CITY OF WACO, TEXAS Waco, Texas, United States
Dec 24, 2020
Utilities Project Administrator City of Waco, TX 1 of 4 Utilities Project Administrator Management / Supervisory 8520 Physical Type # 1 Deputy Director of Water Utility Services Utilities 131 Exempt PRIMARY DUTY: Under general supervision, manages utility construction projects, plans and emergency projects and repairs for the City of Waco Utility Services Department (WUSD) and Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewage System (WMARSS). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Manages utility construction projects through all phases from initial project assignment to completion according to project schedules, budgets, state and federal regulations and City standards; coordinates work of outside contractors; assures projects meet City goals and compliance standards. • Manages design and construction activities for development and rehabilitation of WUSD infrastructure; coordinates, monitors and manages Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) development projects in cooperation with other departments, outside agencies and contractors; assures projects meet design and budget goals and schedules. • Oversees project design and contract process; prepares technical work specifications, solicits bidders and manages bid response process; reviews proposals for compliance to specifications and standards. • Reviews and approves project designs, technical proposals, documentation, contracts, agreements, work papers and reports of project activities; assures effective communication of project issues. • Reviews, approves and negotiates technical plans, change orders, schedules and contracts for assigned projects; assures the use of efficient techniques and sound engineering practices to meet City objectives. • Oversees work performed by contractors; inspects project work sites and documents the progress compared to project schedule; reviews and approves construction documents, expenditures and reports; assures project activities are in compliance with project specifications and City policies. • Maintains project files, documents and records; prepares reports on program activities and performance. • Provides technical assistance to WUSD work groups and other City departments. • Provides the Utilities CIP Project Manager with project reports and informs the CIP Project Manager of any issues that arise. • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work- related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. • Manages emergency repair projects as needed. • May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency. • Driving is essential. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge: • City organization, operations, policies and procedures. • State and Federal regulations governing municipal utilities, environmental science and the treatment and transmission of Water and Wastewater (W/WW); including United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). • Principles and practices of utility design and construction. • Principles and practices of government project management. • Methods, materials and equipment used in W/WW construction, repair and maintenance projects. Utilities Project Administrator City of Waco, TX 2 of 4 • TCEQ quality regulations, inspection protocols, best practices and compliance standards. • Regional public health protocols, environmental protection issues and regulatory standards. Skill in: • Analyzing W/WW infrastructure and engineering issues, evaluating alternatives and developing logical recommendations based on findings. • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. • Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, federal and state rules and regulations and City policies and procedures. • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Interpreting and applying public health and safety principles and practices in a regulatory environment. • Compiling and analyzing WUSD data, maintaining accurate records and generating reports. • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies. • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. • Using a personal computer and specialized engineering software applications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Science, Business, Public Administration, Accounting or a related field is required; AND four years' work experience in design engineering or construction project management; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License. • Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers is desirable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • The physical activities of this position include: o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Utilities Project Administrator City of Waco, TX 3 of 4 o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound. o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. • The physical requirements of this position: o Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. • The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed o Hardhat, gloves, eye protection, faces protection, reflective vest and proper footwear up to and including steel toed boots. • The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision. o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. o The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures • The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment; occasional field environment with travel from site to site. o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. o The worker is subject to close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, enclosed rooms, sewage and line pipes and other areas that could cause claustrophobia. o The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level. o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship. Job Description Acknowledgement I verify that I have received a copy of my job description by the signature below. As an employee of the City of Waco, I understand the duties and responsibilities assigned to me. Furthermore, I understand that the duties listed above are guidelines and will change over time, as necessary. From time to time, I understand that I may be asked to perform duties and handle responsibilities that are not specifically addressed in my job description.