CLEARWATER — If the Tampa Bay Water board approves his contract, the new general manager of the wholesale utility serving Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties will be Matthew Jordan, an engineer from North Carolina. After negotiations with the utility's attorney, Jordan, currently the CEO of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, has accepted the $180,000 a year job, according to a spokesman for the utility. However, the board must approve his hiring at its meeting June 17. Jordan would be replacing Gerald Seeber, who is quitting to become city manager of Temple Terrace. Jordan, who was selected from 180 applicants, has a bachelor's degree in engineering technology from the University of North Carolina and is a professional engineer there. He previously was public works director for Gastonia, N. C.