Assistant Operating Officer - Dam Safety & Capital Delivery

  • Valley Water
  • San Jose, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Engineering Utilities Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $197,516 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $247,520
  • Apply By: Jul 27, 2020


Assistant Operating Officer
Dam Safety and Capital Delivery
SALARY: $197,516 - $247,520

Valley Water, one of the largest water districts in the State of California, is looking for an Assistant Operating Officer (AOO) of Dam Safety and Capital Delivery. This position will be responsible for overseeing large scale capital projects related to dam safety while successfully working with regulatory agencies to navigate the various necessary permitting processes. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can build consensus while being decisive and can effectively keep projects moving forward. This position sits within the Dam Safety and Capital Delivery Division and is critical to Valley Water’s mission – to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for healthy life, environment and economy.  Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of millions.




Job Description

The AOO of Dam Safety and Capital Delivery leads large scale capital projects related to dam safety, with shared oversight of a staff of approximately 25, a five year CIP budget of $2 billion, and an operating budget of $8 million annually. This position’s primary focus will initially be the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit, but will take on additional projects and responsibilities over time, including the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion. The AOO serves as a bridge between design teams and permitting groups to ensure communication and collaboration, as well as manages and oversees the procurement and work of outside contractors.

 Our ideal candidate will have a background in overseeing large scale complex capital projects in the water industry and is an excellent relationship builder who is able to facilitate consensus while also being decisive, transparent and communicative. This position works extensively with jurisdictional authorities and regulatory agencies, we are looking for someone who has the ability to successfully navigate the permitting process to effectively keep projects moving forward.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in civil engineering, business administration, environmental sciences, public administration, or a closely related field or a field specifically related to the assigned area.
  • Ideally, six plus years in leadership positions (overseeing administration, managerial and teams) and a background in utility operations, maintenance, engineering design, or a closely related field.
  • Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
  • Specific background in managing large scale capital engineering projects.

Special Instructions

HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by July 27, 2020 at:


  • Interviews will be held on August 20 and 21, 2020 (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days)

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:


Job Address

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