Under the administrative direction of the General Manager, the District Engineer is the member of the senior leadership team who plans, directs and oversees the activities of the Engineering Department and its personnel. The selected candidate will supervise all projects and activities associated with water and sewer system planning, design, and construction, as well as the day to day activities of the department and performs other related work as required. This is an exciting opportunity to manage complex engineering projects involving responsibility for the timely completion, sound fiscal management, supervision of other engineering department personnel, coordination with staff throughout the District, and managing outside consultant contracts.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and reviews the work of Engineering staff and consultants/contractors. Reviews plans and the work of consulting engineers, inspectors, developers, contractors and others assigned to capital and replacement projects. Ensures compliance with environmental impact studies and makes recommendations accordingly. Request support of District Departments and General Counsel as appropriate.
Oversees and administers District and developer projects, including design, permitting, construction, and inspection of water and sewer facilities. Drafts and reviews contracts, agreements, construction specifications, and engineering plans to assure conformance with District standards and requirements. Approves completed projects and verifies projects meet District Standards.
Evaluates all new development requests using water and wastewater system models and determines water and sewer facility requirements to serve new developments.
Prepares Requests for Proposals for consultants and administers consultants work on projects.
Prepares Grant applications for State and Federal funding.
Regularly updates the General Manager regarding engineering operations, problems, policies, and related administrative information.
Supports District Managers and departments in a coordinated effort to maintain the District system regarding easements, encroachments, and rights-of-way. Maintains Standard Specifications and District maps. Develops and supports District Master Plan and other planning documents.
Supports the Operations Department with technical and operational assistance. Coordinates new construction with capital replacement projects to ensure the goals and mission statement of the District are realized.
Provides technical assistance to staff, developers, contractors, engineers and the public regarding engineering procedures and policies.
Develops and implements goals, objectives and work standards for the positions managed, advises subordinates of performance standards, observes, and documents performance and prepares periodic and individual evaluations of performance. Counsels employees on matters related to performance and employment status; develops work procedures and practices, modifies work assignments of employees in accordance with the divisions' needs.
Prepares and administers departmental budget and control costs.
Prepares and delivers presentations regarding engineering issues to the Board of Directors, Committees, and various community groups. Represents the District at meetings and in coordination with other utilities, agencies, organizations, and professional and technical groups or individuals.
Prepares correspondence and reports related to engineering functions.
Interprets and administers District policies and procedures to engineers, developers, contractors, title companies, banks, outside attorneys, and the public.
Administers construction contracts in accordance with the Public Contract Code.
A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of California.
Training in project management is required; certification as Project Management Professional from Project Management Institute is highly desirable.
Technical certification in construction management/contract administration is desirable.
Minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in public works engineering, preferably in the planning, design and construction of water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facilities, with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.
Experience with professional, business-related verbal and written communication including reports, contracts, agreements, policy and correspondence is required.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring range dependent upon experience of selected candidate
Internal Number: 1700288
About Rainbow Municipal Water District
Rainbow Municipal Water District is responsible for the distribution of safe drinking water to agricultural, residential, and commercial customers in our 82-square mile service area that includes the unincorporated communities of Rainbow, Bonsall, and parts of Vista, Oceanside, and Fallbrook. Our elected Board of Directors, leadership team, and 50+ team members are committed to excellence as we provide our customers with reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services in a fiscally sustainable manner. We make a difference in our community, and we are passionate about operating in alignment with our core values of integrity, responsibility, professionalism, innovation, and teamwork. If you share our commitment to excellence and our core values, then consider joining our team!