This position will direct, manage, supervise, coordinate and approve the activities and operations of the Pacheco Project Delivery Unit within Dam Safety and Capital Delivery Division. The position will oversee performance of professional engineering functions in the planning, design and construction of the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project, as well as other water utility capital projects as assigned, and coordinate assigned activities under other units, groups, and outside agencies. It will also provide complex staff assistance to the Deputy Operating Officer of the Dam Safety and Capital Delivery Division.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Manage, direct, and oversee Pacheco Reservoir expansion planning, design, permitting and construction.
Manage, direct, and oversee Capital projects as assigned.
Manage, develop and mentor staff.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.
Ideal Experience Includes:
Five (5) years of professional capital project management experience, including two (2) years of direct supervisory experience.
Experience with dam planning, design, and construction.
Ideal Knowledge In:
Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of engineering in capital projects.
Understanding of principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Deep and detailed understanding of the requirements of the environmental regulatory agencies, both state and federal including but not limited to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, etc.
District's Capital Improvement projects.
Principles of dam planning, design and construction.
Ideal Ability To:
Effectively communicate (both verbal and written communication).
Lead or supervise staff.
Make presentations to the public, community, Board of Directors, stakeholders and/or a regulatory agency is highly preferred.
Negotiate, specifically the ability to resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
See the big picture (the entire perspective on a situation or issue), set priorities and exercise sound judgment while utilizing and leveraging both internal and external resources and maintaining effective working relationships.
Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field.
About Valley Water
Valley Water is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. Valley Water's core business is to provide residents with a clean and reliable supply of water and protection from flooding. Valley Water encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities, nearly 1.8 million residents, and more than 200,000 commuters.
The mission of Valley Water is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.
A seven-member Board of Directors governs Valley Water. Valley Water is an ethnically diverse, family friendly organization with employees who are committed to public service and work collaboratively with other agencies (all levels of government, community-based organizations, and neighborhood organizations) in carrying out the mission of Valley Water.