Local recruitment: Director of Water System Capital Program

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

New York State, USA 🇺🇸


Exam May Be Required

Salary Range: $80,931.00 – $208,826.00

Job Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides more than a billion gallons of high-quality drinking water per day to all residents in the City and in four upstate counties. DEP also works to reduce 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. Its complex network also includes 6,000 miles of water mains, tunnels and aqueducts.

The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has a portfolio of capital construction projects valued at $23.8B, with an additional $10.5B projected over the next 10-year Commitment Plan. The projects BEDC implements allows DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.

BEDC’s Water System Capital Program (WSCP) team oversees the design and construction of critical infrastructure for DEP’s Bureau of Water Supply. BEDC delivers a substantial capital construction program to provide new infrastructure, as well as the reconstruction of existing assets to ensure the integrity, continuity, and high quality of the New York City’s water supply. This work spans DEP’s vast network of reservoirs, dams, bridges, roads, shafts, and tunnels in-City and throughout its watershed.

BEDC seeks to hire an Administrative Construction Project Manager M4 to serve as the Director of Water System Capital Program. This position will be located at the Grahamsville Annex facility in Sullivan County, NY. Under the direction of the Executive Director, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the selected candidate will preside over the WSCP program valued at $9B in initiated and active capital construction work. The WSCP team consists of 70 Project Managers and Engineers who manage capital projects consistent with BEDC’s project delivery and construction management standard operating procedures with an emphasis on environmental health and safety, quality, client service, scope, schedule, and budget.

WSCP’s portfolio of 60 projects include: Delaware Aqueduct (construction of new tunnel/repair), Catskill Aqueduct (repair), Honk Falls (repair), Shaft 18 (repair/electrical/HV), Esopus & Route 28A Railroad Bridges (replacement), Baptist Church Road Bridge (replacement), Kensico (construction of roads/shafts/tunnel), Hillview Reservoir (repair/addition), Jerome Park Reservoir and Aqueduct (safety/repair), Gilboa Reservoir (site restoration), Schoharie Reservoir (water release management), Cannonsville Reservoir (green energy/dam safety), New Croton Dam (safety/repair), Amawalk Dam (safety/repair), West Branch Auxiliary Dam (safety/drainage), Merriman Dam (repair), Olive Bridge Dam (repair), Dividing Weir Bridge (repair), Ashokan Spillway (repair), Ashokan headworks (repair), and in-City dams (safety).

The selected candidate will collaborate with counterparts within BEDC, including Environmental Health and Safety, Program Management, Budget, and In-House Design directorates, as well as internal agency groups including the operational Bureaus, Legal, Agency Chief Contracting Office, Audits, Bureau of Public Affairs and Communications to identify and address all issues impacting projects from initiation through close-out. The selected candidate will assure that construction projects remain on schedule, costs are controlled, communication is clear, conflicts and issues are resolved timely or escalated as appropriate. S/he will also represent the Bureau in meetings with client Bureaus and other internal/external stakeholders to ensure that delivery of construction projects is in line with expectations. The selected candidate will also conduct organizational and workload analyses to maximize the output on each project and make recommendations for staffing levels, strategic hiring, organizational development, and employee career development. S/he will also represent the Executive Director in his absence.

Minimum Qualifications

At least six years of full-time satisfactory experience in construction management work on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000, at least eighteen months of which must have been in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction; and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of ten years of education and experience:
a. Full-time satisfactory experience in construction inspection on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000. One year of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of construction inspection experience up to a maximum of four years.
b. Full-time satisfactory experience in building construction as a journeyperson in one or more of the skilled building construction trades. One year of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of journeyperson experience up to a maximum of four years.
c. Education in an accredited college leading to a bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or air pollution control, chemical, civil including structural and bridge design, electrical, mechanical, or sanitary engineering will be credited on the basis of 30 credits for one year of acceptable experience up to a maximum of four years.
A New York State license as a professional engineer or registered architect or a license as a professional engineer or registered architect from a state that has reciprocity with New York State may be substituted for the four years of education and experience described in “a”, “b” and “c” above. However, all candidates must have at least six years of experience in construction management work described above, including at least eighteen months in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction.

License Requirements
Possession of a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. Employees must maintain the license during their employment.

Preferred Skills

– Prior project management, construction management and/or engineering coursework or experience a plus – Business process analysis skills with strong ability to understand and assess existing processes and identify potential improvements – Excellent oral and written communication skills towards a technical and non-technical audience – Excellent interpersonal and team skills – Managerial training and/or extensive managerial experience, including conflict resolution – Excellent organizational and analytical skills – Strong time management skills and prioritization skills – Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel – Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access – A valid New York State Driver’s License

55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID: 582827

Title code: 82991


Title classification: Competitive-1

Business title: Director Of Water System Capital Program

Experience Level: Manager
Number of positions: 1

Work location: 16 Little Hollow Road

Category: Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs





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