The Office of Water Programs (OWP) is looking for an environmental process engineer to be a key contributor to the next generation of water and wastewater operator training curricula, and to participate in applied research and other environmental engineering projects. Two position levels are posted (Environmental Process Engineer or a Senior Environmental Process Engineer) with hiring dependent on experience. You will be considered for only the position to which you apply.
OWP, established in 1972, is a nonprofit, self-supporting unit of the California State University, Sacramento managed through University Enterprises, Inc. OWP provides training, technical assistance, and applied research services for a variety of water resource and water quality disciplines: drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, watershed planning, and soils and groundwater. OWP’s internal staff consists of more than 35 employees, including engineers, scientists. GIS specialists, technical editors, graphic designers, software development programmers, and administrative and IT support.
As the predominant component of their training program, OWP publishes and sells training materials that serve as curriculum for more than 20 print and online correspondence courses designed to train water and wastewater treatment plant operators and managers in the US, Canada, and internationally. This position is a key contributor to the development, improvement, and promotion of the training curriculum and is responsible for assessing training needs in the profession, providing technical input for new training courses and programs, and for updating existing course curricula. The Engineer works closely with and provides consultation to the OWP Training group, consisting of the technical editors, IT, and customer service groups. This individual is also responsible for managing external content contributors and integrating their work into OWP training materials. Engagement with professional organizations as part of promotion and networking for the training program is expected. The Engineer works closely with the Director of OWP or his designee in promoting, planning, organizing, responding to technical inquiries, and representing OWP at meetings and conferences.
The position also provides an excellent opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial, collaborative manner with a relatively small, highly proficient group of professionals on applied research and other environmental engineering projects. As a self-supporting entity, OWP obtains its funding from contracts and competitive grants. Past clients have included California state agencies (Caltrans, State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Water Resources, Department of Parks and Recreation), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmental consulting firms, equipment manufacturers, and the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time, exempt from overtime, benefited position, covered under the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Continued employment in this position is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.
Environmental Process Engineer
Salary Range: $7,461 - $11,191/mo
Senior Environmental Process Engineer
Salary Range: $8,622 - $12,933/mo
Open until filled: Priority review of applications will begin on June 1, 2017
Interested candidates may apply online: www.ueijobs.com
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other relevant engineering or science field. Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in water and/or wastewater treatment operation, design, college-level teaching, or combination thereof (10 years experience for the Senior Level position). Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. Demonstrated ability to write, review, and edit technical reports and documents. Demonstrated experience in presenting information and results in conferences and meetings. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience in managing and successfully completing projects. Must be legally eligible to drive in California and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises, Inc. insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards.