Assists in directing and coordinating activities of all Technical Services Group departments at Central Valley and aids General Manager in formulating and administering organizational policies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate departmental managers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Shares in the responsibility of maintaining compliance with the UPDES Discharge permit, Bio-solids permit, Stormwater permit and Recycled Water permit. Develops understanding of Utah Division of Water Quality Regulations as they apply to effluent discharge, biosolids, stormwater and industrial pretreatment programs at Central Valley and assists in permit renewal.
Serves as the Technical Services Group representative on the Central Valley Management Team. Participates in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives.
Directs, coordinates and provides administrative interface between Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, Engineering, Pretreatment, IT and Safety Departments for which responsibility of each is delegated to individual departmental managers to further the attainment of facility goals and objectives.
Reviews analyses of operational activities, maintenance backlog and activities, and forecast data to determine Operation and Maintenance Departments’ progress toward stated goals and objectives.
Confers with the General Manager, department managers and other administrative personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives, and develop budgetary needs resulting from current status and projected conditions.
Prepares State of Utah and Central Valley Board regulatory reports as required.
Responsible for setting up and analyzing special process analyses. Confers with Chief Engineer, Operations Department, Laboratory and hired consultants to develop and oversee process analyses and special studies.
Directs preparation of procurement documents for goods and/or services in accordance with policies and procedures.
Directs hired technical consultants and contractors in design and construction of capital projects required to meet short and long-term goals of the facility. Reviews project designs (by others) for construction at Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility. Reviews include bidding and contract requirements, technical specifications, and project plans.
Oversees the Asset Management Program and development of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets in coordination with the Business Services Manager/CFO and General Manager.
Assists with Wasatch Front Water Quality Council research activities and provides input on future research to assist Central Valley and DWQ in establishing appropriate water quality criteria and facility permit limits.
Provides mentoring and professional development of staff under his/her supervision. Promotes and implements Arbinger principles.
Engages in active membership in state, regional and national professional associations including, Water Environment Association of Utah/Water Environment Federation, and others as appropriate. Is involved in committee and organizational leadership as appropriate.
Engages in the delivery of papers and presentations at conferences, public meetings and CVWRF Board meetings.
Works with the Employee Services Manager and Human Resources to resolve personnel issues.
Responsible for assisting the General Manager in the completion of his duties and responsibilities.
Directs department managers who manage a total of 70 to 80 employees. Is responsible for assisting the General Manager in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all departments. Including: planning, assigning, directing work and training employees. Carries out management and responsibilities under the direction of the General manager in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Assists Human Resources with interviewing, hiring, performance appraisals, rewarding, disciplining, dismissing, and addressing complaints and resolving problems of employees. Serves as a mentor and role model to other employees. Must have the ability to operate effectively in both an office and industrial plant environment, build successful team relationships and maintain positive coworker interactions.
Education and/or Experience
BS in Civil, Environmental, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university required, MS in Civil or Environmental Engineering or Sciences preferred.
Utah PE (or ability to obtain through reciprocity) required.
15+ years wastewater related experience.
8+ years management experience of at least 15 employees
Project Engineering, Project Management and Construction Management experience is required.
Experience in working with and presenting to elected officials and elected board members is required.
Language Skills - Ability to read and write in English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as engineering drawings, technical reports, tables, and spreadsheets, operation and maintenance manuals, material safety data sheets, safety plans, etc. Ability to effectively communicate with other plant personnel about mechanical, operations, electrical, instrumentation, and control related subjects. ability to write technical reports, requests for proposals and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, managers, the Board of Trustees and before technical conference attendees.
Mathematical and Technical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as flows, proportions, concentrations, masses, percentages, areas, circumferences, and volumes. Ability to apply concepts of algebra and geometry. Ability to conduct wastewater process, hydraulic, and chemical calculations to understand, design, control and efficiently operate the liquid and solids treatment processes. Must demonstrate familiarity with hydraulic designs, wastewater treatment design, engineering economics, preparation of technical specifications and contract documents. Should have a firm grasp of heavy construction principles and wastewater facilities process engineering, operations and maintenance.
Reasoning Ability - Ability to solve problems related to the proper process and mechanical operation, control systems, installation, and troubleshooting equipment and process upsets. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to understand and interpret personnel and human resource issues, and with the assistance human resources, develop and communicate solutions.
Computer Skills - Ability to type and use personal computer software including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point to create spreadsheets, reports, correspondence and presentations. Knowledge of, or ability to learn and use new software applications including computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). Ability to use the Internet to acquire information and use Internet based software systems. Ability to use mobile devices including smartphone and tablets.
Physical and Mental Demands and Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to risk of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic energies. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical equipment; in outside weather conditions; and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, confined spaces, and may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals or disease causing organisms all of which require knowledge of safety requirements and strict use of proper personal protective equipment. Work is sometimes performed in noisy environments which require hearing protection.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Central Valley Water
The Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility is located in the shadow of the majestic Wasatch Mountains in central Salt Lake County, Utah, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The facility serves half a million residents, with a design capacity of 84 MGD for release to the Jordan River—a master-planned waterway that serves as the west bookend to this recreational mecca.