Engineering Manager

WESA | Lake Elsinore, CA

Posted Date 3/29/2023

Salary: $13,097-$17,182 per month plus generous benefits

WESA is seeking an Engineering Manager who will direct, plan, manage, and oversee the staff and operations of the Engineering Department, including oversight of the District's capital design, real estate, and development services programs. The Engineering Manager will need to effectively use resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service, and will provide complex and responsible support to the department director in areas of expertise.


Immediate Impacts:

·Within the first 3 months, demonstrate familiarity with, and the ability to apply District policies, processes and procedures.

·Within the first 3 months, develop an understanding of District CIP projects.

·Within the first 6 months, demonstrate ability to assume lead on assigned District projects.


The Ideal Candidate:

·Is confident, creative, and comfortable operating in an innovative and dynamic environment.

·Is an effective communicator, with the ability to interact professionally with a wide range of audiences.

·Is efficient and organized, with the ability to work under pressure and maintain a pleasant, professional demeanor.

 ·Will be proactive and solution-oriented in addressing challenges and opportunities.

·Someone who is positive, approachable, and dedicated to excellence while challenging and empowering staff.

·Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards and values of the District. 

·Will be knowledgeable of public contracting code and regulations.

·Should be well versed in construction management.

·Has seven years of increasingly responsible and diversified engineering experience including water and wastewater planning, water and sewer utility engineering design and construction, and project management experience including 4 years of supervisory or management experience.

·PE license is highly desirable and can be substituted with relevant experience.

·Possesses an appropriate valid California driver’s license.



Compensation:  The salary range for the position of Engineering Manager is up to $206,190 per year with an excellent benefits package. Placement within the salary range will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. WESA offers a comprehensive benefit plan, some of which includes:

·Medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, a life insurance policy equal to two times the annual salary for the employee and a $1,000.00 policy for eligible dependents. Benefits become effective on the first of the month following a 30-day waiting period and the Authority contributes 90% of the cost of such insurance.

·CalPERS Retirement is provided using the 2.7 at age 55 formula for “Classic” Members. Retirement is provided using the 2% at age 62 formula for “New/PEPRA” Members.

·Three deferred compensation plans to which an employee may voluntarily contribute up to $19,500 per year. The Authority does not contribute to these plans.

·Twelve (12) paid holidays per year. Upon employment with WESA for one (1) year, employees also receive one (1) floating holiday annually.

·Employees accrue vacation at a rate of 3.08 hours per two-week pay period for the first 4 years of employment; 4.62 hours for years 5-8;6.16 hours for years 9-13; 6.47 hours for years 14-18; and 6.78 for 19+ years of service.

·Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 3.70 hours per bi-weekly pay period for a total of 96.20 hours per year with unlimited accumulation.

·Salaried/Exempt employees will receive an allotment of paid administrative leave each fiscal year. Executives are provided with sixty (60) hours of paid administrative leave per fiscal year. Managers, Superintendents, exempt Supervisors and exempt Engineering staff are provided with forty four (44) hours of administrative leave per fiscal year.

·Additional benefits available include:9/80 work schedule, Flexible/hybrid work schedule, Direct Deposit, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Certification Reimbursement Program, Certification Bonus Program, Onsite Wellness Center, and two credit unions.


Our Mission: To manage our natural resources to provide reliable, cost efficient and high quality water and wastewater services for the communities we serve, while promoting conservation, environmental responsibility, educations, community interaction, ethical behavior and recognizing employees as highly valuable assets.


The Water Employee Services Authority: WESA was established as a joint powers authority between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Meeks & Daley Water Company. As a joint powers authority, WESA provides professional water and wastewater services to both agencies. WESA is committed to:


·Professionalism—Demonstrating competency while maintaining a professional demeanor and upholding a reputation for expertise, efficiency, and high quality through delivery of information, services, and products.

·Enthusiasm—Possessing a strong drive for learning, innovation, forward thinking, and the overall desire to do your job well.

·Transparency—Demonstrating high moral standards in principles, intentions and actions; conduct that encourages loyalty, integrity, and trust.

·Inclusiveness—Promoting respect and teamwork through communication and appreciation for all.

·Stewardship—Taking ownership and responsibility for assigned responsibilities, while demonstrating a proactive, positive willingness to serve.


The Application Process: If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, submit your cover letter and resume to Jaime Huffman in the Human Resources Department. This position is open until filled. 

First review of submittals will begin after Friday, April 21, 2023, so please submit your resume promptly for consideration. Following the filing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined on the previous page. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews.

For questions and inquiries, please contact: Jaime Huffman (951) 674-3146, ext. 8231;

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