Problems/Concerns can all be solved with the right team in place
Construction Outreach Coordinator (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 9, 2016
A typical day involved working with managers, inspectors, contractors and the community. I feel like I learn something new from each group on a daily basis. The hardest part of my job was to not meet deadlines and have the customers upset that the deadlines were not met. The most enjoyable part of my job was to gain knowledge of a problem/concern, to gather the right people and departments together to work on that problem, to come up with a work plan to resolve the problem, to set standards/processes and procedures to correct the problem/concern and to be able to deliver to the customers the resolution to the problem within the estimated date and time.
Executive Assistant, II (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 17, 2016
I was very busy working with the Engineering Department for two high level executives. The workload was huge with many urgent deadlines every week. They had the most diverse workforce I had ever worked with, but did not promote a teambuilding atmosphere.
Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 30, 2015
Sometime stressful because of heavy work load. Hard-working is an important factor since the company is going bigger. Perfect chance for getting experience, people help and support each other. They are all high responsible and professional engineers. There were a lot of paper work I did everyday preparing for my supervisor 's meeting. Some urgent documents need to reviewed at the same times were the hardest part since I tried to prioritize and deal with them. Being put under stress turn myself into a well-arranged and productive person.
Executive Assistant II (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 16, 2015
DC Water is a great place to work. There are many opportunities opening up for technical or professional engineering candidates. I have enjoyed my 13 year tenure here, but have reached my peak as far as opportunities for advancement are concerned.
onsite free parking, great commute
opportunities for support staff are limited once you have reached a senior level.
GIS IA Billing Supervisor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 27, 2015
Excellent place to work and develop skills as a supervisor of a great staff. Hands on approach to dealing with customers bills and a very supportive management. Co Workers were all eager to learn and grow in their positions and goals and standards were clearly identifiable
Internship (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 29, 2015
Working with the company, I have learned in detail about hydrology modeling (HEC-HMS, SWMM, TR-55), and watershed analysis (ArcGIS). I was assigned in three projects that has issues regarding storm water management. I was able to perform hydrology modeling and evaluate different remedial measure. I was able to visit the sites and make preliminary survey. I have learned a lot about writing preliminary and final reports in addition to the technical aspect.
The people I work with have be phenomenal in teaching me how to make things done.
R&D Wastewater Treatment Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 14, 2015
DC water is an amazing place to learn Wastewater treatment and operations. Organization is great. Get to work with a lot of experienced personnels in the field and also meet a lot of consultants across the field.
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 7, 2015
A company has big responsibility of support clean water to Great DC area, and treats millions of gallon wastewater everyday. I love to work here and make contribution to society. It 's wonderful workplace and fun! Learn lots of professional skills about practical wastewater treatment processes.
Lead Dispatcher/ Map Captain (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 25, 2013
This position has overall responsibilities for ensuring technicians are deployed according to the Dispatch Resource Center recommended schedule to meet business and operational needs. Provide complete support to field operations in all matters pertaining to scheduling, manpower, deployment, communications, commitments, and district departmental objectives. Effective management of installations and maintenance work request and managing day to day operational issues and ensuring that resolution of issued are done in a timely manner. Utilize strong collaboration and interpersonal skills. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Warehouse Foreman (Current Employee) – Washington DC – December 10, 2012
Determine part availability, reorder quantities, and estimated delivery dates. Always maintain communications with primary and secondary vendors. Management always provides support in all areas to ensure the job gets done and our customers are supported. Staff are briefed weekly on goals, expectations and success in order to create a team atmosphere. The hardest part of the job is rising to the occasion of the next challenge. Satified customers, goals met and exceeded are the most enjoyable part of the job.
Working at DC Water was an very informative experience
Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 27, 2014
When I got hired at DC Water I was suppose to take wastewater samples and test certain parameters. A chemical was pumped into the sewers and I monitored the sewage composition as time progressed. I learned about the sewers of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I also learned that DC Water treats sewage from Maryland and Virginia as well as DC. My co-workers were friendly and helpful and the managers were always there for guidance. The hardest part of the job was managing the wastewater samples. The most enjoyable part of the job was the time I spent with my co-workers, working on an assignment.
occasional free lunches, friendly environment
working with sewage can get messy, sometimes I have to find things to do when not taking sewage samples
Administrative Assistant III (40hr) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 31, 2012
Great experience, Management was great, facilities were above par. Learned a lot about Gov't Contracting. Didn't have much experience processing contracts but I did assist in majority of the contracts.