San Antonio Water System Jobs

Job Details

Hiring Organization San Antonio Water System
Post Title San Antonio Water System Jobs
Post Name Engineering Technician (Development)
Qualification High School Diploma or GED
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 39000 To USD 64000 Per Year
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States 78212

Job Description

The Engineering Technician is responsible for the preparation, evaluation, and coordination of construction plans and specifications for the planning, design, and construction of utilities and facilities.


  • Works with the project team to gather as-built documents, block maps, televising records, and asset condition records including main break history and maintenance work orders, engineering and planning documents, and other SAWS data and information needed by engineering design teams.
  • Requests, analyzes, and interprets maps to indicate existing and proposed utilities on construction plans to avoid design conflicts and maintain SAWS and applicable governmental requirements and standards.
  • Requests analyses, and converts basic digital information such as digital surveys for construction design and consultant’s digital designs to meet SAWS’ computer standard settings.
  • Under the supervision of a licensed PE, designs and/or evaluates construction plans for wastewater, water, reuse, chilled water, and facility projects. 
  • Reviews submittals from engineering consultants to ensure compliance with SAWS standards and TCEQ rules and regulations.
  • Prepares and/or evaluates project record drawings including performing the field verification and coordinating with consultants, Construction Management Inspectors, Project Engineers, and Geographic Information System (GIS) staff as needed to ensure final approval of record drawings for SAWS projects 
  • Prepares engineering sketches, exhibits, plans, and maps for utility and facility projects.
  • Obtains necessary permits and itemizes construction documentation for construction plans of wastewater, water, reuse, chilled water, and facility projects. 
  • Coordinates projects with various internal/external, office and field personnel.
  • Performs basic engineering calculations.
  • Documents and monitors project conditions using a Digital/Video Camera, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and/or other applicable tools.
  • Provides on-the-job training and assistance to other staff.
  • Performs on-site field inspections.
  • Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve skill levels.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • The Engineering Technician works under general supervision.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of experience using Bluebeam Software, Auto CADD, or MicroStation 3D CAD Software.
  • Two years of experience in water,  wastewater, utility infrastructure, construction review, and/or design.
  • Valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License.
  • Proficient in the use and application of computer-assisted design drafting software, word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software. 
  • Ability to report to work on time, maintain a good attendance record, and work all designated work schedules.

San Antonio Water System values the contributions of all its employees, providing them the best in compensation and benefits. The benefits package is designed to attract and retain a workforce of qualified employees who share responsibility for providing quality water to 1 million consumers.

From an affordable medical and dental plan to life-sustaining retirement and insurance plans, we offer benefits that reward employees for their commitment to a challenging career at SAWS. Employee benefits include the following:

  • Competitive, market-based salaries
  • Performance-based incentives
  • Medical benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Prescription drug program
  • Vision care plan
  • Two retirement plans
  • Deferred compensation plans (457 plan)
  • Disability Income
  • Paid leave (vacation, sick, personal)
  • Education assistance program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible, tax-deferred health and dependent care spending accounts  
  • Wellness programs
  • Community service opportunities

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