Engineering Manager

  • Engineer
  • El Cajon, CA
  • $145,440 - $185,616/annually USD / Year
  • Salary: $145,440 - $185,616/annually

Website Helix Water District


HELIX WATER DISTRICT is seeking an experienced, progressive, leader to join the team as an Engineering Manager.  This exempt, management-level position will work at the district’s Operations Center and is located in El Cajon just 20 miles east of downtown San Diego.

The Engineering Manager plans, organizes and actively leads a team of eight direct and three indirect staff members engaged in field construction and planning.  This manager reports to the director of engineering and is a key member of our leadership team.  They perform a leadership role in setting goals and objectives, strategic direction, coaching and counseling within the sections.


  • Plans, coordinates and manages the district’s construction management program; executes construction contracts associated with the capital improvement program.
  • Manages consultants and contracts as required for planning, engineering, design, construction and related activities.
  • Administers contracts, mediates problems, interprets plans and specifications, resolves contractor disputes, negotiates change orders, evaluates claims associated with construction contracts and serves as a representative of the district with contractors, consultants and others.
    Prepares board reports and conducts presentations at board meetings as required.
  • Reviews drawings and specifications for constructability and compliance with district standards; interprets specifications and district policies and initiates or reviews change orders; prepares periodic project status reports; may sign final plans for district engineer.


Our ideal candidate is a proven leader and motivator who will provide strategic oversight; working closely with staff to ensure a high-performance, customer service-oriented work environment is maintained in alignment with the district’s mission and values.

Be a team player with strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively mentor, coach, influence and motivate a diverse group of team members to accomplish goals and objectives.

Sound judgment, strong initiative, motivation and decision-making skills.

Excellent verbal and written communicator.

Be collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic, resilient and resourceful.

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have bachelor’s degree in engineering; and seven years of professional engineering experience, including engineering experience working on water utility related projects and/or construction, three years of which are in an administrative and supervisory capacity.

A valid certificate of registration as a professional engineer issued by the State of California.

A valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 3 (D3) within four years.

A valid State of California Qualified Stormwater Practitioner Certificate (QSP), within four years.

To be considered for the Engineering Manager, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire .  To view a complete list of job responsibilities, visit our career section at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.



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