The Superintendent is a position that performs work in the field that is specific to the specialty areas listed below. This position is a working position, and is the first level supervisory representative for various work crews in the field.
The Superintendent is responsible for managing the financial, physical, and human resources associated with the following areas: the operation, maintenance and construction of water distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, mechanical, electrical or instrumentation equipment systems in accordance with all safety guidelines.
Routinely conducts work in the system specialty areas listed below.
Supervises, selects, develops, trains, evaluates and makes recommendations for corrective action up to and including termination.
Forecasts, allocates, and monitors the human, physical and financial resources for the assigned area.
Plans, monitors, reviews, and reports field activities for operation and maintenance of the system covering a wide logistical area for area of specialty.
Develops, evaluates, and implements plans during normal and crisis situations to ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory statutes.
Reads, reviews, and recommends changes to construction plans, blue prints, block maps, schematics and as-built drawings.
Conducts safety training, trains and mentors employees on safety and technical aspects of the job to include risk management planning associated with applicable chemical use and handling.
Provides training and guidance to crews by assigning and checking work and develops standard operating procedures that optimize facility performance.
Performs various utility calculations and conducts advanced level process control analysis.
Supports and implements various special projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The Superintendent works under limited supervision/guidance.
Directly supervises assigned staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Skill in utilizing a personal computer and proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and computerized maintenance management system software.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with SAWS internal and external customers, vendors, and governmental agencies.
May be required to work other than regular schedule such as days, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Position may require standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, and kneeling to perform essential functions.
Working conditions are in an office and field environment. Field environment has frequent exposure to inclement weather; wastewater; mechanical, electrical, chemical and confined space hazards; offensive fumes; excessive noise; heavy traffic; deep excavations; and animals, snakes and poisonous insects. May be required to comply with requirements as specified in applicable regulations for personal protective equipment, including clearance for use of respiratory protection and other associated equipment. Operates a company vehicle on a daily basis.
Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management, Construction Management, Science, Public Administration, or related field from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Five years' progressive experience in construction, water, wastewater or specialty work environment listed below, including two years in a supervisory/lead role.
Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License consistent with SAWS driving policy.
Water / Wastewater Treatment, Recycled Operations, and Odor Control
Associate's Degree in Environmental Engineering or Science, Public Administration or related field from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Pass a physical examination for chemical hazards and respiratory protection.
Perform position specific physical testing.
Class "A" Texas Wastewater Treatment Operator or "A" Water Operator license within one year of hire.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management, Construction Management, Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Administration, or related field from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Work Zone Traffic Control, Excavation Safety, and Confined Space Awareness and/or certification where applicable.
Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems
Class "III" Texas Wastewater Collection System Operator License, or Class "B" Distribution Texas Water Operator License or Class "B" Texas Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License or obtain when eligible.
Additional Salary Information: Salary starts at $61,918.00 annually and increases depending on qualifications.
SAWS is a public utility owned by the city of San Antonio. It was created in May 1992 through the consolidation of three predecessor agencies: City Water Board (the previous city-owned water supply utility) City Wastewater Department (the city government department responsible for sewage collection and treatment) Alamo Water Conservation and Reuse District (an independent city agency created to develop a system for reuse of treated wastewater)