Director of Engineering

  • Alameda County Water District
  • 43885 South Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Water and Wastewater Treatment Management
  • Salary: $206,014 USD
  • Salary Top: $250,416
  • Phone: 5106684223
  • Apply By: May 30, 2021


The Alameda County Water District, in Fremont, California, is seeking a seasoned water-industry engineer and strong leader to serve as the District’s Director of Engineering.  

Job Description

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Engineering plans, organizes and manages the District’s Engineering Department which include the functional areas of development services, project engineering, and capital program budgeting and execution.  The position may also direct the activities of the District’s Information Technology function.  The Director of Engineering establishes goals and objectives for the Engineering Department, directs the work of staff engaged in engineering program activities and ensures the effectiveness of departmental programs; provides responsible advice and counsel to the Board, General Manager, and District managers on a variety of engineering and technical issues; participates on the Executive Management team to develop District-wide policies and procedures and to advance the goals and mission of the District; provides highly responsible administrative staff assistance to the General Manager; represents the District to outside groups and organizations; collaborates extensively with internal and external stakeholders representing the District on a variety of issues; serves as District liaison on various inter-agency coordination projects; and performs related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate - The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes, experience, and more:

  • Extensive engineering experience with a public utility and a deep understanding of the associated principles, practices, laws, codes, and standards.
  • Experience in the planning, development, and administration of a Capital Improvement Program including organization-wide prioritization, budgeting, tracking, and reporting.
  • Experience in the extension of infrastructure and services to newly developed or redeveloped land uses.
  • Proven leadership and management experience in the public sector, with strong administrative, organizational management, and employee engagement skills.
  • Strategic, long-term, and inclusive thinking, skilled in analyzing policy and organizational issues from all viewpoints.
  • Strong collaboration and communication abilities, with a clear vision and direction related to the future of California water initiatives and the District.
  • Strong customer service experience, ethic, skills, and abilities.
  • Experience in real property-related transactions including easements, licenses, and the acquisition and disposal of public land.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and resolve complex, sensitive, controversial, and other challenging issues.
  • Possess an advanced degree in engineering and/or public administration.
  • Registration as a Civil Engineer in California.
  • Possess knowledge of the fundamentals of Information Technology including modern networks, SCADA systems, enterprise systems, and cyber security.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in engineering; and eight (8) years of full-time professional engineering experience, which includes at least four (4) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Registration as a Professional Engineer in California is required.

Special Instructions

SELECTION PROCEDURE: To apply, please visit  Application materials including a complete application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online by Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Candidates will be evaluated on their supplemental questionnaire responses and the top qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a series of panel interviews. 

Job Address

43885 South Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, California United States View Map