Water Engineering Manager

  • Glendale, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $11,739.13 - $17,076.07 Monthly USD

Job Description

The Position

Under general administrative direction, this management position is responsible for the management and oversight of the Water Engineering Section of Glendale Water & Power, as well as the direct supervision of professional staff. Additionally, this position acts as the lead manager for the Water Operations, Distribution, and Water Quality Sections in the absence of the Chief Assistant General Manager or Assistant General Manager - Water Services.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.

Directs and oversees the Water Engineering Section and its two primary subdivisions: Project Delivery and Operations Engineering.

Directly supervises several staff members in the Water Engineering Section and ensures that all Section activities are carried out safely and in accordance with City and Departmental goals.

Ensures that the planning, design, and operation of water facilities are performed in accordance with Local, State and Federal regulations.

As head of the Project Delivery subdivision, administers the Capital Improvement Program. Provides exceptional customer service in interacting with customers and developers in the installation and relocation of water services.

Provides technical support to the Water Distribution Maintenance Section. Ensures that GWP capital and developer projects are completed on a timely basis and in the most cost-effective manner. Oversees the preparation of cost estimates, designs, drawings, specifications, and operating procedures for the installation of water mains, services, fire hydrants and other distribution system equipment.

Provides construction management for projects directly and using contracted support, as needed, including physical inspections of construction in progress, approving progress payments, and managing change orders. Also ensures that Water Division maps and records are accurately maintained and updated in a timely manner.

As head of the Operations Engineering group, oversees the project planning function that drives the Capital Improvement Program and the operational strategy function that provides high level analysis and support to the Water Operations Section and Water Quality Section.

Oversees both short and long-range planning for water supply, storage, and distribution facilities including regular revisions to the water system master plan and preparation of engineering studies that provide planning level details and costs of future capital improvements.

Provides support to the Water Operations Section on the asset management program including preventive maintenance planning, and asset and maintenance activity documentation and analysis. Provides technical assistance with improvements or modifications to the local and remote control of the water facilities. Also provides technical assistance to the Water Quality Section on regulatory analysis and reporting, and with analysis and improvements in operating the water system efficiently from a water quality perspective.

May perform the duties of the Chief Assistant General Manager or Assistant General Manager - Water Services in his/her absence.

Assists the Chief Assistant General Manager or Assistant General Manager - Water Services with coverage and attendance at the various water committee and informational meetings at the Metropolitan Water District, the Upper Los Angeles River Area Watermaster, the Glendale Operable Unit, the State Water Board, and other water and utility organizations and associations.

Hires capable employees and implements necessary training to develop staff to meet the requirements of each functional area of responsibility. Ensures that adequate back-up skills are developed, and individual skills and abilities are increased. Ensures that assigned personnel work effectively with employees of other City departments and sections within GWP.

Reviews and evaluates employees' job performance, and effectively recommends personnel action. Plans, lays out, and delegates work to subordinate employees.

Drives on City business as necessary.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of this position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:

Applicable Federal, State and Local laws, ordinances, codes, standards, and regulations related to workplace safety, the practice of professional engineering, water quality maintenance, testing and reporting, as well as contracting for construction and professional services.
Engineering principles relating to project cost estimating and budgeting, preparation of requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for bids, and the bidding and procurement process.
Engineering principles relating to the design, construction, operation and control of water facilities and the development and preparation of water system master plans.
Principles of organization, management, supervision, and staff development.

Skill in:
Composing and preparing reports, memorandums, letters, and e-mails that are professional and easy to follow.
Creating Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to compile, calculate and analyze information.
Leading teams toward Departmental goals and objectives.
Making effective presentations.
Making independent judgments and decisions based on standard policy or procedure. Managing complex projects.
Managing multiple priorities successfully.
Quickly determining the best course of action in a given situation, while remaining patient and professional when leading others toward that conclusion and being open to better alternatives.

Ability to:
Provide exceptional customer service to those utilizing the Glendale Water and Power Department services.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the public, including co-workers, managers, department heads, Council members, Commissioners, and outside agencies.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with City departments, businesses, and the local community.
Effectively supervise and train subordinates.
Establish and maintain smooth working relationships and effectively resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Foster a teamwork environment.
Lead, coach, instruct, direct, and motivate employees.
Model and practice the highest standard of ethical conduct.
Organize, assign, and schedule workload among employees.
Provide clear work instruction.
Read, understand, and develop plans, drawings, and specifications.
Review and evaluate employees' job performance and effectively recommend personnel action.

Other Characteristics
Willingness to:
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Fully embrace the value and merits of a well-qualified, diverse workforce that is generally reflective of the surrounding labor market.
Plan, initiate, recommend, and carry out actions as required.
Work the necessary hours and times to accomplish goals, objectives and required tasks.

Eight years of recent progressively responsible professional experience in the water industry, four years of which must include working in a responsible supervisory capacity.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: pump station design; grant and proposal writing for Federal and State grants; preparation of water master plans; concepts and processes of disinfection and water treatment; asset management, working with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; well design and well drilling and maintenance; water rate design; and/or project/construction management.

Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Master’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Public/Business Administration, or a related field is highly desirable.

Registration as a Civil Engineer with the California State Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Valid California Class C driver's license.

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements. However, there is no equivalent for Registration as a Civil Engineer with the California State Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Exceptional Customer Service Policy
The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.

Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy .

Selection Process

EVALUATION OF APPLICATION: All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the selection process.

ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant's experience, education, knowledge, and skills for the position.

Candidates must pass each exam component with a minimum score of 70.00% in order to be placed on the eligible list.

TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. Any evaluation will be based on the candidates' education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidates' education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

The City of Glendale offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance.

The above listed benefits apply to full-time, salaried positions only.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


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