Engineering Manager - Development Services

  • Padre Dam Municipal Water District
  • Santee, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Public Works Utilities Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: 140,000 USD
  • Salary Top: 168,396
  • Apply By: Jul 12, 2022

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Engineering Manager - Development Services

AGENCY:   Padre Dam Municipal Water District

LOCATION:   Santee, CA


SALARY RANGE:  $140,000 – $168,396.80 Annually


About the Agency

Padre Dam Municipal Water District provides water, wastewater, recycled water and recreation services to 112,000 residents in the San Diego communities of Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa and Crest. We import 100 percent of our treated water supply and treat two million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater at our Water Recycling Facility. Our infrastructure is worth $700 million, and we have an annual budget of $70M. Our strategic planning includes a 30-year Integrated Facilities Plan, 10-year Capital Improvement Plan, 5-year Urban Water Management Plan, and a 5-year Business Plan, and Budget (2022-2027).


The Position

Reporting to the Director of Engineering. the incumbent is responsible for giving general guidance and supervision to staff and for planning and supervising engineering projects and activities. Duties include planning, assigning and supervising work; training staff; working with attorneys, other organizations, management and other departments on an ongoing daily basis and resolving project difficulties and irregularities; overseeing and coordinating with engineers, developers, contractors, other governmental agencies and stakeholders; and preparing and monitoring the division’s budget. This position oversees the Inspection group, Utility Locator and Engineering Technicians (6 staff members total).


The Ideal Candidate

This position will provide leadership and be responsible for the development services, inspection, and utility locator workgroups. The individual shall be detail-oriented and self-motivated to oversee project activities with engineers, developers, contractors, and other governmental agencies while enforcing conditions for private development facilities located within Padre Dam’s service area. The following is a list of desirable traits and attributes the ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:


Engineering Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the general rules and regulations governing Public Water/Wastewater agency operations
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Understand survey procedures and techniques
  • Strong familiarity with: Water and Wastewater Studies and Modeling; Subdivision Map Act; o California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); Master Planning Documents; surveying principles; standard specifications, drawings, and materials related to water and wastewater infrastructure; familiarity with Water Agencies’ Standards and San Diego Regional Standard Drawings desired
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods used in water and sewer system construction
  • Understanding of a geographic information system (GIS)


Leadership Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop trusting and cooperative relationships between and among peers, staff, elected officials, and the community at large
  • Ability to adapt and remain flexible while also prioritizing competing tasks
  • Maintains a decisive, even tempered, results-oriented attitude and can effectively develop staff and subordinate personnel through coaching and clear and timely direction
  • Ability to interface directly with engineering technicians, locator, and construction inspectors to progress projects toward approval and completion
  • Proactive, anticipatory manager who can identify and effectively prevent the escalation of issues


Customer Service

  • Strong commitment to both internal and external Customer Service
  • Experience in intergovernmental relations and the ability to interact personally with other jurisdictions, public interest groups and constituencies, private sector developers, and government and related agencies in a constructive, cooperative and supportive manner
  • Demonstrates creativity and flexibility in solving customers’ problems within the capacity of the District’s rules
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the Operations department on developer plans and inspection, gathering input throughout project life span for various projects


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