Bellevue Utilities is a future-focused, agile, and knowledgeable organization providing valued, sustainable services to the community, for current and future generations. Our Mission is to actively support public health and safety, quality neighborhoods, a healthy and sustainable environment and economy by effectively managing drinking water, wastewater, storm and surface water, and solid waste. We are currently looking for an Assistant Director, Engineering to join our team. As Assistant Director you will be responsible for delivery of the Utilities' capital improvement program (CIP). In addition, you will perform highly responsible and complex technical and policy work, assisting the Deputy Director and Director of Utilities in the leadership and management of this department. You will report directly to the Utilities Deputy Director and serve as member of the leadership team of the department.
Bellevue is a dynamic, international and multicultural, future-focused, diversity driven, high performing City. Our Council vision is: "Bellevue welcomes the world, our diversity is our strength." We value all employees and their contributions. The City invests in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development by building on our commonalities and our differences. Bellevue is noted for its diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. We work collectively to make it a place where you want to work, live and play.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership to the Utilities Department:
Implement City's and Utilities' vision and mission; Support Utilities Strategic Planning;
Ensure quality of services, sound financial performance, and customer satisfaction;
Manage resolution of major departmental issues;
Create collaborative work environment and open communication;
Model core values, work rules, and Utilities Department culture;
Support department leadership team decisions and understand organizational dynamics.
Manage Utilities Engineering Division:
Provide leadership and management oversight of the division which is comprised of primarily technical staff (Engineers, Project Controls Specialists, Construction Inspectors, Technicians, Scientists, etc.);
Lead budget development, analysis, and monitoring for Engineering Division;
Provide leadership and management of the following programs:
Project management of Utilities CIP (~$30-40Million/year);
Design of Utilities CIP;
Construction management for Utilities CIP and private development projects; and
Project monitoring and controls of Utilities CIP
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Assistant Director works with Deputy Director and Director to develop department policiesby identifying regional and local policy needs; identifying/recommending policy options for City management and Council; develops programs/procedures to implement policies.
Reviews and obtains proper interpretations, where necessary, of the laws, rules and regulations affecting operation of a multi-faceted utilities system.
Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.
Oversees a team of engineering managers responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and developing staff in the areas of capital project management, design, and construction.
Allocates, directs, motivates and evaluates division personnel to ensure employees growth and accountability.
Uses performance data objectively to maintain and improve Utilities' functions. Establishes and leads results oriented innovation and continuous process improvement projects.
Plan, develop and implement programs; identifies program outcomes, budgets, processes and priorities; obtains resources via budget, contracting, inter-local agreements, etc.
Negotiates and administers contracts and professional services agreements with contractors, consultants, and franchise operators.
Develops interdepartmental and/or partnerships with outside stakeholders.
Prepares and presents oral and written reports and responses to the department director, City Council, or other city departments, the Environmental Services Commission, regional committees and subcommittees, and the public, as required.
This position may serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Deputy Director and Director of Utilities.
Reporting Structure: The Assistant Director, Engineering, works under the general supervision of Deputy Director and/or Director of Utilities. This position exercises supervision over professional, technical, and support staff, either directly or indirectly through supervisors, as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, environmental studies, water resources management, public administration or related field. An MS Engineering or MPA is preferred.
Eight or more years of progressively responsible managerial and administrative experience in public utilities systems.
10 years management of planning, design and construction programs for municipal utility facilities; with at least 5 years of experience in each utility (water, wastewater, stormwater), for a program of similar scope/complexity (at least $15Million/year Capital program value). (highly preferred)
Experience/knowledge about Utility operations and maintenance and environmental issues associated with utility work is highly desirable.
Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license.
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, w...ith thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park." The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.