Assistant Operating Officer Dam Safety and Capital Delivery

Valley Water
San Jose, CA

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 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.

Applicants should 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.

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