Title:Water Engineering and Field Services Operations Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approval Date: Revised September 29, 2017
Directs and manages operations of the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities by developing and administering staff, plans, budgets, rates, services, policies and procedures consistent with objectives established by the Utilities Executive Director. Provides general oversight and direction of work of the Field Operations Divisions, Water Systems Engineering Division and Water Utility Engineering Division. This position requires the incumbent to serve in an acting Executive Director’s role, including full execution on decisions, when the Executive Director’s schedule requires him/her to be out of the office for work or personal reasons.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Responsible for the overall operational results provided by Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities.
Serves with other Utilities’ Service Unit managers as member of the Utilities Service Area management team.
Develops and administers short-term and long-range plans, policies and procedures based on the goals and objectives of the Utilities Service Area and City.
Ensures financially successful operations of the enterprise to provide funding for general government operations while operating within municipal government fiscal parameters.
Directs the preparation of Water, Wastewater and Stormwater’s budget based on the goals and objectives of the Utilities Service Area and City.
Monitors the Utility’s budget and authorizes expenditures.
Reviews and analyzes programs, operations and associated costs forecasting departmental progress with regard to stated objectives and future needs.
Develops short and long-range master plans to meet the future needs for water, wastewater and stormwater service within the City.
Acts as a key team member in the execution and successful project management of multi-million dollar Capital Improvement Projects, including project cost estimation.
Evaluates the results of overall operating and service levels, and provides regular reports to the Executive Director and Water Board as needed.
Provides general oversight, direction and regular review for all direct reports under supervision.
Uses teambuilding and engagement principles to foster a cohesive team environment.
Responsible as the hiring authority, authorizing actions related to hiring, discipline and termination of regular employees within the Service Unit.
Ensures that all water, wastewater and stormwater activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
Reviews proposed state and federal regulations and legislation regarding water, wastewater and stormwater activities to determine their impact on the Utilities.
Maintains a sound plan of corporate organization, establishing policies to insure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession.
Develops and implements procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow.
Formulates policies, procedures, goals and associated code changes for the water, wastewater and stormwater Utilities, and recommends such to the Utilities Executive Director.
Represents the Water Engineering and Field Services service unit to City Council, other local, state and federal agencies, and to the general public. Serves as proxy to City Council for Utilities Executive Director.
Fosters strong collaboration and co-operation between City Departments, consulting with others to define goals, resolve conflicts and schedule work to provide the best possible services to the City of Fort Collins citizens.
Ensures public participation and outreach activities align with Utilities Service Area and City goals.
This position is responsible for the supervision of subordinate supervisors and managers.
QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
Knowledge of strategic and financial planning; ability to manage large funds and budget effectively.
Knowledge of water, wastewater and stormwater industry issues.
Advanced knowledge of standard engineering practices.
Advanced knowledge of Capital Improvement Project execution and cost estimation.
Knowledge of principles of water, wastewater and stormwater utility operations and maintenance (O&M), design and planning.
Knowledge of theories and operation of water, wastewater and stormwater systems and equipment.
Knowledge of formal asset management (ISO 55000 experience preferred).
Knowledge of general business and management principles.
Ability to effectively supervise assigned staff.
Negotiating and strategic decision-making skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret strategic scientific management and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to appeals from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write and prepare written material in a variety of formats for legal and management purposes. Ability to effectively present information to top management, City Council, public groups and/or boards of directors.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of complex non-standardized technical and managerial information with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current driver's license.
Professional Engineering License in the State of Colorado required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of confined spaces, open trenches and hazardous materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business administration, financial planning or related field from an accredited college or university; plus a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management level experience in a water, wastewater and stormwater utility or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Salary Information: Salaries are paid bi-weekly
Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort ...Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes: •No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)•“Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016) •Top 10 Healthiest Cities" (Livability.com - April 2015)•No. 13 “Best Place to Live” (Livability.com - September 2015)•No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?- Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following 30 days employment- Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days - Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting- Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both - Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance - Life insurance, short-term and long term disability - Wellness program, workout facilities - Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic - Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility- Collaborative work environment________________________________________