The purpose of this position is to apply engineering principles to evaluate problems and recommend and implement solutions for drinking water supply, treatment and transport infrastructure. Employees in this position have comprehensive knowledge of water supply facility permitting, facility design, project financing, and scheduling, and property acquisition.
Under limited direction, performs highly advanced professional engineering work to: inspect, investigate, document, analyze, develop, and implement recommendations to improve efficiency, reliability, and quality; and ensure the proper construction, operation, and maintenance of Tampa Bay Water’s facilities. Position is responsible for coordination of all activities related to Project Management following Project Management best practices: including project definition, scheduling, financing, permit acquisition, property acquisition, design, and procurement. The position is responsible for procurement and management of outsourced services provided by consultants and suppliers retained by the agency for related engineering services. In the event of absence, vacancy, or as directed, may assume the duties of the Engineering Support Services Group Manager. This position requires registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Florida pursuant to F.S. 471. Must recognize and uphold the Agency’s contractual obligations to our member governments, regulators, consultants, suppliers, and contractors, and apply contract terms to ensure obligations are met. Position requires considerable written, oral, computer, communication, and analytical skills. Performance is evaluated through periodic meetings, reports, and administrative review process. Assignments for this position are multifaceted and include multiple stakeholders.
Water Production Roles:
Serves as a primary leader for Tampa Bay Water in the areas of:
Manage analysis, design and specification of Rehabilitation and Replacement projects
Perform Project Reviews
Conduct Research to support and improve the agency’s facilities
Use performance metrics to Assess Agency Progress
Perform Agency Plan Reviews
Support colleagues on the System, North and South Teams in setting or evaluating production priorities, budgets, compliance with applicable regulations and contracts, support agency-wide safety/implementation, assist in evaluating employee success, customer satisfaction, water facilities quality, and making determinations involving decisions to in-source or out-source.
Contributes to the balance of power within the Water Production Division by being responsible for making decisions related to the work of the team for which the Engineering Group has a lead role.
Provides effective oral and written communication to member governments’ staff, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders as needed to educate, advocate and communicate Water Production Division goals and initiatives.
Manages multiple projects (without limitation on project projected cost) including Renewal and Replacement, Capital and non-Capital projects.
Develops and/or oversees the development of: projects’ scope of work, schedule, cost estimates, and risk, permitting, property, and procurement plans of projects as applicable.
Coordinates project activities with internal and external stakeholders.
Develops and enforces quality control of project implementation in accordance with Best Project Management practices.
Manages activities of professional consultants regarding assigned functions on projects under charge.
Coordinates and participates in the updates of the Agency’s Project Management Guidelines.
Develops and coordinates the Agency’s Standard Operating Procedures for the development of projects schedules and planning level capital cost and operations and maintenance cost estimates for projects.
Manages the negotiations or participates in the negotiations of Memoranda of Understanding and Joint Project Agreements with external stakeholders.
Tracks and reports project status to Management and the Agency’s Board of Directors
Coordinates and participates in the review of the Agency’s Standard Specifications and Details.
Provides engineering design services and review services (within the Engineer’s expertise area) for the development of projects Technical Memorandum or Basis of Design Report, and bid documents including: construction contract front ends, drawings, and specifications.
Provides review, guidance, and responsible charge (within the Engineer’s expertise area) for tasks completed by unlicensed staff engineers, as required.
Conducts feasibility studies and cost benefit analyses.
Provides written reports and recommendations regarding the results of the feasibility studies.
Conducts hydraulic modeling as requested.
Manages the annual update of the Agency’s Hydraulic Model.
Assist in the Preparation of the Agency’s Master Water Plan Update.
Perform assignments to help author or review other Agency documents, reports and plans as requested.
Manages the Agency’s Stormwater Management System and Tanks Inspection Programs.
Performs field/site investigations related to Tanks and Stormwater Management Systems Inspections and projects under charge.
Develop Tanks and Stormwater Management Systems Inspection reports for pertinent regulatory agencies.
Collaborates with other Agency departments and makes recommendations for facility optimizations, to include development of special projects, and projects targeted for safety.
Ensures appropriate Agency departments perform design-phase reviews, and that feedback is incorporated into projects.
Serves on advisory committees concerning municipal water supply functions.
Provides support services to construction management functions as needed.
Leads or participates in contract procurement selection committees.
Negotiates or participates in negotiation of professional engineering design contracts, professional service agreements, and amendments.
Manages the portfolio of the Agency’s As-Needed Engineering and Systems Engineer Professional Contracts including assignments of tasks and contract amendments.
Participates and review utility conflicts
Coordinates and or participates in obtaining/negotiating real estate interests.
Request purchase orders and review and process vendors’ invoices.
Assists with development and implementation of a balanced scorecard (performance measures) for measuring efficiency and progress towards defined goals for agency facilities.
Provides facility tours to members of the public and stakeholders as requested.
Prepares and presents reports, on contract operated facilities, for internal and external Agency meetings, conferences, and training opportunities.
Prepares and presents reports and action items for Board of Directors' consideration.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and other colleagues and demonstrate initiative, mature judgment, customer service orientation, and ability to anticipate needs of the organization.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Observes Safety Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Agency Safety Program.
Performs related work as directed.
Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Tampa Bay Water are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities that promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property, either at the Agency or within the local or their own community.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Eight to ten (8-10) years of post-registration engineering experience relating to water or wastewater utilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Proficient in project management, preferably in a governmental environment.
Experience in process implementation and required internal controls.
Strong analytical, administrative and negotiation skills.
Proficient in developing, implementing and maintaining effective policies to improve efficiency.
Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint, and Project and ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and hydraulic models (e.g. InfoWater).
Strong communication skills, including listening, verbal and written.
Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Master of Science in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute preferred
MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Physical Abilities:Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects, and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Sensory Abilities:Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Environmental Requirements:Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
About Tampa Bay Water
As the largest wholesale drinking water supplier in the southeastern United States, Tampa Bay Water ultimately provides water to more than 2.5 million people in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Our mission seems so simple—to reliably provide clean, safe water to the Tampa Bay region now and for future generations. In reality, it is a complex process that requires a dedicated, skilled staff to ensure a continuous flow of water to our customers. At Tampa Bay Water, we share a common set of values—safety, continuous improvement and innovation. We fulfill our mission in partnership with our stakeholders in a responsible, efficient and environmentally sustainable manner.