The Water Department is seeking an Engineering Manager for the Engineering and Regulatory Services Division who will report to the Assistant Director. This senior level position will direct and manage the Development Section for the Water Department. The main responsibility of this Section is to provide timely and comprehensive reviews and responses to developers and property owners desiring to connect to the Fort Worth water distribution and wastewater collection system, using the City's existing policies, procedures, and ordinances, as well as Federal and State regulations, statutes, and requirements as the basis for the reviews. Work activities include timely reviews of submitted plats, plans, building permits, and encroachments; reviews of development initiated community facility agreements for the construction of public infrastructure; and determinations of when City participation for oversizing and upgrades to infrastructure in conjunction with developments would promote orderly growth. Additional responsibilities include periodically reviewing and updating the Department's Water and Wastewater Installation Policies and Procedures, tracking development activity and staff review times and reporting to senior staff and the Development Advisory Committee, and participating in city-wide efforts to streamline and enhance the development process.
The City of Fort Worth is experiencing tremendous growth, so regular communication and coordination of activities across the City Departments and the Water Department Divisions is critical to efficient facilitation of development activities. The engineering manager will be responsible for regularly communicating and coordinating work activities, reviews and schedules with the Planning and Development Department and the Transportation and Public Works Department. Internal to the Water Department, the engineering manager will be responsible for coordinating with the planning section, operating divisions, meter services, and infrastructure engineering.
The engineering manager will be responsible for assisting with the development of the divisional budget, forecasting, budgeting and tracking community facility agreement expenditures within the Department Capital Improvement Plan, tracking and reporting on development activity, properly archiving and logging critical records for easy access and quick retrieval, utilizing the geographic information system (GIS) and the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to perform research necessary for comprehensive reviews, and regular utilization of the inter-departmental plat and permit database and logging system (ACCELA).
The Engineering Manager should be comfortable directing, managing and/or coordinating internal staff and personnel, with a focus on developing staff to their full potential through training, support, and encouragement. The candidate will also interface on a regular basis with external engineering consultants, contractors, and vendors.
The successful candidate shall have a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater engineering principles and practices as it relates to development and redevelopment activities, an understanding of safety, environmental and regulatory issues related to water distribution and wastewater collection systems, excellent communications skills, and a proven ability to lead and manage staff. The successful candidate shall be able to work effectively with internal and external staff and customers, and have the ability deliver reports and recommendations, speaking effectively on technical and policy issues in both formal and informal settings, and resolving customer concerns. Experience with GIS systems a plus.
The selected candidate shall possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and six years of increasing responsible water and wastewater engineering experience, including four years as a supervisor or manager. Applicants shall possess or have the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer certification in the State of Texas. If licensed in another state, continued employment will be contingent upon obtaining registration as a Professional Engineer within the State of Texas within six months of employment.
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