Sanitary Infrastructure Division Chief

Alexandria, VA
$101,757.24 - $167,264.98 Annually
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time
Sanitary Infrastructure Division Chief

The Transportation & Environmental Services Department is looking for a qualified individual to serve as the Sanitary Infrastructure Division Chief for the City of Alexandria. This position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating sanitary sewer related programs for the City. This position will develop, coordinate, and integrate comprehensive programs related to the City’s Sanitary Sewer Master Plan and will be responsible the oversight of planning level engineering related to sanitary sewer capital and other projects throughout the City.

The employee will be accountable for the performance of the entire sanitary program and will direct a team of civil engineers towards accomplishing program initiatives and projects. The employee is expected to have a strong technical background in civil engineering, experience in the development of program and/or capital and operating budgets and will have prior experience in supervising civil engineering staff. Work is performed with considerable independence and independent judgement, while ensuring compliance with City policies and procedures, under the general supervision of the T&ES Deputy Director of Infrastructure and Environmental Quality.

What You Should Bring
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, management, and planning in the field of civil engineering and sanitary sewer systems. Experience in project management, leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills. Able to plan, assign and direct work of subordinate employees; ability to manage consultant work; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to manage and lead others with diverse interests to build consensus and the resolution of complex problems; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, boards, commissions, governmental agencies, business and community groups, other jurisdictions, and the general public; and the ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.

The Opportunity
  • Provides leadership in managing sanitary sewer programs and initiatives to department and other City staff. Conducts regular reviews with civil engineers in the division;
  • Provides direction, technical expertise and guidance to team of civil engineers on the planning level engineering of capital projects, along with other sanitary-related initiatives. Provides monitoring of projects and programs to ensure conformance with scope, schedule and budget in order to best meet division objectives;
  • Develops and manages Sanitary Sewer Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and operating budget for the Sanitary Infrastructure Division. Provides stewardship of CIP funds through appropriate budget development and ensures projects are properly planned, defined, and funded for successful transfer of projects to the Department of Project Implementation (DPI) for design and construction;
  • Manages sanitary sewer programs outside the CIP including Capacity Operations Maintenance and Management (CMOM), backflow preventer assistance program, and development review to ensure adequate capacity within the sanitary sewer collection system;
  • Works collaboratively with the DPI to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new projects;
  • Oversees contract administration for the Division, including Engineer of Record contract(s). Ensures that contract and solicitation language supports program objectives;
  • Works with stakeholders, engages the community, and presents information regarding sanitary related programs and initiatives to residents, outside agencies, senior staff, and City officials. Serves as the City’s representative at meetings with stakeholders including City departments, consultants, contractors, other government entities, citizens and business groups to build consensus. Responsible for sanitary sewer related education and outreach initiatives;
  • Ensures the completion of the development and implementation of a comprehensive program to address sanitary sewer back-ups that occur as a result of extreme wet weather events and associated flooding;
  • Coordinates work as part of the City’s Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, including sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects, sewer replacement and upsizing projects, sanitary sewer collection system modeling, fats, oils and grease (FOG) program, combined sewer separation projects related to flooding;
  • Coordinates review of development plans to ensure adequate sanitary sewer capacity, conformance with combined sewer requirements, and other City plans and policies;
  • Coordinates timely updates to the sanitary sewer geographical information systems (GIS);
  • Coordinates with local wastewater partners on a regular basis and regulatory entities as required;
  • Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and reporting to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ);
  • Develops program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement. Produces program reports for management and stakeholders;
  • Approaches work with a critical eye, challenging accepted practices, seeking new approaches and continuous improvement. Supports the Director in the development and continuous improvement of departmental procedures and processes;
  • Other duties as required.

Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, a candidate must possess bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, eight (8) years of progressively responsible engineering experience including civil engineering project management, infrastructure design and construction in the public sector, including three (3) years of supervisory experience, and licensure as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

To be considered the ideal candidate, an applicant will possess five (5) years of supervisory experience; ten (10) years of engineering experience related to sanitary sewer collection systems; experience managing employees and the ability to supervise the work of others; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, boards, commissions, governmental agencies, business and community groups, other jurisdictions, and the general public.

About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria.? We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services.? The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.

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