This highly responsible position performs complex, technical and computer duties in providing staff assistance to the Utilities Department. This position plans, develops, update, organizes and maintains all collection, reclaimed water and potable water distribution system hydraulic models; analyzes treatment processes, provides recommendations for water and wastewater treatment facilities, raw water wells, storage tanks, collection and wastewater pumping stations upgrades and expansions. Required to work independently with little supervision; exercise independent judgment in solving problems as they develop in order to maintain the continuous, effective, efficient and safe operation of the utilities infrastructure within the Utilities Department; Reports to the Utilities Director.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans the installation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructures; continuously updates and maintains hydraulic network; monitors system operational status; recommends improvements and upgrades; estimates costs for system projects.
Performs hydraulic analysis of the network; provides recommendations for water quality improvements and system modifications.
Ensures that the Utilities Department hydraulic network system performing and operating efficiently. Integrates and enhances database and programming.
Recommends preventive maintenance programs; reviews daily work orders; overseas movable and fixed asset inventory; verifies monthly expense reports;
Consults with engineering staff regarding new construction projects; recommends additions and replacements of infrastructural improvements;
Maintains software, service contract, and maintenance records of repairs through Hansen. Provide training and expand Hansen application.
Coordinates the daily operations of the Utilities Department. Confers with and advises the staff on difficult technical problems in their assigned areas.
Initiates and directs network improvements including investigations and troubleshooting and directs modification to the system to improve efficiency and performance.
Works with consulting engineering firms making recommendations for new facilities, equipment and modifications of existing facilities.
Perform other related work as required.
Requires a Bachelors degree in civil and/or environmental engineering, or a related field supplemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the hydraulic modeling, design and construction of water transmission and distribution, and wastewater collection, lift station, and forcemain network system, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess a license as a Professional Engineer certified by the State of Florida, or be able to be certified within six months of employment.
Experience in the development of hydraulic model, application of software, development of network system, as well as design, specification and selection of equipment and pumping system, water quality management, project review and coordination, or similar experience.
Experience with GIS ArcView, WaterCAD or WaterGEMS, SewerCAD, InforWater, Surge2010, database software such as SQL Server, MS Access; AutoCAD experience is a plus; MS Office VBA programming.
Experience supporting IBM compatible hardware and software systems including DOS, and Windows operating systems, Local Area Networks, Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).