Has charge of the design, construction and maintenance of the water distribution system; acts as a staff engineer; does related work as required. This is a major professional engineering and supervisory position involving responsibility for the application of engineering skills in designing, maintaining and supervising the construction of the water distribution system. The position also involves staff activities in relation to agency-wide planning. The work is performed in accordance with established policy with broad leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over all employees assigned to distribution operations.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)
Conducts field surveys and studies of distribution system to determine necessary extensions and to establish plans for improvement and replacement;
Designs new transmission mains with assistance from consulting engineers; Supervises and participates in the preparation of job specifications and cost estimates; Supervises construction and relocation of mains by contractors;
Analyzes contractors bids and reviews claims for extra work;
Supervises and reviews field survey information related to costs of construction;
Confers with various public officials concerning planned highway or other construction affecting the distribution system;
Approves plans for minor main extensions and may field supervise their construction;
Supervises the consolidation of field reports on materials used and equipment installed for costing purposes; Carries out Authority personnel policies for staff assigned and coordinates the work of all division personnel; Supervises personnel engaged in the repair, testing and reading of water meters.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of Hydraulic engineering as applied to the design and construction or water distribution systems; good knowledge of the principles of sanitary engineering as related to water distribution on systems; good knowledge of the materials and equipment used in construction of water lines; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with public officials and others; ability to coordinates the work of a large number of employees in varying activities; ability to critically analyze contractors bids and proposals for the purpose of obtaining the best service at the least cost; ability to design special distribution equipment to meet unusual requirements; ability to address lay and professional groups on technical subjects in understandable language; ability to prepare intelligible reports; initiative; resourcefulness; sound professional judgment; good physical condition.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Six years of progressively responsible engineering experience, in the design or construction of water distribution systems, two years of which shall have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity and graduation from a recognized college or university with a degree in engineering; or an equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:
Eligibility for a professional engineering license issued by the State of New York