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Managing Engineer - Process Engineering and Laboratory Services

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Managing Engineer - Process Engineering and Laboratory Services
Job Requisition Number COA077697
Position Number 106545
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Process Engineering
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

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This position acts as Division Manager for Process Engineering and Laboratory Services and manages program area divisions that provide engineering, operations, laboratory, and regulatory support to the water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and biosolids treatment facilities. These services include providing process optimization, process control through technical and engineering review and study during design, construction and startup of
chemical, biological and physical removal technologies. The Laboratory Services Division provides analytical services through sample collection, testing, quality assurance and reporting. This includes maintaining a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference certification.

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

From 8:00 to 5:00 or other hours as required

Job Close Date
03/01/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th. Street, Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven experience in successfully managing a team of engineers and/or technical staff in water and wastewater treatment operations, engineering and/or regulatory programs
  • Experience in water and wastewater treatment process, regulations and industry practices including chemical, biological, process control and mechanical systems
  • Experience coordinating and/or management of a laboratory under NELAC standards and accreditation
  • Experience developing strategic direction for a work team and managing tactical execution and staff performance successfully
  • Demonstrated experience in fiscal and resource planning, quality controls, and process improvements
  • Experience representing a division and interfacing with multiple city departments, consultants, contractors, professional associations, and regulatory agencies
  • Advanced technical writing, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • A 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 of 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 minimum requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * In what state(s) do you have a Professional Engineer License?
    • Texas
    • Texas and other states
    • Other states (not Texas)
    • None of the above
  4. * How many years of engineering experience do you have?
    • Less than 8 years
    • 8 years to less than 10 years
    • 10 years to less than 12 years
    • 12 years or more
  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 supervisory or management experience do you have hiring, training, assigning work, counseling and evaluating employee's performance?
    • Less than 4 years
    • At least 4 years, but less than 8 years
    • More than 8 years
  7. * Describe your relevant supervisory or management experience including hiring, assigning work, counseling, and evaluating employee performance. Include the largest number of employees you were responsible for at one time.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please comment on your experience successfully managing a team of engineers and/or technical staff in water and wastewater treatment operations, engineering or regulatory programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Describe your experience in water and wastewater treatment process, regulations and industry practices including chemical, biological, process control and mechanical systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your experience coordinating and/or management of a laboratory under NELAC standards and accreditation.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Describe your experience in fiscal and resource planning, quality controls, and process improvements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Describe your experience representing a division and interfacing with multiple city departments, consultants, contractors, professional associations, and regulatory agencies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Describe your experience with technical writing and presenting technical information to a wide range of stakeholders.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee’s full name.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents