Assistant Engineer

East Bay Municipal Utility District is currently seeking an Assistant Engineer who is a motivated and energetic team player with experience in geotechnical engineering and project management, as well as surveillance monitoring of dams, field investigations and evaluations of municipal water and wastewater structures and facilities.

This individual will work on multi-disciplinary engineering teams as a project engineer/team member on complex engineering projects. GES supports the Engineering & Construction Department’s Dam Safety Capital Improvement Program. Projects include conditional assessment of spillways and seismic retrofit of dams and outlet towers. The incumbent will also perform complex engineering analyses and calculations as needed, either independently or under direction.

The most competitive candidates will possess knowledge and experience in project planning and management, as well as have a thorough knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles and practices, and extensive field assessments. Other requirements include performing detailed design work (i.e. scope development, engineering calculations, technical memorandums, etc.), preparing project feasibility studies and life cycle cost analyses, identifying and mitigating project risks, developing and administering consultant contracts, preparing and comprehending construction contract documents (plans and specifications), reviewing submittals and RFIs, preparing cost estimates and project schedules, and applying other related civil engineering principles and practices.

This individual should have experience as the project engineer on multi-disciplinary engineering projects working with other engineers, as well as preparing and delivering technical presentations. In addition, candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have good interpersonal skills (working with other engineers, operations and maintenance staff, federal and state dam safety regulators and other agencies, contractors, consultants, etc.), and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

This position may provide a hybrid onsite and telecommuting option that is currently under consideration and subject to review and approval by senior management.

The salary range is $9,469 per month increasing to $9,942, $10,439, $10,961, and $11,509 after 6, 18, 30 and 42 months, respectively.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.


1 .A bachelor’s degree in an ABET-accredited civil or geotechnical engineering curriculum OR a California EIT Certificate; and

2. Two years of professional civil and/or geotechnical engineering experience (subsequent to obtaining the degree), which is equivalent to two years of experience at EBMUD’s Junior Engineer             level.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability