Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has established itself as a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban water treatment, and energy storage. IRWD provides high quality, reliable drinking water, non-potable water, sewage collection, and urban runoff treatment services to an increasingly diverse population of over 500,000 residents, workers, students, and others. IRWD’s 111,300 connections are 89% residential; 5% commercial, industrial, and institutional; and 6% landscape irrigation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 IRWD supplied over 87,600 acre-feet of water, of which 56% was from groundwater, 25% recycled water, and 19% imported water. IRWD serves the entire City of Irvine as well as portions of Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and unincorporated Orange County.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, the Director of Maintenance plans, manages, directs and oversees the maintenance programs for the District’s mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, fleet and facilities assets to maximize the overall reliability and longevity of the potable and water, wastewater and recycling facilities and systems. This person also directs and oversees the enterprise asset management program for the District. Finally, the Director of Maintenance manages an annual capital budget of $15,450,450, an operating budget of $10,382,387, and 52 employees.
If you’re an enthusiastic, self-driven asset management champion who enjoys leading people and driving positive change in a large organization, this opportunity is for you! The Director of Maintenance at IRWD is a vitally important position that focuses on setting priorities and optimizing efficiencies so the District can continue to deliver high quality water to its customers at affordable rates. The best qualified candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and will be effective in building trust and gaining the cooperation of others through discussion and persuasion. In addition, this individual will demonstrate leadership to District employees by setting an example of dedicated, professional, ethical, high-performance work in a customer service oriented environment in alignment with the District’s values. Familiarity with a union environment will be an asset.
Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Mechanical Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance, Electrical Engineering or a related field and ten years of experience in the maintenance and asset management of potable and water recycling facilities and systems. Five years of experience in a supervisory capacity is required. CWEA Plant Maintenance/Mechanical Technologist Grade IV or Electrical/Instrumentation Grade IV certification desired. State Water Resources Control Board Grade 3 Water Distribution certification desired.
Salary Range: $131,448 - $195,840 per year, DOQ. In addition, the District provides an excellent benefits package to its employees.