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Senior Engineer

Muchmore Than Consulting
$12,182-$14,807 Monthly
CalPERS Retirement,medical, dental, vision the District currently pays 100% of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents
United States, Novato
500 Davidson Street (Show on map)
May 19, 2023


The Novato Sanitary District is Seeking Qualified Candidates for a


Salary: $146,184 -$177,684 Annually

$12,182-$14,807 Monthly

Plus an OUTSTANDING Benefits Package

Deadline to Apply: Friday, June 9, 2023 11:59PM



As a special District, Novato Sanitary District is an independent local agency serving about 60,000 residents. The District covers approximately 34 square miles providing wastewater collection, treatment, disposal, and recycling for Novato and the surrounding area. District facilities include approximately 250 miles of sewers, 40 pump stations, a state-of-the-art award-winning wastewater treatment plant, and an approximately 800-acre reclamation facility. In addition, the District franchises garbage collection and recycling for the Novato area, and administers local solid waste diversion activities. The District has a fiscal year 22-23 Operating budget of $12.6 million and a Capital Improvements budget of $18.6 million.


The Novato Sanitary District is seeking a vibrant and knowledgeable Senior Engineer to serve as a leader for the engineering projects section for the District. The incumbent is responsible for directing the processing of engineering studies, development of designs, plans and specifications, assigning engineering projects to professional staff, and managing the integration of special projects with schedules of continuous operations. The Senior Engineer supports the department's organizational policy and procedural development activity and supervises office operations in conformance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and technical standards. The selected candidate is expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned duties as assigned.


As part of the District’s succession planning, it is envisioned that the incumbent may move up in the organization, progressing to Technical Services Manager and eventually Deputy General Manager as the opportunities arise. The ideal candidate will be someone looking to grow their career with the District. The ideal candidate will be a professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic leader who can implement strategic goals for the District and see challenges as opportunities for improvement. In addition, the Ideal Candidate will possess the following:

  • Extensive experience in managing capital projects through all phases, preferably for a water/wastewater utility or municipality
  • Success in working with multiple stakeholders including regulatory agencies, environmental groups, consultants, members of the community and peer agencies in the course of implementing projects.
  • Experience developing capital improvement plans and budgeting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to articulate complex concepts in simple terms to a wide audience.

These winning strengths combined with the ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate emotional intelligence and political savvy, and a desire to improve the customer service experience will ensure efficient management of the day-to-day department and staff needs, timely development of plans, and achieve goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education: Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Masters degree is preferred. 

Experience: Seven (7) years of professional level experience in civil engineering practice related to water or wastewater capital improvement planning, design and construction, and secondary wastewater treatment plant maintenance experience; of which at least two (2) years were with a facility of comparable size and complexity to that of the District. 

Additional Requirements: Eligibility to work in the United States under appropriate federal regulations. Completion of a medical examination administered by a licensed medical doctor, selected and paid by the District, to determine physical fitness for the job.

• Possession of a valid California motor vehicle driver's license and a good driving record consistent with requirements established by the District. Failure to maintain an acceptable driving record shall be cause for discipline, up to and including dismissal;

• California State Registration as a Professional Engineer.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a Letter of Interest and a focused resume detailing their recent (within the past 10 years) experience and demonstrated career accomplishments relevant to this position along with their completed application to: 

Apply@muchmorethanconsulting.org. The employment application, focused resume, and letter of interest are essential to the application process to be considered as a candidate. To download the employment application please follow this link to the Districts employment page, https://novatosan.com/about/employment/

Each candidate’s background will be evaluated on the basis of information submitted. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to the next phase in the recruitment process which may include an oral panel interview and/or practical exercise. Only the names of the most-qualified candidates who pass the initial selection process will be submitted to the District for consideration for final selection.

Novato Sanitary District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, age, or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.  


Recruitment Services Provided by: Muchmore Than Consulting, LLC.