Civil - Pipelines, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
The Authority is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Branch Manager, DETS.
SUMMARY: Assists the Manager, Construction and is responsible for day to day management of the construction phase of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects in the Water & Sewer Systems. The work consists of traditional construction management services to support a program involving multiple large construction contracts. Services include contract administration and management, resident engineering and inspection, change management, interfacing with customers and external stakeholders and commissioning assistance. The work is carried out through in-house engineering staff and consultant engineering firms.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this job. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform work-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description. This job description is not a “contract” between the employee and the Authority. The job duties and essential functions may be changed at the discretion of the General Manager.
Responsible for the day to day planning, management, and administration of the construction phase of the 10 year Capital Improvement Program for projects in the water distribution and sewer collection systems.
Manages in-house staff and construction management firms providing construction management and inspection services.
Develops risk mitigation strategies including claims avoidance, for all construction contracting in the water and sewer systems with emphasis on bringing projects online on time, and within budget.
Oversees, reviews, and recommends approval of all change order and claim negotiations with construction contractors and consultants.
Ensures that contractors and consultants meet all requirements concerning construction scheduling, progress reporting, safety measures, and records.
Develops and monitors relationships with other District and Governmental agencies, and provides support to permitting activities.
Coordinates construction with representatives of other DC Water Departments, Federal agencies, and utility companies.
Ensures construction contractors comply with the contract requirements, and mediates any disputes with the contractor.
Develops and implements QA/QC procedures for all construction management work overseen by the Branch.
Provides daily planning and administration, directly and through subordinates, in the selection, assignment, supervision, promotion, discipline, and training of personnel within the Branch assigned to the management of the water and sewer system CIP.
Other duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the Branch Manager.
Supervisory Responsibilities:Provides extensive leadership to Construction Supervisors and staff. Responsible for the success of the Water and Sewer Systems construction program, and monitors and evaluates the progress of the Branch toward meeting goals, and makes adjustments in objectives, work plans, schedules and commitment of resources.
Key Working Relationships: Interfaces and collaborates with other Branches within the Department and with other Departments under the Chief Engineer. Interacts with high ranking officials of the Authority. Attends and participates in meetings with the Authority, with Federal and private agencies and companies, local jurisdictions, civic organizations, and with Departments of the District of Columbia Government.
The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for an individual to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable amounts of training are provided.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of progressive related experience associated with the implementation of Capital Improvement Programs, with an emphasis on construction management, inclusive of five (5) years of supervisory experience; and/or combination of education and experience.
Strong Program and Project Management skills.
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Utilizes personal computer and maintains a working knowledge of applicable software programs, (i.e. project controls, financial controls, document management and tracking, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, etc.).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General office conditions and extended time in an outdoor environment on a heavy construction site.
D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
About DC Water
DC Water's service area is approximately 725 square miles.DC Water provides retail water and wastewater (sewer) service to the District of Columbia. DC Water provides wholesale wastewater treatment service to Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. DC Water provides more than 640,000 residents, 17.8 million annual visitors, and 700,000 people who are employed in the District of Columbia with water and sewer/wastewater treatment. Blue Plains treats wastewater from jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia for an additional 1.6 million people. Covering 150 acres on the bank of the Potomac River at the southernmost tip of the District, Blue Plains is the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the world