California Water Service

Grant Program Manager

Onsite - Torrance, CA
Application Deadline: 5/29/24

Grant Program Manager


California Water Service


California Water Service


Job Description:


The Grant Program Manager is a member of the Water Resource Sustainability Department, with an emphasis on securing funding that supports business needs and assists with affordability. The position is responsible for planning, developing, and managing grant and loan proposal development and submittals; ensuring compliance with the requirements of awarded grants and loans; providing necessary project management support; and managing regulatory compliance & reporting. The Grant Program Manager reports to the Director of Water-Use Efficiency. The position can be located in Torrance, Bakersfield, or Visalia, CA.




• Participates in strategic planning efforts including the identification of goals and priorities, establishment of program milestones, and development of planning tools to track progress


• Prepares written and verbal reports on program activities


• Analyzes data for budget analysis, preparation, and forecasting


• Develops and maintains effective working relationships federal, state, and other public sector organizations, consultants, foundations, and the public


• Works closely with other utilities, local agencies, regulators, and partners on developing and managing grant proposals and awards


• Monitors state, federal, and other agencies for potential grant opportunities


• Oversees, plans, and coordinates the development of proposals with management staff, consultants, and other service providers


• Plans and conducts meetings with staff regarding upcoming grant opportunities, timeframes for applications, and provides recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the grant administration process


• Negotiates and develops contracts and agreements


• Resolves any contractual or program issues involved in securing and complying with grants


• Prepares and manages all regulatory and required program reporting to ensure compliance


• Prepares and submits required information to facilitate timely cost-reimbursement


• Writes, analyzes, and evaluates technical reports and publications


• Leads cross-functional teams to achieve collective program objectives


• Attends and represents Cal Water at meetings and industry workshops


• Assists in the development of public-facing reports and presentations to employees, outside agencies, committees, commissions, boards, community groups, and the public


• Other duties may be assigned to fulfill business operational needs and objectives




• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field and/or equivalent relevant experience


• Three years of relevant management experience or five years of experience in the preparation and administration of grants


• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or equivalent, preferred


• Valid California Driver License




• Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of grant development and administration including contract monitoring and financial/program reporting


• Knowledge of generally accepted grant administration standards


• Knowledge of practices, methods, and techniques for effective grant proposal writing


• Experience negotiating and developing contracts


• Experience managing cross-functional teams to implement projects and program


Salary Range: $99,000 – $197,500


Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, May 29, 2024.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, Texas Water Service, and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.


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