Junior/Assistant/Associate Engineer(s)

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Union Sanitary District
Union City, CA, United States

Phone: 5104777513
Web Site: http://www.unionsanitary.ca.gov

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Junior/Assistant/Associate Engineer(s)


Union City, CA 



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Job Description:

$104,327 - $136,929 - Junior Engineer*
$115,919 - $152,143 - Assistant Engineer*
$130,055 - $170,697 - Associate Engineer*
Plus Excellent Benefits
(*Effective 9/1/2022 pending Board approval)
First review of applications 9/11/2022
USD is Building its Future – Join us and Build Yours, too!
Are you looking for a place to grow and develop your engineering skills, to have the opportunity to do meaningful work and serve your community?  Come join us! 
USD Tri-City Wastewater (USD)  is an award-winning, innovative independent special district formed in 1918 providing wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to the residents and businesses in the Tri-cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City in southern Alameda County (south-eastern Bay Area). 
This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of a major wastewater plant evolution. We are extremely proud of our diverse workforce of professionals.  We currently have two positions available at the Junior, Assistant, or Associate Engineer level to join our Capital Improvements Projects Team (CIP).   
USD is seeking energetic, results-oriented engineers for project management of a broad variety of challenging treatment and collections projects.  Examples of upcoming projects include: New Standby Power Generator Building, Anaerobic Digester Rehabilitation, Chemical Pumps and Piping System Improvements, Large Diameter Pipe Rehabilitation, and Replacement of Waste Activated Sludge Thickeners.  The primary responsibility of the Junior, Assistant or Associate Engineer will be to serve as project engineer or project manager in the administration of feasibility studies and designs and/or construction projects for District treatment and collection facilities.

The District has two vacancies that can be filled at the Junior, Assistant or Associate Engineer level.

Examples of Duties

Typical Project Engineer/Project Manager Duties Include:

  • Responsibility for engineering projects from conception through facility start-up.
  • Preparation of complex engineering studies and in-house designs and bid documents for small projects.
  • Coordination of District, consultant and contractor activities during construction.
  • Construction management and inspection.
  • Resolution of disputes and negotiation of change orders during construction.
  • Management of consultant contracts and management of project budgets, schedules, and work products.
  • Quality control review of consultant reports, plans and specifications.
  • Coordination with local agencies and utility companies for construction permits.
  • Participation in the selection of consultants.
For the full list of job duties and job descriptions, click here CAREERS AT USD.


Required Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that provides the     knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated below. A typical way of gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities is:

  • Bachelor’s degree (ABET accredited) in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering. 
  • Junior Engineer:  Must obtain Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification within one year of employment.  
  • Assistant Engineer: At least two years of experience in the planning, design and/or construction of wastewater facilities, such as pump stations, wastewater treatment plant, and/or pipeline projects.  EIT certification required.
  • Associate Engineer: A minimum of four years of experience in the planning, design and/or construction of wastewater facilities, such as pump stations, wastewater treatment plant, and/or pipeline projects.  Registration as a Professional Engineer. 
The Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work tactfully and effectively with District staff, consultants, contractors, and representatives of other agencies.
  • Knowledge of wastewater engineering and the ability to understand problems, analyze alternatives, and make sound decisions.
  • Efficiency in managing public works projects. 
  • Strong organizational abilities to plan, organize and coordinate a variety of engineering projects.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and effectively.

Excellent Benefits
We also offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • CalPERS retirement 2.5% at 55 formula. (If new to CalPERS or not from an agency with reciprocity with CalPERS, the formula is 2% at 62 by pension reform law.)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance substantially paid for by the District for the employee and family.
  • Two weeks' vacation per year (increasing with longevity), 40 hours Management Administrative Leave per year (pro-rated first year), and 13 paid holidays per year.
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance paid by the District.
  • Alternative Work Week Schedule.
  • Educational Reimbursement, Student and Computer Loan programs for non-probationary employees.
  • Deferred compensation matching up to $3,050 per year.
Important Application Information
Applicants must apply online at http://www.unionsanitary.ca.gov.   First review of applications will be the week of 9/11/2022.  Union Sanitary District is not responsible for the failure of Internet forms in submitting your application.
Candidates for the Junior Engineer position who meet minimum qualifications will be invited to an Online Written Exam scheduled for Wednesday - Thursday, 9/14/2022 – 9/15/2022.
Top candidates for all positions will be invited to a Virtual Qualifications Appraisal Interview and Work Sample scheduled for Wednesday, 9/28/2022.    
Finalist Interviews are scheduled for Monday, 10/3/2022.
You will be contacted regarding all phases of this recruitment via email, so please check your inbox for correspondence regarding next steps and results through the exam process. Please ensure that the email address on your application is correct and current before submitting your application.  Before appointment to the position the candidate must pass a Live Scan, a background check including DMV and pre-employment physical.
Disaster Service Worker: 

Employees of Union Sanitary District are, by state and federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property either at the District or within the local, or your own community.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing kathleenk@unionsanitary.ca.gov upon submittal of application.
Union Sanitary District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.