Engineering Jobs

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of City Utilities Engineering Management and serving in the Sewer & Stormwater Engineering areas, incumbent is responsible for planning, hydraulic modeling, and design of wet weather program (sewer and stormwater) projects and helps plan and coordinate the programs, policies, and standards of the Sewer & Stormwater Utilities. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility’s safety rules and operating regulations, policies, and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

PLANNING/IMPLEMENTATION

  • Develop plan to provide adequate human and financial resources to meet current and future stormwater and sewer program needs.
  • Establish, implement, and monitor stormwater and sewer program policies, procedures, and service level standards.
  • Coordination of the planning, design and construction of projects and maintenance activities with Utility Field Operations department, City & County stakeholders, area property owners, private utilities, public stakeholders, and associated project consultants.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the planning and modeling analysis for capacity improvement projects, projects that support economic development, and programs to reduce sewer back-ups, overflow occurrences, river instruction, inflow and infiltration, improve stormwater drainage.
  • Develop, provide oversight, and oversee implementation of master planning activities for sanitary sewer, combined sewer, and stormwater systems
  • Assist with leadership and development of modeling forecasting simulations, artificial intelligence assistance, asset management, smart sewers programs, digital twins, etc. related technologies to enhance and optimize the capacity and operation of the sewer and stormwater systems

OPERATIONS

  • Prepare and monitor stormwater and sewer program O&M and Capital budgets and expenditures.
  • Manage, supervise, assign, monitor progress and ensure the quality of work performed by stormwater and sewer program staff.
  • Perform sewer and stormwater program staffing functions related to the hiring, training, discipline, motivation, and performance evaluation of program personnel.
  • Manage the development, implementation and monitoring of EPA mandated combined sewer overflow (CSO) plan projects.
  • Assist with conducting and managing local (watershed based) and global stormwater system master planning and asset inventorying projects.
  • Keeps current with changes in the regulatory climate and monitors proposed changes that may affect the Sewer Utility and Stormwater Utility;
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of City’s Consent Decree, LTCP, Combined Sewer System Operational Plan (CSSOP), Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance (CMOM), and its sewer National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance requirements;
  • Manage or perform the engineering of capital improvement projects, including conceptual planning and design through detailed final design, preparation of contract and bid documents, regulatory permitting and all construction engineering services.
  • Manages or performs hydraulic modelling and engineering services for sewer, stormwater and flood control facilities system capacity improvement projects.
  • Participate in wet weather management operations team to prepare, operate and post event audit wet weather events and identify improvements and optimization opportunities for the sewer collection system performance
  • Manages or performs engineering services and modeling in support of sustainable/LID practices, including post-construction monitoring;
  • Manage the planning and design of infiltration/inflow removal projects.
  • Prepare sewer capacity engineering reports and work plans.
  • Utilizes Project Management Information System (PMIS) for project schedules, budgets, monthly status reports, general document management, construction engineering reviews and approvals, project tracking and other project management and administration activities;
  • Utilizes AutoCad, Civil 3D and hydraulic modeling software to complete project assignments
  • Prepares or manages development of engineering reports, hydraulic modeling assessments and work plans;
  • Perform work of subordinates as necessary to achieve program goals.
  • Manage and refine sewer hydraulic models.
  • Manage and refine stormwater hydraulic and water quality models.
  • Manage and perform calibration and utilization of sewer and stormwater hydraulic models
  • Manage and perform quality control and analysis of sewer flow monitoring, SCADA data and rainfall monitoring
  • Assist construction engineering and management in developing solutions to complications identified during construction.
  • Perform quality control and assurance of CSO and sewer overflow monthly reports
  • Perform or manage the modeling in support of regulatory required reporting

INFORMATION/COMMUNICATION

  • Advise other departments or agencies on wet weather related issues.
  • Represent the sewer and stormwater programs at Board Meetings, public hearings, City Council meetings, neighborhood meetings, professional association meetings and other forums.
  • Respond to requests for information, analysis and consultation on sewer capacity planning & design projects.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Technical knowledge of hydraulic sewer modeling methodologies
  • Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Working knowledge and strong comprehension of problem solving and project management.
  • Working knowledge of Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities (10 State Standards)
  • In-depth knowledge of dynamic sewer modeling software packages: XPSWMM, EPA SWMM, PC SWMM
  • Knowledge of hydraulic stormwater modeling software: SSA, HEC-RAS, HydroCAD, etc.
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software packages
  • General knowledge and experience with optimization software
  • Experience with sewer flow monitoring and rainfall monitoring programs and analysis
  • General understanding of the principles of sustainability
  • Perform job duties as directed and necessary to fully utilize and maintain certifications, licenses, training, etc. that have been obtained per job description requirements and/or City Utilities Engineering Skill Based Compensation Policy.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for direction, coordination, supervision and evaluation of employees in the Sewer and Stormwater Engineering Program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) in an approved program of Civil Engineering or approved equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Ten (10) years experience in a public agency/utility, consulting engineering or related field with emphasis on engineering of sewer collection system and stormwater capital improvement projects. Five (5) years experience in hydraulic modeling for combined sewer and sanitary sewer required, experience with stormwater hydraulic modeling desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical information, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to communicate effectively in order to manage staff and represent the sewer program at various meetings. Ability to maintain effective work relationships with developers, attorneys, engineers, contractors and utility customers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define unprecedented problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions by extending accepted methods or developing new ones. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to develop program work plans designed to improve or expand current service levels.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

1.) Valid Indiana Driver’s License.

2.) Indiana Professional Engineering License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.