West Basin Municipal Water District is a California Special District that wholesales potable and recycled water to local public and investor-owned water utilities in the coastal area of Los Angeles County. West Basin serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu in addition to commercial, industrial, and institutional users in the area. West Basin is a national leader in water recycling, conservation, ocean-water desalination exploration, and water resource management and education programs. Headquartered in Carson, West Basin is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
West Basin operates the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) in El Segundo as well as and three satellite facilities within its service areas. ECLWRF is the largest treatment facility of its kind in the world with a recycled treatment capacity of 40 million gallons per day. These facilities produce a total of five types of high quality "designer" recycled water delivered to over 300 sites through 100 miles of pipelines for commercial, industrial, and irrigation non-potable purposes. Additionally, West Basin is responsible for producing advance treated recycled water for injection into the West Coast Seawater Barrier Project for potable reuse. West Basin has been researching environmentally responsible ocean-water desalination and operates a Water Education Center in Redondo Beach that showcases the findings of these research efforts.
West Basin is seeking a highly skilled Engineering Supervisor who will be responsible for supervising a staff of professional engineers focused on the planning, design and construction of recycled water, brackish water, and ocean water desalination capital facilities for the District. Under minimal direction of the Technical Resource Manager, the Engineering Supervisor will develop and assist with plans and schedules; oversee, inspect and coordinate the work of engineering staff, consultants, and contractors engaged in the engineering design, construction management, construction outreach, and construction of a variety of capital improvement projects; and evaluate existing facilities to ensure proper and efficient functioning and maintenance. The position will also be tasked with providing highly responsible and complex technical, budgeting, planning, and administrative support to the Technical Resource Manager and the Assistant General Manager and assist in coordinating assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies.
Key responsibilities are:
Assist in developing, implementing and administering comprehensive programs, policies, guidelines and procedures related to the planning, engineering design and construction of the District’s facilities and infrastructure; participates in the development and implementation of District strategic plans, goals and objectives; assist in monitoring long-term plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the department’s mission and assigned capital improvement priorities; participates in the development of and monitors performance against the department’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Replacement and Refurbishment (R&R) budgets.
Participates in the District’s and other regional agencies’ short and long-range capital infrastructure planning processes; reviews and approves engineering design plans for District capital projects to ensure conformance with District standards and policies; ensures the economy, efficiency and sound engineering principles of all active engineering projects.
Plans, organizes, implements and directs the activities of engineering project managers, staff, and contracted consultants engaged in the planning and design of the District’s recycled water treatment and transmission system and other facilities; oversees and coordinates the selection of consulting engineers; negotiates the scope of services with consultants for incorporation into contracts and agreements.
Supervises, directs, coordinates, inspects and evaluates the work of staff engaged in the engineering design and construction of water resource production and transmission systems and facilities under general direction of the Technical Resource Manager; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; provides day-to-day leadership and works with engineering staff to ensure a high-performance, customer service-oriented work environment to support the District’s mission of ensuring the availability of reliable sources of water to the region.
Analyzes proposed state and federal law, regulations and court decisions for their impact on District engineering plans and operations; recommends and implements policy and procedure changes consistent with requirements; directs or conducts research and analysis of District requirements in assigned areas of responsibility and recommends appropriate actions.
Responsible for developing and implementing templates, standards, processes, and expectations for work products generated by the Engineering department; and responsible for providing opportunities for the professional growth and development of engineer staff.
The ideal candidate will have:
Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a major in civil engineering, or a closely related field; AND at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in the design and construction of large, complex water production and transmission systems, at least two of which were in a project management or supervisory capacity.
California registration as a Professional Engineer.
Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive engineering program; and theory, principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering design and construction as they apply to a large, complex potable water and recycled water treatment/transmission systems.
Knowledge of principles, practices, materials, equipment and techniques involved in the construction, maintenance and operation of the District’s facilities; and federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of long-term planning.
Knowledge of principles and practices of capital project budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records.
Knowledge of research methods and analysis techniques.
Knowledge of principles and practices of sound business communication, effective management and supervision.
Ability to plan and direct the CIP and R&R engineering project management functions required by a complex potable water recycled water treatment and transmission system.
Ability to analyze and make sound recommendations on difficult management and administrative issues; assist in developing and administering departmental goals, objectives, and procedures; and understand, interpret, explain and apply District policy and procedures governing assigned areas of responsibility.
Ability to present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively in public meetings and represent the District effectively in negotiations and in a variety of public forums.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; and prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, technical reports, professional studies and other written materials.
Ability to exercise sound, expert independent judgment within policy guidelines; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues and situations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with management/staff, other governmental officials, consultants, vendors and the public.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. Employee is required to use his or her own vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.
There is one vacancy currently available for this position. The salary range is $121,529 - $151,912 annually, depending on qualifications.
Application deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Apply online at: www.westbasin.org. For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Suite 210, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6228. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview and possible written exercise.
West Basin Municipal Water District is a California Special District that provides potable and recycled water to local public and investor-owned utilities in the coastal area of Los Angeles County. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu. West Basin is a national leader in water re...cycling, ocean-water desalination, conservation, water resource management, and education programs. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
The District operates a major water recycling facility and three satellite locations, including the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, the largest treatment facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 300 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of high quality "designer" recycled water used for commercial, industrial and irrigation purposes. The District is also researching environmentally responsible ocean-water desalination and currently operates a Water Education Center in Redondo Beach, California.