The water delivery engineering manager serves in a leadership position for the District, as well as a senior engineering technical expert for water delivery-related infrastructure. Applies a thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of engineering as related to the variety of conditions at the District within the water delivery engineering manager’s area of expertise, including infrastructure associated with the floodway, levees, dams, spillways, pipelines, and all aspects of pump stations. Applies knowledge and expertise acquired through progressive work experience to resolve crucial issues and unique conditions. Keeps informed of new methods, regulations, and other developments affecting the District, and recommends modifications to existing or adding new practices or processes to adapt to changes in emphasis of programs. Works on projects and programs of significant complexity and scope.
- Ten plus (10+) years of engineering experience in design, construction and operation/maintenance support of large diameter pressure pipe, rotating machinery, and associated equipment
- Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in an applicable engineering discipline from an ABET/EAC accredited program
- Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas, or ability to acquire said license within six months if already licensed in another state
- Successful experience leading a staff of engineers, technical specialists, and technicians comprising an engineering team
- Valid Texas Driver License
- Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in an applicable engineering discipline
- Advanced credentials, including specialty certifications such as:
- Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
- Institute of Asset Management (IAM) certification
- NACE corrosion control (CP, Coatings) certifications
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Engineering experience with chemical feed application systems
Essential functions and responsibilities:
The work performed includes all essential functions of lower level engineering positions, with the addition of the following:
- Serves as a lead technical specialist or advisor for the District in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods in an assigned area.
- Supervises a staff of engineers, technical specialists and technicians comprising an engineering team.
- Reviews complete project documents for conformity and quality assurance.
- Prepares engineer-stamped drawings and technical specifications for less complex projects as appropriate.
- Develops new techniques and/or improved processes, materials, or products.
- Keeps informed of new developments, regulations and requirements affecting the District for the purpose of informing others and recommending changes in programs or applications.
- Reviews, interprets, organizes, executes, and approves project scopes, budgets, and schedules.
- Plans, schedules, and coordinates the preparation of documents and activities for multiple major projects, or can be responsible for an entire program within the District.
- Reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures.
- Receives administrative supervision with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.
- Prepares requests for proposals to provide professional services or obtain funding for engineering projects or programs.
- Contributes to the regional and national water sector’s knowledge of best practices as a recognized senior engineer participating as a member of a professional practice organization, preferably as a national board member or officer, or national technical or policy committee member.
- Provides engineering input into the District’s Asset Management Program
Nonessential functions, skills and experience:
- Provides direction to Infrastructure Engineering staff in the absence of the Infrastructure Engineering Director on an as needed basis.
- Performs other duties as required.
Success factors/job competencies:
- Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Represents the District in communications and conferences at local, regional and national levels.
- Possesses technical and professional competencies, and is capable of successfully bringing such skills to meet the needs of fellow District staff and water sector peers.
- Effectively supervises and guides team members, especially as related to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.
- Engages in life-long learning to contribute knowledge of contemporary issues and best practices among peers and other district staff.
- Collaborates effectively with district staff across all departments.
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.