Manager, Plant Engineering (Wastewater)

January 22, 2022

Job Description

Essential Functions
Performs independent research to optimize performance of wastewater treatment processes

Reviews and interprets plant, collection, and distribution system operating data to identify process problems and recommends operational solutions to the problems

Performs operational inspections of treatment, collection, and distribution facilities to determine compliance with WSSC Water standards and State and Federal regulations

Monitors plant operations and environmental conditions to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local permits and regulations and reports non-compliances

Manages the operations, maintenance and programming of the digital process control system equipment and IT networks equipment

Coordinates plant treatment process control testing and proper calibration of on-line analytical equipment

Manages the development, modification and maintenance of the facility’s data management system for operational data, engineering plans and specifications

Evaluates the training needs of staff; arranges and administers training.

Assists with new employee orientation and helps operators preparing for the State of Maryland Operator’s License examination

Reviews and updates standard operating procedures for plant systems and ensures accurate operational records are maintained

Manages the operation and maintenance of associated off-site pumping stations and off-site facilities assigned

Supervises and directs plant engineers, civil engineers, first line supervisors, engineering assistants various plant staff and interns assigned to the facility including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination

Compiles plant data to generate reports in compliance with state and federal regulations for reporting

Reviews plans and specifications to help develop plant related designs, recommend equipment upgrades and process modifications

Reviews state and federal permits for the facility to maintain compliance, assist with permit renewals or modifications and facilitates inspections for compliance

Monitors all pertinent occupational, health and safety regulations and ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements and facilitates inspections for compliance

Prepares and revises chemical, material, and service contract specifications, reviews bids, recommends awarding of contracts, and acts as project manager representative of contracts

Prepares new contracts and/or revises existing ones, reviews bids, recommends awarding of contracts, and acts as a project manager or the project manager’s representative (COTR) of contracts

Keeps current with industry metering and measuring equipment. Evaluates the need for new equipment to maintain plant proficiency and requisitions materials, tools, chemicals and equipment as required by the task for the plant

Reviews and performs analysis with various plant and process operating costs for economic comparisons to facilitate proposed plant modifications and staffing requirements

Recommends allocation of budgeted funds and requests approval for major expenditures, authorizes petty cash outlays and payment requests upon approval, and initiates field purchase orders

Assists with preparing the annual fiscal budget reports and various financial monthly and annual reports

Participates in the long-range planning, organization and direction of activities relating to the operation and improvements to the plants and collection facilities to maximize performance while minimizing cost and environmental impact

Administers an employee safety program and protection plan, investigates accidents and prepares accident reports

Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water business

Other Functions
Conducts plant tours, develops plant overviews, informational brochures, and historical summaries, and presents technical papers and presentations

Performs other related duties as assigned

Work Environment And Physical Demands
Industrial plant

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Thorough knowledge of sound engineering principles and practices

Ability to use solid professional engineering judgment and operating practices associated with water treatment/distribution facilities, wastewater treatment/collection facilities with the ability to manage same

Considerable knowledge of the machines, equipment, materials and construction practices

Ability to make engineering computations, estimates, and designs; able to review and interpret engineering plans and specifications

Ability to supervise the work of others

Ability to prepare and present engineering and administrative reports verbally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships