District Engineer

ECBID   Othello, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on October 28, 2022

The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District (District) is currently accepting applications for a District Engineer.

As the largest irrigation District in Washington State, the District has authorization to deliver to 472,000 acres. Currently the District delivers to approximately 170,000 acres. District headquarters are located in Othello, WA. Othello provides a small-city environment, while the larger City of Moses Lake is less than a half hour away. Tri-cities are a 45 minute drive. Outdoor recreation opportunities can be found throughout the surrounding area. A popular stop on the Pacific Flyway, the area offers many hunting and fishing opportunities. Residents enjoy a sunny climate with four seasons and numerous waterbodies for watersports. 

 District staff have an opportunity to work on a vast range of projects. Our engineers are encouraged to take on projects that they will see from planning through to implementation in collaboration with other departments. The critical work that is accomplished by District employees in our rural setting is crucial to maintaining water deliveries to landowners, as well as building infrastructure to increase the supply of irrigation water to relieve the pressure on a declining aquifer.

Working under the direction of the Assistant Manager for Technical Services, the District Engineer supervises the engineer team in an array of projects. Provides general engineering and planning support for operation and maintenance activities for irrigation and drainage facilities, District properties, buildings and pump equipment.  Duties include but not limited to design and construction management, engineering and construction surveys, and processes survey data, assists the secretary manager with budget information. Engineers at the District are encouraged to think creatively and independently to solve a wide range of technical problems.

The District engineer must possess a bachelor degree in an applicable engineering discipline. Must have an engineer-in-training (EIT) certificate. A professional engineering (PE) license is desirable.  5 years of engineering and project management experience preferred. Most of the District’s engineering needs may be met by engineers from the following disciplines: civil, mechanical, or agricultural. Individuals licensed as professional engineers are highly encouraged to apply.  Salary range is $100,000-125,000 + benefits

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Submission of a resume and ECBID application are required to apply. Applications and a full job description are available on our website,, as well as at our main office located at 55 N 8th, Othello, WA 99344. For more information please call (509) 488-9671.


55 North 8th Avenue
Othello , WA