Contra Costa Water District

Assistant / Associate Engineer

Onsite - Concord, CA
$125K - $175K Annually
Application Deadline: 5/14/24

Contra Costa Water District is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. 

The Mission of the Contra Costa Water District is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high-quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner.


CCWD is seeking a skilled, motivated, team oriented, permanent full time assistant or associate engineer in the Construction Division. This appointment can be made at either the assistant or associate level, depending on the successful applicants’ qualifications. This position will be located at our Administrative Office on Concord, CA. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, and deferred compensation plans, plus a great working environment!

  The Assistant/Associate Engineer will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight for implementing major capital construction projects, from contract award through start-up and transfer to Operations and Maintenance. The Assistant/Associate Engineer will also work closely with the Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer to develop and implement systems, processes, and workflows to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which the Construction Division manages its work. 

 We are looking for someone who is:

  •  Solutions-focused and a creative problem-solver.
  • A motivated self-starter with effective interpersonal and leadership skills. 
  • An organized and results-driven leader.
  • A team player who personifies integrity and excellence.
  • Comfortable in high-paced, rewarding environment. 
  • Adept at written and verbal communication.
  • Committed to continuous growth and improvement.

 What you will typically be responsible for: 

  •   Being an integral member of the team responsible for delivering the construction phase of projects within CCWD’s Capital Improvement Program, including improvements to the treated and untreated water storage and distribution systems, water treatment plants, dams, and untreated water reservoirs.
  • Managing construction of new applicant services and treated and untreated water pipeline projects.
  • Building and maintaining positive working relationships with employees and contractors. 
  • Developing project schedules and identifying priority tasks and critical path elements.
  • Working closely with the Engineering Construction Team in support of public works projects.
  • Seeking input from internal staff and external consultant team. 

 A few reasons you might enjoy this job:

  •  Your desire to make a positive difference in the lives of Contra Costa Water District employees and the community.
  • Working with highly effective and collaborative teams.
  • Negotiating scopes of work, schedules, budgets and agreements with consultants and other stakeholders. 
  • Every day brings a variety of work challenges, opportunities, and rewards.
  • Developing a collaborative professional relationship with your peers.
  • You wish to pursue future opportunities for professional experience and career growth on large-scale, regionally significant projects. 

The following will also benefit candidates with a few of the unique challenges related to this job:

  •  Technical expertise and the ability to engage diverse interests and obtain input and support for decisions. 
  • Providing project leadership to gain project buy-in from internal and external stakeholders.

For a full description of minimum qualifications and examples of duties, please visit the following links: 

Assistant Engineer 

Associate Engineer

Recruiter Information:

CCWD Human Resources