San Diego County Water Authority

Senior Engineering Technician

Onsite - San Diego, CA
$100K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 5/19/24

The Senior Engineering Technician with the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) will provide technical, paraprofessional engineering support to engineering project managers in the planning, design, permitting and construction management of SDCWA capital improvement projects and existing facilities maintenance; provide a full range of detailed construction inspections of multi-disciplined public works, waterworks and facility construction projects; prepare and interpret plans and specifications to ensure construction contract compliance; prepare and recommend change orders and cost estimates; and perform related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate is one who conducts their work in a positive, productive, and supportive manner with others to achieve the organization’s project or program goals, and responds to internal and external customers in a timely, effective, and professional manner. The ideal candidate can apply their technical construction knowledge to effectively administer construction contracts in accordance with the Water Authority’s standards, vision, and values.

Qualification Guidelines

The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and ability required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college-level course work in civil engineering, drafting, surveying, construction management, engineering mathematics or related fields; and six years of progressively responsible sub-professional experience in computer-aided design drafting, or construction management and public works construction inspection OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses and Other Requirements

  • Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Authority’s Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  • Possession of a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Controls and/or Certified Welding Inspector are desirable.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, please submit an employment application and supplemental questionnaire by Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Apply online at

Recruiter Information:

Patricia Duran