Engineering Program Manager

Calabasas, California
$11,148.80 - $14,494.13 monthly + competitive benefits package
Sep 09, 2021
Oct 09, 2021
Position Type
Program Manager
Organization Type


Under direction of the Principal Engineer, the Engineering Program Manager coordinates the work of outside consultants, acts as a liaison between outside consulting firms and District staff, and performs duties to ensure that complex engineering projects are completed in a timely manner while being sensitive to the project budget, striving for cost-efficiencies and resulting in high-quality and reliable “end-products”.   The Engineering Program Manager will take the lead role in coordinating the work of the Pure Water Project - Las Virgenes Triunfo, which is underway in the planning and preliminary design phases and scheduled to be completed and operational by the year 2030.  

The Engineering Program Manager may also be assigned other projects and programs including but not limited to the Potable Water System Pipeline Condition Assessment, Rehabilitation and Replacement Program as well as taking the lead in producing Water and Wastewater Master Plans, Urban Water Studies, Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP/CIP), and related duties as required.  The Engineering Program Manager does not directly supervise District staff and the execution of assignments is highly dependent on the utilization of outside consulting services.

Essential Duties

Conducts comprehensive engineering studies and makes recommendations on major projects; researches, collects, and analyzes data, and prepares engineering reports such as water systems design.
Prepares, negotiates and manages requests for qualifications and requests for proposals for District projects; develops legal and technical specifications and plans for projects and equipment purchases; prepares Board memos and recommendations for the award of construction contracts, equipment purchases, and consultant services; coordinates consultant's work during design of capital improvement and replacement projects and studies.
Provides project and construction management for capital improvement and replacement projects; coordinates with local and State agencies during design and construction of District projects; provides engineering and technical support for CEQA documentation and mitigation monitoring of District projects.
Coordinates and supervises construction inspection/management of projects by consultants; provides plan checking / specifications reviews; checks work in progress.  
Prepares master plans and preliminary designs; coordinates design of sewage collection, pumping and treatment facilities; coordinates design of water treatment, storage, pumping and distribution facilities.
Prepares and issues Requests for Proposals, interviews and recommends selection of consultants/firms; monitors work progress and approves invoices; identifies and corrects deficiencies with contractual requirements.  
Solicits data and information from District staff both within and outside of the Department.  
Participates in or may take the lead role in the preparation of the Infrastructure Improvement Plan; participates in preparation of the annual operating budget.
Explains engineering procedures, requirements and technical information to District personnel, elected officials, and the general public; represents the District in informational and negotiating meetings with project stakeholders, representatives of other agencies or customers.



  • Civil engineering principles, practices, and methods;
  • Project management and coordination;
  • Contract administration practices and principles;
  • Construction practices, trades and materials;
  • Methods and techniques used in design and construction for planning, design, cost estimation, construction, installation, and inspection of wastewater collection, distribution, and treatment facilities;
  • Hydraulics and hydrology;
  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to water/wastewater system design, construction, and plant operations;
  • Engineering mathematics, economics, and statistical analysis;
  • Physical, biological, and chemical treatment processes;
  • Safety standards and practices.


  • Apply leadership skills to create a team-oriented environment;
  • Interpret, implement and enforce District water, REW, sewer and administrative ordinances and other state and local regulations;
  • Collaborate and work cooperatively with District staff, consultants and contractors
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, other managers, the public, special interest groups; other government agencies, consultants and contractors;
  • Prepare clear and concise technical reports, correspondence, and other administrative documents;
  • Provide clear verbal communications and make formal group/public presentations;
  • Analyze engineering and operational problems, evaluate alternatives and provide options and recommendations that demonstrates technical, administrative and political considerations;
  • Use a variety of software applications related to the occupation.


  • Sufficient eyesight to read fine statistical reports and standard text and data on computer terminal screens;
  • Ability to speak and hear at normal conversational levels in person and over the telephone;
  • Manual dexterity to write legibly and to use calculators, computer terminal, and other general office machines;
  • Ability to lift and carry up to approximately twenty-five pounds; and to reach, bend, or crouch to use files and records;
  • Ability to occasionally walk on uneven and slippery surfaces;
  • Ability to travel to different sites and locations, both indoors and outdoors.


Training and Experience Guidelines

Any combination of training and experience, which demonstrates attainment of the required knowledge and ability to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed), typically:
EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.  A Master’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management is desirable.  
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience related to water and/or sewage collection and treatment systems with two (2) years of project management experience that includes some supervision of staff or consultants.  The successful oversight and management of at least one (1) large/complex water system project that utilized multiple consultants/sub-consultants and experience with alternative project delivery methods (i.e. Progressive Design Build) is desirable. Knowledge and any experience with potable reuse technology or potable reuse projects is also desirable.
A valid California class C driver’s license must be maintained at all times.
California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer. 
Certification or coursework in Project Management and CEQA regulations