The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, 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. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.
The position will fall under jurisdiction of the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations which is responsible for the operation and maintenance and protection of New York City’s drinking water distribution and wastewater collection systems, the protection of adjacent waterways and natural drainage (wetlands), and the development of the Department’s Capital Water and Sewer Infrastructure Program. The Bureau also approves and inspects water and sewer connections performed by licensed plumbers and/or authorized contractors. In addition, BWSO has overall responsibility for the approval and inspection of all public and private construction projects as they relate to the City’s water or sewer systems.
We are looking for a Manager to lead a group in the efforts of water and sewer infrastructure engineering and design through the development and operation of one of a kind infrastructure modeling and capital planning group. There are approximately 7,000 miles each of both sewers and water distribution system throughout the City. Lead a group of talented engineers, GIS analysts, engineering technicians, etc., on developing an integrated sewer system model that evaluates potential sewer improvement projects, assesses capital projects, enhances resiliency, and improves water and sewer operation throughout NYC.
You should be a dynamic manager with Hydrology & Hydraulic skills. You should be passionate about water resources, the betterment of NYC water and sewer infrastructure, and advancing the adoption of new technologies in water and sewer infrastructure planning.
As the Water Resources Engineer, you will have an exciting opportunity to modernize the procedures for the development of the city drainage plans by implementing modeling. This unit is responsible for the development of the Citywide Drainage Plan, therefore we are looking at new technology to help us expedite development of the Drainage Plan to meet the needs of other agency initiatives (climate change, resiliency, rezoning, flooding complaints, operational improvements, etc.). This unit also works closely with our Bluebelt unit by performing some of the hydrology and hydraulic analysis. In addition to collection system modeling and Drainage Plan development the individual will also be responsible for the team performing the analysis and modeling of the water distribution system. The work will include design and analysis of potable water, utilizing existing technologies to explore and conducting operational and hydraulic analysis. You will also be an integral part of the Division reporting directly to the Director of Water and Sewer Planning and tasked with our efforts to integrate modeling into our everyday business processes.
• Responsible for managing and overseeing the development of water and sewer modeling practices and procedures to improve efficiency of the City’s Drainage Plan and Design Modeling plans.
• As instructed by Director, perform planning, evaluating, designing, modeling presentations and manage water resource planning for execution of a wide range of complex analysis.
• Build and lead cross-functional teams using analysis techniques to identify problems and work together to solve them.
• Assist in reviewing or possibly spearheading any modifications to the standards, specification and guidelines.
• Identify, develop, and implement programs to support and improve the quality and reliability of all modeling/drainage unit operations.
• Work collaboratively to build strong relationships with the engineering team, other bureaus, contractors, vendors, and clients.
Join our team and be part of the New York City world-renowned drinking water! We offer excellent long-term growth opportunities, comprehensive benefits package, including 401 K, 457, Paid Holidays, Sick time, and Vacation.
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.
• Candidate who is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of NY is highly preferred.
• 10+ years’ experience and knowledge of hydraulic analysis.
• Outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
• Self-driven, hands on, problem solver with the ability to work independently with little or no supervision, while still being a team player who works well with others.
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 and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position 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.