To plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of the Engineering Department including planning, design and construction of water treatment, conveyance/distribution systems and related facilities, technical engineering support, project coordination, construction inspection, and engineering records; to plan, organize, and direct the District’s grant writing program from identification of possible opportunities through post-award management; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the General Manager/CEO and Assistant General Manager/COO.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives administrative direction from the General Manager/CEO and Assistant General Manager/COO.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory and technical staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Coordinate department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Board of Directors, General Manager/CEO, and Assistant General Manager/COO; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the department's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the Engineering Department budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, supplies, and services; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
Provide oversight and review of technical reports, designs and approval/acceptance; assess design plans and specifications relative to District infrastructure.
Research and prepare highly complex engineering technical and administrative reports and studies.
Negotiate and oversee administration of contracts with engineering consultants and construction contractors.
Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
Ensure accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire grant life cycle, from proposal to close. This entails pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management.
Develop and maintain all grant agreements and MOUs pertaining to grant awards.
Oversee and act as District’s expert for all aspects of District’s grant making process including all grant administration policies, systems, and documentation to ensure compliance, incorporate best practices, and ensure excellent controls.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of water utility operations and related facilities.
Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, installation, and inspection of a variety of water utility facilities.
Principles and practices of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Principles and practices of grant administration.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs.
Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Engineering Department.
Plan and administrate all aspects of the grant process.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports and related documents; know and interpret laws, regulations, codes and procedures; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; and explain and interpret policy.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently walk and stand while visiting field sites; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
Prepare and administer department budgets.
Develop and implement department policies and procedures.
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Interpret and apply District and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
May occasionally perform field site visits.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering management related to water utility operations including three years of administrative and management responsibility.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in grant writing/administrating.
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License.
Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. California Registered Civil or Mechanical Engineer is highly desired.
Possession of a Water Distribution Operator Grade 3 Certificate and a Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 Certificate as issued by the State of California Department of Public Health is highly desired.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Hears normal conversation sufficient to accomplish duties.
Communicates orally with General Manager, District Board members, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face,
one-to-one, and group settings.
Must be able to see sufficiently to accomplish the duties of the position and to operate a District vehicle;
travels regularly by vehicle and airplane in conducting District business.
Uses office equipment such as telephone, personal computers, copiers, and FAX machines.
Lift, carry, push, and pull 25 pounds.
Sit for prolonged periods of time, but occasional walks in uneven terrain, in an outdoor environment, making inspections of District facilities and construction projects.