Assistant Operating Officer Dam Safety and Capital Delivery VALLEY WATER SALARY: $197,516 - $247,520
Valley Water, one of the largest water districts in the State of California, is looking for an Assistant Operating Officer (AOO) of Dam Safety and Capital Delivery. This position will be responsible for overseeing large scale capital projects related to dam safety while successfully working with regulatory agencies to navigate the various necessary permitting processes. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can build consensus while being decisive and can effectively keep projects moving forward. This position sits within the Dam Safety and Capital Delivery Division and is critical to Valley Water’s mission – to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for healthy life, environment and economy. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of millions.
THE JOB & IDEAL CANDIDATE
The AOO of Dam Safety and Capital Delivery leads large scale capital projects related to dam safety, with shared oversight of a staff of approximately 25, a five year CIP budget of $2 billion, and an operating budget of $8 million annually. This position’s primary focus will initially be the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit, but will take on additional projects and responsibilities over time, including the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion. The AOO serves as a bridge between design teams and permitting groups to ensure communication and collaboration, as well as manages and oversees the procurement and work of outside contractors.
Our ideal candidate will have a background in overseeing large scale complex capital projects in the water industry and is an excellent relationship builder who is able to facilitate consensus while also being decisive, transparent and communicative. This position works extensively with jurisdictional authorities and regulatory agencies, we are looking for someone who has the ability to successfully navigate the permitting process to effectively keep projects moving forward.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in civil engineering, business administration, environmental sciences, public administration, or a closely related field or a field specifically related to the assigned area.
Ideally, six plus years in leadership positions (overseeing administration, managerial and teams) and a background in utility operations, maintenance, engineering design, or a closely related field.
Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Specific background in managing large scale capital engineering projects.
HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by July 27, 2020 at:
Valley Water has an operating and capital budget of $610 million, over 850 employees and is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, each elected by their district. Valley Water serves nearly two million people in Santa Clara County, which stretches 1,300 square miles and encompasses 15 cities and unincorporated areas. With headquarters in San Jose, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration and habitat protection, and provides flood protection for homes, schools, businesses and roadways. In addition, Valley Water partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community. The District manages ten dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles of streams.