Engineering Designer I is the entry level classification in the Engineering Designer series. This position will perform the more routine tasks and duties, including designing less complex systems. This is a training position and individuals can advance to Engineering Designer II (Pipeline Infrastructure) after gaining experience and achieving proficiency which meets the requirements for the Engineering Designer II (Pipeline Infrastructure) classification.
Engineering Designer I’s in the Pipeline Infrastructure Division work closely with project managers, Senior Engineering Designers (Pipeline Infrastructure), project engineers, surveyors, facility and pipeline drafters, pipeline construction field staff, and other technical and administrative personnel. Major responsibilities require the use of initiative, independent judgment, critical thinking and interactions with a variety of personnel throughout the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). The immediate vacancy is in the Pipeline Drafting Section, part of the Pipeline Infrastructure Division.
Designing proposed pipeline projects using Microstation CADD software and designing large services (fire, industrial or domestic), hydrants, and their related facilities.
• Preparing drawings and designs using EBMUD standards, specifications, drawings, practices, and CADD computer systems for pipeline designs.
• Providing drafting services to support the design of pipelines, including preparing base drawings, design details, and pipeline plans and profiles.
• Analyzing street and topographic maps, improvement plans, as-built drawings, system maps, and survey data.
• Developing traffic control plans to support pipeline construction projects.
• Collecting, computing, and compiling data on existing underground utilities and other engineering data.
• Investigating field conditions, preparing field sketches, and recording unusual physical features that may influence pipeline design.
• Identifying survey and right-of-way needs for pipeline design projects.
• Requesting test holes, borings, and other investigations to verify locations of existing utilities and understand ground conditions.
• Preparing material lists and estimates of quantity, size, and description of pipeline, fittings, and appurtenances such as blowoffs, valves, hydrants, and meters.
• Contacting and conferring with representatives of other agencies, utilities, and developers to secure information regarding existing and proposed underground facilities which could affect the design of EBMUD pipeline installations, as well as providing information about EBMUD facilities to others.
• Conferring with construction supervisors and inspectors.
1. Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; AND
2. Experience in designing, drafting, mapping, and/or field recording of pipeline installations; OR one year as a crew worker installing or maintaining underground pipelines; OR experience as a member of a survey crew operating surveying instruments or in water system inspection.
3. A valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record are required.
4. Must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including sufficient agility to climb hills and traverse rough terrain. Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
Experience with Microstation and/or other CADD software is highly desirable. Experience with civil design software packages, such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, is also desirable.
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,
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A