Under the direction of the Capital Planning Manager, the Capital Planning Technician will support the planning group in developing, technical editing, assembling, and tracking of the company's capital improvement plans and project justifications for the company's water infrastructure capital improvement plans for the General Rate Case (GRC) and capital planning for the company's capital infrastructure. This position is located in the San Jose, California Customer Support Services (CSS) Office.
This position will offer the opportunity to work with the planning department whose main purpose is to support the development of short-term and long-term capital projects and capital planning related activities. The Capital Planning Technician will assist in the development and maintenance of a data and records management system for capital planning, develop templates, and review and edit planning related documents. This position requires excellent communication skills in order to provide support and training to engineers and district staff during implementation of master planning and GRC related activities. This position will also be responsible for scheduling and participating in capital planning meetings.
This position shall also have the opportunity to engage with the Cal Water Rates Department and understand the companywide general rate case process while assisting with the document management, records and data management tracking, and editing of several key master planning and GRC processes.
High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent
Preferred college education or additional education or on the job related certification or experience in a related technical area.
Excellent working knowledge of English and ability to effectively communicate.
Proficiency in the use of word process, spreadsheet, presentation, and other Microsoft applications, including Outlook.
Preferred basic knowledge of water systems and assets.
Proficient in reviewing and editing written documents for grammar and formatting based on established guidelines.
Certification with the State of California as a water distribution or water treatment plant operator desired.
Valid California Class C Driver's License.
Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to effectively communicate and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including with management, co-workers and the public.
Exercises good judgment to prioritize assignments and work in order of urgency and sensitivity.
Basic knowledge of water or wastewater systems and assets desired.
Knowledge of asset management principles desired.
Communicates with Cal Water employees from other groups, departments, and districts to collect data, complete requests, and coordinate as necessary.
Following established processes to edit, format and compile written responses for capital improvement plans, capital project justifications, data requests, rebuttal responses and settlement documentation.
Assists in the development of a data and records management system and property documents work and maintains data and records management program for the Capital Planning team
Performs algebraic and geometric or financial calculations
Develops and generates data reports and performs data validation from enterprise management systems or capital planning tracking systems
Assists with scheduling, coordinating, and records management using data systems
Reviews and edits written capital project justifications for grammar and formatting based on established guidelines.
Under the guidance of the Capital Planning Manager, organizes meeting invitations and prepares agendas and meeting minutes.
Provides support and training to engineers and district staff in preparing their capital project justifications.
Basic knowledge of composing and editing processes for capital planning utilizing various software.
Conducts research on existing infrastructure using databases, maps, drawings, photos and paper files
Operates specific hardware such as large format printers and scanners.
Assists in training new technicians and field staff.
Follows Cal Water standard procedures and processes to complete work.
Responsible for personal safety at all times.
Operates an assigned company vehicle for travel to field locations if needed.
Participates in Continuous Improvement (CI) activities to improve all aspects of the company's operations.
Performs other duties as assigned, as appropriate for the classification.
Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Salary Range: $40.21 - $54.26
Deadline to submit resume is Monday, July 4, 2022.
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