•   Full Time
  •   CA

Operations Engineer

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The Operations Engineer reports to the District Manager. Additional “dotted line” responsibilities may accrue to the Manager of Technical Services when and where appropriate. The position is accountable for technical support to District Operations and for the collection, organization, archiving and distribution of engineering and operations records.

Job Summary:

The Operations Engineer is accountable for providing technical assistance and support to the water operations department with primary focus on resolving operational problems and optimizing the efficiency of the water system operations.

The Operations Engineer will supervise Engineering Technicians or others in the collection, organization, archiving, and distribution of engineering and operations records including system maps, construction plans, production statistics, and fire flow records.


  • Analyze system operations to identify operational changes that will improve service and improve system efficiency. Prepare recommendations to resolve System operational problems.
  • Prepare system wide and plant specific operational memos including plant site plans, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), and schematics.
  • Analyze treatment system operations and identify process changes to achieve and maintain treatment process optimization.
  • Prepare technical reports as requested by operations including supply forecasts and budgets.
  • Select replacement pumps and control valves.
  • Review and approve the work of Engineering Technicians including Fire Flow Test Reports and substructure requests.
  • Assist in the future implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) program.
  • Manage employee’s career development profiles and prepare appropriate reports as necessary.
  • Communicate orally and in writing in the English language with customers, clients, and the public face-to-face, in group settings and through the use of a telephone, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Develop and monitor budget for department, including special projects and routine operations.
  • The incumbent may be required to make public appearances in the evenings and to work on holidays and weekend.

We offer excellent salary and benefits, including health, vision, dental, vacation, 401k and more!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Four years experience in performing complex work in the areas of water supply and water distribution operations, engineering and construction activities.
  • Registration as a Professional Civil or Mechanical Engineer in the State of California preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25{b716aca833a14590b9fcd8c40ad2d2976206bcc65c01e2e8c4fde18d42d9ae04} of the time.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Qualities of a Successful Operations Engineer:

  • Flexible, thoughtful, accountable, and passionate about work
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent customer service support and interventions with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • “Real World” experience in water system operations
  • Approachable

Technical Knowledge and Competency Requirements:

Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other applicable software. GIS experience is preferred.

Working Knowledge:

Principles and practices of water operations, planning and management, including use analysis and forecasting; familiar with PUC, DHS, RWQCB, fire department and other agency regulations as they pertain to water operations; pump selection and operations; water system control device selection and operations; budget preparation and monitoring.

Ability to:

Forecast water demands including seasonal and diurnal fluctuations, analyze system operations using hydraulic models and other computer programs; identify and resolve inefficient or costly operations, prepare clear and persuasive reports and operational memos, establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate staff, peers, professional associates and with the general public; supervise, train and evaluate staff.

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to info@profrecruiters.com referencing job # or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Oil and Gas Industry

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030