Utilities Engineering Manager

City of Auburn
Published
14/3/2022
Location
25 W Main St, Auburn, WA
Category
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Job Type
Job Post Expires On
2022-06-12

Description

The City of Auburn's Engineering division is looking for a talented Utilities Engineering Manager to join our Public Works team. Two of the most exciting aspects about this opportunity are the ability to lead the full update of the utilities comprehensive plan, as well as be part of continuing efforts to obtain and secure additional water rights for Auburn residents.

There are over 750 miles of pipes in the City across our utilities: Water = 300 miles, Sewer = 218 miles, and Storm = 240 miles! Want to learn more about specific Auburn utilities? You can find in depth information on our webpages here: WaterSewerStorm.

By joining this team, you'll be bringing your professional engineering and management expertise to lead a full range of administrative, programmatic, and engineering functions of the City's utility systems. You will directly supervise three (3) engineers, and may supervise additional professional and technical staff with regard to specific project requirements, so strong leadership skills are desired!

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for program management of public works water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage utilities, including planning, coordinating, budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring of capital facilities, engineering, operations, and maintenance activities, either directly or through subordinate supervisors.
  • Manage the development of budgets for water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage utilities, including consideration of necessary funding and staffing allocations. Part of this will include coordinating with the appropriate Maintenance & Operations division managers for development of utilities' maintenance and operations budgets.
  • Provide program priority guidance to, and work with, the appropriate Maintenance & Operations division managers to most effectively accomplish priorities. You'll develop and review an annual assessment of each utility, including regulatory compliance, effectiveness of the work deployment, and program priorities with those same division managers as well.
  • Provide technical guidance to staff, helping to determine alternative solutions to complex technical problems when needed. You'll also identify potential policy, procedure, criteria, and/or other regulatory implications.

While these are just a few of the primary functions of this position, please click here to review the full job description.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Civil EngineeringAND
  • Have seven (7) years of successful, progressively responsible professional/technical civil engineering experience; AND
  • Have three (3) years of successful supervisory experience in an engineering environment; OR
  • Have a combination of education, training, and experience that would indicate the ability to successfully perform all of the primary functions of the position.

A Professional Engineer license is required, as is a valid driver's license throughout tenure of employment (without pending risk of loss).

WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU HAVE...

  • Public sector experience
  • Engineering and management experience specific to water, sanitary sewer, and/or storm drainage systems

WHY CHOOSE THE CITY OF AUBURN?

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid by the City
  • Employer contributions to the State Retirement System pension plans
  • 17 days of paid vacation per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 2 paid floating holidays of your choice per year
  • VEBA (tax-free health savings account)
  • Optional Flexible Spending benefit plan
  • Deferred Compensation plan options
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • And more!

For more information about what benefits the City provides, please visit: 

https://www.auburnwa.gov/city_hall/employment_human_resources/benefits.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Team Auburn values diverse perspectives and life experiences, and welcomes applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect, and partnership. The department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social, and economic equality for ALL people in our community.

The City of Auburn is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To learn more about the Inclusive Auburn initiative, please visit: 

https://www.auburnwa.gov/city_hall/mayor/inclusive_auburn.

Does this sound like an opportunity at which you'd excel? View the full job announcement and submit your application here!