Water Agency Principal Engineer - Design Engineering

Sonoma County Water Agency | Santa Rosa, CA

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Posted Date 6/02/2020

The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) seeks an experienced and resourceful Principal Engineer!

The Water Agency Principal Engineer plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the work of an engineering section at Sonoma Water.  They will manage and review the duties of staff engaged in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, and operation of large municipal water and wastewater utility systems and flood management projects.  Additionally, Principal Engineers will:

  • Represent Sonoma Water before official bodies, regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and the general public
  • Work closely with teams throughout Sonoma Water to coordinate, prioritize, and oversee the planning, design, and implementation of capital infrastructure projects
  • Oversee consultants, review plans and specifications, and manage processes for the development of construction bidding documents

The ideal candidate will have experience:

  • Managing the design of complex civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering capital projects for public water supply and wastewater systems
  • Supervising professional engineering staff in the management of multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Preparing and reviewing project cost estimates and budgets
  • Implementing and ensuring compliance with process controls to facilitate project readiness for construction, including complete and accurate preparation of construction bidding documents
  • Complying with regulations, codes, permits, and industry standards applicable to water supply, wastewater, and flood management projects
  • Preparing and reviewing project specifications in Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) format
  • Planning, engineering, and developing flood management projects
  • Public speaking before elected boards/councils and the general public

What We Offer
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package*, including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About Sonoma Water

Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of six divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources, Community and Government Affairs, Water and Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.

*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 6/23/20

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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