Field Engineer Manager (Department of Watershed Management - Office of Consent Decree)

  • CITY OF ATLANTA, GA
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering

Job Description

Posted 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 and Classification Standards

This is an experienced, professional level capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the profession with limited guidance or review. This level would be considered a promotional level and attainable by any incumbents in a work group who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, ability, and performance. Assists in carrying out a variety of basic field duties at the job site related to linear sewer, storm, and water, construction management, repairs, and rehabilitation.

Supervision Received

Performs work under general supervision with review and advice from manager or a senior level professional. Will work independently with responsibility for managing assigned functions, as well as subordinate staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Provides assistance to the Project Manager and Construction Manager on daily operations pertaining to construction contracts. Provides technical advice and supervision to daily field activities and assists in the timely completion of assigned projects. Attends regular staff meetings with project teams to discuss project status, department news and team discussions. Requests the generation of cost estimates. Monitors bypass pumping equipment and responds to any emergency requests. Prepares and files reports for contractor materials, field inspector performance/issues and other job-related documentation. Assists the group as whole as needed with field work or data review. Ensures security and safety oversight for active construction sites and field operations.
  • Manage inspection staff tasked with providing inspection/investigation of all linear infrastructure construction projects/contracts, i.e. annual on-call construction, sewer rehab construction, private development construction, defective private sewer lateral connections, water tap connections, private property spills, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between several City of Atlanta departments, i.e., ATLDOT, DPW, etc. and internal DWM offices/divisions to ensure compliance.
  • Manages by-pass pumping contract and coordinates with vendors to solicit quotes and ensure equipment functionality and compliance
  • Develop necessary compliance reports, letters/memos, and related correspondence document
  • Responsible for extensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control and reconciliation of work orders, daily dairies, and related field documentation.
  • Plans the daily assignment for assigned inspection staff; approves and maintains records of employee time and attendance.
  • Performs field inspections and evaluations; meets with the citizens regarding water and wastewater complaints. Performs field investigations, research and respond to water and wastewater related claims and lawsuits against the City of Atlanta; Investigates job sites discrepancies.
  • Directs and participates in meetings to discuss research results; reviews inspection details and determine best plan of action for complaint resolution.
  • Provide quality customer service through thorough inspection, investigation, and communication with citizens and internal/external stakeholders regarding water and wastewater complaints and related matters.
  • Supervises, trains, and participates in the investigation, reporting, and coordination of resolution water and wastewater complaints or maintenance and repair of water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Prepare estimates for the changes in the works from subcontractors. Check work as it is being performed to be sure it is accurate within accepted tolerance.
  • Coordinates illicit connection investigation as well as disconnection activities.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks. Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Leadership Provided Routinely provides training and/or project leadership to less experienced professionals or support staff. May supervise clerical or support staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of water and wastewater infrastructure functions; knowledge of types of pipe; knowledge of basic construction principals and topography; knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Skill in operating a basic computer and related software; skill in building and maintaining effective working relationships with the staff and public.
  • Knowledge of City’s Code of Ordinances and environmental regulations as they relate to water and wastewater infrastructure and compliance.
  • Ability to train and instruct staff in water and sewer field inspection techniques; ability to communicate well with citizens, sometimes under difficult circumstances.
  • Knowledge of moderate engineering terminology; knowledge of terms associated with water/wastewater linear assets; knowledge of Mechanical and related processes; knowledge of basic statistical review and preparation of reports. Good organizational and communication skills; advanced computer software skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Shows initiative to perform duties beyond assignment-specific duties. Demonstrate self-motivation, maturity, management know-how, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, present well as a person.
  • A basic understanding of accounting and cost control procedures. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Project Management software, Spreadsheet software, and a familiarity with Microsoft office suite of programs. Knowledge of eBuilder desirable.


Minimum Qualifications

Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in water and/or wastewater collections system operations, maintenance or construction or have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and have three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in wastewater collections system operations, maintenance or construction.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Construction Management, Civil or related Engineering, 5 years of related field engineering experience including 1 year of leadership/supervisory experience.

Licensures and Certifications

Applicants applying must have a valid driver’s license at time of application. A valid Georgia driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

Job Address

Atlanta, Georgia United States View Map