Closing Date: May 18, 2012
Hiring Range: $7,284 to $10,000/mo, depending on qualifications
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.
We are accepting applications for an Engineering Manager for the Water Treatment Group who will be responsible for supporting the Operations and Maintenance division with engineering design, construction, recommendations, budgeting, maintenance and repairs to three potable water treatment plants with a combined capacity of treating 715 million gallons of water per day (mgd) and one recycled water treatment plant with a capacity of 30 mgd.
The Engineering Manager of the Water Treatment Group, under direction of the Chief of Engineering, will assist in managing the overall Water Treatment Capital Program within the Programs and Projects section of the Engineering division. Some of the primary duties of this position include managing consultants and direct reports involved in the design of capital improvement projects and facility upgrades; reviewing the performance and maintenance records of plants and systems to assist in the development of the long term capital improvement budget, preparing written reports and recommendations, providing design and technical support for modifications and improvements to our water treatment plants, systems and infrastructure.
The successful candidate will be able to perform the following:
- Effective communication with engineering and operations staff, consulting engineers, contractors, local governmental officials, property owners, regulatory agencies, manufacturing representatives and other Denver Water Divisions.
- Manage designs and related work of self and staff members to ensure project completion, provide project and management administration, oversee and support specific assigned projects in design, construction and land use.
- Provide quality control and quality assurance on engineering and design work completed by staff and consultants, complete performance reviews, resolve employee conflicts, and assign work through efficient management of resources.
- Prepare and negotiate contracts, prepare specifications, coordinate work plans for the group and assign tasks and projects.
- Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations for internal and external groups and agencies.
- Perform design calculations and prepare cost estimates and monitor pay estimates to contractors and consultants.
- Support implementation of Denver Water’s strategic plan.
- Coordinating work with Operations Division personnel and within specific plant outage windows will be required and expected.
Education Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil, environmental or chemical engineering, plus related continuing education and training or knowledge of water treatment engineering equivalent to that obtained through an advanced degree program. Registration as a civil, environmental or chemical professional engineer in the state of Colorado is required.
Experience Requirements: The position requires at least eight years experience in conventional water treatment design and systems and a minimum of four years supervising a staff of professional engineers. Applicants must have an extensive engineering background and experience in conventional water treatment processes and facilities. A strong working knowledge of plant, facilities, chemicals, additives and processes associated with water treatment is required. This position requires expert knowledge of engineering principles, project delivery methods, contract administration for professional design and engineering specialty services and advanced understanding of construction practices. The position also requires thorough knowledge of project management, budgeting, estimating and scheduling. Experience with multiple disciplinary projects is required. Experience with alternative project delivery methods is preferred. Certification as a Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute is preferred.
Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan; a 401(k) plan with 3 percent match; 457 deferred compensation plan; health and dental coverage; life insurance; and vacation/holiday/sick leave and more.
All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing. A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.