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Engineering Technician

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California Water Service Group San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 4 months ago

California Water Service (Cal Water) invites you to pursue a career with the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third-largest publicly traded water utility in the country. Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company was named one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces several years in a row. Cal Water employees pride themselves on sharing a commitment to being the leader in providing its customers and communities with traditional and innovative utility services.

Cal Water offers a generous total compensation package. We have competitive salaries and match a portion of employees' contributions to their Company 401(k). In addition, we provide a Company-funded pension plan, great healthcare benefits that provide coverage to employees and dependents, and generous tuition reimbursement. In addition, employees receive 11 paid holidays and three floating holidays per year, and two weeks of sick leave and vacation.

We are committed to hiring the best candidates, developing current employees, and promoting from within. Continuous improvement and employee development opportunities allow employees to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals.


The Engineering Technician is primarily responsible for the development of design drawings in support of staff engineers. This position is located in San Jose, California.


  • Prepares construction drawings for water main installation and other water system improvements using AutoCAD from a variety of sources including field surveys or engineering drawings from consultants, title and deed information, project engineer's field notes, existing as-built documents, GIS information and verbal instruction

  • Performs basic pipe crossing calculations

  • Performs meter sizing calculations within an established application and guideline

  • Prepares cost estimate in accordance with CPUC Rules and within an established application and guideline

  • Communicates closely with engineer and district staff on project progress and missing information.

  • Communicates closely with master contractor on confirmatory requests

  • Communicates as needed with Developer's engineer regarding project surveying, design and drawings.

  • Assists with standard drawings creation and revision

  • Provides support on utility location research and verification as necessary

  • Manages multiple projects and priorities including tracking and updating project status

  • Participates in and supports the Company's Continuous Improvement program and projects

  • Performs other similar duties as assigned


  • Associate degree or technical/vocational school certificate in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD), civil engineering, computer science, or related field

  • Four years of experience using recent versions (within last five years) of AutoCAD or equivalent

  • Experience with engineering drafting and design

  • Knowledge of math, geometry, and algebra

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications

  • Valid California Driver License

  • Knowledge of water and wastewater systems preferred

  • Knowledge of legal description, easements and parcel maps preferred.

  • Knowledge of terminology used in subdivision improvement drawings preferred.

  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D in development of digital terrain modeling and plan and profile preferred

  • Experience with conducting field topographic/site surveys using a total station preferred

Deadline to submit resumes is Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company and Washington Water Service Company do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.

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Engineering Technician

Expired Job

California Water Service Group