Electrical Engineering Manager

  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • Modesto, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering
  • Salary: $71.39 - $91.38 Hourly $5,711.20 - $7,310.40 Biweekly $12,374.27 - $15,839.20 Monthly $148,491.20 - $190,070.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill any full-time regular vacancies to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Electrical Engineering Department within the Transmission and Distribution Division including the development and management of transmission and distribution projects; to coordinate Electrical Engineering activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Assistant General Manager, Transmission and Distribution.

Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives administrative direction from the Assistant General Manager, Transmission and Distribution. Exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory, professional and technical personnel.

A ny Qualified Individual May Apply. This is an exempt position and is part of the Modesto Irrigation District Employees Association (MIDEA). The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill Electrical Engineering Manager vacancies within the District that may occur through April 29, 2022.

Examples of Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct Electrical Engineering activities including the design, modification, construction and project management of electrical engineering projects related to the District's transmission and distribution system.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Electrical Engineering work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Prepare the Electrical Engineering budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
  • Provide detailed and high level engineering oversight for projects related to the design and construction of transmission and distribution systems.
  • Evaluate and optimize current designs and develop standards for engineering design.
  • Review and approve the preparation of drawings, maps, reports, specifications, cost estimates and material evaluations to support the, operation of the District's electrical system.
  • Represent the department and division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of electrical engineering.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Principles and practices of project management.
  • Methods, practices, equipment and materials used in the design and construction of transmission and distribution systems.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.


Ability to:

  • Organize and direct the Electrical Engineering operations.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Analyze complex electrical engineering issues.
  • Interpret and apply local, State, Federal and District and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and applicable computer.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the project management of electrical engineering projects; including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California class C driver's license at the time of appointment. Possession of a valid certificate as a registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California.

Supplemental Information:
Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application and responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire. Apply immediately. Position will be open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) reference checks to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Job Address

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