Chief Engineer, P.E.

Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC)
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
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Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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DUTIES:   The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) is a government utility providing power and water utilities to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota and wastewater utility to the island of Saipan.  The incumbent of this position is under the overall supervision of the Deputy Executive Director (Water and Waste Water) or his/her designee.  The duties and responsibilities are as follows:  Coordinates and meets with other divisional sections and corporate divisions to coordinate activities and projects.  Supervises engineering support staff to include:  prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staffs are trained; and, making, hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Performs project management activities to include preparing reports, memorandums and recommendations; developing scope of work, providing technical reviews; surveying for projects, evaluating proposals, monitoring project process, approving payment, and, recommending award of projects.  Prepares engineering designs, plans and specifications, collects date and performs research.  Troubleshoots systems and equipment. Reviews work performed by engineers.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required by CUC and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  CUC is under a Stipulated order of the United States of America vs. the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Civil Case 08-0051 filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands. 

LOCATION : Water & Wastewater, Engineering Division, SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands, USA. ( Saipan has a population of about 50K. It is adjacent to Asia and about a 3-hour flight south of Tokyo. It is about 100 miles north of the US Territory of Guam)

SALARY :       Starting:  $100,000.00 Per Annum (Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience, Exempt).  If hired from outside the Northern Mariana Islands, terms and conditions of the relocation cost will be negotiated.  However, the accommodations shall not exceed $5,000 for moving to the islands and shall not exceed $5,000 for moving away from the islands.

CONTRACT:  Two (2) years, subject to renewal


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering. Registration as a Professional Engineer pursuant to the National Council of Engineering Examiners standards in either the civil, mechanical or electrical branch; Experience of ten (10) or more years as a professional engineer.  Demonstrate the following:  Proven management and communication skills;  Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff; Competency and proficiency in overseeing major drinking water and wastewater systems during the periods of planning,, design, construction, and operation of drinking water systems’ production, treatment, and distribution, and in wastewater treatment, collection and conveyance systems.  Knowledge of:  Safe work practices; Applicable Federal, State, and/or Local laws, rules and regulations;  Project management principles; Mathematical concepts; Construction principles; Engineering principles and practices.  Skill in:  Monitoring and evaluating staff; Prioritizing and assigning work to staff; Managing multiple projects; Interpreting and applying Federal, State, and/or Local laws, rules and regulations; Interpreting drawings; Preparing a variety of technical report and/or documentation; Presenting technical information to management, public groups, and other related individuals; Reading and interpreting scaled drawings; Preparing specifications, plans, and cost estimates; Conducting studies; Utilizing computers and related software applications; Utilizing communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.  

Must have a valid CNMI Driver’s license or one from a U.S. jurisdiction with appropriate class.

Applicants maybe tested.  Subject to a pre-employment drug screening.

You may submit your CUC Employment Application and resume at the Human Resources office located on the 3rd Floor of the Joeten Dandan Building on Saipan. Applicants on the island of Tinian and Rota can drop it off at the Tinian and Rota Administration office.  Application and resume can also be e-mailed to: