Project Engineer I (10.18)

Golden State Water Company is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the United States. We have been all about water for more than 80 years. Our team of professionals delivers reliable, quality water and great service to customers in 75 communities across California.
Position may be upgraded to a Project Engineer II (grade 40T) based on candidate's qualifications and experience.
The Project Engineer I reports to the Capital Program Engineer who is accountable for ensuring the delivery and completion of capital projects on time and within budget. The Project Engineer I is accountable for coordinating pre-construction, construction and commissioning activities with Operations, Environmental Quality, and Asset Management departments to minimize disruptions to core business activities and to deliver projects that meet the needs of front-line utility personnel.
Job Summary:
The Project Engineer, serving in a support role, is accountable for the delivery and completion of capital projects on time and within budget. The Project Engineer I represents Golden State Water Company through communications with City, County and other government agencies and other utilities.
Assists in the oversight of construction activities for assigned capital projects for Golden State Water Company.
Coordinates internal and external resources towards the completion of assigned capital projects while balancing the needs of operations and customer service functions and schedules.
Prepares and monitors and reports on project schedules and budgets and suggests corrective actions when needed.
Monitors quality control and inspection activities on assigned projects and suggests corrective actions when required.
Coordinates field changes with appropriate engineering staff.
Prepares and presents to supervisor periodic reports on progress of assigned capital projects.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical, or environmental engineering OR Bachelor's degree in construction management or a closely related field.
Knowledge of project management software (particularly MS Project) preferred.
Experience with PowerPlan fixed assets software and JD Edwards accounting software packages a plus.
Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills.
Qualities of a Successful Project Engineer:
Flexible, thoughtful, accountable, and passionate about work
Willingness to learn
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent customer service support and interventions with a 'can-do' attitude
Highly organized
Goal driven
Web Based Learning, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and other applicable software.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of project management, construction management, planning, and budgeting, safe work practices, plus knowledge of fire department and other local agency regulations as they pertain to the construction and installation of water supply and distribution projects.
Ability to: Analyze data on project budgets and schedules and identify corrective actions; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; make effective, professional presentations; write and create technical publications; establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, professional associates and with the general public.
The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.
Must be willing to travel as required by project needs. Travel can be up to one overnight stays per month and turnaround full-day trips, by car or by air, up to 2 days per month.
May include but not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.

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