Valley Water, one of the largest water districts in the State of California, is looking for a Management Analyst II (MA II) for the Construction Contracts and Support Unit. The MA II position will be primarily responsible for daily activities required to implement the construction contract compliance program in accordance with federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations. The incumbent will work with technical and contract staff to understand the project requirements and incorporate required policies, laws and regulations for both water utility and watershed projects. He/she will ensure the compliance of construction contracts from project inception to closeout and provide consistent contract management activities across the divisions for critical aspects of pre-award and post-award contract management. He/she will ensure that contracts for capital projects operate within regulatory/policy compliance for their lifespan. He/she will develop and ensure that all projects follow a process for closeout of construction agreement. He/she will also assist in and the development and implementation of process improvements. Preparation of Board Agenda Memorandum and experience in different computer applications will also be expected.
Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Work with technical staff to understand the project requirements then develop and write construction compliance policies for both water utility and watershed projects.
Facilitate the compliance of construction contracts through the process from project inception to closeout and provide consistent contract management activities across the divisions for critical aspects of post-award contract management to final closeout.
Ensure that contracts for capital projects operate within regulatory/policy compliance for their lifespan.
Develop and ensure that all projects follow a process for closeout of construction contracts.
Assist in and the development and implementation of process improvements.
Provide management support for capital projects; performing analysis of financial data, benchmarking, produce reports, charts, presentations, analyze data and prepare findings as needed.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.
3 or more years performing contract administration work, project support for engineering or construction projects or contract management or environmental services for a public agency.
Experience writing technical documents, policies, procedures, board agenda memos or similar documents.
Experience developing and implementing process improvements.
Proficient with MS programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
Adept at comprehending engineering concepts and writing about them in plain language.
Strong written and verbal communication, proficient with analyzing contracts and consultant agreements.
Strong people skills, ability to work collaboratively and effectively with multiple disciplines.
Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of rules and regulations for developing and administering construction contracts for a public agency in CA.
Understanding of Capital project delivery.
Familiar with methods and techniques used to analyze business processes, identify issues, and recommend solutions.
Ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field (i.e. communications or environmental science).
Required License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Internal Number: 1195-E
About Santa Clara Valley Water District
With headquarters in San José, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration and habitat protection, provides flood protection for homes, schools, businesses and roadways, and partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community.
Valley Water effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and more than 275 miles of streams. Valley Water provides wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to nearly 2 million people in Santa Clara County that stretches 1,300 square miles and encompasses 15 cities and unincorporated areas.
As a public agency with an operating and capital budget of $610 million, and over 850 employees, Valley Water is committed to being transparent and accountable with regard to its operations and business practices.