Overview: This Water Infrastructure Planning Senior Engineer will be responsible for delivering two significant Valley Water master plans, one for Valley Water’s Water Treatment Plants and one for its Distribution System. This individual will be responsible for developing the master plan documents and for subsequently overseeing the implementation of capital improvements recommended in the master plans. The master plans will evaluate potential vulnerabilities, efficiencies, resiliency, and the need for additional future capacity for Valley Water’s treatment plants and raw and treated water distribution system. The plans will identify capital or operations solutions and projects to address needs and provide a detailed implementation plan for recommended solutions.
This Senior Engineer will be responsible for development and implementation of the two master plans, including day-to-day oversight of the project work; procurement and oversight of consultant services; management of project budget, scope and schedule to ensure on-time completion of high quality master plan reports and associated deliverables; leading engagement with internal and external stakeholders including Valley Water’s Board of Directors and local and regional agencies; and leading and guiding interdisciplinary project teams and assigned staff.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement two water infrastructure master plans.
Develop work plans consisting of mission, objectives, scope of work, budget, schedules, and baseline requirements; identify strategic, project/program management, and external issues, recommend solutions, and implement solutions to manage risks and issues.
Oversee day-to-day project work of developing master plans and for implementation of capital improvements recommended in the master plans.
Procure and oversee consultant services.
Manage project budget, scope and schedule to ensure on-time completion of high-quality master plan reports and associated deliverables.
Serve as a liaison for the projects to other Valley Water units, divisions, and outside agencies.
Represent Valley Water with federal, state, and local agencies and community groups.
Lead engagement with internal and external stakeholders including Valley Water’s Board of Directors and local and regional agencies.
Lead and guide interdisciplinary project teams.
Plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned 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.
Six (6) years of professional level experience with responsibility for water supply, water resources, distribution system, or treatment plant engineering.
Two (2) or more years of experience with internal and external stakeholder outreach and relationship management.
Three (3) or more years of experience leading water infrastructure master planning.
Two (2) or more years of experience as a lead or supervisor.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
Train, organize, assign, and review the work of staff.
Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.
Recommend and implement work plans and effectively manage projects/programs and assigned teams/staff.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner.
Interpret, apply, and explain applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, and District policies and procedures.
Effectively represent the unit and Valley Water in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals.
Organize and prioritize multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines, and according to best engineering practices.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
Principles, practices, concepts, and standards of water resources infrastructure management and infrastructure master planning.
Ideal Training and Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field.
Valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
Required License or Certificate:
Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Internal Number: 01136-E
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.