Project Lead

Goleta Water District | Santa Barbara, CA

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Posted Date 11/10/2022

Salary:  $102,266.00 - $118,387.00 (Yearly Salary)

Under the direction of the Engineering Supervisor in the Engineering & Infrastructure Department, the Project
Lead will work to implement projects for treatment and distribution systems of potable and recycled water. The
ideal candidate will be responsible for leading, overseeing, and participating in studies and the design and
construction of improvement and maintenance projects for the District. This includes overseeing engineering
consultants, contractors, and vendors.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Perform professional level staff work individually or as part of an engineering team as assigned.
  • Administer design and construction contracts as required, including preparing scopes of work and procurement documents, reviewing schedules, and budgets in proposals, and managing project delivery and execution.
  • Analyze and develop recommendations for planning actions and policies; prepare and present reports and supporting data.
  • Simplify complex topics for non-technical audiences and prepare quick pointed summaries for executives and stakeholders.
  • Think creatively and seek alternative solutions to produce results and add value wherever possible that will benefit the
    District, while clearly articulating options to management and policy makers.
  • Exercise initiative, take personal responsibility, and follow through on assigned work.


  • Ensure that projects meet budget, schedule, and quality objectives.
  • Perform calculations; participate in and oversee the development of designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates, and
  • Review complex technical reports, design packages, and other program deliverables.
  • Coordinate work with other department and outside agencies.
  • Read, interpret, and review maps, designs, specifications, plans, and drawings.
  • Provide work direction to professional and technical engineering and clerical staff, consultants, and contractors;
    review work for completeness and accuracy.
  • Respond to requests for information; provide assistance to contractors, outside engineers, and the public.
  • Review requests for new and modified water service connections.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply policies, procedures, and standards to customers, consultants, and contractors related
    to planning, designing, and constructing water projects; conduct site visits to verify information.
  • Gather and compile a variety of data; compose memoranda; prepare and submit technical documents and reports
    for internal usage and for use by regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborate in both short- and long-range planning related to water quality, drought management, stormwater
    capture, and recycled water activities.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring engineering program and capital infrastructure budgets and planning
    documents; coordinate and participate in technical programs, activities, and events to meet goals and objectives.


  • Completion of two (2) years of college level coursework in civil engineering, or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience.
  • Valid California Driver’s License, and possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations for at least two (2) years’ duration.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) expertise a plus.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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