Project Engineering Manager

  • by Alameda County Water District
  • Nov 7, 2018

Job Location: Fremont, CA
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018
How to Apply: Application materials which include a supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at This position is open until filled; the recruitment will close once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

The District is seeking an experienced manager with outstanding skills and a collaborative approach to serve as the manager of the District’s Capital Improvement Program and Project Engineering Division. Under general direction from the Manager of Engineering and Technology Services, this middle-management position will effectively and proactively manage and direct the planning, development and implementation of the District’s Capital Improvement Program; monitor, evaluate, guide and support Project Engineering supervisors and staff in the execution of engineering project management work for major capital improvements and facility upgrades; collaborate extensively with internal and external stakeholders representing the District on a variety of issues; and perform other related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Possess extensive experience and knowledge in the planning, development and administration of a Capital Improvement Program including budgeting, tracking and reporting, and capital project delivery from planning through construction, with a deep understanding of the principles, practices, concepts, and codes and standards of engineering design, estimating, contracting and construction of a variety public works including water production, storage, transmission, and distribution infrastructure;
  • Possess a thorough understanding and significant experience with environmental evaluations under CEQA and NEPA as well as the requirements of environmental regulatory agencies, both state and federal, including but not limited to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, etc.;
  • Exhibit the ability to effectively negotiate to resolve sensitive, controversial and other challenging issues;
  • Demonstrate expertise and proficiency in identifying, securing and managing external grant funding;
  • Demonstrate a proven leadership approach and excellent management skills to support, motivate and mentor a team of effective engineering professionals with a wide range of experience, skills and specialties;
  • Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter, with strong program management skills and a proactive approach to addressing issues and finding creative solutions;
  • Be a collaborative team player with demonstrated abilities to build and maintain strong and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholder, other agencies, organizations and groups to represent the District’s interests in an effective and positive manner; and
  • Possess exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities related to the items listed in those categories below.