Closing Date/Time Wed. 09/04/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
$9,895.60 - $12,668.93 Monthly
Hydrology, Hydraulics and Geomorphology Unit (Position Codes 0164 and 0727) (2 positions available)
Overview:Associate Engineer (Position Code 0164) This position requires strong knowledge of hydraulics and experience with 1- and 2-D hydraulic models, an understanding of our creek network (or the ability to learn the system), and a background in basic civil engineering. The work entailed will include a mix of conducting hydraulics models, reviewing them, performing civil engineering and management tasks. Hydraulics analyses conducted will support our own unit's projects (e.g. E19, Priority E3) and management tasks. Hydrologic modeling and sediment transport modeling skills are also desirable. Reviews of models are also important for this position – whether reviewing models completed from our unit, or as part of permit application to CPRU. This position will also require management skills to perform tasks efficiently; occasionally there may be small to mid-sized contracts to manage.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide support for FEMA applications for LOMRS and CLOMRS.
Provide Q/C review for hydraulic analyses done by Capital projects, CPRU permit applications, Unit 296, and occasionally consultants.
Conduct hydraulic analyses (and/or manage them) for capital Projects and unit's own projects.
Overview: Associate Engineer (Position Code 0727) This position serves two main functions: first as a technical specialist in hydrology, and second as engineering support to watershed and water utility operation and capital projects. The position would work under the guidance of a senior engineer and work directly with hydrographer field staff. The first function would require knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics to properly perform analyses for both water utility and watersheds applications, supporting capital projects and operations. This would encompass emergency operations during flood season and being familiar with flood forecasting and basic meteorology. The second function would provide engineering support for the stream reservoir, and rain gauge sensor network. Knowledge with different telemetry systems would be required, as well as hardware/software issues. The latter skills are needed to properly maintain the historical database and serve accurate hydrologic data to stakeholders via the web. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis.
Winter storm operations and preparation.
Gauge sensor, field work, and database/web support.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. Ideal Candidate's Background includes:Ideal Experience:
4 or more years of experience in running models related to hydrology such as HEC-HMS model and performing large hydrologic study.
Field work experience in surveying, flow measurements, sampling and recon.
Experience in creek restoration is a plus.
Experience using software such as MATLAB, Res Sim.
Understanding of principles, practices, theories, and concepts of flood hydrology.
Familiar with computer software applications, such as Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) and Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS).
Understanding of principles, practices, theories, and concepts of hydraulic engineering, open channel hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and sediment transport.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
Apply flood hydrology, open channel hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and sediment transport principles and computer programs to support flood protection and stream stewardship programs and projects.
Communicate effectively (both written and verbal).
Prepare and make presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
Ideal Training and Education:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering.
PE license is required (or ability to obtain California PE within 1 year with out-of-state PE license).
Closing Date for Applications: Closing Wed. 09/04/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Valley Water is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. Valley Water's core business is to provide residents with a clean and reliable supply of water and protection from flooding. Valley Water encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, nearly 1.8 million residents, and more than 200,000 commuters.
The mission of Valley Water is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.
A seven-member Board of Directors governs Valley Water. Valley Water is an ethnically diverse, family friendly organization with employees who are committed to public service and work collaboratively with other agencies (all levels of government, community-based organizations, and neighborhood organizations) in carrying out the mission of Valley Water.