Engineer

  • Irvine Ranch Water District, CA
  • 15600 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $90,996.00 - $158,868.00 Annually USD

Job Description

General Description

***There will be a 3.9% increase to the salary range for this position, effective July 1, 2024***

We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Engineer.

This position will remain open until filled.
The District
Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com .

The Position
The Engineer will, under direction, plan and oversee the planning, design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for water, sewage and recycled water systems engineering work with emphasis on design, construction and operations; coordinate various planning efforts; and serve as project manager related to capital improvement projects. Incumbents may be assigned to work in any area including dams and storage, infrastructure planning, operations support and pipelines, and treatment and conveyance.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of the most current information, theories, techniques, practices, and procedures in engineering and will use this knowledge to ensure quality, consistency, and compliance with district and industry standards when delivering reports, Board agenda items, preliminary and final designs, and contractual documents; and when reviewing designs submitted by consultants, developers, and other entities. The ideal candidate will determine the necessary activities, their logical sequence, interdependencies, and allocation of resources for complex planning, design, and construction projects; and will define project goals and criteria for success. Lastly, the ideal candidate will be able to develop and maintain work relationships with staff and stakeholders and continuously work to improve relationships, contacts, and networks for the benefit of Irvine Ranch Water District.

Summary of Duties

Act as Project Manager/Engineer for simple to moderately complex planning, design, and construction projects.
Prepare correspondence and reports in a professional manner complying with District standards.

Prepare agenda items and supporting material for Committee and Board action.

Develop preliminary and final designs for a wide variety of engineering projects.

Maintain a variety of records and prepare correspondence and reports in a professional
manner complying with District standards.

Prepare contractual documents on design and construction projects.

Review designs submitted by consultants, developers, and other entities for compliance with standards.

Review shop drawings and other construction submittals for compliance with the approved plans and specifications.

Prepare Requests for Proposals for retaining consultants.

Review work of and give instruction to consultants.

Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training.

Responsible for all other work-related duties.

Qualifications

Education:

A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or a related field, and experience as described below. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.

Experience:
Five years of professional engineering experience, preferably with a public agency or consultant/contract provider to a public agency AND registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.)* in the State of California.

*Four years of additional experience - for a total of nine years of experience for the Engineer - will be qualifying without registration as a P.E.

CAD experience desirable.

License/Certifications Required
Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license may be required.

Engineering-in-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or State of California Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration as noted.

Additional Information

IRWD Corporate Values
Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world.

IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions.

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professional and vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others.

Mathematical Ability
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Understanding of advanced principles and mathematical reasoning and the ability to successfully apply that knowledge to solve scientific and engineering problems.

Technology Ability
Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information.

Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 lbs.

Environmental Adaptability
Noise level is generally equivalent to typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment, which may expose employee to hazardous materials and environment. Occasional visits to construction sites where noise level may be higher than typical office environment.

IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees.

Retirement
Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013:
The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula.

Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013:
On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay.

IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion.

Medical Insurance
IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.

Dental Insurance
IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.

Vision Insurance
IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.

Life Insurance
Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.

Deferred Compensation
Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment.

Paid Vacation
Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment.

Paid Holidays
The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year.

Sick Leave
Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card.

Educational Assistance
The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.

Base Pay

90,996

Job Address

15600 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, California 92618 United States View Map