Class Characteristics This advanced-level professional engineering classification responsible for developing, managing, and administering assigned projects from planning to construction, as well as responsibility for project accounting/budget and day-to-day operations. Specific responsibilities require comprehensive knowledge of the development and provision of project management, as well as practices of construction, architecture, and engineering, and the ability to organize and oversee the work of staff and/or contractors, to coordinate and oversee inspection activities, and to execute various administrative responsibilities. This position performs the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Examples of Essential Duties Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Serves as project manager for capital improvement projects, coordinates capital improvement projects with design engineers, contractors, utility companies, other agencies and the public; reviews reports, plans, and specifications for a variety of capital improvement projects including water production, distribution, and other hydraulic projects ensuring compliance with standards and District requirements.
Coordinates progress meetings and reviews work products; assists in developing Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project scope and schedule; assists in procuring professional services; assists in the negotiation of contracts and task orders; reviews and approves change orders in consultation with District management.
Develops and implements plan check reviews and inspections of various projects for compliance with District standards; coordinates and participates in project team meetings; monitors progress of projects and disbursements of payments.
Plans, directs, and coordinates assigned capital improvement project work plans; meets with consultants and staff to identify and resolve problems; coordinates projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and approves consultant submittals; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
Analyzes engineering plan design, specifications, and consultant and staff comments in accordance with design requirements and District and intergovernmental standards and regulations; recommends approval or additional engineering conditions and changes.
Meets and confers with contractors, engineers, developers, architects, a variety of outside agencies, and the general public in acquiring information and coordinating engineering matters including permits and fees; provides information regarding District development requirements.
Responds to and resolves various issues with residents, other District and public representatives, and outside agencies in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.
Prepares or reviews bid documents, requests for proposals, and contracts; assists in the bid process for services and materials related to various projects; participates in the selection of contract services; negotiates contracts.
Provides input on the preparation of the CIP budget; determines components such as staff time, materials, and equipment to be funded and estimates costs.
Provides administration and inspection of engineering projects, including tracking and maintaining all project accounting, coordinating schedules, and providing public notices of projects.
Prepares and monitors capital improvement project schedules and coordinates implementation of assigned projects through completion.
Oversees the District's GIS system integration; directs and manages the work of consultants; identifies software and hardware needs and manages procurement; facilitates integration with other District software and systems including billing, water quality and operations.
Assists with application, monitoring and reporting of grants.
Investigates field problems affecting project design and construction, contractors, maintenance, and operations; responds to citizen concerns; provides information to the pubic regarding agency information and issues and improvement plans.
Conducts a variety of engineering studies and investigations; assists in developing policies and procedures such as procedure guidelines, design standards, and standard plans and specifications while ensuring that operation and maintenance, financial, regulatory, and legal requirements are met.
Develops and reviews staff reports related to engineering activities and services; presents information to the Board of Directors and various commissions, committees, and boards; performs a variety of public outreach work related to assigned activities.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of project management and capital improvement projects.
Represents the District with groups, organizations, committees, professional groups, other public agencies, and the public; participates in special projects as assigned.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience, preferably in a public utilities environment.
Licenses and Certifications:
A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of California.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license by time of appointment.
About Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District is a small local government. The District provides Water, Reclaimed Water, and Fire Protection services for the community. With just 21 employees and an annual budget of nearly $20 million, the District embraces innovation and strives to provide efficiency and high levels of service for the ratepayers. The District seeks employees who excel in a working environment with individual accountability and public transparency.