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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Principal Construction Engineer, Water Resources (3444)

ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Principal Construction Engineer, Water Resources

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: HA10
  • Class Code: 3444
  • Established: 01/05/1962
  • Revised: 02/26/1975
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct the work of a staff engaged in the inspection and supervision of the construction of major hydraulic structures and related works; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

As assigned, is responsible for supervising the construction of a major water conveyance facility including pumping plants, release structures, and related features; or a group of hydraulic structures including dams, pipelines, canals, pumping and power recovery plants, and related features; is in charge of a staff engaged in construction supervision and inspection of materials, securing adherence by contractors to plans and specifications including safety regulations, reviewing and recommending as to change orders, approving and accepting finished work, and approving progress payments. Represents the Department of Water Resources in conferences with contractors, consultants, private engineering firms, and governmental agencies, regarding construction assigned to the project office; plans, organizes, and schedules the work of the project; secures, trains, and evaluates the performance of personnel and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares reports and dictates correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. and Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) construction engineering experience related to major hydraulic structures, two years of which shall have been as a field construction supervisor at a level comparable in responsibility to that of a Supervising Engineer in the California state service. and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering. (Additional responsible experience in construction engineering may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of hydraulic engineering as related to the construction of major water development projects; theory and principles of construction and contract administration for all types of major hydraulic structures and appurtenant works; methods, materials, equipment, and accepted safety practices used in constructing dams and other major hydraulic structures; laws and regulations pertaining to contracting procedures for water development projects in California; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; structural geology and soil conditions affecting the adequacy of foundations; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the work of a large construction staff; review plans and specifications of proposed major structures and suggest changes or modifications of such plans; analyze and report on construction problems giving sound conclusions and recommendations; speak effectively in public; prepare comprehensive reports and dictate correspondence; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work; analyze situations and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 9/28/2017
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