King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division
January 10, 2018
4520.00 - 5728.80
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is recruiting for a highly professional individual to fill the manager of our Project Planning and Delivery Section. This position requires a high performing senior manager who will work in partnership with the director and the management team to lead the division. The selected person will serve as an integral part of the division management team an will work directly with consultants, contractors, elected officials, and state and local jurisdictions to meet the expectations of our customers. This position reports to the division director.
WTD is a clean water utility that reliably conveys and treats wastewater and is the largest wastewater utility in the Pacific Northwest. We operate three regional treatment plants and two local plants, four wet weather treatment facilities, 49 pump stations, and over 400 miles conveyance lines, conveying and treating over 200 million gallons per day during dry periods and flows of over 650 million gallons per day during storm events. We steward over $6 billion in infrastructure assets and have a biannual 2017/18 operating budget of $301.7 million and a six year capital improvement program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022 of $1.38 billion.
This position will manage and direct the work of subordinate supervisors, technical, professionals and administrative staff as section manager of the Project Planning and Delivery (PPD) Section. The PPD section provides the technical and project delivery services required to support operations and maintenance of treatment plant(s), wastewater conveyance and reclaimed water distribution systems and associated facilities. The section consists of 175 employees in the Planning, Inspection, Modeling & Monitoring; Project Management; Construction Management; Engineering and Technical Resources; and Project Control & Contract Management Units.
To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About.aspx http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About/Vision.aspx
The ideal candidate will have strength in leadership that includes:
Ability to create and communicate vision
Drives for results
Has integrity and is trusted by peers and colleagues
Builds effective teams and motivates them
Manages a diverse group of employees and business lines
Deals constructively with ambiguity
Develops direct reports and has a passion for mentoring
Designs and measures work processes and systems
Knows how to manage conflict
Qualifications: Demonstrated advanced experience and knowledge in supervisor techniques and principles in a highly technical and political environment; Advanced knowledge of capital project and strategic planning techniques and principles and the application of this knowledge to establish the direction and make decisions regarding competing internal and external programs and projects.
Desired Qualifications: Increasingly responsible experience in a large, complex industrial or utility setting, preferably wastewater treatment, with experience in project management, comprehensive planning, engineering design, construction and/or maintenance, in an environment associated with major asset management I capital replacement programs.
About King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is a progressive, nationally recognized wastewater treatment utility serving a major urban and suburban area of 1.6 million. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, WTD provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to 32 local governments in western King and south Snohomish counties through long-term service agreements. The individual local... governments operate the local sewage collection systems that provide sewer service directly to residences and businesses, while WTD provides the major interceptors and treatment plants for the region. WTD employs approximately 600 people and has a current operating budget of $85 million. WTD is also engaged in a $1.7 billion capital improvement program intended to protect water quality and accommodate the substantial growth projected for the greater Seattle area over the next thirty years.
WTD is part of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, which also manages much of the region’s solid waste through its Solid Waste Division, and regional parks through its Parks Division. The department also undertakes and manages a variety of surface water services and water quality activities through its Water and Land Resources Division. More information can be found at: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/
King County, one of the largest counties in the U. S., is governed by a directly elected executive and a thirteen member legislative body, elected by districts. It engages in a broad range of governmental functions and services and employs approximately 13,000 people.