East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)

Engineering Designer I (Pipeline Rebuild)

Hybrid - Oakland, CA
$100K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 2/16/24

Engineering Designer I is the entry-level classification in the Engineering Designer series. This position will perform the more routine tasks and duties, including designing less complex systems. This is a training position and individuals can advance to Engineering Designer II (Pipeline Infrastructure Division) after gaining experience and achieving proficiency which meets the requirements for the Engineering Designer II (Pipeline Infrastructure Division) classification.

Engineering Designers in the Pipeline Infrastructure Division work closely with project managers, Senior Engineering Designers, project engineers, surveyors, pipeline construction field staff, and other technical and administrative personnel. Major responsibilities require the use of initiative, independent judgment, critical thinking, and interactions with a variety of personnel throughout East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). The immediate vacancy is in Pipeline Rebuild, part of the Pipeline Infrastructure Division.

Typical responsibilities may include:

• Designing water distribution and transmission pipelines, large services (fire, industrial, or domestic), hydrants, and appurtenances using AutoCAD Civil 3D.

• Preparing drawings and designs using EBMUD standards, specifications, drawings, and practices.

• Preparing base drawings, design details, and pipeline plans and profiles.

• Analyzing and interpreting street and topographic maps, improvement plans, as-built drawings, system maps, and survey data.

• Developing traffic control plans to support pipeline construction projects.

• Collecting, computing, and compiling data on underground utilities and other engineering data.

• Investigating field conditions, preparing field sketches, and recording unusual physical features that may influence pipeline design or constructability.

• Identifying survey and right-of-way needs for pipeline design projects.

• Requesting test holes, borings, and other investigations to verify locations of existing utilities and understand ground conditions.

• Preparing material lists and estimates of quantity, size, and description of pipes, fittings, and appurtenances such as blowoffs, valves, hydrants, and meters.

• Contacting and conferring with representatives of other agencies, utilities, and developers to secure information regarding existing and proposed underground facilities which could affect EBMUD pipeline installations, as well as providing information about EBMUD facilities to others.

• Conferring with construction supervisors and inspectors.

Flexible/hybrid work from home schedule may be available for some positions in this job classification.

The salary range is $8,691 per month increasing to $9,126, $9,582, $10,061, and $10,564 after 6, 18, 30 and 42 months, respectively.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.


1. Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; AND

2. Experience in designing, drafting, mapping, and/or field recording of pipeline installations; OR one year as a crew worker installing or maintaining underground pipelines; OR experience as a member of a survey crew operating surveying instruments or in water system inspection.

3. A valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions; must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including sufficient agility to climb hills and traverse rough terrain; and must be willing to work overtime as needed.

Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or other computer-aided design and drafting software is highly desirable.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements. Contact EBMUD Human Resources, Employee Services, at (510) 287-0764 for additional questions.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2024. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability


Job Hotline: (510) 287-0735

Recruiter Information:

Sheena Pittman