Jobs

The job posting service is available to both AWWA members and non-members for water works-related job openings. Each posting is active for 90 days. Employers may add, modify, and suspend postings at any time. There is no word limit. Post your job online here.

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Rates:

$90 for 90 days.

Current Openings:

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer - Tualatin Valley Water District is looking to fill a Chief Engineer position. Salary Range: $117,493 - $176,240 annually, DOE. The District offers an excellent benefit package. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering specialty with an emphasis in water resources, water quality or project management and minimum of 6 years of experience as an engineer in the water utility industry; and minimum of 2 years of supervisory or management experience. TVWD is a stable environment with an excellent team and opportunities for technical challenges. If interested please go to our website and follow the application directions. All application materials are due no later than June 22nd by 11 a.m. Our webpage is http://www.tvwd.org/about-us/job-opportunities.aspx

Drinking Water Quality-Senior Engineering Technician

CITY OF BELLEVUE invites applications for the position of: Drinking Water Quality-Senior Engineering Technician SALARY: $30.43 - $41.98 Hourly $5,273.87 - $7,277.27 Monthly $63,286.44 - $87,327.24 Annually OPENING DATE: 05/17/15 CLOSING DATE: 06/03/15 05:00 PM JOB SUMMARY: The City of Bellevue is currently recruiting for a Senior Engineering Technician – Drinking Water Quality for the Utilities Department. This position ensures that the City’s water supply is safe and complies with state and federal drinking water regulations, drinking water quality monitoring, testing and reporting requirements, including cross connection control. It is a critical position in supporting the City’s utility infrastructure, and the security thereof. It is directly responsible for implementation and administration of the city’s comprehensive drinking water quality and Cross Connection Control Programs. In addition, it works to prevent the premature degradation of the sanitary sewer system by ensuring that all commercial and industrial dischargers comply with pretreatment requirements of industrial dischargers. This position also supports implementation and administration of the cities industrial waste and surface water quality programs ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor drinking water quality in the distribution system; collect samples; maintain water quality regulatory compliance data and data base, records and reports. Monitor and analyze daily and weekly water quality data ensuring compliance with federal and state standards and initiate corrective measures as necessary. Prepare and deliver all required drinking water quality and industrial waste monitoring reports to appropriate state and federal agencies. Conduct routine water quality inspections of water system facilities to ensure sanitary conditions and operations. Maintain water system sample stands. Maintain familiarity with current and upcoming state and federal drinking water regulations. Conduct research and development projects to improve the quality and safety of the potable water supply in anticipation of pending and future federal regulations. Coordinate drinking water quality Capital Improvement Planning, design and implementation. Cross Connection Control Program Administration: an inspection, certification and record keeping program to ensure that cross connections (potential sources of contamination) in the water distribution system are inspected, documented and eliminated or controlled with approved backflow prevention assemblies. Respond to, investigate, and resolve complex or emergency drinking water quality events that can occur in the water distribution system, such as backflow events, either individually, or collaboratively with Operations & Maintenance personnel and/or Seattle Public Utilities as needed. Schedules and performs cross connection and industrial waste inspections; issues reports and creates correspondence and enforcement notices; maintains cross connection control and industrial waste data bases. Reviews plans and permits for conformance with local, state and federal cross connection control, drinking water quality, and industrial waste requirements and standards. Works with Engineering Plan Review, Utilities field inspectors, and PCD (plumbing inspectors) to insure standards are met before City acceptance of projects. Also reviews development plans for conformance with water efficient landscaping and irrigation requirements. Provides customer service in response to cross connection control, drinking water quality, and wastewater quality complaints and questions. Coordinates with Water O&M to identify and resolve drinking water quality problems in the distribution system. Develop and administer Drinking Water Quality and Industrial Waste Programs plan, budgets and resources. Prepare plans and reports for manager and city management as directed. Identify, acquire and maintain supplies, materials and equipment necessary to conduct Drinking Water Quality and Industrial Waste monitoring and compliance programs. Maintain and administer the Drinking Water Quality Emergency Response Plan & Procedures. Coordinate and collaborate with Operations & Maintenance on development and implementation of system security plans for water and sewer systems. Coordinate with Cascade Water Alliance, Seattle Public Utilities and surrounding water systems on water quality issues, operations, and future water supplies; attend regional water quality meetings and participate on technical committees. Coordinate of Department of Health water system surveys. Coordinate reservoir and system sanitary inspections, and system flushing (cleaning) program with Water O&M. Prepare and provide comments to state and federal agencies during drinking water quality and industrial waste rule and regulation making processes. Develop and provide public information pertaining to the quality and safety of the City’s water supply, including the annual Drinking Water Quality Report required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, Consumer Confidence Report Rule. Industrial Waste Program Administration: an inspection, certification and record keeping program to ensure that industrial discharges (discharges that can damage, prematurely degrade or cause blockages) to the sanitary sewer system meet local and regional pretreatment requirements prior to discharge, and that pretreatment systems are maintained as required. Administer and develop programs to mitigate degradation of or blockages in the public sewer system from grease and other industrial discharges. Develop and provide public information pertaining to treatment and reduction of grease and other industrial discharges to the sanitary sewer system. Provides support to other WQ programs for spill response, private drainage inspection and surface water quality programs. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Requirements: •BS Degree in engineering, chemistry, biology or related field preferred. •Five or more year’s professional related experience in water quality, cross connection control or a related field. •Experience in drinking water quality regulatory compliance required. •Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Additional Qualification Criteria: Must possess or be able to obtain within six months a Washington State Department of Health – Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification. Must possess or be able to obtain within six months a Washington State Department of Health – Backflow Assembly Tester Certification. Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal cross connection control, drinking water, and industrial waste regulations, programs, and program implementation and reporting requirements. Ability to track and report on regulatory changes and industry trends. Extensive knowledge of Engineering standards, plumbing codes, building codes, and fire codes as they relate to drinking water and wastewater installation and design criteria. Extensive knowledge of city water and wastewater distribution system; knowledge of mapping techniques, knowledge of water quality and industrial waste programs design. Understanding of engineering principles, design and construction. Ability read and interpret civil, plumbing, and mechanical drawings for compliance with codes and regulations. Ability to solve complex and difficult engineering problems accurately and consistently; ability to accurately interpret data, report data and develop reports. Practices of public administration; methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation; research methods and sources of information related to water quality issues; recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to water quality and administration; and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Knowledge of software programs and databases used by the city for data retrieval, storage, and record keeping. Ability to develop and retrieve reports and perform data entry. Ability to communicate, document, coordinate, and perform code enforcement activities with the public, building community, and other government entities. Ability to manage and coordinate the work of various permanent and temporary employees. Must possess ability to climb tall water reservoirs and enter confined spaces in compliance with required safety regulations. Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license by date of hire. Required job hours 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Position is on call for evening and weekend work/response. OTHER: Working Conditions & Physical Requirements The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. Other For further information about this position, please contact Mike Graves via email at mgraves@bellevuewa.gov or at 425.452.2030. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please call 855-524-5627. The City of Bellevue is situated between Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington with the Cascades mountain range to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west offering breath-taking panoramic vistas. Bellevue is the Eastside’s major urban population center, and is the fifth largest city in Washington State. We are proud of our award winning city and the employees who help make it happen! The City of Bellevue is truly a culturally-enriched destination city to live, work and play! Apply online at www.bellevuewa.gov. The City of Bellevue values diversity in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.bellevuewa.gov/ PO Box 90012 Bellevue, WA 98009 RSu@bellevuewa.gov Position #15-00135 DRINKING WATER QUALITY-SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Infrastructure Client Service Manager (Managing Engineer)

Brown and Caldwell’s Northwest Area is looking for a strategic Client Service Manager with an established track record of marketing, winning, and executing projects and programs within the municipal sector. The accomplished and achieving Client Service Manager (CSM) will be highly recognized and regarded in Brown and Caldwell (BC) and would be responsible for helping our Seattle Office grow the water (wastewater, potable water, and stormwater) Infrastructure business throughout the Puget Sound and Northwest. Characteristics of the CSM include the proven ability to generate and sustain significant revenue from environmental and engineering projects in the local and national marketplace. This position will focus on sales in the Water sectors. The successful candidate will maintain, leverage and expand their exceptional relationships with local and national municipal clients. The candidate will have the ability to navigate and align the client organization with BC’s team of experts and resources, provide oversight on technical assignments, ensure profitable performance and superior quality delivery, and exceed client expectations. The first year sales target should be $1M net revenue, with expected growth in subsequent years. The appropriate utilization target, depending on booked new business achievement, ranges from 40% to 60%. Job Expectations: Primary focus will be on existing clients and services. Other responsibilities to include: -Develop and capture unsolicited opportunities with clients -Integrate infrastructure services from a business development and client service perspective with the Area, Regional and National Program. -Develop and grow opportunities in excess of $2M annually -Client focus resulting in direct interaction and growth around key target clients; perform as portfolio manager and/or CSM -Demonstrate technical acumen and value while providing direct project oversight/engagement Serve as a primary point of contact. Act as the primary point of contact for matters related to BC marketing and service delivery to your select client base. As such candidate will be expected to maintain relationships throughout the client organization, including at the director and executive management level. Understand client critical success factors. Leverage existing relationships to develop and maintain a deep understanding of the critical success factors (CSFs) of the client organization (including the various departments and employees within the organization). Coordinate the client service/marketing team. Coordinate and collaborate with a team of BC employees to ensure our service delivery and marketing address client CSFs and BC quality standards and maximize client revenue potential. This includes maintaining and implementing client strategic and tactical action plans to position for future work. Serve as client’s BC internal advocate. Stay current on all client contracts and projects, and work with BC team members to: identify resources to support projects, troubleshoot or escalate issues, and maintain exceptional client service. Maintain client opportunity database. Through research and relationships, develop detailed knowledge and a deep understanding of future opportunities with the client(s) across all BC service offerings. Maintain and update this information in BC’s client opportunity tracking database. Track Financial Information related to client service delivery. Use BC’s project accounting system to track BD costs, booked new business, client revenues, labor multipliers and other key financial metrics. Marketing. Identify strategic projects and/or programs and lead project pursuits for key clients in the Northwest Area. Also, expand these client relationships as they may exist across the US. Project Delivery/Management. Serve as client manager and/or senior technical resource or project manager for key clients, where appropriate (approximately 25 to 40% billable goal). Manage BC multi-disciplinary resources to deliver service and products across one or more projects to your client(s). Ensure that BC’s project delivery system (WorkSmart) is applied and that quality reviews are performed. Operations. As needed, provide input to local leaders and the Area leader to contribute sales data necessary to support goals for staff utilization, revenue, and project profitability. Leadership. Coordinate with other leaders in the Western Business Unit, as a member of our senior leadership team, to help meet office and regional goals. Provide key input on, and leadership relative to key clients. Supervision and Staff Development. Position may include supervisory responsibilities. As such the position would include leading staff in the Seattle Office. Lead recruiting efforts to expand wastewater/water core team as appropriate for the business model. This position would report to the Utilities Group Manager. Visibility. Promote regional BC exposure through selected regional and/or national conferences and committees. Desired Skills and Experience: -Minimum of 10 years experience in environmental engineering and consulting industry, specifically in water/wastewater conveyance systems , with progressive responsibilities including marketing and business development -Proven track record of successfully bringing in and executing profitable assignments for clients and building key target client accounts -Proven track record of successfully managing projects and delivering on time and on budget while meeting or exceeding client expectations Ability to properly scope out new business opportunities – this includes: -Identifying opportunities -Making critical decisions on whether or not to pursue the opportunities -Developing strategic plans to win pursuits -Identifying the best teaming partners Ability to discern new and related markets and help develop plans for getting work in these areas – this includes: -Understanding skills needed -Comparing skills needed with current BC capabilities -Identifying personnel to recruit to help capture these markets -Ability to motivate others and lead teams to implement business plans for project and client pursuits -Ability to oversee preparation of key proposals -BS engineering, geology, or science related discipline required; MS degree preferred -PE license or related professional registration preferred This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test. Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Water Treatment Facility Lead/Senior Operator

The City of Toledo, Oregon (population 3,485) is recruiting for a Lead/Senior Operator for the Water Treatment Facility. General duties: Organizes, schedules, assigns, and supervises the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Water Treatment Facility and related water facilities. Oregon Water Treatment WT-2 operator certification required and successful applicant must be able to obtain a filtration endorsement within 12-months of employment. Must possess a valid Oregon class C driver license. Salary range: $3,722 - $4,314 per month. A complete job description and application forms are available at Toledo City Hall and the City’s website www.cityoftoledo.org. Applications must be submitted to Toledo City Hall, PO Box 220 (206 N. Main St.), Toledo, OR 97391. Recruitment is open until filled, with first review of applications April 8, 2015. The City of Toledo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.

Mid- to Senior-level Civil Engineer

Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. (MSA) is a full-service civil and environmental consulting engineering firm serving public works clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. At MSA, we believe our people and our commitment to personal service are what set us apart from others. We are committed to providing a creative and healthy work environment. We are currently looking for a Mid- to Senior-level Civil Engineer for our Everett, Washington office. If you are looking for a rewarding and stable career with an established firm that provides opportunities for growth and advancement, this may be the place for you. Job Description: You will collaborate with a talented group of professionals in an open and friendly work environment, where personal and professional growth is supported and hard work is rewarded. You will enjoy a wide variety of interesting assignments including: • Working with multidisciplinary technical teams • Planning and designing improvements to water, wastewater, and stormwater systems • Managing work programs, project schedules, and budgets • Writing technical memorandums, engineering reports, and planning studies • Coordinating with clients Requirements: • BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE) • Professional Engineer (PE) license • 10-20 years of relevant experience as a civil engineer Ideal Candidate Qualifications: • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and MS Project • Ability to work and communicate successfully in a team environment • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with multiple priorities • Proven record producing quality work products and providing excellent client service About MSA: MSA is a growing Pacific Northwest engineering firm of highly skilled professionals with an excellent reputation gained from over 35 years of successful business. With eight offices in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, we enjoy a stable and varied backlog of small and large projects, and a friendly work environment that encourages a positive work/family life balance. We offer excellent opportunities and career advancement for our staff and invest in each team member through mentoring and professional development. Benefits: MSA offers a generous benefits package with competitive salary, health/dental/vision insurance, paid time-off, 401(k) retirement plan, and athletic club membership and transit pass subsidies. If you are interested in joining our team of professionals in a creative and rewarding work environment, please visit http://ht-jobs.net/KZU0EZY to apply. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Water Treatment Plant Operator I

CITY OF NEWPORT OREGON WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I The City of Newport Oregon is seeking a reliable, experienced professional Water Treatment Plant Operator I. This is a non-exempt, full-time/regular position that is part of the bargaining unit. The position has a salary range of $3,102.71 - $4,085.70, plus excellent benefits. Starting salary will be based on skills, education and experience. This position primarily operates, maintains and repairs water supply and treatment facilities. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who can troubleshoot, maintain, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment throughout the plant. Experience operating membrane filtration systems preferred. Minimum qualifications for Plant Operator I: • Plant Operator I minimum qualifications of: o High School Diploma or GED o Minimum one year experience in related field o Associates Degree in Water Treatment or equivalent field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. o Oregon Water Treatment Level I certification within one year. Preferred qualifications: • RSVIEW 32 /SCADA experience TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a completed city application form and a letter clearly identifying how the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications. City application forms are available on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov, or picked up from the City Manager’s Office at the Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365. Application materials should be sent to: City of Newport, Attention: Human Resources, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or e-mailed to b.james@newportoregon.gov. The position is open until filled. The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran’s preference provider. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status.