Director of Engineering

Eastern Municipal Water District - Perris, CA

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is a multi-award winning water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to more than 825,000 people living and working within a 555-square mile service area in western Riverside County, CA. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency and its mission is “To deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.” With more than 50 years of experience, the board members and staff of approximately 610, are proud, confident and ready for the future.

Reporting to the Assistant General Manager, the Director of Engineering leads a team of approximately 20 professionals who design, plan and implement improvements to the District’s large potable water, wastewater, recycled water treatment, collection, distribution, storage and conveyance systems and facilities. This individual will provide strategic technical leadership in planning, establishing and directing all aspects of the District’s engineering policies, objectives, and initiatives.

The ideal candidate is a team player who is collaborative in nature and who demonstrates the ability to build strong working relationships. This person will have an established background in managing capital improvement projects, strong communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in. This position collaborates with operations to achieve optimal results for the District.

In addition to being well versed in the principles, practices, materials, equipment and techniques involved in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of a large water utility, the Director of Engineering will also be familiar with the federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions that may affect the Engineering Department’s work. Although experience working for a public agency is not required, the incumbent should understand the organization and functions of a public board.

Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering and at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible post registration experience in the design and/or construction of large, complex water and wastewater systems, at least three (3) of which were in a management capacity is required. In addition, candidates must hold current certification as a Professional Civil or Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. A valid California driver’s license, and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy are also required.

Apply online by Friday, November 1, 2019, at For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769.

Salary Range: $169,915 to $211,556 per year, DOQ. Compensation also includes a generous compensation and benefits package.

Posted On: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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