We are currently recruiting for a Project Engineer with one of the largest and most reliable water utilities in the United States, located in beautiful Santa Maria, CA. This is an excellent career opportunity for anyone with experience in the water supply and distribution industry. This job is a direct hire position with a salary of $99,879 to $139,832 a year.

 **Benefits if hired include medical, life, LTD, and AD&D insurance, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, a 401k plan, and a health savings account**

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees construction of multiple capital projects for the regulated utilities.
  • Works independently on smaller projects when required.
  • Coordinates internal and external resources towards the completion of assigned capital projects while balancing the needs of operations and customer service functions and schedules.
  • Prioritizes assigned capital projects within area of responsibility.
  • Prepares and monitors and reports on project schedules and budgets and implements corrective actions when needed.
  • Monitors quality control and inspection activities on assigned projects and implements corrective actions when required.
  • Coordinates field changes with appropriate engineering staff.
  • Prepares and presents to supervisor periodic reports on progress of assigned capital projects.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in civil, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering OR bachelors degree in construction management or a closely related field.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state the individual is assigned OR Project management certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) strongly preferred.
  • Two years of construction management experience on public works or public utility projects.
  • Knowledge of and experience using project management software (particularly MS Project) preferred.
  • Experience with PowerPlan fixed assets software and JD Edwards accounting software package a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills.
  • May include but not limited to standing, walking, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, lifting, reaching, climbing, stooping and crouching, color determination, typing, sitting, reading, writing, speaking and listening, for extended periods on time.
  • Web Based Learning, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and other applicable software.
  • Working Knowledge : Principles and practices of project management, construction management, planning, and budgeting, safe work practices; familiarity with meeting the requests of the regulators that provide oversight of utilities and their projects, including utility commissions or boards, health service departments and various federal and state agencies, plus knowledge of fire department and other local agency regulations as they pertain to the construction and installation of water supply and distribution projects.
  • Ability to : Analyze data on project budgets and schedules and identify corrective actions; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; make effective, professional presentations; write and create technical publications; establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, professional associates and with the general public.


We provide equal employment opportunities in hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and all other employment decisions. These opportunities and other conditions of employment are extended to qualified applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s ancestry, race, color, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (including transgender) or expression, age, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, military or veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws.

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