Under the general direction of the Water Pollution Control Authority Executive Director, provides engineering in support of WPCA’s operations and capital improvement projects for its wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary sewers and pumping stations. Performs engineering calculations, evaluations and designs and oversees construction projects as required. Plans, directs and reviews the work of consulting engineers and others retained by the WPCA to provide related technical services. Directs and supervises assigned staff and any assigned contractual support personnel; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (Illustrative Only):
Directs the inspection and supervises the construction of new sanitary sewers and pump stations, sewer rehabilitation and pump station improvements; participates in the review of major and complex WPCA projects; negotiates and secures easements through private properties as necessary. Plans, organizes and supervises the work of the Clerk of the Works retained to observe the construction.
Supervises, as needed and participates in the analysis and review of WPCA engineering studies and project designs prepared by professional consultants; prepares recommendations for the consideration of the Executive Director, other administrative supervisors, the WPCA Board and its subcommittees.
Investigates wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary sewer and pumping station problems. Evaluates solutions.
Coordinates the work of the project management team for the upgrade of the treatment plant structures and appurtenances, and all other buildings associated with upgrade.
Prepares construction specifications and plans. Reviews contractor’s quotes and bids for compliance to specifications.
Makes accurate estimates of the quantities of materials to be required and the cost of specific maintenance projects.
Maintains liaison with appropriate City departments and outside agencies concerning projects under consideration for construction.
Consults with and directs consulting engineers and contractors on construction projects. Reviews and approves engineer’s invoices and contractor’s payment applications.
Reviews building permit applications and determine sewer connection and sewer assessment charges. Tabulates sewer connection and sewer assessment charges, prepares the public notice and notification to property owners of public hearings for proposed charges.
Assists in preparing, planning, developing, implementing and maintaining WPCA’s Capital Improvement Plan and provides input for the annual Operating Budget as needed.
Assists in directing WPCA’s Infiltration and Inflow Removal Program.
Provides technical assistance to WPCA operations as instructed by Executive Director and assists management with administrative duties as required.
Assists the Chairman of the WPCA Board’s Technical Committee in preparing the Committee’s meeting agenda and the meeting minutes.
Cooperates with municipal and WPCA officials and civic groups; responds to questions from the public regarding new sewer construction.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the engineering required for the planning and design of sanitary sewers and pumping stations.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment
Thorough knowledge of the accepted methods of preparing construction plans and specifications.
Ability to read, prepare, analyze, develop and interpret construction plans, engineering and architectural drawings and specifications.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret construction plans and specifications.
Thorough knowledge of the proper function of field notes, records and files.
Ability to develop, plan, schedule, direct and supervise WPCA projects and the work of contracted support personnel.
Ability to communicate and interrelate well with consulting engineers, general contractors, associates, subordinates and others.
Good knowledge of records maintenance and ability to utilize computer software applications to compile data, generate reports and project schedules.
Ability to utilize design and construction scheduling software and Building Department databases.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, and accurate engineering and other reports
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and five (5) years of professional experience whether with a municipality, consultant or large construction company, of which two (2) years shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
At the time of application, must be a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Connecticut or another state. As a condition of the initial six (6) month probationary period, must obtain a Professional Engineer license from the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. License must be maintained for the duration of assignment / employment.
A Master’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.
The Business disciplines will be acceptable as well.
Experience in water or wastewater utility operations
About City of Stamford - Water Pollution Control Authority
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