California Water Service

Engineering Technician / CAD/Civil 3D Drafter / Designer

Onsite - San Jose, CA
Application Deadline: 6/19/25

Engineering Technician / CAD/Civil 3D Drafter / Designer


California Water Service


California Water Service


Job Description:


Under the direction of the Technician/AutoCAD Supervisor, the Engineering Technician is primarily responsible for the development of civil and electrical design drawings in support of staff engineers. This position is located in San Jose, California.




• Prepares the following using AutoCAD: Construction drawings for water system improvements including, site and grading plans, roadways, water facility structures, groundwater wells, water storage tanks, pump stations, piping, water treatment facilities, control valves, vaults, electrical conduit, panel, and single line drawings and water main installations including valves, services, fire hydrants, land base, and all utilities


• Creates construction drawings from a variety of sources including field surveys, title and deed information, project engineer’s field notes, existing as-built documents, GIS information, and verbal instruction


• Manages multiple projects and priorities


• Works cooperatively in a team environment


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


• Conducts field topographic / site surveys using a total station and handheld GPS unit


• Conduct utility substructure research to support drawing development.


• 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’ experience using recent versions (within last five years) of AutoCAD and Civil 3D or equivalent.


• Experience with civil engineering design


• Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D in the development of contours, surfaces, profiles, volume calcs, alignments, stationing, etc.


• Travel to Central and Southern California to support new and ongoing projects, join team meetings, and trainings,


• 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 AutoCAD Electrical Version 2016-2022 and experience with electrical drafting preferred.


• Knowledge of water and wastewater systems preferred


• Knowledge of legal descriptions, easements, and parcel maps preferred


• Knowledge of terminology used in civil and electrical engineering drawings preferred


• Ability to conduct field topographic / site surveys using a total station and handheld GPS units preferred


Salary Range: $43.06 – $58.09


Deadline to submit resume is OPEN UNTIL FILLED


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, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service 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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