District Engineer

Company: Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District

Job Summary

Job Title: District EngineerReports To: General ManagerCompany: Kaweah Delta Water Conservation DistrictStatus: ExemptDepartment: Administration

Summary: Under direction from the General Manager, the District Engineer plans, designs, reviews, and directs civil engineering projects such as channels, pipelines, structures, basins, and water supply. Develops surface water and ground water reports and compiles and extrapolates information on District objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project
  • Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data
  • Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects
  • Inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction standards
  • Represents District water service functions with the public, contractors, and representatives of other government agencies
  • Provides general guidance on the development of bids, contracts, and other matters relating to engineering functions
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, river units, suppliers, board members & public

Other Duties:

  • Regularly updates the General Manager regarding engineering operations, problems, and policies
  • Provides support to the General Manager in making presentations regarding engineering issues and problems to the Board of Directors
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Job Standards/Specifications

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering with particular emphasis on the design and construction of flood control, water development and distribution, and other hydraulic projects and facilities
  • Principles of engineering economics and their practical application to flood control, water development, and water distribution projects
  • Water sustainability studies and solutions, water conservation concepts, and groundwater management, recharge and banking.
  • Project funding and grants
  • Understanding of measurement principles and methods for typical flows in a surface water system
  • Laws, rules, ordinances and legislative processes governing flood control, water rights, water development, and environmental compliance.
  • Contract development and administration
  • Office equipment, such as: computers, telephones, and copiers, ; and computer software for word processing, spreadsheet development, Computer Aided Drafting and Geographic Information Systems.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, manage, and develop District engineering functions, particularly as they affect irrigation, flood control, water conservation, and water distribution systems
  • Coordinate District engineering functions with District activities and services
  • Oversee the development of plans, specifications, and District engineering standards
  • Delegate and oversee work of assigned staff
  • Ensure proper completion and inspection of major construction projects
  • Direct the preparation and review of engineering studies and reports
  • Use computer systems and software packages related to engineering analysis and functions
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Follow oral and written directions

Typical Physical Activities:

  • Travel in District vehicle to conduct District business
  • Occasionally walks in uneven terrain, in an outdoor environment, making inspections of District facilities and construction projects
  • Work at desk for an extended period of time
  • Work in an office environment, carry, push, pull, reach, and lift objects weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Sufficient finger/hand coordination and dexterity to operate and adjust office equipment
  • Use of telephones, computers, copiers, and field instruments
  • Hearing and vision with in normal ranges with or without correction

Environmental Factors:

  • Exposure to extreme cold and extreme heat
  • Exposure to wet and or humid conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Irregular or extended work hours

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Degree from a four-year college or university, and four-six years related experience and/or training, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registration Requirement:

  • Driver’s License: Possession of a valid California Class C License at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid and current certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer licensed by the State of California or another state and willing to obtain registration by the State of California within 18 months. Failure to obtain or maintain such required licenses(s) may be cause for disciplinary action.Contact: Jeff Oliver jeff@oliverSC.com
    O: 559-434-8500

Application Deadline:


District Engineer – Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District

Position Type: Admin
City: Farmersville
State: CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Phone: (559) 434-8500