Senior Engineer (Project Manager)

$133,848.00 - $162,676.80
Jul 12, 2021
Aug 12, 2021
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What do you value in your next job?

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OC San by our many talented employees.

OC San is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Engineer (Project Manager).

Under general direction, performs a wide variety of the most complex engineering duties involving wastewater treatment and collection systems including design, complex project management functions, operational and compliance review, and permit issuance and enforcement; manages large engineering projects; inspects and analyzes plant operations and implements process improvements; serves as subject matter expert and advisor to management/staff on assigned plant systems, projects or programs; researches complex problems and conducts involved engineering related studies; and performs related work as required.

When assigned to Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project management:

  • Performs project management functions for OC San's Capital Improvement Program's (CIP) major capital projects; reviews project proposals to determine project goals, scope of work, staffing requirements, schedules, budgets, procedures for accomplishing projects, and allotment of available resources for various phases of the projects as defined by the guidelines established.
  • Assembles project teams for planning, design, and construction of projects; confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign tasks and the resources required for each task; establishes project milestones.
  • Manages, directs, and coordinates activities of the project team to ensures project progresses on schedule within prescribed budget, and with acceptable quality; confers with project team to provide technical advice and resolve problems; conducts project team meetings to ensure adequate communication of project status.
  • Interfaces with senior management, the Board of Directors, peers, project staff, consultants, customers, and users as necessary to coordinate project execution; informs stakeholders of project status and possible outcomes.
  • Applies project management tools as required to address the financial aspects and impacts of project variables such as delays of schedule.
  • Serves as a liaison for the division with other OC San departments, divisions, and outside agencies; provides staff support to commissions, committees, and task forces; explains and interprets divisional programs, policies, and activities.



Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday, August 6, 2021 by 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $133,848.00 - $147,596.80/Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect District development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas and to conduct inspections may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Elements
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Disaster Service Workers
All OC San employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OC San requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

  • Verification/Reference from current and past employers
  • Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

Qualifications & Requirements


  1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in engineering, or a related field.
  2. Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience, including three (3) years at a level comparable to an Engineer. 
  3. Valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. 
  4. Professional engineering (P.E.) registration license from the State of California.

A Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is highly desired. Experience managing capital projects is highly desired. 


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