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Position Description The Project Manager serves in the Code Planning & Cross Connection Section of the Regulatory Services Division with the primary responsibility to review building and facilities plumbing and gasfitting project designs including water, sewer, and gasfitting services along with providing code interpretation expertise during the design and construction phases. The Project Manager will serve as lead reviewer in all Regulatory Services Developer-Built engineering designs which includes providing water meter hydraulic sizing guidance regarding these designs. The Project Manager may be responsible to lead and coordinate WSSC efforts for high profile and complex projects and is expected to develop the capacity to provide a wide range of review functions in the planning, design, permitting, and construction phases of the process. • Reviews commercial, industrial, and large scale residential engineering design drawings for compliance with WSSC’s Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code (Code) in association with the issuance of a Permit; • Reviews Drainage Waste and Vent (DWV) systems, including Industrial Discharge Control (IDC/Pre-treatment) and Fats Oil and Grease (FOG), for design compliance of material standards, required slope, depth, bedding, support, sizing, configuration, testing, and installation practices in accordance with Code; • Reviews water distribution systems, including Cross Connection protection for design compliance of material standards, support, sizing, hydraulic scheme, testing, and installation practices in accordance with Code; • Reviews for compliance with minimum fixture requirements, fixture clearances and standards, scald prevention and the other basic principles of plumbing engineering and gasfitting in accordance with Code; • Reviews natural and propane gas distribution systems, appliance venting, and appliance installations for design compliance of material standards, support, system pressures, sizing, safety devices, testing, clearances, combustion air, carbon monoxide evaluation, and critical path of piping in accordance with latest Code and the International Fuel Gas Code standards; • Reviews site utility water and sewer plans for coordination between plumbing and site designs to assure compliance with the Code, the WSSC Standard Details, and industry best practices; • Maintains a database to record permit status and ultimately the permit closure; Tracks projects and reports on project quality and cycle time; • Performs audits of the System Development Charges (SDC), through the permit application and plan review process. Assess for charge, by “take-off” of all proposed fixtures, first by description of their fixture unit value and then by quantity. Also, performs fixture credit counts, as required, in order to fairly assign SDC to only newly connected demands; • Reviews service connection and meter applications for location, size and scheme in accordance with Code and WSSC policies; • Orchestrates daily activities for a bustling walk-in customer service counter responsible for plan and permit review of fast track applications and Code inquiries of customers on premise; • Responds to a high volume of phone calls and messages, e-mail and general mail regarding Code questions, design and submittal requirements, and general Commission business practices; • Reviews field conditions and related special circumstances and provides recommendations for customer driven code modification requests (waivers/variances); • Performs plumbing and fuel gas inspections associated with designs, when needed; • Manages and reviews developer built plumbing and fuel gas design projects for design adequacy, constructability, maintainability, cost effectiveness and environmental impact and provides support during construction; • Performs hydraulic reviews and computations, considering existing and future demands/flows to determine pipe sizing and alignments and available capacity of existing plumbing systems; • Resolves design and constructability conflicts between WSSC project managers and applicants and/or applicant’s engineer/plumber; • Conducts pre-design meetings with applicants and their engineers/plumbers; • Schedules and represents the Commission in meetings with customers, including developers, engineers, plumbers, inspectors, county and regional planning organizations and state authorities; • Performs training on WSSC E & C Team RSG processes when needed; • Develops cost estimates for plumbing and gasfitting or water and sewer utility projects; • Works with applicants or internal stakeholders to prepare and process credit/reimbursement agreements and provides review assistance to Internal Auditor during final audit of incurred costs; • Provides overall monitoring and coordination of project activities to meet time and cost parameters.
Skills Required • Knowledge of plumbing and gasfitting engineering design including applying codes, standards and specifications; • Knowledge of principles and practices of plumbing and gasfitting system’s planning, pipeline design and construction work, underground utility construction and inspection, engineering design, and environmental control; • Ability to read plumbing and gasfitting plans to evaluate the adequacy of design based on engineering principles and applicable codes; • Ability to review and comment electronically on ePlan submittals. • Ability to manage complex (and a large volume of), electronic permit applications. • Ability to review a complex water/sewer project for adequacy and constructability; • Ability to efficiently manage numerous projects including large, high profile and complex projects that involve multiple development parts, high rises, mixed-use/multi-units, any size water/sewer mains, any size water meters, and pressure reducing valves and special designs; • Good interpersonal skills and leadership skills; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Knowledge of design of pressure sewer systems and their components; • Knowledge of pump stations design and/or construction; • Knowledge of development processes and charges by utilities for capital construction; • Ability to represent the Commission at meetings with outside organizations; • Ability to work closely with and communicate effectively other group members, utility agencies, and local, regional, and state authorities; • Ability to develop cost estimates for plumbing, gasfitting, or water and sewer utility projects.
Experience Required • 4 years of progressively responsible engineering-related experience, including reading plans with profiles, design work, design review, constructability review, plumbing/gasfitting or mechanical/construction that includes 2 years of prioritizing, tracking and coordinating multiple projects.
Education Required • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related field;
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