JOB SUMMARY: PG 205 Reports to the Director of Engineering and supervises a staff which may consist of Senior Project Engineers, Project Engineers, Engineering Technicians, clerical staff, or other engineering support staff. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves water reclamation facility and sewage collection system problems. Frequently collaborates with the Director of Water Reclamation and the Deputy Executive Director of Construction Maintenance Utility Operations, Director of Regional Services and as needed, the Regional Services Superintendents and Plant Managers for Water Reclamation. Oversees the activities of ECUA employees, contractors, and professional consultants in the upgrade or replacement of water reclamation facilities; the reduction of inflow and infiltration (I/I) into the collection system; the reduction of sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's); the setting of flow monitors; and lining/relining/bursting/relaying or otherwise repairing lines. This oversight involves diverse groups participating in the overall I/I and SSO's reduction. These groups include the Fats/Oils/Grease (FOG) Inspectors, Regional Services, Lift Stations, SCADA, Customer Service and the Water Reclamation Department. The incumbent may be appointed to act in the absence of the Director of Engineering.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for compliance issues with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regulations as they relate to Consent Orders, rules and laws.
Develops long-range plans with the assistance of others to meet the Authority's I/I and SSO reduction program and activities.
Assigns, supervises, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff.
Responsible for the development and administration of the division's budget; develops the budgeting forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, supplies and various other line items; develops expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
Coordinates activities and interacts with regulating authorities, the City of Pensacola, Escambia County and other jurisdictions.
Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of operational methods and procedures; modifies methods and procedures as necessary and allocates resources accordingly.
Prepares contract specifications and reviews and makes recommendations regarding proposals.
Reads and interprets state and local laws and regulations pertaining to the work of the assignment.
Reads and interprets maps and engineering blueprints, specifications and drawings.
Assembles data and prepares reports as required by FDEP rules and orders as related to I/I and SSO's.
Inputs, accesses and analyzes data using computer-based applications.
Assures that ECUA administrative directives are clearly communicated and are adhered to by staff.
Prepares bid schedules and specifications and Board agenda items.
Participates in the development of plans to improve and rehabilitate the wastewater collection and transmission system.
Develops and implements operational policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with all Federal, State and local government regulatory agencies, rules, laws and orders.
Exercises considerable judgment and initiative in the identification, analysis, and resolution of water reclamation facility and sewage collection system problems.
Plans, directs, and conducts major special studies and projects as assigned and supervises the preparation and presentation of reports, findings, and recommendations, as related to I/I and SSO's reduction.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of infiltration and inflow reduction, and repair and rehabilitation of wastewater collection and transmission systems.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related field; ten years of experience in the design operation and/or maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater collection systems or a related field, including three years in a supervisory/managerial capacity. Professional Engineers (PE) license in state of Florida preferred or ability to obtain one within nine months of employment. (Educational documentation will be requested upon offer of employment.)
A valid Florida Driver License is required.
Employment offers to all new hires are contingent upon the job candidates successfully passing background, motor vehicle and reference checks, nicotine screening, drug screening, and post job offer physicals (that may include pulmonary testing). Offers of transfers or promotion to current ECUA employees are not subject to nicotine screening. All applicants are subject to physical assessments as required by job.
About Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
The Mission of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) is to promote the quality of life of the Emerald Coast by providing water, wastewater, and sanitation services in an effective and efficient manner. ECUA is the largest water, wastewater, and sanitation service utility in Northwest Florida, and has been serving the greater Escambia County area since 1981.