Title: Technical Lead (System Integration Division)

Location: Sacramento, CA

Salary: $130K-$150K


Job Summary:

This position will supervise an interdisciplinary team of engineers to deliver timely and high-quality completion of automation systems in the Water and Wastewater industry. The primary focus of this role will be to understand project plans and specifications to provide system design and submittals. The role will oversee the team development working under the direction of the Engineering Manager and be responsible for the design and development of the systems integration solution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Understand project and customer requirements, including goals, objectives, and risk management approach.
  • Work directly with the project manager to define/monitor/control project scope, keep accurate schedule on all team deliverables, and budget.
  • Assign and oversee project tasks to electrical engineers and automation engineers.
  • Review and approve technical drawings and designs for accuracy and completeness for all team members and/or delegate to competent reviewers.
  • Collaborate with Engineering Managers, Technical Leads, and other stakeholders for the internal development of standard operating procedures, templates, and policies to integrate design activities into produce development cycle and resolve design related issues.
  • Recommend alterations for developments and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures for company standards and best practices.
  • Collaborate with other Technical Leads to preform quality control between production teams.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor an engineering quality program including monitoring of KPIs, standards and attend regulatory schedule meetings to address quality initiatives and ongoing quality issues.
  • Present and perform customer facing workshops for design of automated process controls.
  • Occasional on-site support and investigation.
  • Perform Engineering design evaluation, research, and compile project related information as required.
  • Actively coordinates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to Sales team, develop project proposals, estimates, and provide technical expertise and Review of Project contract specifications and act as a resource for colleagues.
  • Collaborates with project team to determine operational constraints, challenges and impediments and provide input into project schedules.
  • Ability to interact with customer and project team in a professional manner.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to staff ensuring the successful operation of assigned projects and career growth inline with company direction and goals.
  • Train and assist other employees on company standard processes, procedures and recommend an annual training plan for the Engineering team.
  • Create a career development and skill training plan for staff.
  • Provide feedback on Onboarding and training needs.
  • Perform supervisory tasks including reviewing and approving time off request, expense reports and timesheets.
  • Attend formal training programs, review journals and other publications related to the field. Help develop new skills or improve existing skills.
  • Project future resources needs and recommend staff additions (or reductions) when needed and recruit /select personnel to meet staffing needs.
  • Evaluate employee performance; prepare and conduct performance appraisals and coaching.
  • Ability to work independently and in team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Dedicated to achieving a “Zero Accident Culture” by developing and implementing to site safety protocols and adhering to OSHA safety standards.
  • Ensures adherence to insurance, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), risk management, and quality control programs and protocols.
  • Attend Company events to represent the Engineering department.
  • Assist the Engineering department managers with strategic issues, long term goals and liaison with senior company management.
  • Maintain a personal billable rate of 50 percent. Maintain a team billable rate of 80 percent.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Professional Engineering background with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of water and wastewater treatment process commissioning. A combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Must possess ability and knowledge of understanding process and instrumentation diagrams, Electrical Schematics and Construction Drawings.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of PLC, SCADA, and networking hardware/software.
  • Solid understanding of equipment and processes used in the wastewater industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driving environment.
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and work collaboratively with customers and staff.
  • Understanding of manufacturing workflow, including planning activities.
  • Manage engineering work and quality controls.
  • Familiarity with industry standards, regulatory requirements, and quality systems, such as ISO 9001 and lean manufacturing.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; suitable for writing reports, evaluations, and plans.
  • Need to have excellent organization skills.
  • Proficient in W. M. Lyles Co. Standard Operating Procedures, scheduling, and company tools.
  • Ability to work in an active construction site.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment standards.

Desired Skills/Knowledge

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree desired.
  • Registered PE or CAP a plus but not required.
  • Registered PMP a plus but not required.
  • Collaborative Delivery experience a plus but not required.
  • Experience in the Water / Wastewater industry.
  • Strong Knowledge and understanding of electrical design and control logic.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks drafting tools.
  • Knowledge of Bluebeam Revu.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • A valid California Driver’s License
  • Project Management Certifications such as PMP (Project Management Professional), CAPM are preferred but not required.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Attention to Communication: Ensures that regular, consistent, and effective communication takes place; Ensures that important information is shared with others on a timely basis as appropriate in their organizational unit; Proactive in keeping their manager informed on a regular basis about progress and problems, avoids surprises.

Analytical Thinking: Approaches problems using a logical or sequential approach, systematically comparing two or more alternatives. Notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information. Identifies parameters and considerations needed to analyze situations and make decisions. Conducts decision‐based cost/benefit or risk/success analyses. Prioritizes tasks. Provides solutions to project hurdles.

Results Oriented: Focuses on the desired result of one’s own actions/performance, sets challenging goals and focuses appropriate effort on meeting or exceeding them. Persistent and effective at overcoming obstacles. Tracks performance against goals and identifies shortfalls on a timely basis. Identifies and employs ways to address and correct problems. Maintains commitment to achieving goals even in the face of obstacles and frustrations. Exerts unusual effort over time to achieve a goal. Demonstrates a sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.

Collaboration: Develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside of the company who can provide information, assistance, and support. Recognizes and appreciates the business concerns and perspectives of others. Provides valuable and needed assistance, information, and support to others, to build a basis for future reciprocity, makes others want to build a partnership.

Constituent Orientation: Displays a clear, service centered approach and respectful disposition towards one’s external and/or internal constituents. Quickly and effectively solves problems, communicates with constituents to find out what they want and how satisfied they are with what they are getting.

Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings: one‐on‐one, small, and large groups. Communicates effectively, both inside and outside the company, on both simple and complex topics. Commands attention and manages group process during the presentation. Is cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly.

Personal Integrity: Ensures integrity of the Company. Develops and practices the highest ethical standards. Honors commitments, communicates openly, honestly and directly. Instills mutual trust and confidence. Treats all people with respect, values diverse perspectives, supports the Company’s diversity initiatives.


Physical Requirements 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, taste, and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Office: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email careers@wmlylesco.com.  If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail careers@wmlylesco.com or call 559-441-1900. This email and phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.