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Plant Engineering Manager
Ref No.: 18-06911
Location: WA DC SSC, Maryland
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/09/2018
Position Description This position serves as the lead Plant Engineer at a large water/wastewater/biosolids treatment facility or lead engineer of a water distribution system or wastewater collection system. Major responsibilities include assisting the Plant Superintendent in the overall management of the treatment facility, and associated off-site pumping stations and facilities, and overseeing the digital process control system activities. Specifically, the Plant Engineering Manager performs these essential functions; • Supervises employees including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination. • Performs independent research to optimize performance of water treatment, wastewater treatment processes. • Reviews and interprets plant, collection, and distribution system operating data to identify process problems and recommends operational solutions to the problems. • Performs operational inspections of treatment, collection, and distribution facilities to determine compliance with WSSC standards and State and Federal Regulations. • Monitors plant operations and environmental conditions to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local permits and regulations and reports non-compliances. • Directs the operations, maintenance and programming of the digital process control system equipment and IT networks equipment.
Skills Required Thorough knowledge of sound engineering principles and practices; Ability to use solid professional engineering judgment and operating practices associated with water treatment/distribution facilities, wastewater treatment/collection facilities with the ability to manage same; Considerable knowledge of the machines, equipment, materials and construction practices; Ability to make engineering computations, estimates, and designs; able to review and interpret engineering plans and specifications; Ability to supervise the work of others; Ability to prepare and present engineering and administrative reports orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.
Skills Preferred
Experience Required • Supervisory Experience is a MUST • 5 years experience in environmental, water and wastewater utility operations, and/or maintenance.
Experience Preferred
Education Required • Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, business administration/management, physical science/chemistry or related field. • Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a WSSC driver’s permit (4 points or fewer on record). • Must immediately obtain a Maryland Board of Waterworks & Waste System’s Temporary Operators Certification for the facility assigned. • Must obtain and maintain within three years full certification by the Maryland Board of Waterworks & Waste System’s for the assigned plant/system. • Must obtain and maintain a State of Maryland Samplers license within six months (if applicable).
Education Preferred
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