MANAGEMENT ENGINEER (WATER ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION)
The work involves responsibility for performing highly skilled professional civil engineering work in the management of engineers and technicians engaged in the conduct of wastewater system projects for the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection. An employee in this class applies professional engineering skills and knowledge in connection with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and inspection of wastewater treatment plants and conveyances. Under the general direction of an administrative superior, an incumbent in this class has wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in all phases of projects, from initial planning to completion. Work in progress is reviewed through status discussions and upon completion by observing the project in operation. Supervision is exercised over technical engineering staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Manages, supervises, and directs sanitary engineers and wastewater technicians.
Supervises and inspects capital project works in progress.
Reviews and approves shop drawings and contractor submittals.
Reviews and approves contractor and consultant pay applications.
Develops the division budget for the department.
Reviews plans and designs of wastewater systems and infrastructure.
Oversees specifications for final designs to ensure construction adherence to engineering principles.
Prepares engineering cost estimates.
Oversees special projects such as asset renewal.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as it relates to wastewater treatment plants, conveyances and related appurtenances.
Comprehensive knowledge of the design and construction of wastewater treatment plants.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Good knowledge of civil engineering mathematics as it relates to wastewater systems.
Skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment.
Skill in the use of computers relating to spreadsheets, computer assisted design and drafting (CADD), hydraulic models and geographic information systems (GIS).
Ability to plan, design and supervise civil engineering projects in the field of wastewater facilities.
Ability to inspect and control the construction of projects to ensure adherence to specifications.
Ability to supervise, manage and direct the work of technical subordinates.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering and six (6) years of professional level civil engineering experience, or its part time equivalent, two (2) years of which must have been in the design and construction of wastewater plants or conveyances; or,
B. Ten (10) years of professional level civil engineering experience, or its part time equivalent, two (2) years of which must have been in the design and construction of wastewater systems projects; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
New York State Professional Engineering License must be obtained by the completion of the probationary period.