Under general direction, to manage and coordinate all phases of the Utilities Division capital improvement program (CIP) including evaluation, planning, design, and construction, and to perform related duties as required. Emphasis on water treatment, water distribution, pipelines, water storage tanks, pump stations, energy management, hydroelectric generation, and CDPHE regulations.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manages Water Utility Fund priorities including studies, plans, design and construction related activities. This includes the following:
• Develops project scope, work plans, resource allocations, and selects professional engineering consultants.
• Evaluates existing operations, systems and activities and prepares engineering solutions that address environmental, social, economic, and community impacts.
• Develops project implementation strategies and schedules.
• Manages the preparation of engineering drawings, specifications, and bid documents.
• Manages project bids, advertisements and construction management services contracts.
• Coordinates internal and external reviews and permits.
• Identifies innovative technologies to advance treatment and conveyance operations
• Works with Utilities Engineering group in identifying Wastewater Fund priorities to populate 20-yr CIP
• Prioritizes CIP projects and programs to assist city's annual budget process.
2. Manages water related construction activities. This includes the following:
• Bids contracts and selects construction contractors and program consultants.
• Coordinates construction and program activities with existing operations including schedules and budget.
• Performs field construction inspections and monitors construction site safety.
3. Represents the City at public meetings, administrative hearings, Water Resources Advisory Board (WRAB), Planning Board, and City Council meetings, and when working with regulatory and other governmental agencies. Initiates and maintains contact with all affected and interested parties.
4. Coordinates with the other city divisions and departments and outside agencies such as the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), Water Quality Control Division (WQCD), Boulder County, EPA, and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
5. Provides technical support to the city and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management during the flood season regarding operation of critical water infrastructure.
6. Stays active in water/wastewater related professional organizations including RMSAWWA, ASCE, WEF, WERF, etc.
7. Assists maintenance personnel in developing engineering solutions for maintenance problems. Establishes maintenance techniques, procedures, and schedules as needed.
8. Develops, monitors, and implements proper health and safety procedures related to maintenance, construction and non-structural program activities.
9. Provides technical assistance to the City's Planning & Development Services (P&DS) Engineering Review Group.
10. Assists in responding to claims against the City resulting from water related programs and projects.
• Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
• Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Knows and complies with all city and department policies; participates in professional trainings and development; and adheres to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current registration as a Colorado Professional Engineer or ability to transfer current out of state registration within one year. Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering university plus a minimum of four years of experience in engineering design and construction. Thorough knowledge of and experience with current engineering principles, practices, procedures, materials, and equipment as they apply to municipal wastewater treatment, wastewater conveyance, energy management and water quality. Knowledge of federal, state and regional programs, regulations and policies dealing with storm water, flood management, water quality and wetlands. Good written and verbal communication skills including; the ability to prepare clear and concise written correspondence, reports, and recommendations; and to make oral presentations. Knowledge and experience in the use of computers and engineering software applications. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable motor vehicle record and criminal history.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications: Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Four or more years of engineering experience in municipal water programs and projects with a public utility or consulting engineering firm. Experience with water modeling software such as EPANet, WaterGEMS, or InfoWater.
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