Stormwater Environmental Manager – Civil Engineer IV
Under the direction of the Public Works Division Chief, the purpose of this position is to perform technical engineering work and help manage the design of various Public Works capital projects. Employee performs design, design reviews, preparation of cost estimates, and other administrative work. Employees in this classification are responsible for ensuring adherence to, and compliance with, all applicable Local, County, State, and Federal codes and regulatory requirements applicable to the work.
The Stormwater Environmental Engineer is also responsible for management, supervision, evaluation and oversight of a team of individuals from engineer(s), inspector(s) and field staff along with contractual resources for the continual implementation of inspection, repair and maintenance of stormwater facilities throughout the City of Alexandria. Direct results in alleviating localized flooding and drainage issues, infrastructure maintenance, and water quality projects. The position leads or assists in the emergency response of wet weather events.
- Management of a team to ensure success with inspections, repair, and effective maintenance of the City’s public stormwater structures and BMP’s.
- Most importantly this position will grow the Stormwater program through innovative and forward-thinking, bringing ideas and an inquisitive mind to the craft of Stormwater Management.
- Administer Stormwater Management Fund and Capital Improvement Program, strategically planning and budgeting for same.
- Reviews and facilitates the review of development plans and stormwater infrastructure design consistent with Stormwater Design and Construction standards manual, zoning ordinances, inspections, maintenance, monitoring, and conformance with other oversight entities.
- Responsible for the management of the Stormwater Monitoring Program.
- Manages high-quality customer-centered service process and provides customer support and technical assistance in aid of community engagement and education for citizens, property-owners, land developers, design professionals, city staff, and others related to stormwater management, adequate drainage issues, and environmental elements.
- Manages projects during design and construction; attends regular project progress meetings; works with consultants, contractors, and work crews to resolve problems and implement solutions, assists with field decisions, and approves change orders as appropriate.
- Prepares reviews and processes change orders for changes to contracted scope of work; monitors adherence to project schedules; inspects the quality of construction work and materials; coordinates final inspections with contractors and engineers; and facilitates project acceptance with other City departments or government agencies.
- Collaborates with other PWS staff, others across the organization, outside agencies, and customers on the resolution of issues in a timely manner while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Responsible for leading or assisting response to flood emergencies and performs other work as directed.
The Ideal Candidate
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or other related field and eight (8) years of experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess, or obtain within six months of employment, a license to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in civil Engineering or other related field and eight (8) years of experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess, or obtain within six months of employment, a license to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Plan, direct, and integrate the sub-functions within the department, including, but not limited to construction and maintenance of public facilities, parks, streets, and stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure systems.
- Understand, interpret, explain, and apply all policies, laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances applicable to public works construction and maintenance.
- Assist in preparing and administering large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Interact with legal counsel on claims and litigation regarding contracts and negotiate construction contract claims and changes.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.