The Water Department is seeking a highly-qualified and self-motivated Senior Professional Engineer to supervise the Development Section of the Water Department under the direction of the Planning and Development Manager.
This Senior Professional Engineer oversees pre-development meetings, plats, Board of Adjustment cases, site plans, fire flow assessments and water and wastewater comprehensive studies. This position is responsible for coordinating high-level complex developers’ water/sewer projects from pre-development phase to post construction phase with internal staff and external customers. The city cost participation Community Facilities Agreement program will also be managed by this position. Additionally, this position will address construction issues with field staff input. The ideal candidate will need to understand the existing water and wastewater hydraulic system, have thorough understanding of Fort Worth engineering design requirements and Fort Worth development process. This position will also be a project manager and be responsible for other assigned tasks.
The incumbents should have strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, strong reporting skills, both written and verbal. Additionally, the position will analyze and resolve planning/development-related problems in assigned areas; and gather data through research; recommend solutions; and monitor implementation. Exceptional customer service, time management, communication and writing skills are essential to address high volume of telephone, email, walk-in public inquiries. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working as and within a team as well as the ability to work independently under the direction of the Planning and Development Manager. Writing skills are essential to perform well in this position. The chosen candidate will also have a thorough knowledge and understanding of local State and Federal government policies.
The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field PLUS three years of professional civil engineering experience as a registered professional engineer of which two years performing project management that includes design and contract administration of water and wastewater projects.
The Water Department is responsible for providing safe and reliable water and wastewater service with environmental integrity. The department is comprised of 949 employees and has an adopted FY 2016-17 operating budget of $434 million. Fort Worth has a total treatment capacity of 497 million gallons per day for drinking water and 166 million gallons per day for wastewater; with five water treatmen...t plants and one reclamation facility. There are more than 3,336 miles of pipe in the water distribution system and 3,266 miles in the collection system. The system serves more than 1.2 million people in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, which include 30 water wholesale customers, 23 wastewater wholesale customers and three reclaimed water wholesale customers.