Pay Range: $100,346 - $130,450 annual compensation

             ** Sign-On Incentive of $9,000** 

Job Posting Closing on:  Friday, December 3, 2021

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

An Engineering Manager job is available with The City of Fort Worth Water / Field Operations Division.  The Engineering Manager will lead, manage, and coordinate complex and technically challenging programs and engineering projects from inception to completion. The incumbent will oversee a diverse and highly-technical staff responsible for the maintenance, repair, and expansion of the water distribution and wastewater collection system consisting of over 7,000 miles of pipeline. Additionally, this position will consult and coordinate project prioritization, specification, and procedures with the Assistant Water Director for Field Operations, the Water Director, partner divisions, and other city and local agencies.      

This Position qualifies for the following incentives which is separate from the base pay:

  • Sign-On Incentive of $9,000

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Be an independent, self-starter who has experience in leading complex and highly visible programs and projects.
  • Have a proven track record of meeting deadlines, and leading people/teams to high-quality results in a fast-paced and highly regulated environment.
  • Have strong organizational skills, attention-to-detail and follow through, and experience handling multiple priorities and projects at the same time.
  • Be knowledgeable about trends affecting water utility business, including regulations.  (Understanding of how to utilize AMI data to optimize water operations a plus).  Familiar with TCEQ requirements related to water distribution and wastewater collection systems. 
  • History of excellent customer service – both external and internal.
  • Be an experienced manager familiar with budgeting fundamentals and human resources rules.
  • Be able to utilize CMMS tools to assess performance, improve efficiency, troubleshoot issues, and respond to customer complaints.
  • Have demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and experience facilitating group consensus to create solutions and resolve issues during routine and emergency operations.

The Engineering Manager job responsibilities include:

  • Ability to utilize water distribution system SCADA data to develop optimization strategies promoting efficient maintenance and optimization of water quality, with a goal to reduce main breaks and water loss.
  • Knowledgeable about trends affecting water utility business, including regulations.  (Understanding of how to utilize AMI data to optimize water operations a plus).  Familiar with TCEQ requirements related to water distribution and wastewater collection systems. 
  • Familiarity with wastewater models, wastewater metering, and I&I studies so as to utilize data to prioritize work activities and investment that would result in a continued reduction of sanitary sewer overflows and backups.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards, and/or procedures for engineering and technical work that drive utility-wide synergy and awareness during routine and emergency operations. Ensure day-to-day operations align with long-term utility strategy as it relates to preventative maintenance, repair, and modernization of assets.
  • Prepare engineering studies on benchmarked practices, new technology, potential capital improvement projects related to the distribution and collection system, and future expansion/development projects.
  • Supervise staff, which include prioritizing and assigning work, performance evaluations, training, compliance with policies and procedures, and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Ability to create, review and update technical specifications.  Familiarity with governmental purchasing requirements and contracts.  Ability to craft procurement strategies to lower costs and reduce risk to the utility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or related field.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible engineering and construction management experience.
  • Two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. If licensed in another state, continued employment will be contingent upon obtaining registration in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer within six months of employment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license in the State of Texas.
  • Knowledge and experience in wastewater collection system operation, design, and construction.
  • Experience utilizing a computerized maintenance management system for work and asset management.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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