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Capital Projects Division Manager

Effective: 11/21/03
Range M-24
Respirator Class: 3

Definition

Manage the Capital Projects Division of the Engineering Department of the District; perform special managerial duties as required; and do all related work as required.

Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Receive general direction from the Director of Engineering.
  • Exercise direct and general supervision over professional, technical, and clerical positions in the Capital Projects Division.

Examples of Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide professional engineering expertise in planning, organizing, directing, and managing the Capital Projects Division of the Engineering Department, making independent decisions as necessary in the management of the division.
  • Coordinate with all departments and divisions in the scheduling and/or development of District projects, including assignment of projects and activities.
  • Coordinate and participate in the hiring and direction of outside consultants.
  • Attend to division personnel management matters, including safety and training programs, evaluations, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary actions.
  • Coordinate work of the division with that of other divisions and departments.
  • Review and appraise division project and work reports.
  • Review and approve designs, plans, and specifications.
  • Confer with state and federal agencies.
  • Represent the District at professional meetings and conferences in regard to present and future projects and various District matters.
  • Prepare reports and position papers and submit appropriate materials to management and/or the Board of Directors for necessary action.
  • Oversee the investigations of new techniques and products for approval for use in the District.
  • Coordinate and direct through subordinate supervisors all investigations, studies, research, analyses, programs, projects, operations, and maintenance assigned to or being a responsibility of the division.
  • Act on behalf of the Director of Engineering as required.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Engineering principles and practices as related and applied to the design, construction, and operation of wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal systems and facilities.
  • Materials, procedures, and equipment used in construction, operation, and maintenance of wastewater facilities and equipment.
  • Principles and techniques of organization, management, personnel administration, budgeting, and staff development.
  • Local, regional, and state related programs including state and federal grants.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis analyze and provide direction and/or guidance to staff; identify technical and managerial problems; interpret specifications, plans, memos, and technical documents; know engineering and managerial methods; observe employee work skills; problem solve technical and managerial and/or personnel problems; remember District procedures and technical information; understand people and technical problems and issues concerning customers; and explain District needs.
  • Sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time on a continuous basis; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and control the work of others.
  • Apply engineering principles and techniques in the solution of difficult and complex engineering problems.
  • Prepare complete and concise technical reports, grants, and letters.
  • Perceive and analyze problems and take effective corrective action.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Experience and Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

  • Ten years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience including four years of experience in supervising professional, technical, and trade personnel.

Education:

  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in civil, mechanical, chemical engineering, or a closely related field. A master's degree in sanitary or chemical engineering is desirable.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer in civil, mechanical, or chemical engineering as issued by the State of California.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

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