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Water Resources Manager

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description

Job Summary

The Water Resources Manager works within the EU&S Department of FMD which supports and advises Fac Ops in day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of campus buildings, grounds, and infrastructure; supports and advises FPCP in planning, design reviews, and construction support for capital projects; and manages all campus utility services, the campus utility budget, and all energy and water conservation programs, projects, and initiatives.  This position works closely with consultants, contractors, in-house skilled trades, and project managers.  Collaboration across the various FMD departments and with the campus community and providing a high degree of professionalism and customer service is crucial to the mission of the department.  

Under the general direction of the Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, the Water Resources Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of water and wastewater resource and infrastructure management including capital planning, budgeting, capital improvement, project management, operation and maintenance, contract administration, water rights reporting, regulatory compliance, water conservation projects and program leadership, and educational outreach.  This position will work with faculty, staff, and administrators on campus, project donors/representatives, CSU officials, permitting and regulatory agencies, and various professional consultants, contractors, vendors.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (A&F), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments including Customer & Business Services (CBS); Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability (EU&S); Environmental Health and Safety (EHS); Facilities Planning and Capital Projects (FPCP); and Facilities Operations (Fac Ops). In support of Cal Poly’s academic mission, the FMD department is committed to sustainability, responsible stewardship of natural resources, and promoting an inclusive culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, equity, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill in design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction project management, construction administration, and/or construction management materials, and the sequential methods of modern design, construction, operation and maintenance practices, as well as capital construction project delivery methods, materials, and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of water and wastewater control systems and demonstrated experience collecting and utilizing control system data to support system commissioning and daily operations for continuous improvement and system optimization.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective leadership and team management with a proven ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors, and technical consultants.  Proven ability to collaborate with team members and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Thorough knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations that govern the treatment, storage, and conveyance of potable water, wastewater, and Title 22 recycled water.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering or related field AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in design, construction, operation and maintenance of and water and wastewater infrastructure systems. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated hiring range for this role is $100,000 - $130,000 per year. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

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