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Managing Engineer - Infrastructure Management

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Managing Engineer - Infrastructure Management
Job Requisition Number COA077568
Position Number 108627
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name AWU-Infrastructure Management
Minimum Qualifications

• Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, or in a field related to the job, eight (8) years experience in engineering, six (6) years of  work experience  must be acquired after licensing as a professional engineer and four (4) years of which were in a supervisory capacity
• A Masters Degree will substitute for up to one (1) year of work experience
• PhD degree will substitute for up to two (2) years of work experience


Licenses or Certifications:



  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas


     






Notes to Applicants

This Managing Engineer will serve as Division Manager of the Austin Water’s (AW’s) Infrastructure Management Division. The Infrastructure Management Division, a team of engineers and technical staff, is a division of the Water Resources Management (WRM) Program Area for Austin Water.

The Division’s primary areas of responsibility are Capital Improvement Program Management, Asset Management, Utility Coordination and Real Estate Management and Utility Maps and Records. In managing the division, this Managing Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the division’s personnel, activities, budget, and functions. Under the direction of the WRM Assistant Director, the Managing Engineer will be responsible for supervising employees, carrying out assigned tasks and duties, and implementing AW and City policies.

This Managing Engineer and the Infrastructure Management Team:
1. Develops and monitors budgets for multiple projects within Austin Water’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Responsible for developing, managing and submission of proposed budget forecasts for short and long term city planning. Facilitates development of long and short term plans and strategies. Coordinates with City’s Capital Planning Office, Budget Office, Public Works and other departments as needed.
2. Develops and implements the Asset Management program. Responsible for managing the asset management program. Develops long and short term goals, priorities and strategies. Coordinates program activities and outcomes across Austin Water and with other departments as needed.
3. Develops and implements the Utility Coordination and Real Estate program. Responsible for oversight of Utility Real Estate holdings, easements and other property rights. Develops long and short term goals, priorities and strategies related to real property, property interests and property rights, including utilities coordination within the City’s rights-of-way.
4. Develops and implements the Utility Maps and Records program. Responsible for oversight of utility maps and as-built record drawing information for ongoing maintenance, asset management and utility coordination. Develops long and short term goals, priorities and strategies related to utility maps and records for the City’s various water and wastewater utility infrastructure.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected to interview:

  • Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

If you are selected for hire:

  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) is required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization or institution. You must also provide proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • A valid Texas Class C Driver’s License is preferred.
  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$44.15 – $58.35 per hour

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm or other hours as required

Job Close Date
01/26/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Grant Funded
Category Professional
Location Waller Creek Center; 625 E. 10th St.; Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications
  • Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering Degree (Bachelor of Science or greater)
  • Prior experience working with large and robust water/wastewater utilities and/or top ranked engineering consultants or city departments
  • Experience in supervision and management of technical and engineering teams
  • Project Management experience overseeing complex projects or project portfolios
  • Experience in Capital Improvements Program planning, budgeting, implementation, management, and tracking
  • Experience in Asset Management Program planning, implementation and management
  • Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data analysis
  • Experience developing strategic direction for a work team and managing tactical execution and staff performance successfully
  • Demonstrated experience in schedule and resource planning, quality controls, and process improvements
  • Demonstrated financial experience to include fiscal planning, budget development and financial management
  • Experience representing a division and interfacing with multiple city departments, consultants, contractors and professional societies
  • Demonstrated advanced technical writing, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • A valid Texas Class C Driver’s License
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Manages, coordinates, implements, and/or monitors projects/programs including the review of plans and development proposals for impacts related to engineering project/program. Recommends revisions and permit requirements to mitigate negative impacts of development and assures plans conform to City policies. Approves construction plans.
2. Manages contracts by reviewing monthly progress reports. Acts as a liaison among consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, fabricators or suppliers and the City. Negotiates problems of changes, errors or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements. Resolves conflicts in difficult situations. Reviews, evaluates, and prepares replies to technical and management audits. Responsible for interdivisional liaison for coordinating the various phases of designing, planning and preparation of project details.
3. Interacts with internal and external customers to determine business needs by responding to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of the development process. Investigates and resolves complaints from the public.
4. Develops and implements standard operating procedures, policies and ordinances by applying advance technical and managerial knowledge and applying changes to meet departmental business goals and objectives. Monitors projects for regulatory compliance.
5. Monitors projects for legal compliance by applying engineering principles, contract and purchasing policies, and affected ordinances, codes, and regulations.
6. Markets programs to various customers.
7. Develops and monitors budgets for multiple CIP projects, programs, and/or divisions Responsible for projects by developing, managing and submission of proposed budget forecast planning for short and long term city planning. Develops long and short term planning/strategies. Coordinates, monitors, and manages grants.
8. Attends meetings and conducts presentations to the City Council, Boards, Commissions, etc. in the area of managing programs/projects. Solicits and assesses third party needs and requests by reviewing and providing solutions.
9. Develops and conducts training by determining business needs and scope of work performed by personnel and implementing programs. Provides technical advice and direction for assigned division, project, or program personnel. Develops design criteria, develops and monitors performance criteria.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.


 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of management skills to programs, projects and personnel
• Knowledge of diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships, and utilize such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems
• Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
• Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
• Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques
• Knowledge of City of Austin budget planning, purchasing and contract policies and procedures
• Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
• Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
• Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports
• Knowledge of regulatory requirements within the local and state ordinances and laws
• Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports
• Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution
• Skill in analyzing complex data from various sources, synthesizing collected information, and developing sound decisions/recommendations
• Skill in developing, reviewing, monitoring, and evaluating contracts for services and/or materials
• Ability to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously within approved budgets
• Ability to understand and interpret engineering and technical data related to assigned responsibilities
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external customers
• Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately
• Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel
• Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions
• Ability to observe, compares, or monitors objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, or in a field related to the job, eight (8) years’ experience in engineering, six (6) years of work experience must be acquired after licensing as a professional engineer, and four (4) years of which were in a supervisory capacity. A master’s degree will substitute for up to one (1) year of work experience. A PhD degree will substitute for up to two (2) years of work experience. Do you meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * In what state(s) do you have a Professional Engineer License?
    • Texas
    • Texas and other states
    • Other states (not Texas)
    • None of the above
  5. * How many years of engineering experience do you have AFTER acquiring your Professional Engineer License?
    • Less than 6 years
    • 6 years to less than 10 years
    • 10 years to less than 12 years
    • 12 years or more
    • None
  6. * How many years of experience do you have supervising engineering or technical employees or teams?
    • Less than 4 years
    • 4 years to less than 6 years
    • 6 years to less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more
  7. * Describe your management or supervisory experience including hiring, training, assigning work, counseling and evaluating employee performance. Include the largest number of employees you were responsible for.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Comment on your prior management or supervisory experience working with large and robust water/wastewater utilities and/or top ranked engineering consultants or city departments.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Which best describes your experience in the planning, implementation, and oversight of capital improvement programs or project portfolios from inception to completion.
    • I have extensive experience leading an organization of other professionals and planners in the planning, implementation, and oversight of capital improvement programs for a large organization
    • I have experience in the planning, implementation, and oversight of capital improvement projects
    • I have limited experience in the planning, implementation, and oversight of capital improvement projects
    • None
  10. * Describe your capital improvement program (CIP) budgeting and tracking experience. Please include size of the budgets you managed and the type of program trends tracked.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe the most complex project that you have managed. Please detail the project budget and a significant obstacle you overcame.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Which best describes your experience in the planning, implementation and oversight of an asset management program or project from inception to completion.
    • I have extensive experience leading an organization of other professionals and engineers in the planning, implementation and oversight of an asset management program for a large organization.
    • I have experience in the planning, implementation and oversight of an asset management program or project
    • I have limited experience in the planning, implementation and oversight of an asset management program or project.
    • None
  13. * Describe your asset management program condition assessment analysis experience. Please include type of condition assessment information analyzed, decision support strategies or asset investment frameworks utilized.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Briefly describe your experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data analysis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Describe your experience developing strategic direction for a work team and managing tactical execution successfully.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Describe your experience in finance to include fiscal planning for a work group, budget management and resource planning to meet division goals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * Comment on your experience representing a Division and interfacing with multiple city departments, consultants, and contractors and professional associations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * Describe your experience with technical writing, presentation, and communications to technical and non-technical audiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Excel?
    • Basic: create/edit simple spreadsheets, sort data, enter formulas
    • Intermediate: create/edit spreadsheets, create charts/graphs from spreadsheet data, hide and unhide rows/columns, use basic functions such as SUM, AVERAGE, and COUNT
    • Advanced: develop complex spreadsheets, create charts/graphs/tables, import data from external databases, use AutoFilter to analyze data, use complex functions/formulas for math & logic equations
    • Limited or no MS Excel experience, but proficiency with another spreadsheet application such as Lotus 1-2-3 or Apple Numbers
    • No experience with Microsoft Excel
  20. * If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  21. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents