The Opportunity: The City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities is seeking a forward-thinking and innovative Utility Engineer Manager who enjoys professional challenges and an unbeatable quality of life. Virginia Beach is a beach community located in southeastern Virginia along the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The most populous city in the commonwealth, Virginia Beach’s population of 450,000 continues to grow. Virginia Beach’s diverse economy focuses on tourism, agriculture, business and industries, retail and wholesale trade, and the military. Its many natural and cultural amenities provide a high quality of life for residents to live and prosper in a community for a life me
Job Summary: The Utility Engineer Manager manages a division of 70+ professional sta? members responsible for the review, development, and implementation (project management and construction inspection) of the capital improvement program for the water and sanitary sewer systems; coordination of departmental e?orts to reduce/eliminate sanitary sewer over?ows to comply with the Clean Water Act and other requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protec on Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s 2007 Hampton Roads Regional consent order; assessment of the city’s water supply needs; opera on and maintenance of the Lake Gaston and Stumpy Lake supply projects; and the provision of engineering technical support in other areas such as water quality, groundwater monitoring, map maintenance, record keeping, and regional water and sanitary sewer issues.
Duties: Individual will provide overall management of the Engineering Division of Public Utilities, which include:
Manages a division of 70+ professional sta? members including Engineers, Technicians, Inspectors, Surveyors, and Administrative sta?; Oversees the development and implementation of a $35M per year Water and Sanitary Sewer Capital Improvement (CIP) budget; Responsible for preparation and administration of a $10M division opera ng budget Provides oversight for short-term and long-term planning for municipal water and sanitary sewer facilities; Oversees the Engineering Administration, design and construction of CIP projects; Oversees the development, technical support, and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for sanitary sewer and water infrastructure; Overall responsibility for administration of the Fats, Oil & Grease Program, the Back?ow Prevention Inspection & Cross Connection Control Program, and the Consent Order Compliance; Responsible for administering the Lake Gaston A&E Operations & Maintenance contract; Coordinates with Development Service Center (DSC) to review subdivisions and site plans for developer installed water and sanitary sewer facilities; Assists the Director in preparing recommendations/reports to the City Manager and Council; and Assists Director in interpreting and developing city ordinances and policies.
The City of Virginia Beach exists to enhance the economic, educational, social, and physical quality of the community and provide sustainable municipal services which are valued by its citizens.
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