engineering specialties:

  • Civil / Structural Design
  • Pipeline Design
  • Wastewater - Environmental Engineering, Process Engineering, Planning, and Design
  • Water Distribution Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Raw Water Supply and Reservoir Operations
  • Construction Management
  • Water Treatment Support & Water Quality Study – Process Engineering
  • Water Recycling

EBMUD also offers excellent preparation for professional registration and stable career opportunities. A Junior Engineer (Civil) is the entry level on the EBMUD professional civil engineering career ladder. All assignments are under the direct supervision of registered engineers and provide qualifying experience for professional registration. Junior Engineers in most departments will participate in a cross-training rotational program to broaden their skills and knowledge of EBMUD's engineering functions and operational needs outside of their regularly assigned work unit.

The ideal candidate will be prepared to:
  • Apply engineering knowledge to develop, calculate and test mathematical models for civil engineering applications, including hydraulic analysis, water distribution network analysis, groundwater modeling and analysis, forecasting water supply, scheduling reservoir operations, water quality analysis, water and wastewater process treatment, construction, structural, geotechnical/site grading, and other applications.
  • Plan and manage assignments: identify objectives, scope, feasibility, milestones and completion schedules; prepare supporting documentation; and monitor and coordinate project activities to meet time and cost parameters.
  • Use computer software tools to model engineering problems, to prepare spreadsheet based economic analyses, and for a variety of other engineering and office applications.
  • Integrate, summarize and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g. maps, calculations, environmental reports, feasibility studies) to research, analyze and formulate technical, project planning, and operational recommendations.
  • Apply technical and interpersonal skills to achieve workable solutions to civil engineering, economic, and people related problems.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to meet project goals and timelines.
  • Demonstrate excellent people skills in meetings and in making technical presentations to groups and individuals including EBMUD staff, customers, contractors, and the public.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, preparing concise and accurate engineering reports, correspondence and memos for a variety of audiences including staff, government and regulatory agencies, contractors, and the public.

The salary range is $7,929 per month increasing to $8,325, $8,741, $9,178 and $9,637 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively.

With successful performance, incumbents normally advance to Assistant Engineer ($110,304 - $134,088) shortly after two years with no working experience, and shortly after one year with previous working experience and/or an advanced degree (e.g., masters). With further experience and registration, incumbents will qualify to compete for promotions to an Associate Civil Engineer ($121,800 - $148,056).

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals over forty years of age, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical, including AIDS and HIV), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy, pregnancy disability leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.
Requirements: 1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited Civil Engineering, or Environmental Engineering curriculum, OR a California Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate. (Expected graduation must be prior to June 30, 2020. Degrees may be verified at a later step in the process.)

2. Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

3. No experience is required.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. To be considered under the "equivalent combination of education and experience" provision, it is your responsibility to include in your application materials written evidence of employment performed at the level of the typical duties of this position and/or coursework in subject areas directly related to this position. For more information, see our FAQ page at http://www.ebmud.com/jobs/job-resources/job-faqs-frequently-asked-questions/.
The Selection Process: 1. Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

2. Submit a copy of your undergraduate and graduate school (if applicable) transcripts. Unofficial copies will be accepted.Applications submitted without the required transcripts will not be considered. All applicants must submit current undergraduate transcripts even if the degree program is non-engineering, or if the applicant is now in a graduate degree program. If claiming graduate credit, then also submit graduate transcripts. Transcripts must include grades, grade point average(s), course work through January 2020, and must be received no later than 4:30pm on March 4, 2020. Please submit transcripts either:

a. As an attachment to your online application; OR

b. Send via mail to:
EBMUD Recruitment Division - MS 603
Junior Engineer Recruitment #20-022
PO Box 24055
Oakland, CA 94623

3. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test part in order to advance to the next step in the selection process.

4. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, with those candidates receiving a passing score to be invited to a panel interview tentatively scheduled for late April 2020. The interview will include preparation of a written work sample project.

5. Successful candidates will be placed on a hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill the current regular vacancy, as well as others occurring over the next 12 months.

6. The probation period for this position is 12 months. For those holding civil service status the probation period is 6 months.

7. All employment offers are conditional, pending the results of a Live Scan background screening. All selected finalists must participate in the Live Scan background screening process to remain in consideration for EBMUD employment.
Supplemental Information: As the first step in the selection process, responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted online with the regular EBMUD application. Please provide thorough, accurate descriptions of assignments you have personally performed. Should you respond with remarks such as "see application" or "see resume" instead of addressing the work areas directly, your application materials will not be considered. Your supplemental question responses must also demonstrate your ability to write concise and well-organized documents using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

You should describe your academic or work experience concisely and accurately. Organize and present your achievements to best display your experience. What you did on a project is more important than details about the project itself. Be specific. The supplemental questions will be evaluated on a competitive basis to determine which applicants continue in the selection process. You may be asked at an interview to provide additional information to support or clarify your statements in your application materials.

The areas of work performance in questions 2 to 5 are based on important work duties of the Junior Engineer position. Please describe the past achievements/activities that best demonstrate your knowledge, skill, or ability in each area of work performance. These may have occurred in academic, internship or employment settings.

Please include the following information:
  • A general statement of what was accomplished.
  • The time period in which these activities were performed.
  • The name of your school or employer where these activities were performed.
  • A precise description of exactly what YOU did (the activities YOU performed or were directly responsible for).
  • Specific incidents or examples of sustained high performance over a period of time.
  • Your experience demonstrating knowledge, skill or ability in the areas of work performance listed.
  • Please do not use the same achievement for more than one category.
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