Senior Engineer Career Opportunity in the Water Services Industry

  • by Friant Water Authority
  • Nov 7, 2018

Job Location: Lindsay, CA
Application Deadline: 01/07/2019
How to Apply: See job posting. Send your resume/cover letter to

Looking to make valuable contributions in the water industry? Are you an experienced engineering professional who can exercise a wide latitude of independent decision making? Friant Water Authority is seeking a Senior Engineer who will play an instrumental role in imagining and realizing the future of our organization. The ideal candidate will possess a proven ability to work with a wide range of disciplines connected with the successful completion of projects.

This role reports directly to the COO and will be engaged in the planning, designing, maintenance, operations and construction of the Friant-Kern Canal and related facilities. Friant Water Authority is a public agency formed by its members under California law to operate and maintain the Friant-Kern Canal. Friant represents members in federal or state policy, political, and operational decisions that could affect the Friant Division’s water supply. Our goal is to provide dependable, sustainable water from Millerton Lake to Friant Contractors. If you share our commitment and passion for excellence, then let us know.

California Employers Association (CEA) in Sacramento is the recruiter for Friant Water Authority for this role. If you are up to this challenge and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for the position of Senior Engineer.

The organization headquarters and primary reporting office for this position is located in Lindsay, CA.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience: 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in water facilities engineering and water resource management.
  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, agricultural engineering or a related engineering field. Masters/Advanced degree would enhance the opportunity.
  • Certification: Valid certificate of registration as a professional civil, mechanical or agricultural engineer in the state of California required.
  • Knowledge and application of water control facilities design, construction cost estimating, project controls/scheduling, water resources planning, documentation, engineering/construction principles, techniques, materials, applications, and practices required.
  • License: Must possess a valid California Class C driver license and have a satisfactory driving record acceptable and approved by Friant’s insurance company.
  • Strong critical thinking and reasoning skills to develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with FWA staff, member agencies, and other local, state and federal agencies in water resource and engineering matters.
  • Ability to communicate both in written and oral form effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to understand, apply, and follow health and safety regulations as required.
  • Leadership experience a plus.
  • All job offers for this position will be contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, a physical, and a background check.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Project Administration
  • Conducts Studies and Investigations
  • Oversight and management of work performed by engineering consultants and construction contractors
  • Planning and Quality Control for facilities maintenance and new projects
  • Develops training
  • Develops programs and establishes standards
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Consulting and Advising
  • Provides Technical Support
  • Special Projects as assigned

Work Environment

  • The Senior Engineer role is a management level position that requires leadership and is afforded the flexibility to complete his/her job duties.
  • Work time is spent inside in an office environment as well as field duties, which could include (but may not be limited to) climbing stairs, ladders, and on/over uneven surfaces; being in enclosed spaces; and being on open, elevated structures.
  • Be able to lift up to 35 lbs. on a routine basis.
  • Flexibility in schedule is needed, as at times there may be irregular or extended work hours.
  • Occasional travel (possibly for one or more nights) representing Friant at a variety of meetings and functions as required.

Salary and Benefits

  • Compensation: Annual salary is up to $120,000 depending on qualifications
  • Benefits include: Health, Dental, & Vision – Friant pays 100% for its employees and contributes for employee’s dependents
  • Life and long-term disability plan paid by FWA
  • Sick Leave/Vacation in the first year of employment
  • Defined contribution retirement plan and 401K
  • Safety Equipment Allowance
  • Vehicle options available

To apply: Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and complete resume as soon as possible to Upon receipt of your complete resume and cover letter, we will contact those qualified candidates to proceed in the interview process.
Search Firm Representatives, please read carefully: CEA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity.

FWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FWA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.