Job Description The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
The Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage within the five boroughs of the City. This includes 14 wastewater treatment plants, sludge dewatering facilities, collections facilities (pumping stations, combined sewer overflow retention facilities, regulators, tide gates, etc.), wastewater laboratories and harbor vessels.
The Division Chief of Engineering is responsible for managing the Bureau's three (3) engineering sections (Mechanical, Electrical and Structural) in the design of capital construction projects for the replacement/reconstruction of equipment and structures at the Bureau's facilities. Total headcount in the three sections is fifty-six (56) staff of supervisors and engineers of various levels and disciplines designing 150-200 projects at any given time totaling over $100M per year. Design specifications and drawings are developed into contract documents for construction under Job Order Contracts (JOC) or coordinated thru the DEP solicitation/bid process for stand-alone contract registrations, including energy- efficiency-type projects by the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Once construction Job Orders or standalone contracts are in place, they are transitioned to the Division of Construction Management for construction execution. The Division of Engineering remains engaged in the project as necessary during the construction phase, including providing Design Services During Construction (DSDC). The selected candidate will meet with staff and coordinate with necessary entities, both inside and outside DEP, to advance designs and contract documents in a timely manner, ensure all stakeholders are engaged and applicable rules, regulations, policies and codes are met. Additionally, the selected candidate will respond to and manage design needs during emergencies and manage consultant design services supporting in-house staff activities.
Under general direction with great latitude for independent judgment, the selected candidate will perform the following job duties:
Design construction projects of various sizes and complexities in the mechanical, electrical and structural disciplines for the replacement/reconstruction of equipment and structures at the Bureau's facilities. Develop design specifications and drawings into contract documents for construction under Job Order Contracts (JOC) or coordinated thru the DEP solicitation/bid process for stand-alone contract registrations. Transition contracts to the Division of Construction Management for construction execution. Remain engaged in projects as necessary during the construction phase, including providing Design Services During Construction (DSDC). Meet with staff and coordinate with necessary entities, both inside and outside DEP, to advance designs and contract documents in a timely manner, ensure all stakeholders are engaged and applicable rules, regulations, policies and codes are met. Manage a reasonable backlog of pending work requests by developing and maintaining appropriate design schedules and the timely allocation of new project assignments. Respond to and manage design needs during emergencies. Manage consultant design services supporting in-house staff activities. Manage energy-efficiency projects designed, procured and constructed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) under a $150M per year program. Identify project risks early and present well thought out corrective action plans to mitigate. Align the Division s work products with the Bureau s strategic plan to achieve organizational goals demonstrated by an understanding the projects operational implications. Develop spreadsheets, charts and dashboards to track and represent Division work task. Develop and make presentations to groups including BWT s Senior Leadership Team. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in \"1\" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to \"1\" or \"2\" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in \"1\" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in \"1\" above. Preferred Skills Must have NYS Professional Engineer License Additional Information Appointments are subject to OMB approval.
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NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.
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Health and Safety/Working Conditions Environment and Physical 1. Work in high volume office. 2. Be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. 3. Field conditions will include active construction sites and active wastewater collection systems. Proper PPE will be required as well as safety training to safely access all working areas. To Apply To Apply: Click \"Apply Now\" button Hours/Shift Hours/Shift: 35 hours per week / day Work Location 96-05 Horace Harding Expway Residency Requirement City residency is not required for this title. Associated topics: diagram, hardware, kv, msee, power, rf, schema, stationary engineer, wire, wiring
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