Senior Engineer – Dam Safety Nevada Irrigation District
Grass Valley, California
Annual Salary: $125,674 - $152,734 DOE/DOQ
Are you looking to become part of a tight-knit and supportive team? Do you want to serve as a technical expert on several exciting projects and still be able to spend time in the field? If so, you will be excited to hear that the Nevada Irrigation District is seeking a Senior Engineer – Dam Safety to support the Director of Power Systems in the planning, implementation, and supervision of the District’s Dam Safety engineering functions. In this role, you will have one direct report (Assistant Engineer) and supervise a variety of personnel as you provide technical engineering support. Coordinating staff training, implementing goals and objectives, and correcting deficiencies in processes are some core duties of this position. More technical functions include keeping up with regulatory requirements, overseeing emergency action plans, and preparing engineering reports. The ideal candidate for the role is eager to build relationships and demonstrates strong communication skills. Other ideal traits include an attentiveness to details, self-confidence, and effective time-management. If you have a background in dams, lakes, and reservoirs, are a highly skilled subject matter expert, and want the opportunity to work beyond a typical desk job, then apply today!
The Senior Engineer – Dam Safety directly oversees the Dam Safety Group, which includes an Assistant Engineer, while also offering technical support and supervision over technical personnel, consultants, and contractors. This role is a balance of field work and office work, making it an exciting opportunity for those who want a dynamic and engaging workday. The Senior Engineer reports to the Director of Power Systems, receiving some technical oversight from the Director of Engineering. This role performs engineering work involved in the design, upgrade, and expansion of District facilities and projects pertaining to dams, lakes, and reservoirs. Having a strong understanding of the regulatory requirements is essential for this role, as is the self-assurance to communicate and work collaboratively with the regulators. As the regulations continue to evolve, the District needs someone who is a quick learner and eager to build relationships with regulatory partners and key staff at the District to ensure continued regulatory compliance.
The ideal candidate has a structural or geotechnical engineering background with experience in dam safety. They will be involved in the planning stages of projects, from preparing engineering specifications to determining cost and quantity estimates. They will also oversee more administrative work, such as obtaining permits, completing studies, coordinating staff training, and reviewing staff’s work. Someone who is a technical expert is needed for this role, however, this position also requires someone who is personable and communicative.
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities is described below:
Four years of responsible journey experience
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field.
Possession of valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a current certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California.
For first consideration, apply by September 26thby completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/
Save the Dates:
Round one interviews will be virtual and take place on October 24th & 25th. Round two interviews will be in person and take place on October 31st. Selected candidates must be available for these dates.
Please contact your hiring authority, Keane Sommers, with any questions: