Job Posting: Open until filled Salary: Commensurate with experience At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer. General Description:
The Chief Engineer (Technical Services)
supports the Office of Linear Infrastructure Operations (OLIO). The purpose of the position is to provide comprehensive operations technical support and guidance to the planning, design, construction, investigation and operation of the water distribution system and sewer collection and conveyance system infrastructure. The Civil Engineer Manager interfaces with the OLIO senior DWM leadership, engineers, managers, operating staff, contractors, consultants, utilities, government agencies, developers, and the general public in the execution of the mandate to maintain quality water supply and collection services to DWM customers.
This position requires the use of independent judgment and discretion in setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
- Responds to the direction of the Director II of Technical Services and the OLIO Deputy Commissioner to address emergency or pressing needs impacting the system or specific customers.
- Interfaces with counterparts in other DWM departments (i.e., OCCBS, OES, OPA, OWP, OWTR) and external City of Atlanta departments such as AFRD, DOA, DOL, DOP, DPW, Renew Atlanta with a focus on operational integrity of the water and sewer infrastructure.
- Interfaces with external agencies such as GDOT, EPD, DeKalb County Water, City of Sandy Springs, GA Tech etc. as required in the planning, design, construction, and operation of water/wastewater facilities.
- General support for field engineers, inspectors, project managers, valve team operations, system flow testing and records personnel.
- Contract and project development in response to needed system improvements.
- Manage contracts as directed by the OLIO Deputy Commissioner.
- Performs field investigations, research and response to water and wastewater related claims and lawsuits against the City of Atlanta.
- Provides effective communication (written and oral) with citizens, developers, contractors, plumbers, etc. and other internal DWM staff.
- Extensive knowledge of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and engineering design; working knowledge of computer aided drafting systems; and working knowledge of facilities construction.
- Ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings; ability to interpret laws, regulations, and guidelines; ability to utilize Microsoft suites and project management programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees and representatives of other public agencies.
- Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
- Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and guidelines.
- Ability to utilize Microsoft suites and project management programs.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees, and representatives of other public agencies.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
- 20 years of design, construction and/or operations experience with an emphasis in water/wastewater facilities
- Managed projects valued in excess $50MM
Licensures and Certifications
- Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
- 25 years of design, construction and/or operations experience with an emphasis in water/wastewater facilities.
- Managed projects valued in excess $100MM.
- CCM (Certified Construction Manager) or PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.
- Professional Engineer (PE) license in Civil or Environmental Engineering (Required)