Junior Engineer

Approved STPUD:NH
Approved LOCAL 39:CS

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Engineering Department Manager, performs a variety of entry level engineering activities including the design, preparation and/or review of improvements, plans, parcel maps, potential easements, encroachment and environmental permits for water and sewer facilities to ensure they meet or exceed the District’s standards and regulations. Performs project management as assigned on District Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), including on-site construction inspection services. This is the entry level position in the professional engineer series, which includes the Assistant Engineer and Associate Engineer positions. Incumbents in this classification must possess a Civil Engineering degree from an ABET accredited school, but do not require practical professional engineering experience. Incumbents learn and perform the less complex tasks in preparation for advancement to the level of Assistant Engineer, while developing an understanding of various aspects of engineering as it relates to planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of water production, storage, treatment, and distribution systems, wastewater collection, treatment, distribution, and disposal systems, and recycled water treatment and disposal systems. Incumbents may advance to the next higher level contingent on meeting experience requirements and performance standards established by the District, and acquiring required certification(s). Advancement to Assistant Engineer level will require a minimum of two (2) years engineering experience at a level comparable to or higher than the Junior Engineer classification in the design and construction of water and wastewater projects, and will also be based on satisfactorily meeting performance standards established by the District.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
1/3 – 2/3 of time
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting20% of day  
Standing 40% of day 
Walking30% of day  
Driving15% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking  100% of day
Lifting 1-20 lbsX  
Lifting 20-50 lbsX  
Lifting 50+ lbsX  
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder level X 
Working with body bent over at waistX  
Working in kneeling positionX  
Climbing stairs  X
Climbing ladderX  
Major HandX  
Fine ManipulationX  
Writing  X
Simple GraspingX  
Filing X 
Power GripX  
Hand TwistingX  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Varies job to job0-6 feet and 0-40 feet

Equipment Used


  • Heavy equipment
  • Nuclear density gauge
  • Pick-up truck
  • Various office equipment, such as computers and phone.

Working Conditions

  1. Must be able to work flexible hours and work more than 40 hours per week, on a frequent basis.
  2. Exposure to all environmental factors; weather, chemicals, and odors depending on construction project.
  3. During the winter, main environment is that of an indoor office with some exposure to unpleasant wastewater treatment odors.
  4. During the summer, much of the time is spent inspecting projects, usually outside in noisy, dusty areas, including confined spaces; above ground, such as scaffolding on tanks; or below ground such as pipelines, existing manholes, wet wells, etc.
  5. This position also requires sitting at desk or drafting table.
  6. May be required to work in inclement weather.