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New Business Engineer, or Senior Engineer, or Principal Engineer
Title:New Business Engineer, or Senior Engineer, or Principal Engineer
Salary Range:$77,883 - $117,788
Application Deadline:02/14/2018
Position Status:Full-Time

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 385,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

We are looking to hire a New Business Engineer, or Senior Engineer, or Principal Engineer.

About the Position
The New Business Engineer performs responsible professional engineering work by providing system planning studies including hydraulic computer modeling and reviews of Applicant designs for water system facilities to serve new development.  Salary Range:  $77,883 - $97,353.


The Senior New Business Engineer differs from New Business Engineer in that incumbents at the Senior level perform more complex planning and design review 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.   Salary Range:  $83,326 - $104,158.


The Principal New Business Engineer differs from Senior New Business Engineer in that incumbents at the Principal level perform significantly more complex new business 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, may possess and utilize highly specialized knowledge and skills and perform under minimal supervision and guidance. Salary Range:  $92,383-117,788.


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

Essential Functions


  1. Perform technical planning studies by developing and utilizing water system computer models to evaluate the capacity of the water distribution system; recommend new supply and distribution facilities; determine facility requirements for new development; analyze the impact of new growth on the existing system; and determine specific equipment requirements, capacities and operating criteria.

  2. Review water facility designs submitted by Applicants for new or modified water service in accordance with TMWA and NAC standards and provide comments to the Applicant in accordance with TMWA new business goals and objectives.

  3. Insure that TMWA facility charges are assessed appropriately and accurately.

  4. Assist in development of capital improvement plans; evaluate, select, justify and prioritize improvements; prepare accurate project cost estimates and budget projections.

  5. Perform a wide range of graphic system duties involving the preparation and plotting of GIS and/or CAD designs and drawings to produce maps, charts, drawings, and other geographic information for reports, presentations and permit applications.

  6. Integrate metered use data and SCADA data to calibrate water system computer models.

  7. Coordinate new business planning work between Project Coordinators and the Engineering department.

  8. Participate in project meetings with developers, engineers, contractors and other TMWA personnel.

  9. Provide support to Operations personnel and establish system operating criteria and facility requirements.

  10. Provide support to TMWA departments involved in the new business process including metering, billing, backflow and inspection.

  11. Respond to customer inquiries regarding pressure or flow.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required or requested.




Four to twelve years (depending on level of engineering work performed) of increasingly responsible experience involving professional engineering work in the design of water system facilities; operation of water distribution systems; modeling and analysis of water distribution systems or a closely related field. Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.



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.


Conditions of Continued Employment

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 driver’s license and the ability to meet TMWA Dept. of Motor Vehicle report criteria.



Knowledge of:

  • Civil engineering and hydraulics including booster pumping equipment.

  • The operation of water treatment, supply and distribution systems including storage facilities.

  • The development, use & calibration of water system computer models & modeling software.

  • Principles of engineering economics, methods and techniques.

  • Water distribution system construction methods, techniques and materials.

  • Principles of GIS mapping and computer aided design.

  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, printers, plotters, copiers, etc.

  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

  • Pertinent company, industry and professional standards.

  • Pertinent company, industry and professional standards.


Skills in:

  • Perform hydraulic analyses and calculations and prepare clear, concise reports.

  • Write & interpret design drawings, contract documents & technical specifications.


Ability to:

  • Utilize Excel & other proprietary software to develop & perform complex hydraulic calculations in support of water system facility designs or facility plans.

  • Utilize ArcGIS, AutoCAD and InfoWater to develop, utilize and maintain water system computer models.

  • 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 & 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 employment opportunity employer who develops and maintains a work environment that values the dignity of each individual, utilizes human resources to their fullest potential and ensures a high quality workforce which reflects the diversity of the community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, membership in an employee association, or any other protected status or category.

This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications