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Job Title Location Posted
Director of Wastewater Operations Agawam, MA 02/05
Environmental Specialist Tacoma, WA 02/02
Assistant Engineer San Rafael, CA 01/27
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Tacoma, WA 01/26
Assistant Business Unit Manager St. Paul, MN 01/26
Director of Environmental Services Fountain Valley, CA 01/21
Environmental Associate Chicago, IL 01/15
Sr. Manager Laurel, MD 01/13
Vice President Paramus, NJ 01/12
Executive Director Portland, OR 01/11
Chief of Production Alexandria, VA 01/07
Assistant Water Services Director Phoenix, AZ 01/05
Waste Management Services Director Waterloo, IA 12/31
Assistant Business Unit Manager – Process St. Paul, MN 12/22
Senior Project Manager - Water/Wastewater Facilities Dallas or Fort Worth, TX 12/18
District Engineer Chicago Heights, IL 12/04

 last updated: February 5, 2016 

Job Title: Director of Wastewater Operations
Posted: 02/05/2016
Closing Date: March 6, 2016

Job Description:

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (Commission) is a regional water and sewer authority responsible for providing residential, wholesale, and emergency water and sewer services to a population of 250,000 residents within the southern Pioneer Valley Region of western Massachusetts.

The Commission employs approximately 240 staff with the labor and supervisory workforce belonging to two separate collective bargaining unions.  Administrative, professional, technical, and management employees are not part of the collective bargaining units.

The Commission is seeking an experienced professional to be the Director of Wastewater Operations to lead its operations and maintenance activities, CSO program, Wastewater Treatment Plant Contract Operations, Wastewater Asset Management & Assessment Program, and IPP/FOG Programs.  The Director of Wastewater Operations will report directly to the Executive Director.

The Commission has an approved comprehensive Integrated Wastewater Plan outlining strategic investments in operations, maintenance, and infrastructure renewal.  The annual operating budget for the Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems is approximately $32 Million.  Additionally, the Commission has a commitment to infrastructure renewal and invests approximately $15-25 Million each year in wastewater related capital projects.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of senior level experience in leading and managing varied classifications of staff, will have a depth of knowledge and familiarity with Clean Water Act issues and regulatory compliance, (CSO specific experience is preferred), have managed complex urban wastewater design and construction projects, and has experience with wastewater collection system assessments and the principles of asset management.   The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and have the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing.  The candidate shall be able to make timely decisions and exhibit sound, ethical, and fair judgement.  Other key skills include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership-Has the experience and understanding to organize and motivate both professional and labor force employees to improve performance and expand knowledge and understanding of operations, administrative, and regulatory systems and requirements.
  • Problem Solving-The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and the ability to gather and analyze information in a constructive and organized approach.
  • Planning and Organizing-The ability to identify areas where efficiencies can be gained in operations, processes, and administration.  The ability to interpret and evaluate various types of information to assist in undertaking improvements and optimization of procedures and policies within the organization.  Must be able to coordinate numerous administrative and operations staff and functions effectively.
  • Mentoring-Has the ability to and understands the importance of teamwork and mentoring of subordinate staff.  Provides constructive feedback on work performance and develops subordinates skills and encourages professional growth.

Education/Certifications:
A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of management and leadership roles in the field of wastewater.  A Master's degree in a related field is preferred.  Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems Licenses and Certifications are preferred.

Compensation:
Salary ranging from $90,000-$125,000 depending on qualifications. 

Resumes from interested candidates will be accepted from February 6, 2016 to March 6, 2016.   Please submit a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position and a resume highlighting relevant work experience.  All materials should be merged into a single pdf document and emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is an AA/EOE.

 

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Job Title: Environmental Specialist, Senior; Environmental Compliance
Posted: 02/02/2016
Closing Date: 02/29/2016

Job Description:

The Senior Environmental Specialist is responsible for major environmental projects and programs. An employee in this class must exercise initiative and independent judgment in the planning, direction, and performance of all program/project activities within their section.
Duties include:

  • Supervise and provide work direction
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to others
  • Coordinate, assign and review work of assigned work crews, as required
  • Study, analyze and evaluate statistical and technical information and data associated with environmental projects/programs related to the wastewater, surface water or solid waste utilities

Qualifications:
You must have:

  • Four years of experience as an Environmental Specialist with the City of Tacoma

    OR
     
  • Bachelor's degree and four years of related work experience

    OR
     
  • Master's degree in science or a related environmental field and two years of related work experience

*Experience may be substituted for education at a ratio of two years of experience for one year of education.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Professional registration or certification by a recognized organization or board within the applicants' discipline of science or engineering is highly desired.

Additional Information:
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY AT WWW.CITYOFTACOMA.ORG/JOBS

 

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Job Title: Assistant Engineer
Posted:
 01/27/2016
Closing Date: Monday, February 29th, 2016

Job Description:

Central Marin Sanitation Agency
is recruiting for an
ASSISTANT ENGINEER
THE AGENCY

CMSA, located in San Rafael, CA, operates the largest wastewater treatment facility in Marin County. CMSA treats wastewater collected from households and businesses in central Marin County. Approximately 6 billion gallons of wastewater are treated and released as clean effluent into San Francisco Bay each year, and we consistently meet and exceed all Federal and State regulatory requirements. 

THE POSITION
Under direction of the Engineering Manager, the Assistant Engineer performs engineering, project management, construction management, and other technical services for the Agency; performs calculations, prepares design work, administers contracts, maintains records, and conducts studies regarding capital projects and treatment plant processes and optimization.   This is an entry-level, non-registered classification in the engineering series. Incumbent shall have a working knowledge of various aspects of civil and environmental engineering as it relates to planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal systems. The position requires frequent contact with engineers, consultants, contractors, and other agencies.

REQUIREMENTS
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year ABET-accredited college with major coursework in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering. Graduate degree in Environmental/Civil Engineering desirable.  An Assistant Engineer must possess an Engineer-In-Training Certificate, or obtain it during the probationary employment period with the Agency.  No experience is required.  However, one or more years of experience in a water, wastewater or environmental field is desirable.

COMPENSATION
$89,912— $108,414 annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To obtain an application, or to see the full job description, please visit Koff & Associates at www.koffassociates.com. For information on benefits, please visit http://www.cmsa.us/employment/benefits.  Please submit an application, cover letter, and your resume to Barbara Davis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DEADLINE TO APPLY
Monday, February 29th, 2016

 

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Job Title: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Posted:
 01/26/2016
Closing Date: 02/15/2016

Job Description:

Salary: $29.59 - $34.25 Hourly

The City of Tacoma is accepting applications for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.  Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators perform skilled work in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment, sludge processing and laboratory process control equipment in a wastewater treatment facility; maintain operating conditions by interpreting meters, gauges, biological and chemical analysis and observation of the treatment process; maintain equipment and facilities in a safe, effective and orderly condition.

Qualifications: An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school including training or course work in wastewater plant operation and one year of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Washington State driver's license
  • Valid Washington State certification as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for Group I plants at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.

Additional Information:
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY AT WWW.CITYOFTACOMA.ORG/JOBS

 

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Job Title: Assistant Business Unit Manager – Wastewater Services Management
Posted: 01/26/2016
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

The role of the Assistant Business Unit Manager is to provide assistance to the manager of the Solids Management Business Unit (SMBU) in all facets of the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment processes; and will assist supervising 50 employees; plan and organize daily business unit operations; coordinate maintenance and construction activities; and respond to calls 24 hours a day.
 
What We Offer: The Council is a stable employer that values its employees. We strive to provide exceptional service and take pride in our work. The Council provides a highly competitive benefits package including paid time away from work, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability benefits and voluntary benefits. We offer continuous on the job training, a team environment, and advancement opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, civil, environmental, or chemical engineering; or related science field.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in one or more of the following areas:  Wastewater treatment operations or process control; Waste-to-energy plant operation; Large refinery or other power generating plant operation.
  • At least two (2) years of the above experience in a lead or supervisory role.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
License Requirements

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain a Class B MN Wastewater Operator's license within a minimum required timeframe determined upon hire and depending upon current level of certification.  Certification information can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/j26v2wp

Desired Qualifications: Supervisory experience in a union environment.

TO APPLY:
Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council's online employment application - more information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.

 

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Job Title: Director of Environmental Services
Posted:
 01/21/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CA

With offices located conveniently in Orange County off the 405 freeway and Pacific Coast Highway, the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is the third largest wastewater treatment agency west of the Mississippi River.

The OCSD is known world-wide for cutting-edge and innovative wastewater management. OCSD is governed by a 25-member Board of Directors and serves a 471-square-mile area. OCSD processes about 200 million gallons of wastewater each day generated by approximately 2.5 million people residing and operating businesses in Orange County. 

The OCSD is seeking a candidate for the executive-level Director of Environmental Services position to oversee the activities and operations of the new Environmental Services Department, which is responsible for managing OCSD's environmental and regulatory programs including:

  • Ocean discharge permits
  • Industrial source control 
  • Pollution prevention (non-industrial source control)
  • Environmental laboratory
  • Ocean monitoring
  • Storm water management
  • Biosolids management
  • Air quality
  • Urban runoff 
  • Underground storage tanks (USTs)
  • Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs)
  • Environmental audits

The individual will have a proven track record in operational optimization, sound financial management, and customer satisfaction; embracing the highly visible position with outstanding leadership, strategic business planning and organizational skills.

The position requires a bachelor's degree and at least ten years' experience, including three years of management and administrative responsibility. A master's degree is desirable.

The annual salary range for this position is $135,329 - $169,161. Placement within this range will be dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include: holiday pay, medical, dental, vision and life insurance; long-term and short-term disability insurance; and employee assistance program. Additionally, the benefit package shall include deferred compensation options and executive disability insurance benefits.

Retirement benefits are provided through Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS). The retirement benefit formula is 2.5% at age 67; however, employees with reciprocity may be eligible for the 2.43% at age 65 retirement formula (also known as "1.667% @ 57.5").

For more information about benefits, please visit: http://www.ocsd.com/about-ocsd/jobs/employee-benefits.

For additional information about the job, click here.  To apply, visit: http://www.ocsd.com/jobs.  The closing date is Friday, March 11, 2016.  The OCSD is seeking a candidate who can begin working on July 1, 2016.

 

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Job Title: Environmental Associate
Posted:
 01/15/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Environmental Law Department has an immediate need for a junior associate attorney in its Chicago office. Our nationally recognized practice includes sophisticated environmental litigation, regulatory counseling and transactional work for a wide range of industrial, energy, commercial, financial and municipal clients. The junior associate will work on a broad array of matters, in different contexts and forums, covering traditional environmental media (water, land, air) as well as emerging, cutting-edge issues. Applicants should possess strong academic credentials, excellent writing and analytical skills, good character, initiative and interpersonal skills.

Please click on the link to apply:  https://careers.btlaw.com/virecruitselfapply/?filterREID=7

 

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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Pipeline Construction Contract Management
Posted:
 01/13/2016
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Pipeline Construction Contract Management
Laurel, Maryland

 

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) seeks an experienced Sr. Manager, Pipeline Construction Contract Management to oversee contract management and quality control of pipeline construction, repair and replacement work. The incumbent will also lead and manage the activities of the Systems Inspection Group and ensure that activities are aligned with the WSSC Strategic Plan and vision/direction of the General Manager.

Essential duties and functions of the Sr. Manager, Pipeline Construction Contract Management are as follows:

  • Plans, directs, and administers the diversified activities of 70-80  employee staff and contractor augmentation staff (currently an additional 27 inspectors) consisting of construction inspectors, construction contract managers, construction managers and related administrative support within the Systems Inspection Group that are located in 4 depots and the headquarters building and located throughout the WSSC service area
  • Supervises directly or indirectly, all personnel within the Systems Inspection Group responsible for:
    • Assigning/evaluating work, setting annual performance objectives and providing coaching, consultation and support to subordinate personnel
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Directing and implementing effective employee development plans
    • Counseling and acting to reward or discipline employees (including termination)
  • Overseeing construction management on WSSC contracted work for construction, repair or replacement of water and wastewater pipelines, tunnels, structures, connections and other appurtenances including related paving and landscaping restoration work. Key functions include contractor responsibility determinations, scheduling coordination with both internal and external stakeholders, contract administration, inspection, and quality assurance
  • Prepares, justifies and administers a large capital and operating budget
  • Establishes policies and procedures to ensure overall Group efficiency within Federal, state and Commission guidelines
  • Keeps abreast of technological advancements and recommends improvements in systems design, specifications, engineering proposals, water works and sewage construction
  • Oversees the update of the general conditions and standard specifications for all of the WSSC underground infrastructure asset construction contracts
  • Coordinates efforts within WSSC and externally with state, county, municipal and local groups and officials as well as the general public
  • Oversees preparation of contractor performance evaluations and assures documentation of issues related to contractor responsibility
  • Performs/sub-delegates activities as the Contracting Officer's Representative, to include:
    • Inspection and acceptance of work
    • Review and approval of current estimates, final estimates, final payments and change orders for payment on construction projects
    • Review and approval of change orders and time extensions within limits of delegated authority
    • Preparation of technical engineering and/or complex administration verbal and written reports
    • Review and approval of field changes to engineering drawings and specifications to resolve constructability issues during construction
    • Review and approval of contractor proposed substitutions of materials, articles and methods
    • Preparation of Draft Final Decisions of the Engineer

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Civil, Sanitary or related engineering discipline
  • 10+ years civil engineering experience that includes 2+ years' experience in planning and directing utility related construction projects
  • 5+ years' experience supervising design and/or construction professionals
  • 5+ years' experience administering construction contracts
  • Advanced knowledge of construction contract management techniques, negotiations and technical construction methods for underground pipeline installation and refurbishment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of construction engineering and management
  • Water/wastewater distribution system planning, design and construction
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Maryland or ability to obtain the PE registration within 12 months of hire
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and ability to obtain a WSSC driver's permit
  • Must be available on an on-call basis at all times.
  • Certification as a Construction Manager (CM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or advanced degree in relevant engineering discipline(s) preferred.

 

Salary:       $107,160 - $163,586
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

To learn more about this vacancy (16-0099) and apply, please visit our Careers page at www.wsscwater.com. EOE/M/D/V

 

 

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Job Title: Vice President, Contract Compliance
Posted:
 01/12/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Vice President, Contract Compliance
SUEZ in NORTH AMERICA
Paramus, New Jersey

As Vice President of Contract Compliance for SUEZ in NORTH AMERICA, you will ensure the efficiency of contract compliance and operational support for the Environmental Services division. This role analyzes operational performance and financial value of projects to prepare recommendations for appropriate initiatives and actions; develops reports to monitor performance and assist in strategic and tactical goals for the projects, Division, and from corporate departments; and leads the implementation of organizational processes and operational improvements in support of compliance, safety, and efficiency. This role involves interaction with external agencies, clients, municipal leaders, and other groups to ensure the health and growth of the division. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering; Master's or MBA a plus
  • Extensive training in general or executive management in the water and wastewater utility industry, to include process design and operational improvement
  • Extensive leadership experience in managing a service business
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Demonstrated success in development and execution of projects focused on organizational efficiency, compliance  and business process improvement
  • Experience in mentoring and leadership development
  • Position involves 50% travel

About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,430 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company owns 16 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 84 municipalities, and offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites. The organization also provides drinking water and wastewater services to nearly 6.7 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company had revenues of $1.1 billion in 2014 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

For complete details and to apply, visit https://suezna-careers.silkroad.com and enter "720-110" in the keyword search field.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Job Title: Executive Director – contract position
Posted:
 01/11/2016
Closing Date: 02/16/2016

Job Description:

Dynamic Executive Director Sought for Professional Organization
– Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies (ACWA)

Oregon is at the forefront of advancing clean water innovations.  The Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies (ACWA) is a not-for-profit professional organization that assists its members in applying natural resource stewardship to meet water quality performance standards.    ACWA seeks a dynamic Executive Director to assist its 120+ statewide member organizations to continue and expand this legacy.   ACWA members are personally committed to protecting and enhancing Oregon's water quality.  ACWA members provide wastewater and stormwater services to 63% of Oregon's homes and businesses.  More about Oregon ACWA is available at www.oracwa.org.

The selected contractor will provide strategic, long – term planning for water-quality related issues for municipalities and districts.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with regulatory agencies is a must, along with proven organizational skills.  Exceptional facilitation skills needed.   Must have the ability to lead technical experts through water quality related laws and regulations to craft effective outcomes.

If interested, submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications, including a resume  (total page length of 6 pages) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as a PDF file.   This information will be used to short-list candidates, including telephone interviews that will be scheduled on 3/2/16, 3/3/16, or 3/4/16.  Selected candidates will be asked to submit a proposal.  Qualifications must be received by February 16, 2016.

 

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Job Title: Chief of Production
Posted:
 01/07/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Company: Titan Group, a Division of Gallagher Benefit Services, on behalf of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, is looking for a Chief of Production.

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) operates one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation facilities in the United States, located on a 35-acre site within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria. It serves about 320,000 people in the City of Alexandria and part of Fairfax County, processing an average over 13 billion gallons of wastewater every year. AlexRenew is committed to being an environmental steward, good neighbor, and industry leader in the day-to-day work of making dirty water clean again.

AlexRenew has 100 employees, several who have been with the company for more than 20 years. They have an exciting apprentice program to engage and attract young talent and the experience and tenure to foster these developing professionals.

AlexRenew is known nationally for its ability to solve problems creatively that integrate community needs with community desires. They recently opened a new community soccer field that is integrated into their treatment works and will be opening a new LEED platinum environmental center to house customer services and administration. This environmental center will also feature a large education center that incorporates a state of the art enhanced used water treatment processes. AlexRenew works closely with their board, composed of citizens chosen by city council. These individuals have a passion for the mission of AlexRenew and a vested interest in its success within the community.

Position Overview: As a strategic business partner of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will provide strategic counsel to executive leadership on all production and treatment issues. This includes monitoring and coaching others on work processes, promoting operational excellence and providing, through your team, exceptional environmental protection. You will work with the Chief Sustainability Officer to embed sustainable practices into daily work, and instill "utility of the future" processes, technologies and strategies into the current and future workforce. You will collaborate with senior executives in setting and implementing organizational strategy and business plans, and may act as second in command during the CEO's absence.

The Chief of Production (COP) is accountable for the following business outcomes:

  • Reclaimed water production and distribution.
  • Wastewater interception and pumping from the City of Alexandria.
  • Water Resource Recovery operations leading to continuous compliance with all Federal, State and local water quality requirements.
  • Manage capacity, maintenance, operations and management of 20 miles of intercepting sewers and five pump stations.
  • Coordinate with Environmental Health & Safety Manager on security, employee safety and health issues.
  • Operate the Emergency Command Center on site during emergency activities.

The day to day duties and goals of the COP are to manage personnel, materials, and time, oversee administration duties of contracts assigned to the Division/Departments, manage department purchases of equipment and operating supplies in accordance with all laws, regulations, and policies, meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, prepare budget and manage expenditures, comply with Federal, State and local legal requirements (to include studying existing and new Virginia legislation), enforce adherence to requirements and advise executive management on needed action and consult with legal counsel as needed. The COP will also participate in the long term goal setting, development, planning, and implementation of ongoing asset management, operations, capital, financial and other programs.

As a department manager you will provide direction for department's employees, coach and train individuals to ensure their ongoing professional success and manage positions and personnel to make best use of the department's talent. As a key senior leader, you are responsible for managing your assigned areas within budget and practice sound fiscal control and ensure efficient and effective use of funds.

As a member of the executive leadership team you will collaborate with senior executives to solve complex problems within department and organization, execute appropriate elements of the strategic plan, assist in the preparation of agreements between AlexRenew and other entities, represent the organization to professional bodies, community organizations and state and local agencies, and present and explain matters before the Board as required.

Success in this role will be defined by your ability to make operations the lead at AlexRenew both regionally and nationally. This success can be accomplished in part by the development of a stronger operations apprentice program, a sound training program that will recover resources and produce revenue or offset the bottom line, and promote the use of new technology that helps AlexRenew become The Utility of the Future.

This position has 3 direct reports (Executive Assistant, Process Manager and Operations Manager) with up to 45 indirect reports.


Education: Bachelor of Science in civil or environmental engineering or related field. A Master of Science in civil or environmental engineering or an MBA will be considered in lieu of some experience.

 

Experience:

Special Requirements:

At least 10 years of experience in engineering and advanced management skills in administration of personnel. At least five years of proven experience at the senior management level. At least five years of experience in the operation of advanced wastewater treatment facilities is preferred.

A Class I Operators License is required or must be obtained within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations time guidelines. A licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred. May require work outside of normal business hours and/or on weekends as necessary to carry out job responsibilities and duties.

Technical Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply theories, principles, concepts and practices of wastewater engineering and hydrology as applied to the design and operations of standard and advanced water and wastewater treatment.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards; environmental management systems preferred.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals and reports, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to prepare complex specifications, contract documents,
    reports, correspondence, studies and other technical documents as needed.
  • Ability to meet and deal effectively with customers, contractors, engineering consultants, public agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, represent AlexRenew at meetings and conferences, and give presentations as needed.
  • Extensive experience administering and overseeing the development and implementation of operational budgets.
  • Knowledge of new water quality regulations and the ability and desire to keep abreast of and adaptability to new technology.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to make quick but rational decisions
  • Proven ability to train, evaluate, and assess the performance of support personnel.
  • Ability to set department strategy in collaboration with CEO and senior executives.
  • Innovative thinker who can constructively challenge conventional ways of thinking and introduce new ideas
  • Ability to use computer software programs to manage process, products and outcomes
  • Ability to plan and direct several activities concurrently required with strict attention to details.
  • Extensive experience developing, executing, leading, meeting and exceeding both short and long term goals and ideas.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Builds and cultivates relationships, quickly establishing rapport and credibility across the organization, community and with Board members to maintain trusting and cooperative working relationships
  • Exercises tact, courtesy, respect and discretion when working with staff, Board and community members at various levels of authority and influence.Demonstrates strong yet collaborative leadership skills; leads by example with ability and tact to resolve conflicts.
  • Resilient and able to adapt to and facilitate significant changes or solutions.
  • Strong customer service commitment to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive and team oriented worker who brings energy and enthusiasm to the cause and the mission of AlexRenew.
  • Open, honest and empathetic in all aspects of work.

Relocation: Medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, well-being benefits, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, flexible spending account, Virginia Retirement System (VRS), educational assistance, holiday, vacation and sick leave.

Relocation is offered for this role.

Compensation: Competitive compensation offered for the role.

Contact: Rachel Bender Meyer
Titan Group, a Division of Gallagher Benefit Services
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
804-249-6032

 

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Job Title: Assistant Water Services Director
Posted:
 01/05/2016
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Employment Opportunity
Assistant Water Services Director –
Wastewater
phoenix.gov/jobs

ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Water Services Department seeks an experienced water industry professional to fill an Assistant Water Services Director vacancy.  Reporting to the Water Services Director, this executive level position directs multiple major functional areas of the department through the supervision of Deputy Water Services Directors responsible for the engineering, operation, and maintenance of the City's wastewater utility.  The position is also responsible for interacting with other City departments, and representing the City when working with media and other governmental and outside agencies.  Work assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical and managerial decisions of considerable difficulty.  The Water Services Department has an annual operating budget of over $262 million, a 5 year capital improvement budget of $1.2 billion, and employs over 1,400 employees. 

RECRUITMENT DATES
First review of applications will occur the week of February 1, 2016.  This recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. 

SALARY
$88,774 - $150,904 annually.  Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

Comprehensive benefits package includes: $5,220/yr car allowance, $1,200/yr cell phone allowance, 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension, 457/401 plans (City contributes 8% of salary with no matching required), tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO.  For more details, visit:
https://www.phoenix.gov/hrsite/Benefit%20Category/010.pdf

QUALIFICATIONS – Desired qualifications include a minimum of:

  • Five years of professional-level experience in a technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems.
  • Three years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, business, or public administration or a related field.
  • For the current vacancy, a degree in an engineering field and a professional engineering license are very strongly preferred.
  • City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire and must be maintained.

Only the highest qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible-for-hire list and be considered for interview. 

HOW TO APPLY
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. 

During the online application process, you will need to provide responses to the following open-ended questions (the system allows copying/pasting into the answer fields):

  • List related job titles and employers of current/previous jobs.
  • In your most recent (or most related position), indicate the number, level, and classification of employees you have supervised on an ongoing basis.  If over 10 employees you may summarize types of staff.
  • For current/previous employers, indicate the size of each organization including the approximate operating budget, FTE, and MGD capacity if applicable.
  • In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your professional-level experience in engineering (or in a financial, technical, or operations capacity engaged in water or wastewater systems).

Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.  A comprehensive reference check will be conducted on the top finalists.  The information submitted is subject to public disclosure if requested.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please visit: https://employee.phoenix.gov/Documents/Employment_Information.pdf
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.

REFERENCE
Asst Water Services Director, code 51430, ID#16892, 1/04/15, KP, Benefits: Executive

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Job Title: Waste Management Services Director
Posted:
12/31/2015
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description:

The City of Waterloo, Iowa (pop. 68,406) seeks a licensed civil or environmental engineer to serve as its Waste Management Services Director responsible for the overall direction of its wastewater and storm water systems.  The city operates a 13 MGPD activated sludge treatment plant and over 800 miles of sanitary and storm lines and over 40 lift stations. Position manages a staff of 39 employees, a $15.8 million operating budget and a $6 million capital budget and reports to the Mayor.  Candidates must be a licensed professional engineer with a bachelor's degree and ten years of experience in civil or environmental engineering and/or managing wastewater collection and treatment.   Equivalent education and experience will be considered.  Must have strong analytical and operational management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to plan for and implement rehabilitation of the wastewater system.

Salary DOQ. Excellent benefits package. Residency within Waterloo city limits required within six months of hire.  Relocation negotiable. 

Submit cover letter and resume online at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com/. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are encouraged to apply by February 1, 2016. For more information contact Sharon Klumpp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 651.223.3053.

 

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Job Title: Assistant Business Unit Manager –Process
Posted:
 12/22/2015
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description:

Assistant Business Unit Manager –Process
Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN
Open until filled

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area by providing essential services to the region. The Council's Environmental Services Division (MCES) operates and maintains eight wastewater treatment and collection facilities in the region to provide wastewater treatment services to approximately 90 percent of the region's population.

This position will be assigned to one or more of the MCES plants at any given time to assist managing plant staff in daily operations and maintenance activities.  This role provides leadership, management, guidance, and technical support to the business unit to ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations.  It also ensures that processes, personnel, budgets, and infrastructure are maintained in accordance with Metropolitan Council policies and procedures.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, engineering or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in wastewater treatment or related field of which two (2) years are in a lead/supervisory/project management/management role.
  • Must be able to obtain a Class B MN Wastewater Operator's license within a minimum required timeframe depending upon current level of certification.
  • Some positions may require a valid Driver's License.

Equivalency:  Associate's degree from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of seven (7) years of experience with two (2) years in a supervisory role –OR- nine (9) years of experience with two (2) years in a supervisory role in a wastewater treatment facility.

TO APPLY:
Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council's online employment application - more information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.

 

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Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Water/Wastewater Facilities
Posted:
 12/18/2015
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description:

Overview:
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services. Founded in 1935, LAN has grown from its humble beginnings as a small Houston firm to a national leader in the heavy civil infrastructure engineering industry. A division of LEO A DALY, an international architecture/engineering firm, LAN has access to the expertise of nearly 800 professionals in 31 offices across the country.

Responsibilities:
Senior Project Manager opportunity where the selected candidate will manage and design large-scale water and wastewater facility infrastructure projects and serve as the key Client Manager for major North Texas clients including North Texas Municipal Water District, Dallas Water Utilities, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, City of Fort Worth and Trinity River Authority.  Candidate will be part of growing North Texas Infrastructure Team and will play a key role in sales, project delivery, development and hiring of technical staff and client management.  In addition will be part of the statewide W/WW treatment & facilities practice team and help deliver W/WW facilities projects outside of the North Texas region.


Qualifications:

  • BSCE
  • Licensed PE in Texas or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • 10+ years client/project management and/or design experience with water/wastewater facility projects including storage tanks, pump & lift stations, and water/wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Experience with regulatory requirements and securing appropriate regulatory permits associated with design and construction water and wastewater treatment facilities

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Human Resources Department at 713-266-6900. For more information about your rights under the law, see EEO is the Law

Billing Contact:  Tom Cash, Senior Recruiter

Contact e-mail address:             Please apply at the following link –
https://careers-lan.icims.com/jobs/2779/senior-project-manager---water-wastewater-facilities/job

 

 

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Job Title: District Engineer
Posted:
 12/04/2015
Closing Date:

Job Description:

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District has an immediate opening for District Engineer.  The District is an award-winning wastewater treatment utility.  Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering with five to ten years of related, progressive experience.  Strong writing and verbal skills required.  Illinois P.E. required within six months of hire. TCBSD offers a competitive salary and benefits including fully-funded IMRF local government pension, compensation time, and tuition reimbursement.  For more information, visit www.thorncreekbasin.org.

 

                                                     DISTRICT ENGINEER

 

DEPARTMENT: Engineering
REPORTS TO:   Executive Director
SUPERVISES:    Project Engineer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: Has overall responsibility for the present and future infrastructure of the District. By performing directly or supervising consultants, provide all engineering services needed by the District. Responsible for all phases of major capital projects including design, bidding, construction and startup.  Responsible for the integrity of District-owned sewers. Responsible for the application of biosolids to farmland.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a degree in civil/environmental engineering and 5 to 10 years of related design and construction engineering experience. Experience with CAD and GIS is desired.  Illinois PE required within six months of hire.  Strong communication skills are essential.

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide effective project management for all District construction projects, including coordination of preliminary design, design, bidding, construction, general supervision and payments, construction inspection, and startup. Supervise and coordinate the work of consulting engineers and contractors.
  2. Work with Executive Director to coordinate long-term engineering studies and evaluations, internally and with consulting engineers.
  3. Perform designs and project management for smaller projects, including hydraulic design and minor structural design.
  4. Ensure quality sewer construction in the District service area and accurate recording of changes to the system.   Maintain District construction standards.  Conduct District sewer permit program, including reviewing plans and specifications.  Coordinate construction inspection and testing of sewer connections and extensions.  Update District's sewer atlas.
  5. Maintain accurate, organized set of records of plant equipment and facilities, sewer extensions, and pump stations including as-built plans, specifications, shop drawings, O&M manuals, and easement records. 
  6. Maintain District owned trunk sewers and force mains.  Supervise periodic inspection of all piping.  Determine needed repairs.  Coordinate design and construction services for repair work.
  7. Operate the biosolids application program to transfer annual production of biosolids from the lagoons to farmland. Know state and federal regulations and their application to the District's program.  Retain and supervise qualified agronomist.  Secure and oversee applicator work, and approve payments.  Maintain permanent records for each site.  Provide effective public relations with farmers, landowners, neighbors and public officials.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist with budget preparation for capital construction projects and engineering services.
  2. Maintain current map of District boundaries and services.  Provide engineering review of annexation petitions.
  3. Oversee District JULIE utility locate program participation.
  4. Check flow monitoring by industries for billing.
  5. Assist with bidding document review for capital projects by other departments.  Assist with related construction engineering oversight as required.
  6. Evaluate the operating efficiencies of plant equipment.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

ENVIRONMENT:

Works in the operating treatment plant and sewer system with their related hazards. Must be able to inspect construction work at the plant and in the sewer system. Works with minimal direct supervision.

As a governmental employee, the position involves working not only for the District, but for the public at large.  

DISCLAIMER:

This position description is intended as a guide and does not constitute an employment contract or provide the assurance of continued employment.  The position is at the will of District management and Board of Trustees.

 

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