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Construction Engineer Series
Title:Construction Engineer Series
Salary Range:$93,553-$141,487 (DOE)
Application Deadline:12/24/2023
Position Status:Full-Time
Requested Position Title:N/A
Department Name:N/A
Number of Vacancies:N/A


Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 400,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

We are looking to hire a Construction Engineer, to join our Engineering Department.


The Construction Engineer performs professional engineering work by providing construction management and administration of construction contracts for water system facility improvement projects constructed by outside contractors.


Senior Construction Engineer differs from Construction Engineer in that incumbents at the Senior level perform more complex construction management work. Incumbents are recognized as having the experience, certifications and responsibility for making final technical decisions and have influence on the overall outcome of a project or task. Senior Engineers perform under general supervision and guidance.


The Principal Construction Engineer differs from Senior Construction Engineer in that incumbents at the Principal level perform significantly more complex construction management work. Incumbents are recognized in the work group as having the highest authority in a group. Principal level Engineers oversee implementation of entire programs and procedures and perform under minimal supervision and guidance.

Progression from one position title, level or designation is not automatic nor guaranteed and is based on business need.

We believe that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor TMWA to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

  • Using independent judgment and initiative perform professional engineering work to manage and coordinate construction of water system facilities performed by outside contractors.
  • Perform constructability review of preliminary design drawings and insure consistency in facility designs.
  • In conjunction with TMWA Purchasing Coordinator, develop and prepare bid documents and assist in the bidding and contract award process. Participate in pre-construction meetings.
  • Receive, review, approve and process Contractor shop drawings and/or material and equipment submittals.
  • Coordinate the receipt and storing of TMWA purchased equipment and materials.
  • Administer the construction contract including interpretation of construction drawings and contract provisions; review of invoices and processing of Contractor progress payments; reviewing, negotiating and processing change order requests; handling claims; and providing field engineering to resolve change conditions.
  • Coordinate plant and/or customer outages required for the construction project.
  • Maintain daily log of construction activities and prepare status reports as required or requested.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with agencies, developers, engineers, contractors and other TMWA personnel to evaluate the impact of work on existing or proposed water distribution system facilities including coordination of the relocation and/or replacement of impacted water distribution facilities.
  • Evaluate and plan main replacement projects and coordinate the main replacement program with street/highway and other utility work.
  • Coordinate the construction project with the Design Engineer and all TMWA departments as required; assist with testing and start up procedures; turn over facilities to Operations and perform project/contract closeout including obtaining certificate of occupancy, record drawings, O&M manuals, etc.
  • Procure and manage special inspectors and insure that the facilities are completed in accordance with the drawings, specifications and TMWA standards.
  • Monitor Contractor compliance with applicable job safety regulations and environmental or other construction permit conditions.
  • Make presentations and represent TMWA before regulatory and permitting agencies and the public.
  • Manage project schedules and budgets. Insure improvements are in-service by the required date and that expenditures are within the authorized budget.
  • Manage Procore (Construction Management Software) and distribute all Submittals and RFIs to the Project Team and the Contractor. Review responses to Submittals and RFIs for constructability and verify conformance in the field.
  • In conjunction with the Design Engineer, issue written Work Change Directives to contractors and negotiate change order provisions.
  • Organize and conduct project meetings with developers, engineers, contractors, effected agencies and other TMWA personnel.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required or requested.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements is:

Experience: Four to twelve years (depending on level of engineer work performed) of increasingly responsible experience involving professional civil engineer work in the design of water system facilities; operation of water distribution systems; modeling and analysis of water distribution systems; construction management of water projects; or a closely related field. 

Education & Training: Graduation from an accredited four year college with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required.

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language including reading, writing, and speaking English.


A Civil or Mechanical Professional Engineering license is required.  Must obtain State of Nevada Civil or Mechanical Professional Engineering license within six months of employment. 

Certification as a State of Nevada Water Distribution and or Treatment Operator at Grade 1, 2 or 3 is desired based on level of engineering work performed.

A valid Nevada (or California – depending on state of residency) Driver License at time of hire and continuing thereafter and ability to maintain insurability under TMWA’s vehicle insurance policy.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation during hire and periodically thereafter during employment.

This position is considered a safety sensitive position and employment is contingent upon the results of drug and/or alcohol testing which includes screening for marijuana. The presence of marijuana or other screened for substances on any employment related substance test may result in a refusal to hire or termination of employment.

Knowledge of:
  • Civil engineering and hydraulics including pumping equipment.
  • Process control principles, methods and equipment applications.
  • Principles and practices of project management and construction management.
  • Cost estimating and engineering economics methods and techniques.
  • The operation of water supply and distribution systems.
  • General construction methods, techniques, materials and permit requirements.
  • Water well drilling methods, techniques and materials.
  • Materials testing, painting and coating techniques and materials.
  • Water distribution system construction methods, techniques and materials.
  • Water treatment plant processes and equipment.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, printers, plotters, copiers, etc.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including OSHA, EPA, NDEP, SWPPP, etc.
  • Principals of contracts and contract administration.
  • Pertinent company, industry and professional standards.
Skill/Abilty to:
  • Interpret and understand engineering design drawings, contractor shop drawings, process and instrumentation schematics, technical specifications and contract provisions.
  • Perform project management, construction management, construction engineering and contract administration duties on routine and complex engineering projects.
  • Effectively manage time and handle multiple simultaneous projects and project tasks.
  • Professionally represent TMWA in meetings with outside agencies and make presentations as required.
  • Operate a variety of computer equipment and software relative to the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from developers, engineers, contractors and the general public.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Be punctual regarding work hours established by TMWA.
  • Be mentally and physically alert during working hours.

TMWA is an equal opportunity employer.  It is TMWA’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. TMWA’s commitment to equal opportunity includes all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination.

All decisions affecting any terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, salary, disciplinary action, and an employee’s caregiving responsibilities, will be made without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

TMWA complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at or 775-834-8294.

TMWA is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the health and well-being of our employees. That commitment is jeopardized when any of our employees illegally use drugs at home or at work, comes to work under the influence, possesses, distributes, or sells drugs in the workplace, or abuses alcohol on the job. As part of our commitment to safeguard the well-being of our employees and to provide a safe environment for everyone, TMWA has established a drug-free workplace policy.
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