The Principal Water Engineer supervises, coordinates and manages water/wastewater capital improvement projects (CIP), cross-connection including recycled water conversions, Geographical Information Systems, and inspections of infrastructure projects; oversees the development and execution of infrastructure projects; provides planning and oversight for activities related to the rehabilitation and replacement of the City's infrastructure; reviews engineering and architectural design and construcion plans, drawings, contract documents, cost estimates, and related documents; oversees the entitlement process as it relates to water and sewer, working with developers and City staff; coordinates reviews with other City departments and outside agencies; establishes project priorities and schedules; supervises and coordinates assigned projects; ensures project conformance with recognized City, State, and Federal standards; prepares bid specifications and requests for proposals; works with various outside agencies in the coordination and completion of projects; resolves construction disputes between the City and developers, contractors, and the public; participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures; may exercise supervision of staff; oversees the services of professional consultants and contractors; participates in contract negotiations and monitors contracted services; prepares related studies, analyses, and reports, including staff reports; assists with the development and administration of the CIP budget; monitors projects for compliance with approved budgets; may make presentations to various commissions, community groups, business organizations, City Council, and others; serves as liaison with City staff, developers, engineers, consultants, local businesses, community groups, the general public, and external agencies on assigned projects; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible engineering experience, including five years working on municipal water and wastewater projects. Two years of supervisory responsibility is also required.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or a related field. A Master's degree in a related field is highly desirable.
License, Certificate: Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of California; and possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
Visit the City of Oceanside's website at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us to view the full announcement and to apply. All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the required application forms.