Director/Deputy Operating Officer of Water Utility Capital Division
Valley Water, California
Annual Salary $213,012 - $273,707 DOE/DOQ
Our Mission: Provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy.
Valley Water is looking for a Director/Deputy Operating Officer (DOO) to oversee the Water Utility Capital Division. This position will oversee a budget of approximately $50 million and three units: Construction Services, Treatment Plants Project Delivery and Pipelines Project Delivery. This position will work across the agency with other departments, executives and elected officials and coordinate with various local, state and federal agencies. Our ideal candidate will be a registered civil engineer with a background in pipeline, or water and wastewater treatment plants. The DOO will be an effective communicator, self-starter, collaborator, problem solver, team leader and business partner. This position will lead and motivate high-functioning teams to take on high-risk projects and collaboratively handle demanding, time sensitive, and competing projects, including pipeline rehabilitations, and pump and treatment plants. The incumbent will provide vision and direction for the division and have the expertise to execute results. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of our leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of millions.
Valley Water is a public agency with a current operating and capital budget of $523 million, a staff of over 850 employees and is governed by the Board of Directors which includes seven members, 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. Valley Water 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.
Home to technology giants in Silicon Valley such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, eBay, and more, Santa Clara Valley has earned the reputation around the world as the center of technology and innovation, as well as an ideal location to work, live and raise a family. Santa Clara County is roughly 50 miles south of San Francisco, 200 miles from Lake Tahoe, and 35 miles from Santa Cruz; the close proximity to beaches, mountains and city life provides a year-round calendar of great things to do including: surfing, festivals, concerts, theatre, snow skiing, waterskiing, biking, hiking, fishing, and much more.
The Deputy Operating Officer (DOO) of the Water Utility Capital Division is an at-will position that reports to the Chief Operating Officer of the Water Utility Enterprise. The DOO oversees a division budget of approximately $50 million, 54 staff and three units:
Click here to see organizational chart: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Water-Utility-Capital-Division-Org-Chart-v4-FINAL.pdf
The DOO will provide complex management and technical advice to the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer on all matters related to the Water Utility Capital Division, specifically pipeline rehabilitations, pump plants, and water and wastewater treatment plants.
DIVISION KEY INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS:
In addition to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers, the DOO represents Valley Water on various committees, task forces, and organizations regarding regional water issues, policies, and programs, and prepares technical and administrative reports and studies for senior management, elected officials, and the public.
The ideal candidate is results oriented, with good project management skills to deliver projects on time and under budget that meet our intended goals. The ideal candidate will have a background in capital planning and project delivery and ideally have an extensive background working with, or for a public agency. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of public contracts, public process and a familiarity with treatment plants and pipelines.
This ideal candidate will be able to build and motivate high-functioning teams to take on high-risk projects and collaboratively handle demanding and time sensitive, competing issues. The projects that this division handles have a high level of public interest; therefore, the ideal candidate will be sensitive to and effectively communicate with the public, regularly produce and conduct public communications, and respond promptly and effectively to highly sensitive issues. Our Ideal Candidate will also…
Leadership / Communications / Customer Service
Business Acumen / Administration / Operations
Background, education and licensure preferred, include:
HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by October 18 at:
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