Senior Engineer (Civil)

at Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy
Location Sandy, Utah
Date Posted August 1, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Senior Engineer - Stability, excellent benefits, four-day work week

If you are looking for a career with stability, excellent benefits and a four-day work week, then come join our team. This position offers a variety of opportunities to be involved in the water supply of hundreds of thousands of people in Salt Lake City and Sandy.

The District:

The Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy was established in 1935 by the Salt Lake City Commission. The District's primary function is to provide high quality drinking water for our member cities, Salt Lake City and Sandy City, by creating a firm water supply.

The Position:

The District is seeking a full-time Senior Engineer. Must have a Professional Engineer license with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related field. A minimum of eight years of engineering experience is required; consulting experience preferred. An emphasis in water treatment and water transmission preferred. Experience with design and construction of water conveyance, treatment, and storage facilities is highly desirable.

This position performs various engineering and project management related duties associated with the District's infrastructure and capital improvements. Independently plans and oversees the scoping, planning, design, and preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for water systems engineering work with emphasis on design, construction, and operation for projects ranging from simple to complex. Minimum starting salary at $82,000/year depending on experience.

The Benefits:

Vacation leave, sick leave, and personal time

13 paid government holidays

95% employer paid medical insurance

100% employer paid dental and vision insurance

Contributions to Health Savings Account

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance

Long-term care insurance

Long-term disability insurance

401K match program

Utah State Retirement Plan (pension plan)

100% tuition assistance

Why Should You Apply?

Excellent benefits

4-day work week

Providing a valuable resource to a growing community

The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check and drug screen prior to employment. Candidates should include with their resume a list of projects and their role/responsibilities with the project. The District is an equal opportunity employer. This position is open until filled. For a full job description, please visit our website here.

Knowledge of:

  • Water treatment principles and processes, water resources, fluid hydraulics, and hydraulic systems.
  • Different land use types including deeded easement and fee ownership and recognize the legal documents for each. Must understand the principles behind proscriptive rights, boundary by acquiescence, and adverse possession.
  • General and advanced construction techniques and practices and construction management.
  • Basic principles and practices of cathodic protection as related to corrosion mitigation.
  • Computer programs including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, AutoCad, Google Earth, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online.

Ability to:

  • Read, understand, and prepare contract documents and construction drawings.
  • Write and review legal descriptions and understand general survey practices.
  • Use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions.
  • Remain calm in crisis and emergency situations.
  • Use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information.
  • Have good written and effective verbal communication skills.
  • Provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and environments.
  • Work well in a group setting.


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