Responsible for managing the daily operations of NEW Water’s wastewater interceptor systems and the Field Services Department staff. Maintains responsibility for staff and interceptor system on a 24/7 basis. Manages the interceptor system to ensure reliable and quality conveyance of customer’s wastewater.
Leads and provides direction in the operation and maintenance of NEW Water’s interceptor systems which consists of gravity sewers, lift stations, force mains, and metering and sampling stations. Provides direction in the management of NEW Water’s pretreatment and hauled waste programs. Supervision of and direction given to staff of professional and technical personnel consisting of Field Services Technicians, Pretreatment Program Coordinator, and Pretreatment Intern. Responsibilities include maintaining the Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance (CMOM) program, the customer wastewater treatment services billing program, assuring proper operation of wastewater conveyance infrastructure and equipment, and maintaining a safe environment for Field Services staff.
Accountable for meeting the training needs of all Field Services staff and for evaluating the capabilities of each individual so the Field Services Department can meet the demands of operating, evaluating, and maintaining the conveyance infrastructure. Work performed under the general direction of and reviewed by the Director of Technical Services.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Possess a thorough knowledge of environmental and engineering practices and procedures to efficiently and effectively operate and maintain a wastewater interceptor system in order to mitigate impacts to the sewer service area customers and the environmental quality of the tributary watershed.
Considerable knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations that affect the proper operation and maintenance of NEW Water’s interceptor system and industrial pretreatment programs
Considerable knowledge in preventive infrastructure maintenance practices, methods, tools, safety hazards and materials used in the operation of lift stations, metering stations and interceptor/force main conveyance systems.
Possess considerable knowledge and ability in accounting, budgeting, understanding complex policies, procedures and technical problems that include the significant ability to critically analyze problems using sound judgement to arrive at an appropriate and effective solution.
Demonstrates the ability to lead, motivate, manage, supervise, monitor, evaluate personnel work performances and engage staff in critical conversations.
Communicate consistently and effectively orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Includes the ability to prepare technical reports, accessing and understanding complex problems.
Ability to establish, maintain and foster working relationships with NEW Water staff, customers, consultants, control agencies, contractors, public and the Commission.
Considerable skills in analytical problem solving, effective decision making and work prioritization abilities.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, plan, lead, organize, control, supervise, coach, mentor and positively influence the work performance of NEW Water staff.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.
Possess a high degree of safety awareness as it relates to hazards within the wastewater conveyance industry, driving and working in high traffic areas.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or related field of study. Experience with wastewater infrastructure preferred. Two years in a management/supervisory role preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience will also be considered.
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