Glendale Water & Power

Civil Engineering Associate

Onsite - Glendale, CA
$75K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/26/24


Under direction, this supervisory position performs moderately difficult professional engineering work in connection with a wide variety of civil engineering projects.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensures Department services are provided with the highest level of customer service and ethical standards.

Assist in the preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, and reports involved in the construction and operation of a wide variety of civil engineering work such as storm drains, sanitary sewers, street and highways, structures, buildings, or water utility systems.

Checks hydraulics, structure, mechanics, and strength of materials and surveying calculations. Checks, analyzes, reduces and applies survey, hydrographic, topographic, and other field data and transfers to maps, profiles, cross sections, graphs, and other compilation forms. Reviews legal descriptions, easements, and contract documents for completeness and accuracy.

Checks plans, specifications, and computations submitted in connection with applications for building permits for new structures and alterations of structures for conformance with the building code, for structural safety, fire hazards, exits, and other matters governed by municipal ordinances.

Prepares environmental assessment report and project impact plan for various improvement projects.

Checks subdivision maps, improvement plans and grading plans for hillside sites and building permits.

Prepares documents and processes street vacations, encroachment permits, and assessment districts.

Prepares rate studies and keeps records of the sanitary sewer system.

Drives vehicle to make field inspections of construction projects to monitor compliance with plans and City standards.

Responds to customer/resident inquiries regarding building regulations or refers to the proper channel.

Responsible for the managing of a project or projects including the leading and supervision of technicians and engineers connected to the project.

Reviews proposed projects to determine the scope and preliminary project costs.

Prepares plans to provide conception of project and provide criteria for field inspection and final estimates.

Reviews and evaluates employee job performance and recommends personnel actions. Trains subordinates in a variety of tasks.

Prepares packages for City Council relative to proposed projects.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.



Two years of professional civil engineering experience.


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or certificate as an Engineer-in-Training from the State of California.

License(s) / Certification(s)

Valid Class C California driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications 

Experience in project management of Capital Improvement Projects involving improvements to public utilities or water infrastructures.

Experience utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) / Hydraulic Modeling. 

Experience utilizing Autodesk Civil 3D for design and preparation of plans for public utilities or water infrastructure improvements. 

Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel software to perform data analysis or budget and expense tracking.

Knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA). 

Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 (D2) Certificate. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

Building codes, structural safety practices and procedures.

Computer and computer-aided design and drafting.

Environmental issues associated with division projects.

Hydraulics, structural, mechanics, and strength of materials.

Surveying techniques.

Ability to:

Provide exceptional customer service to those using Glendale Water & Power services.

Draw preliminary sketches and drawings.

Interact with other divisions or section employees to obtain information necessary for design and project specifications.

Interact with the public providing proper customer service.

Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Other Characteristics

Willingness to:

Work overtime as requested.

Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.

Promotional Eligibility

Any City of Glendale employee who meets the minimum qualifications for this position, has completed probation or six months of City employment, and is occupying a permanent full-time classification on file in the Human Resources Department. Hourly City employees may be considered, provided that they furnish proof of continuous employment immediately preceding the final filing date, which would equal a minimum of six months of full-time service or 1040 part-time hours. (Civil Service Rule VIII 4-E).


An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

Exceptional Customer Service Policy

The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.


Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy.

Recruiter Information:

Megan Rau