Solano County Water Agency

Supervising Water Resources Engineer or Manager of Engineering

Onsite - Vacaville, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 2/26/24

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR:

SUPERVISING WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER

(or) MANAGER OF ENGINEERING

Supervising Water Resources Engineer: $12,572 – $15,281 Monthly

Engineering Manager: $14,553 – $17,690 Monthly

JOB TYPE: Full Time

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: One Position (supervisory), to be filled at either the Supervising Water Resources Engineer or Engineering Manager classification, dependent on education and work experience.

CLOSING: Monday, February 26, 2024 at midnight. Early applications are encouraged, as applications will be continually reviewed until the closing date.                    

LOCATION: Vacaville, CA

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The general duties of the position will be to supervise/manage a team of engineers and other technical staff on the planning, design, development, modification, construction, operation, and maintenance of Agency facilities and systems; oversee and manage Consultants and Contractors on planning, design, and construction projects of Agency facilities; represent the Agency before official bodies, regulatory agencies, member and partner agencies, subcontractors, and the general public; and perform related duties as required. Agency facilities include the Solano Project (Lake Berryessa, Lake Solano, Putah South Canal, Terminal Reservoir), the North Bay Aqueduct (part of the State Water Project), two regional flood control projects (Ulatis and Green Valley Flood Control Projects), Mellin Levee (part of the Sacramento River Flood Control Project), 3 major land holdings (Peterson Ranch, Sackett Ranch, Lang Tule Ranch), and continual creek restoration projects along Lower Putah Creek. The position is expected to work closely and collaboratively with internal Agency departments, as well as member and partner agencies. The Engineering Manager is distinguished from the Supervising Water Resources Engineer in that it is responsible for the overall management of all Water Resources Engineering activities. Initial projects that the position may be involved and/or will be supervising staff on, include:

  •      Completion and implementation of the Solano Project Rehabilitation Plan (SP R&B Plan), several high priority projects are: Putah Diversion Dam Facility Upgrades (Phase 2), Putah South Canal – Terminal Check Seismic Upgrade & Risk Reduction Project, Putah Diversion Dam – Radial Gate Rehabilitation, Putah South Canal – Radial Gate Rehabilitation, Reservoir Lane Drainage and Roadway Improvements.
  •      Plan, Design, and Construct Intertie between the North Bay Aqueduct and the Solano Project
  •      Development of Rehabilitation Plans for the Ulatis and Green Valley Flood Control Projects.
  •       Develop operations and engineering expertise on the Solano Project. Work closely with the Solano Irrigation District (SID) staff and Solano Project member agencies on Operation & Maintenance (O&M) issues, outages, upgrades, costs, and environmental challenges.  
  •      Develop operations and engineering expertise on the North Bay Aqueduct (NBA). Work closely with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Napa-Solano NBA agencies on O&M issues, outages, upgrades, costs, and environmental challenges.  
  •       Plan, Design, and Construct Restoration Projects on Lower Putah Creek in close collaboration with the Streamkeeper and various stakeholders. 
  •     Development of Clean Energy Project(s) to support the Solano Project and the North Bay Aqueduct.
  •       Oversee and manage NBA and Solano Project water accounting and water rights reporting.
  •     Participate and inform member agencies of important North Delta (Cache Slough Complex) water supply and water quality issues.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The Water Agency is open to a candidate with a robust technical background and proven collaborative skills. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work well across the organization, and embrace a team mentality. The candidate will also need to work closely and collaboratively with member and partner agencies, as well as with the Department of Water Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other local and state agencies. As a small agency, the candidate will be expected to be a working supervisor/manager, both mentoring and guiding the engineering team, but also managing multiple projects and priorities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. License and Certification requirements are included in the respective Job Descriptions. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

·      Supervising Water Resources Engineer: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field. Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering work related to water systems and facilities, including the management of design and construction projects and one year of experience leading and directing the work of others. Possession of a graduate degree may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience. Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.

·      Engineering Manager: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field. Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible work experience in a water delivery and/or flood management control agency, including two (2) years of management and/or supervisory experience. Possession of a graduate degree and/or related certification(s) may substitute for up to two (2) years of required experience. Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.

 

CURRENT BENEFITS:

RETIREMENT: The Agency participates in CalPERS retirement program. “New” CalPERS employees have a defined benefit formula of 2% at age 62 and pay a contribution rate of 50% of the normal costs. “Classic” CalPERS employees have a defined benefit of 2% at 55 and the Agency covers both the employee and the employer share of costs. The Agency is not enrolled in Social Security.

HEALTH BENEFITS: The Agency has a cafeteria plan for medical insurance (through CalPERS). The Agency covers up to 80% of the full family Kaiser plan medical insurance costs (other health plans available). Twenty-five percent of any unutilized benefits in the cafeteria plan are reimbursed to the employee at the end of the calendar year.

The Agency pays the cost of the following benefits:

·      Dental and Vision Insurance for employee and dependents.

·      Employee Assistance Program.

·      Disability Insurance for the employee.

·      CalPERS Long-Term Care Insurance for the employee up to $800 per year (program is currently suspended by CalPERS).

·      Post-Retirement Health (provided amount dependent on vesting schedule).

LEAVE – Regular full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rate of 15 day per year. After three (3) years employees accrue vacation leave at the rate of 20 days per year. Regular full-time employees accumulate 12 sick leave days per year. Supervisors and Managers received 48 hours of Administrative leave per calendar year.

HOLIDAYS – Regular full-time employees receive 13 paid holidays per year.

OTHER BENEFITS – Employees may elect to participate in a deferred compensation plan and/or a flexible spending account plan.

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE AT:

 https://www.scwa2.com/about-us/job-descriptions/

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your application using the link below, including your (i) Cover Letter, (ii) Resume, (iii) 3 References, and (iv) Supplemental Questions (shown below). https://secure.onehcm.com/ta/SCWA.careers?CareersSearch

 

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

1)     Please indicate what classification (Supervisor or Manager) you are applying for and your corresponding rationale.

2)     What type of technical experience do you have in the design and construction of water infrastructure?

3)     What technical experience do you have related to the Delta, State Water Project, Solano Project, and/or Ulatis Flood Control Project?

4)     What supervisory experience do you have in managing a technical team?

5)     What role do you envision for yourself at SCWA in 1, 2, and 5-years?

 

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Alex Rabidoux (707) 249-3665

Recruiter Information:

Alex Rabidoux