Wastewater Plant Project Manager
City of Grand Island, NE - Grand Island, NE

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Serve as the project manager on projects such as Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrades, new and rehabilitation of sanitary sewer lift stations, including forcemains, and new and rehabilitation of sanitary sewer collection systems. Perform para-professional engineering work in the design, investigation and construction of wastewater projects and other related projects; perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the wastewater engineering function; and provide highly complex staff assistance to the Manager of Engineering Services, Wastewater Plant Engineer and the Public Works Director/City Engineer.

Essential Functions:

Monitor construction projects for needed field revisions; coordinate various phases of construction projects with contractors; review construction plans, specifications and testing procedures; ensure contractor compliance with City contracts, plans, specifications and standards.

Coordinate Public Works engineering activities with those of other departments, divisions and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Manager of Engineering Services; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

May assist in preparing the division or special program budgets; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved construction budget.

Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvement. Recommend goals and objectives; assist in the development of policies and procedures.

Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.

Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Under the direct supervision of a licensed engineer, design complex engineering plans; review the preparation of construction plans, legal plats and miscellaneous projects by technical staff; check and proofread plans, plats and other engineering related materials; prepare project cost estimates.

Direct and organize engineering activities including survey, design, estimation, drafting, specification, mapping and inspection activities.

Prepare construction specifications, requests for proposals and quantity and construction estimates for the wastewater treatment facility, sanitary sewer lift stations and the sanitary sewer collection system and other miscellaneous Public Works or other City department’s construction projects.

Review construction plans prepared by consultants prior to final approval by the Public Works Director; coordinate construction contracts awarded through the Public Works Department; coordinate design changes during construction.

Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures as necessary; promote high morale.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering.

Perform research regarding special projects.

Perform related duties as assigned .


Knowledge of :

Principles and practices of civil, mechanical or electrical engineering.

Budgeting procedures and techniques.

Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

Operations and application of computers including computer aided drawing, mapping, and civil engineering related modeling software.

Advanced computer applications including databases, word processing and spreadsheets.

Various hardware and software applications.

Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering.

Principles, practices and materials used in Public Works projects.

Various construction methods and procedures.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Prepare and administer a project budget.

Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Coordinate proper design methods with governmental requirements and construction methods to obtain the best overall project results for the least possible price.

Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering.

Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Supplemental Information:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience :

Six years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal engineering or a closely related field. Administrative or supervisory experience is preferred.

Training :

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or construction management is preferred.


Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Additional continuing education in the field of wastewater will be required on an annual basis.


Candidates are subject to a background check.