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Assistant Engineer (EIT) - Water Treatment

Office Location:  Fresno, CA


The water treatment EIT supports projects ranging in variety from groundwater and surface water treatment. As one of six dedicated water treatment specialists in the Fresno Office, this position exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation or modification of standard drinking water treatment techniques, procedures and criteria to meet project requirements.


Priority projects for this position include the 1) Mitigation of biological, organic and inorganic constituents for current regulatory standards and emerging drinking water constituents; 2) Utility district management and infrastructure related projects; and 3) Innovative solutions to a wide range of disciplines from civil engineering, chemical engineering, and instrumentation & controls.


Job Summary:

  • Interested in the evaluation of water quality and the selection and design of drinking water treatment processes, this role executes feasibility and pre-design studies, design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates, permitting, pilot studies, and construction support.


Impact of Work:

  • Improving infrastructure for local and regional water agencies
  •  Assisting Disadvantaged Communities obtain project funding to improve their quality of life
  • Working toward sustainable groundwater and surface water quality solutions


Description of Team Environment:

  • Working in a collaborative environment, this position will interact with a team of water treatment specialists, civil engineers, water resources experts, and construction management staff.
  • We pride ourselves on being an employee-owned firm which leads to a flexible work environment and transparent management. Profit sharing through bonuses, quarterly financial updates at all staff meetings, senior and principal levels earning for all hours worked, and flexibility in time away from the office are all things that our employees boast of.


Engineering Design:

  • Typical duties may include working independently to prepare water system models and designs, design of gravity sanitary sewers, pump stations, storm drain collection systems, embankments, concrete structures, urban street improvements, rural road and highway geometrics, and other civil improvements;
  • Preparation of plans and contract documents for construction of improvements;
  • Administer construction contracts, including preparation of progress payment estimates and contract change orders and construction site visits to determine contract compliance;
  • Preparation of design and project reports.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs civil design  and water treatment calculations
  • Prepares plans, specifications, opinions, and reports as directed
  • Coordinates project assignments with those of other EITs, engineers, and technicians in his/her project team
  • Reviews drawings supplied by vendors, contractors, clients, engineers, and architects, and recommends necessary changes for specific project needs
  • Research code issues and works with City, County, and State agencies
  • Research design options and documents findings for Project Engineers and/or Project Managers
  • Assists with other duties assigned by Project Engineers and/or Project Managers, which may include utility reviews, cost estimates, project scope, budget, proposals, and drafts for technical reports and project correspondence
  • Attends “kick-off” and design review meetings, and interacts with clients at supervisor’s discretion
  • Serves as resident project representative on construction projects
  • Provides field survey crew assistance as needed and for training
  • Visits project sites for field review and training
  • Assists with quality review
  • Involved in company committees
  • Other job-related duties may be assigned


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related field. May substitute experience for degree
  • Chemistry related coursework preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Proven ability to write technical information using appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling for concise reader-friendliness and clarity
  • Solid understanding of civil design and water treatment principles and formulas
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to learn new methods and programs
  • Proficiency in use of AutoCAD and related software


Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

In 2018, Provost & Pritchard was ranked 4th overall nationwide and 1st in California by the Zweig Group as the "Best Firm to Work For" in the Civil Engineering category!

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, 2019