Utilities Engineering Manager

  • Hayward, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Utilities
  • Salary: $154,668.80 - $188,032.00 Annually USD

Job Description


DEADLINE TO APPLY : Next Review: December 15 at 5:00PM; Open Until Filled

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Utilities Engineering Manager. Under direction of the Director of Public Works & Utilities, the Utilities Engineering Manager will plan and direct the work of the Utilities Engineering section. Engineering projects include water storage and distribution facilities, sewer collection pipelines and pump stations, and a wide range of Water Pollution Control Facility projects including the upcoming $100 million upgrade to incorporate nutrient reduction. This position is a key member of the senior level management team responsible for delivering high quality water and wastewater service to the Hayward community.

Under general direction of the Director of Utilities and Environmental Services, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the work of the Utilities Engineering division. The position provides oversight of assigned engineering projects and programs, including planning and design, and/or design administration of new utilities facilities, or renewal and replacement of existing facilities. Serves as a representative to assigned outside groups and organizations; acts as liaison on various intergovernmental coordination projects, committees, subcommittees, authorities, and City staff; and provides management assistance to the Department Director.

This is a senior management level classification responsible for all activities of the Utilities Engineering division; the incumbent is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Department's Capital Improvement Program, including planning, design and construction of water and sewer facilities. This position is also responsible for assisting the Director in the overall planning, administration and management of the Utilities Engineering division. This class is distinguished from the Director of Utilities and Environmental Services in that the latter is responsible for overseeing the entire Utilities and Environmental Services Department.

Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Establishes overall objectives, operating principles, and work practices of the Department's Engineering division.

Evaluates and assesses the impacts of proposed developments on City water and sewer systems, and develops mitigation measures and conditions of approval.

Plans, develops, and implements Utilities Engineering goals and objectives; recommends and administers policies and procedures; participates in strategic planning for the Department and assists the Director with setting goals for the Department to support the strategic plans.

Plans, develops, coordinates, designs, directs, and reviews various capital improvement projects related to Utilities Engineering.

Performs a variety of complex professional engineering and design activities including providing oversight to various capital improvement projects; develops and reviews detailed facilities design, including plans, specifications, contract documents and cost estimates; provides engineering services during construction; and oversees contract administration for capital projects.

Oversees selection of and negotiations with engineering consultants; coordinates consultant activities.

Assists in preparing the Department's annual budget, multi-year capital improvement program, and controls annual expenditures in his or her areas of responsibility.
Monitors expenditures and approves purchase requests within assigned area of authority.

Coordinates utilities engineering activities with other divisions within the Department, other City departments, and outside agencies; provides staff assistance to the Director and other managers within the division and Department on a variety of engineering issues.

Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence and reports to the City Council.

Prepares technical and regulatory reports for submission to City, and to local, regional, state, and federal agencies.

Represents the Utilities Engineering division, the Department, and the City in assigned meetings with public officials, the business community, and the public.

Makes formal and informal presentations to various elected and appointed councils, boards, commissions, committees, and community groups.

Interprets management policies and procedures to subordinate personnel and ensures they are understood and followed.

Participates in the selection and training of personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; conducts annual performance evaluations.

Organizes work, evaluates employees, and takes timely corrective action as necessary to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity.

Trains, motivates, and coach's employees to ensure reasonable professional growth and positive work attitudes.

Identifies and pursues obtaining local, regional, state, and federal grants.
Applies for and pursues awards and recognitions for the Department's Engineering projects.

Ensures maintenance of a safe work environment.

Performs other work as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering as applicable to the planning, design and construction of water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment facilities; engineering theory, principles and practices of program development and administration, and project scheduling and management.
  • Federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes pertaining to the planning, design, and construction of water, wastewater, and storm draining projects, including environmental assessment and environmental impact mitigations.
  • Modern methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of utilities engineering projects.
  • Principles and practices of project management, including planning, design, construction, and implementation.
  • Research methods and sources of information related to utilities engineering; recent developments, current literature, and trends related to the planning and development of engineering programs.
  • Effective public contact and community relations concepts including negotiation techniques and presentation skills.
  • Effective negotiations skills and techniques in dealing with private companies and private and public agencies.
  • Recent developments, current literature and sources of information regarding water and sewer utilities and engineering practices.
  • Principles and practices of modern Asset Management.
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems applicable to water and sewer systems.
  • Operating budget development and administration.
  • Capital project cost development and administration.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and report writing.
  • Modern office management practices and methods; computer equipment and software.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work projects.

Ability to:
  • Organize, direct, and implement complex projects and programs; develop, implement and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient engineering services.
  • Provide administrative and professional leadership to assigned staff.
  • Prepare comprehensive complex reports; analyze, interpret and evaluate reports.
  • Plan and implement multiple projects.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Make decisions and exercise independent judgment; analyze problems and identify potential solutions, and implement recommendations in support of department goals.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Develop and deliver clear, concise and persuasive presentations.
  • Keep records and prepare reports.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City employees, the public and representatives from other agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional engineering work related to the design and construction of water and wastewater projects, including two (2) years of recent supervisory or management experience.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering, or closely related engineering field. A Master's degree in Engineering is desirable.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver's License. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. Registration is required upon hire and must be maintained for duration of appointment.

Supplemental Information

One (1) Year

Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application, license and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above. Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.

The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.hayward-ca.gov under the Current Vacancies tab or at www.GovernmentJobs.com. Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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