Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Project Manager I/II (DOQ)

Hybrid - Chino, CA
Application Deadline: 5/1/24

This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.


There is one (1) vacancy in the Engineering Department.


This recruitment will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.


The candidate selected to fill the one (1) vacancy may be selected from either this Project Manager I/II (DOQ) recruitment or from the active Assistant Engineer/Associate Engineer (DOQ) recruitment. Applicants interested in both positions must submit separate applications for each recruitment. 


Salary Range: Project Manager I PR 184 ($4,283.55-$5,219.12)

             Project Manager II PR 185 ($4,497.59-$5,479.89)


FLSA: Exempt

Probationary Period: 12 months


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Are you interested in a meaningful career participating in the engineering design and construction of state-of-the-art water and wastewater treatment facilities? The Agency is seeking a strategic, innovative, and influential problem solver to serve as its next Project Manager I/II (DOQ). The individual in this role will manage engineering projects from beginning to end while serving as an integral part of a team of Engineering professionals. If you enjoy critical thinking and putting your organizational skills to good use, then this is the perfect role for you!  


This Position is perfect for you if:

·      You value teamwork and the opportunity to work with a collaborative group of engineering professionals.

·      You are organized and enjoy managing projects from beginning to end.

·      You are able to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.

·      You want to contribute to the community’s well-being and growth!


Here at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, we are a leader in water management and environmental stewardship. We strive to produce high-quality renewable products such as recycled water and top-quality compost to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout our region. Our values go beyond just protecting the resources and the communities we serve. We are committed to applying ethical, transparent, and environmentally sustainable principles to all aspects of business and organizational conduct. We recognize that our commitment to the community starts with our employees. In order to ensure that our staff are able to continue to perform at a high level and provide unparalleled services throughout our service area, we strive to provide a healthy work-life balance.



Under direction performs project management functions for capital projects through all phases of project delivery including project planning, pre-design, design, construction, start-up, and post-construction. Overall functions of the incumbent include engineering consultant management; developing schedules, cost estimates, and staffing requirements; form and lead project teams; plan, direct, and coordinate activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of projects are accomplished on schedule and within prescribed budget; inspect quality of work and manage project risks; manage outside consultants; and performs related duties as assigned.



The Project Manager I is an entry level class. Incumbents learn and perform a variety of assignments (non-complex or non-sensitive) to assist them in independently managing the full range of a project with some guidance and direction. Assignments are typically broad in scope, requiring the exercise of professional judgment and initiative in achieving results while coordinating the work with other Agency departments and managing the work of external consultants, contractors, and entities. Incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency that meet the qualifications for the higher-level class.

Project Manager II is the journey level class in this series. Incumbents independently manage the full range of a project, from routine to semi-complex, and are expected to effectively perform their duties with minimum guidance and direction. Assignments are typically broad in scope, requiring the exercise of professional independent judgment and initiative in achieving results while coordinating the work with other Agency departments and managing the work of external consultants, contractors, and entities. Incumbents perform diverse and specialized work involving significant accountability, decision-making responsibility, and fiscal responsibility.

Project Manager II is distinguished from Senior Project Manager in that an incumbent in the latter class has broader scope of responsibility and is assigned the more complex and higher value projects that require greater technical skill and aptitude.

Employees in this class typically report to a Senior Engineer or Senior Project Manager.


Who We Are:

An Employer of Choice in the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) secures and supplies supplemental water; collects and treats wastewater; produces high quality renewable products such as recycled water, compost and energy; and promotes the sustainable use of groundwater and development of local water supplies. IEUA serves approximately 935,000 residents in a 242-square mile service area in western San Bernardino County, California. As a regional wastewater treatment agency, IEUA provides sewage utility services to seven contracting agencies and provides wholesale imported water to seven retail agencies. IEUA owns and operates four facilities specializing in regional water recycling services. The facilities take in approximately 50 million gallons of wastewater per day for treatment, producing high-quality recycled water. IEUA also manages the recharge of recycled, storm and imported water through the Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge Program and coordinates regional water-use efficiency and education programs. IEUA is committed to meeting the needs of the region by providing essential services in a regionally planned and cost-effective manner while safeguarding public health, promoting economic development and protecting the environment.

Excellent Benefits Package:

Social Security, CalPERS, 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, Competitive Salaries, Certification Incentives, Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance w/Agency-paid monthly contribution of $1,180 – $1,808 per month, Paid time off for holidays, vacation, bereavement and sick leave. Additional information is available on our website at:


Job Requirements:


Project Manager I – graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in engineering, construction management or a closely related field; and eight years of professional project management experience; or an equivalent combin­ation of eduction, training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.

Project Manager I may be considered for advancement to Project Manager II after demonstrating proficiency to perform the full range of duties of the latter class. Proficiency criteria and the process for demonstrat­ing performance at the levels established in the criteria are established jointly by hiring authorities and the Manager of Human Resources.

Typically, a Project Manager I is expected to be capable of meeting the proficiency criteria within a 18–24-month period, depending on an individual’s prior experience and progression in performing the full range of Project Manager II duties as described in the established performance criteria.



A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency’s vehicle insurance program.

Certificate in Construction Management (CCM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required to move to Project Manager II.

Possession of a PE will substitute the CCM/PMP certification requirement.


APPLY ONLINE.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications scheduled for May 1, 2024. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. A complete job description, online Agency Employment Application, and Supplemental Questionnaire is available online at: (click on Job Openings).


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Recruiter Information:

Daniel Zerda