Senior Hydro Engineer

  • by Yuba Water Agency
  • Jan 14, 2022

Job Location

Dobbins, California

Application Deadline


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(Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical)
Salary Range: $138,881.60 – $168,833.60 / year
Resume and Cover Letter Required with Application

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Under general direction of the Principal Hydro Engineer, performs advanced professional level mechanical, electrical and/or civil engineering support. A Senior Civil, when qualified, may serve as Chief Dam Safety Engineer responsible for leading the Agency’s dam safety program. Senior Hydro Engineers perform project management duties within the Power Systems Division including supporting regulatory inspections and working towards resolution of issues, planning, project management, estimating and budgeting, design, equipment specification, telecommunications support, operations support, contract administration, equipment performance testing, procedure development, and water management/flood control support. The Senior Hydro Engineer coordinates assigned activities with other Agency divisions, and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex technical and administrative support to the Power Systems Manager. The Power Systems Division of the Yuba Water Agency supports the hydroelectric generation mission of the Agency as well as flood control, water supply, fishery enhancement and recreation. The Senior Hydro Engineer must perform his/her duties in a manner that reflects positively on the Yuba Water Agency and the Division.


The Senior Hydro Engineer is a higher level classification in the Hydro Engineer series, and is distinguished from the Principal Hydro Engineer by the supervision and management responsibilities of the Principal. Employees at this level manage work through numerous engineering consulting firms, including coordinating assigned activities with other Agency divisions and outside agencies. This position provides highly responsible and complex technical support to the Principal Engineer. Work is performed with a broad framework of general policy, and requires collaboration, creativity, resourcefulness, and autonomy to accomplish goas and objectives. All work is expected to be carried out in an ethical, organized, accurate, secure, timely and confidential manner.