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Engineering Supervisor - Development Services

at Padre Dam Municipal Water District

Pay: $36.35 to $56.56/hour
Salary placement is dependent on experience
Posted: 10/12/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Padre Dam Municipal Water District is seeking candidates for the Engineering Supervisor of Development Services. This position is a working supervisor that will oversee the development services and inspection work groups.

Under general direction of the Engineering Manager, the incumbent is a working supervisor in the construction inspection (including location, and inspection,  and  new development and planning services work group.  Provides leadership and supervision across multi-functional groups, performs a full range of services, many highly complex and sensitive in nature, related to engineering projects and other services.  Duties include (depending upon area of assignment):  Planning, assigning, and supervising work; training staff; working with management, other departments, legal counsel, and other organizations to accomplish department and agency objectives; preparation of division’s budget.

Essential Duties:

  1. Supervise staff to include:  Assisting with goal setting, assigning and monitoring work, training or ensuring staff are trained, setting performance standards, conducting performance evaluations, resolving conflicts, coaching staff, reviewing time sheets, and making hiring and disciplinary recommendations.
  2. Supervise and participate in developing and implementing plans, work processes, procedures, and work standards to attain annual goals and objectives.
  3. Provide day-to-day leadership and work with staff to ensure a high performing, customer services-oriented work environment that encourages employee involvement, continuous improvement, and innovation.
  4. Prepares and monitors budgets for the cost centers for functional areas within area of responsibility.
  5. Reviews improvement plans, grading plans, maps and easements to ensure completeness and conform to Padre Dam and Water Agencies Standards (WAS).
  6. Ensures all required documents and agreements for projects are in compliance with policies, standards, laws, and regulations when submitted; reviews required insurance and bond certificates to protect Padre Dam’s interests.
  7. Prepares and reviews special agreements and prepares reports for the Board and for management.
  8. Coordinates project activities with engineers, developers, contractors, and other governmental agencies and establishes conditions for developing private development facilities in Padre Dam.
  9. Works with attorneys, other organizations, property owners, management, and other departments to resolve project issues to meet standards as they arise.
  10. Responds to and resolves customer inquiries and complaints; researches and responds to difficult customer account problems.
  11. Reviews plans/details, submittals, specifications, contact documents, and soils reports.
  12. Confers with Padre Dam engineers and contractors regarding work or materials that deviate from plans and specifications and ensures that approved corrective measures are applied.
  13. Determines source control requirements for non-residential sewer installations and connections based upon District Rules and Regulations.
  14. Acts as the main representative for Padre Dam on private development projects, and assists in resolving issues or problems related to those projects.
  15. Reads and interprets boundary maps to determine inter-agency involvement, improvement districts, annexation requirements, special area surcharges, and assessment district requirements.
  16. Inspects and approves private developer and Padre Dam contracted construction relating to earthwork, concrete, masonry, pipeline, steel fabrication, welding, manholes, outlet assemblies, valves, meters, structure pipeline, steel tanks, pump stations, lift stations, paving, and landscaping.
  17. Assures that staff maintains records of progress and details of construction work and maintains daily reports and project record drawings.
  18. Performs construction management activities to include:  Preparing daily progress reports, extra work and change order requests; writing related correspondence, authorizing progress payments, accepting work on behalf of Padre Dam, signing off on projects, and responding to after-hour emergencies.
  19. Reviews survey data and procedures to see that line, grade, and locations have been properly established and that they are adhered to during construction.
  20. Monitors the disinfection / chlorination of facilities and takes samples for testing.
  21. Sets and demonstrates inspection and location standards.
  22. Performs locator duties to include locating facilities and setting up and operating measuring devices.
  23. Maintains databases to track construction documents and monitor the approved process. 
  24. Project Management to include management of external consultants and contract management.
  25. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry, depending upon area of assignment):

  • Supervisory & management theories and principles;
  • Budgeting theories and principles;
  • Engineering theories and principles;
  • District water, sewer, and recycled water rules and regulations;
  • Applicable laws and regulations;
  • District policies, procedures, and practices applicable to development services;
  • Land development principles and laws;
  • Basic construction terminology;
  • Sound business communication practices and etiquette;
  • Office practices and procedures including recordkeeping and filing;
  • Drafting standards and practices;
  • Mathematics including geometry, trigonometry, and statistics;
  • Safety procedures;
  • Construction materials, techniques, and practices;
  • Material testing procedures;
  • Facility location techniques;
  • Public Works Standards of Construction.

Skills (position requirements at entry, depending upon area of assignment):

  • Customer service;
  • Monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Prioritizing and coordinating technical activities;
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints;
  • Inspecting construction projects;
  • Reviewing survey data;
  • Locating Padre Dam facilities; Testing materials;
  • Setting and establishing work standards;
  • Managing multiple projects;
  • Administering contracts;
  • Checking and reviewing plans;
  • Estimating project costs;
  • Using computers and related specialized computer applications, including computer-aided design;
  • Using diplomacy, tact, and firmness in dealing with the public;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
  • Adhering to established procedural and safety requirements of the job as a constant job behavior and to use good judgment in responding quickly and reasonably to unanticipated problems (including personal safety).

Training and Experience:

  • Completion of coursework beyond high school related to mathematics, mapping, plan checking, and/or construction, and five years experience performing construction inspection or plan checking activities, including subdivision plans, maps and easements, preferably with underground facilities including one year of supervisory experience;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field preferred
  • Professional engineering license (P.E.) desired.
Licensing Requirements:
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Engineering-In-Training Certificate within two test cycles after date of hire.


  • Competent Person Certificate Issued by the State of CA
  • Water Distribution Operator Grade D3 certificate from the State of CA, Dept. of Health Services within three test cycles of date of hire.

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