San Francisco Bay area, California
Syracuse, New York
Durham, North Carolina
San Diego, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
Location: Dobbins, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $138,881.60 - $168,833.60
Years of Experience:
Salary Range: $138,881.60 - $168,833.60 / year
Resume and Cover Letter Required with Application
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general direction of the Principal Hydro Engineer, performs advanced professional level mechanical, electrical and/or civil engineering support. A Senior Civil, when qualified, may serve as Chief Dam Safety Engineer responsible for leading the Agency’s dam safety program. Senior Hydro Engineers perform project management duties within the Power Systems Division including supporting regulatory inspections and working towards resolution of issues, planning, project management, estimating and budgeting, design, equipment specification, telecommunications support, operations support, contract administration, equipment performance testing, procedure development, and water management/flood control support. The Senior Hydro Engineer coordinates assigned activities with other Agency divisions, and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex technical and administrative support to the Power Systems Manager. The Power Systems Division of the Yuba Water Agency supports the hydroelectric generation mission of the Agency as well as flood control, water supply, fishery enhancement and recreation. The Senior Hydro Engineer must perform his/her duties in a manner that reflects positively on the Yuba Water Agency and the Division.
The Senior Hydro Engineer is a higher level classification in the Hydro Engineer series, and is distinguished from the Principal Hydro Engineer by the supervision and management responsibilities of the Principal. Employees at this level manage work through numerous engineering consulting firms, including coordinating assigned activities with other Agency divisions and outside agencies. This position provides highly responsible and complex technical support to the Principal Engineer. Work is performed with a broad framework of general policy, and requires collaboration, creativity, resourcefulness, and autonomy to accomplish goas and objectives. All work is expected to be carried out in an ethical, organized, accurate, secure, timely and confidential manner.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in both inside and field settings, with some travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dirt, dust, traffic, electrical energy, and high voltage; will work irregular hours; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; frequent opportunity and requirements to interact with the general public and property owners, contractors, suppliers and state, federal, county and other public agencies.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations; to operate equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs. in accordance with safe working practices, climb ladders, climb stairs with 640 feet of rise; have dexterity to climb in and out of and ability to work in close quarters. Requires the use of safety hats, belts, harnesses, face guards, safety glasses and goggles, safety shoes, protective clothing including Arc Flash/FR clothing, ear protection and other safety equipment, where necessary.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed below. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications the Agency reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in the selection process.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited college or university in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Experience: 5-10 years of increasingly responsible engineering experience. 10+ years of increasingly responsible engineering experience is preferred as well as five or more years’ experience in hydroelectric generation. License or Certificate: Engineer in Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certificate. Possession of, and ability to maintain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly desired or the ability to obtain. Professional Engineer (PE) license is required.
This position is subject to call out at any time and must reside close enough to travel to the Colgate Powerhouse within one hour.
POST OFFER/PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL:
Employment is subject to passing a physical examination, including a drug test, and a pre-employment background check.