Coachella Valley Water District

Engineering Services Manager

Onsite - Palm Desert, CA
Application Deadline: 7/30/24

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TITLE: Engineering Services Manager

SRN S40: $14,182 – $19,800 Monthly, Exempt

Bargaining Unit: ASSET

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

Division: Engineering Services


Reports to: Director of Engineering

Supervises the following positions: Development Services Supervisor, Technical Services Supervisor, Right of Way Supervisor, Chief Surveyor, and Construction Inspection Supervisor                      

DEFINITION: The Engineering Services Manager works under general direction from the Director of Engineering, and facilitates long and short-range planning for CVWD to assist in the development and implementation of laws, policies and strategies, which steer CVWD toward those plans. The position is responsible for planning, coordinating, scheduling and directing (1) installation of new infrastructure related to new development, (2) Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) of CVWD infrastructure and coordination with Geographical Information Systems (GIS), (3) purchase and sale of CVWD real estate assets, (4) acquisition of disposition of utility easements, (5) encroachment permit system, (6) survey of CVWD assets, including supervision of this section, (7) Construction Inspection functions of CVWD capital improvement projects and Developer related facilities, (8) coordination among engineering divisions and other CVWD departments, (9) overseeing development in the District, including site and subdivision reviews and development and building construction; and to do related work as required. Work requires great initiative and independent judgement and is reviewed periodically upon completion.


1.      Oversees the coordination with developers and ensures new development projects comply with CVWD development procedures and design criteria. 

2.      Meets with developers and outside engineers to discuss concepts and general requirements for new projects and developments.

3.      Prepares written developer installation agreements. 

4.      Continually coordinates and facilitates updates to CVWD’s Development Design Manual.

5.      Drafts and recommends amendments to CVWD’s various Codes and Ordinances.

6.      Facilitates and coordinates Cost of Service Studies related to Developer Fees.

7.      Makes presentations and recommendations to CVWD’s Board of Directors regarding items related to the Engineering Services division of the Engineering Department.

8.      Oversees CAD of existing and proposed assets including land, easements, wells, water treatment facilities, water storage facilities, water pipelines, lift stations, sewers, water reclamation facilities, irrigation canals and facilities, irrigation pipelines, drainage pipelines and storm water channels and facilities. 

9.      Coordinates CAD activities with GIS, including process improvements to capture as-built information to ensure engineering related data is up to date within CVWD’s GIS database.

10.Oversees the planning, purchase and sale of real estate assets including land, buildings and other utility facilities. 

11.Assists in plan reviews, permitting functions and other planning and development matters.

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License/Certificates: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Engineering, or related field. A Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field is highly desired. Seven (7) – ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervision and management experience in municipal government. Construction management experience is highly desirable.