The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position in the Civil Engineering Department, Water Operations Division, to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Civil Engineering Department within the Water Operations Division including the planning and design of civil engineering projects, completion of engineering studies, surveying, and preparation of engineering plans, maps and specifications; to coordinate Civil Engineering activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Assistant General Manager, Water Operations.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives administrative direction from the Assistant General Manager, Water Operations. Exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory, professional and technical personnel.
Any Qualified Individual May Apply. This is an exempt position and is allocated to the Modesto Irrigation District Employees Association. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Civil Engineering Manager vacancies that may occur within the District through December 17, 2022.
Examples of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct activities including the preparation of civil engineering designs, engineering surveys, construction plans, specifications, cost estimates, and maps.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Civil Engineering Department work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Prepare the Civil Engineering budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget; assist in the preparation of the irrigation construction budget.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
Manage the selection and oversight of consultants; review consultants' proposals to ensure that reports, master plans, design drawings and detailed design specifications are prepared according to project requirements.
Provide detailed and high level engineering oversight for projects related to the design and construction of civil engineering projects; provide assistance to local growers with irrigation system design and with resolving irrigation related issues.
Provide daily support and coordination to field personnel and customers on a variety of engineering and irrigation issues; receive and respond to customer questions and concerns related to right-of-way issues, irrigation issues, and current and projected water supply.
Review proposed legislation to determine impact on department operations and make recommendations in response to legislation.
Perform dam and tunnel inspections; document results of inspection; and identify solutions to any defects found during inspection.
Represent the department and division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies, and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the project management of civil engineering projects; including two years of supervisory responsibility.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field.
Principles and practices of civil engineering design including structural and irrigation design, pump design, hydrology and surveying.
Water rights, flood control operations and river water accounting principles.
Principles of engineering construction contracts, specifications, and construction procedures and inspection.
Methods, practices, equipment and materials used in the design and construction of dams, canals, pipelines, and civil and electrical structures.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Principles and practices of safety management.
Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
Principles and practices of effective customer service.
Organize and direct the Civil Engineering Department operations.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Perform complex civil engineering design and review.
Prepare and interpret legal descriptions, construction contracts, and design and construction specifications.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Interpret and apply District and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Effectively receive and respond to customer questions and concerns related to the District's irrigation system; provide technical support to field personnel and growers.
Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California class C driver's license at the time of appointment. Possession of a valid certificate as a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
The Modesto Irrigation District (MID), located in California’s Central Valley, provides electric and irrigation and treats surface water for drinking. MID is an independent, publicly owned utility. We provide benefits that include community ownership, control by a locally elected Board of Directors, and business operation on a not-for-profit basis. MID is committed to providing reliable service at the lowest cost possible.
MID's electric service area includes the greater Modesto area (north of the Tuolumne River, Waterford, Salida, Mountain House (Northwest of Tracy) and parts of Ripon, Escalon, Oakdale and Riverbank.