PRINCIPAL ENGINEER FOCUSING ON DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Salary:
$118,739 to $169,856 - DOE
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Western's Development Services Section is responsible for providing highly professional engineering service to residential, commercial or industrial project customers. The engineering Development Services Section provides expertise and assistance with the following:
- Due Diligence and Entitlement – Issuing Water and Sewer Availability Letters (aka "Will Serve Letters"), Reviewing draft and final CEQA documents, Developing Conditions of Service Letters, etc.;
- Design Services – Managing consultants to perform plan checks, resolving design challenges, determining scope of water and sewer construction required, etc.;
- Construction Monitoring – Inspecting developer-managed construction projects, ensuring all district standards are followed, protecting the long-term interests of the District, etc.;
- Development Services Administration – maintaining the facilities master plans and design standards, managing ordinance and resolutions regarding utility service, negotiating infrastructure contribution and cost sharing agreements, Setting up and managing financing mechanisms such as Community Facilities Districts and Assessment Districts, authoring letters to the Board recommending actions regarding District utility service; and
- Guiding individuals and development corporations through the process of obtaining new water, sewer, and recycled water service with the District in a manner that is attentive, diligent, and courteous.
The Principal Engineer for development services focuses on providing responsible administration and management of programs and supervising staff responsible for the day-to-day operation of informing customers of the District's infrastructure, procedures, and legal requirements pertaining to development services. The successful incumbent exercises significant authority and independence in implementing a broad range of development services and related programs in coordination with other District departments.
This position supervises and participates in the delivery of complex engineering projects, engineering analyses, research, planning and design for a variety of water and sewer capital construction programs and/or maintenance/improvement programs; plans, organizes, directs and reviews the work of professional and technical staff. Provides leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, customer service-oriented work environment which supports achieving the department's and the District's mission, strategic plan, objectives and values.
Under general direction, the incumbent plans, organizes, directs and implements comprehensive strategies and programs for the operation of District's engineering activities. The incumbent will provide highly responsible and complex support to the Director of Engineering and Deputy Director of Engineering.
District employees are expected to work overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays as required to accommodate the District needs, in addition to responding as a Disaster Emergency Service Worker. DISTINCTIVE ATTRIBUTES
This position classification is responsible for administering and managing programs and supervising staff engaged in the District's water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, pretreatment, and recycled water distribution systems. The incumbent exercises significant authority and independence in implementing a broad range of professional engineering services and programs in coordination with other District departments.
Incumbents within the Principal Engineer classification report to the Deputy Director of Engineering and provide direction to Civil Engineers and Source Control staff or Construction Management and Development Services staff.