As our District grows and aging infrastructure gets replaced, we will need a strong Project Manager to manage engineering, Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), development, and facilities projects related to the design and construction of water and wastewater distribution and collection systems. You will manage projects from start to finish, from project planning through final inspection and project acceptance.
At a minimum, we need someone who has managed small- and large-scale public works projects for a water utility, city, or construction contractor from conception through construction.
Just as importantly, the qualities below are what will make the selected candidate highly successful in the role. If it sounds like you, then consider applying: You are a strong leader, which you demonstrate through your interactions with others, ability to make decisions, and ability to get projects across the finish line.
You thrive when you are juggling multiple projects, people, and timelines.
You are a relationship builder and have an innate ability to develop a strong rapport with contractors, residents, and District staff.
Your natural drive for excellence is evident when you hold contractors accountable for quality, timely, and in-budget results.
Despite having multiple irons in the fire, you are the first person to notice if something isn’t happening as planned.
You are a bit of a chameleon and can adapt your communication style to the audience, whether it’s the construction crew, a group of homeowners, or the Board of Directors.
You notice the important details, which shines through when you are negotiating or managing contracts, monitoring contractor compliance, reviewing progress invoices, and ensuring adherence to the Administrative Code.
You have sufficient knowledge of general construction—including hot mix asphalt and concrete— so you can take a narrative description of needs from Operations, then come up with an appropriate facilities solution.
You understand engineering concepts and may even be a Professional Engineer, but you prefer to be hands-on and see things get built rather than be stuck in an office designing all day - this is important because you will probably be in the field 50% of the time.
Strong understanding of water and wastewater distribution and collection construction practices; strong understanding of hydraulics.
Familiarity with relevant Federal, State, and Local regulations including CEQA and California Division of Drinking Water (DDW) regulations; ability to interpret and apply laws, codes, and procedures.
Familiarity with project management best practices including cost estimation and contract administration.
Knowledge of the public agency job bidding process in California and the Department of Industrial Relations prevailing wage requirements.
Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, tools, and equipment utilized in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings and outdoor areas.
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, tactfully, and diplomatically in English both verbally and in writing with District employees and contractors, government agencies, property owners, vendors, etc.
Ability to perform technical work including reading, and interpreting technical documents and reports including easement documents, title reports, parcel maps, construction plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, manuals, contracts, etc.
Ability to analyze data, evaluate multiple options, and make recommendations regarding design, compliance/liability, cost-effectiveness, the reasonableness of requests, etc.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with a diverse population including staff, customers and members of the public, District staff and Board of Directors, vendors, and outside consultants.
Proficiency in GIS, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; familiarity with Auto CAD, Bluebeam, and GeoViewer are a plus.
Ability to be self-directed and exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines to deliver projects with minimal supervision.
Additional Salary Information: Health and welfare insurance benefits include:
Medical Insurance -- 100% for employee, and 82% for dependent coverage tiers.
Vision Care -- 100% for employee and dependents.
Dental Care -- 100% for employee and 82% dependents coverage
Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance-- 100% for employee.
Enhance the quality of your work-life balance with these programs:
9/80 Schedule -- RMWD employees enjoy an alternative work schedule that includes nine work days per pay period, with alternating Fridays off work.
Paid Time Off (PTO) -- Exempt positions begin accruing PTO at a rate of 9.23 hours per pay period, which is equivalent to 240 hours per year to use for vacation, personal illness, kin-care, or bereavement purposes.
Paid Holidays -- RMWD offers 12 paid holidays per year.
Programs to help you save money and become retirement-ready:
CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement System) -- 2.5% at 55 for Classic Members and 2% at 62 for New Members – employee contributions required.
457 Deferred Compensation Matching -- Tax deferred retirement savings plan with the District matching up to $100 of employee contributions to the plan per pay period.
Tuition Reimbursement -- The District reimburses exempt employees 80% of approved education costs up to $5,250 per year.
Computer Purchase Program -- After the probationary period, the District offers interest-free loans to help employees with the purchase of computer equipment.
Internal Number: 1700298
About Rainbow Municipal Water District
Our elected Board of Directors, leadership team, and 50+ team members are committed to excellence as we provide our customers with reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services in a fiscally sustainable manner. We are responsible for the distribution of safe drinking water to agricultural, residential, and commercial customers in our 82-square mile service area that includes the unincorporated communities of Rainbow, Bonsall, and parts of Vista, Oceanside, and Fallbrook. We make a difference in our community, and we are passionate about operating in alignment with our core values of integrity, professionalism, responsibility, teamwork, and innovation.