Director of Engineering Programs

Toho Water Authority
Osceola County, FL

Toho Water Authority is a large and fast growing utility serving Central Florida, specifically Osceola County, the Cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, Poinciana and portions of surrounding areas.  If you are passionate about water, public service and being part of leading an organization that is making significant investments in developing alternative water supplies, expanding and upgrading treatment facilities, expanding pipeline transmission infrastructure, and ensuring that our systems serve our growing community while protecting the environment – Toho is place to be.

Toho is investing in the future of our community and growing our engineering leadership team to ensure that we deliver high quality projects, on time, and on budget.  We need knowledgeable, creative, motivated engineering leaders to spearhead these programs and have created several new leadership roles to meet that need.

Plus, Central Florida is a prime place to live, work and play - we are in the heart of it all.  Warm weather, nearby beaches, fishing and other water activities, golf, theme parks, a wide-variety of community types, and no state income tax all add to the attraction of our area.  
Toho strives to live by our Promise that Our Customers, Our Community, Our Employees Trust That Toho Cares,  If this sounds like a fit for you, check out our new and exciting roles below.

General Description

The purpose of this senior leadership level position in the Assets and Infrastructure Group is to lead all aspects of an assigned engineering program area including responsibility for the planning, oversight, direction and execution of complex engineering work and management of staff supporting the assigned function or program area.  

The position manages design and construction of complex infrastructure projects within a specific program area. Areas of program assignment covered by this job description include:

  • Director - Infrastructure Planning (Currently Recruiting)– this area of assignment is responsible for leading Toho’s strategic and tactical infrastructure planning programs inclusive of population and flow projections, master planning, hydraulic analysis and modeling, water supply strategy, and other related activities associated with ensuring that Toho implements infrastructure in a manner that meets demands when needed, is cost effective and resilient.  
  • Director - Treatment Facility Engineering (Currently Recruiting) – this area of assignment includes primary responsibility for design and construction of facilities associated with water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment, reclaimed water processing and pumping, supplemental water supply development, treatment, storage and repumping, wastewater lift stations, and other related infrastructure.
  • Director - Linear Assets Engineering - this area of assignment includes primary responsibility for new construction and rehabilitation of linear assets associated with wastewater collection, water transmission and distribution, reclaimed water transmission and distribution, lift stations, and other related infrastructure.

Regardless of the area of project assignment, this role functions in a leadership position within the Assets and Infrastructure Group and may lead projects of any type needed by the organization.

Toho offers a hybrid work environment.   Leadership team members are expected to self-manage their time between remote work and in-office presence as needed to effectively execute projects, develop staff, build teams, and support stakeholders including consultants, contractors, vendors, developers, builders, and community partners.  

Essential Functions 

  1. Consults, coordinates and serves as a principal liaison with Executive Team on strategic matters of policy, interdivisional interaction, and capital development, improvement and management.
  2. Plans, develops, justifies, and executes the organization’s capital improvement program within the assigned functional area.  Actively collaborates with peers including other Directors of Engineering Programs to align capital plans across all functions.
  3. Considers and engages across the entire project lifecycle from identifying project needs, developing project concepts, preliminary design, design, bidding, and construction.
  4. Manages engineering firms, contractors, and other vendors by leading selection of vendors per the organization’s procurement processes; negotiating contracts; reviewing technical submittals; ensuring scope, schedule and budget compliance; and resolving performance issues. 
  5. Actively engages in technical review and direction for projects within the assigned program area including reviewing design and construction documents; pay applications; corresponding with engineers, consultants, agencies; evaluating, reviewing and approving technical documents including drawings, calculations, engineering reports, project schedules, bid documents and agenda, construction documents, and project closeout documents; 
  6. Understands, evaluates, defines, and executes regulatory documents associated with projects in the functional area of assignment.
  7. May serve as the professional engineer including signing and sealing engineering documents associated with internal design projects and regulatory submittals.
  8. Acts as liaison/project manager and represents Toho Water Authority on multi-agency projects.  
  9. Develops, maintains, publishes and distributes standards and procedures that relate to the area of program responsibility.  
  10. Recommends and participates in the development of Toho’s policies and procedures; may serve on cross-functional teams.
  11. Serves as a liaison between Toho technical staff and other staff, Board members, member government staff and other stakeholders.
  12. Performs administrative duties by developing CIP budgets; action plans, preparing project summaries, agenda items, etc.; developing reports and presentations and delivering presentations to various Boards (Toho Water Authority and other multi-jurisdictional Boards)
  13. Remains current and aware of emerging technologies, approaches, and trends in the water sector and promotes continual advancement of the organization and projects using this knowledge.
  14. Supports, encourages and enforces workplace Safety Policies and Procedures in accordance with Toho Safety Program.
  15. May represent the VP of Assets & Infrastructure in Department head meetings in the VP’s absence.  
  16. Performs related work as directed
  17. Other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  1. Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited university in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  2. Minimum of eight years relevant experience.
  3. Florida Professional Engineer License or the ability to obtain within 12 months.
  4. Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform successfully in this position will be considered.
  5. Must possess (or have the ability to obtain within 90 days) and maintain a valid State of Florida Class E Driver's License 


  1. Demonstrates strong project management skills
  2. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  3. Ability to describe complex information in a simplified way depending upon the audience
  4. Skilled in conflict resolution and problem solving
  5. Skilled in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting applicable data
  6. Ability to effectively plan for and use of technical and staff resources
  7. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and objectives
  8. Superior analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities
  9. Exceptional customer and public service orientation
  10. Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment