San Antonio engineer selected as new WaterWorks boss

HARLINGEN — There’s a new boss at the helm of the city’s utility system.

After a three-month search, the Harlingen WaterWorks System board of directors has selected Timothy Skoglund, a project manager with the San Antonio Water System, as general manager of the utility.

Skoglund, a licensed engineer, was one of seven candidates for the job.

Skoglund served as utlity engineer with the city of McAllen from 2003 to 2015, according to a LinkedIn profile.

The city commission is expected to consider ratifiying Skoglund’s appointment on April 19.

Skoglund is expected to replace Darrell Gunn, who served as general manager from 2008 until his retirement in 2016.

Gunn, who drew a salary of $150,000, is working under a one-year contract paying $100 an hour for as many as 20 hours a week.