Senior Civil Engineer/Water and Wastewater

Website City of Encinitas/San Dieguito Water District

The Utilities Department Senior Civil Engineer/Water and Wastewater plan, direct, and coordinate, the work of a major engineering section; which includes administrating the capital improvement program and approves all private development projects for public water/wastewater improvements, and provides operation support to the water and wastewater maintenance and operation staff. Responsible for project development, inspections, plan checking, contract administration, writing and presenting agenda reports to the board of directors, conducts public outreach, and performs engineering calculations and designs. The position exercises direct supervision over assigned professional and technical personnel.

Supervises employees to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Provides engineering support to the Water and Wastewater maintenance and operation crews.
Evaluates anomalies in the Water and Wastewater system and provides engineering solutions.
Manages and directs a variety of contracts, which includes: capital improvement contracts, development agreements, and/or other related contracts; ensures contractors adhere to contract specifications; processes payment requests; approves work.
Manages and administers a variety of operations plans, and construction activities, which includes: ensuring timelines are met; monitoring work quality; monitoring safety compliance; and, performing other related tasks. Reviews and inspects engineering projects to ensure conformance with standards, plans, and policies; certifies completion of projects.
Responds to and resolves citizen complaints; investigates and analyzes complex engineering issues.
Manages and administers contracts for engineering projects, which includes: establishing guidelines, verifying funding, establishing timelines, certifying designs, and, performing other related activities.
Represents the Department, City, and/or District by attending meetings, public events, and speaking engagements; attends staff meetings, committee meetings, and/or other related meetings; serves as a liaison with external agencies.
Provides advanced staff assistance to the Director.
Manages, coordinates, and reviews the activities of assigned projects of an assigned work unit; prepares Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, designs, and specifications; collaborates and confers with developers, contractors, other engineers, and general public; coordinates activities with other divisions and external agencies; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; monitors and evaluates work flow.
Participates in the development and administration of assigned departmental, division and/or project budgets; forecasts funding requirements; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends budget adjustments.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge of:
Managerial principles and practices;
Customer service principles;
Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations;
Principles and practices of construction management;
Traffic management principles and practices;
Recycled water standards and use;
Water billing practices and procedures;
Project management principles and practices;
Report writing techniques;
Civil engineering principles;
Advanced mathematical concepts;
Accepted standards of construction materials, methods, and craftsmanship;
Contract management and administration principles and practices;
Budgeting principles;
Occupational hazards and safety standards.

Skill in:
Monitoring and evaluating employees and contractors;
Prioritizing and assigning work;
Using computers and related software applications;
Providing customer service;
Managing multiple priorities simultaneously;
Preparing cost estimates;
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals;
Negotiating and gaining cooperation through discussion and persuasion;
Performing complex mathematical calculations;
Preparing and/or reviewing a variety of technical reports, documents, and other related correspondence;
Interpreting maps, drawings, legal descriptions, and plats;
Reading and reviewing engineering drawings and technical reports;
Applying Federal, regional, state, and local regulations;
Issuing professional opinions;
Developing Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications;
Performing engineering calculations;
Reading and writing legal descriptions;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, plus five years experience as a professional engineer and two years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Water Certifications and a Master’s degree are highly desired.

Required License:
Professional Engineering (P.E.) License with the State of California in Civil Engineering

A completed application with both an attached resume and cover letter
This recruitment will remain open until filled

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