Position Title: Technical Services Manager Department: Technical Services
Reports To: Assistant Superintendent Date: November 2017
- Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, responsible for serving as an in-house technical resource to design infrastructure related to the supply, treatment, distribution and storage of water district projects, and act as a liaison to outside entities engaged in the design and construction of non-District related system improvements; including outside engineering firms, Maine Department of Transportation, area public works departments and other utilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*
- Performs a variety of complex and advanced professional level engineering work involving both office and field activities. Designs, coordinates, and manages a variety of system improvement projects; prepares and reviews designs, drawings and specifications for same.
- Provides operational direction and managerial oversight on a project level; provides technical assistance to Water District personnel as related to District projects. Provides performance evaluation input for assigned employees. Provides training, mentoring and work direction for technical staff and temporary employees as directed.
- Involved and assists with formulating District Capital Budget recommendations, including developing cost estimates for Board approval.
- Coordinates and plans infrastructure development and construction activities with other utilities; communicates with various organizations, including engineering firms, insurance companies, land use firms, State and local government officials, etc. to provide and exchange engineering data related to the Water District. Provides technical data and direction to the general public.
- Specifies materials take-offs and cost estimates for projects. Prepares bid packages for material procurement and assists with the selection of subcontractors.
- Prepares and files permits for construction projects and other District operations.
- Serves as District contact person for outside developers and individuals relating to new service or main inquiries; reviews and approves pre-construction engineering submissions; writes letters of availability; prepares Main Extension cost and inspection estimates; provides administrative and technical oversight to confirm compliance with specifications; is involved with project contract closeout and reconciliation; ensures that all required field and financial documentation is provided.
- Provides staff analytical assistance in reviewing, interpreting and drafting of legal agreements; including easements, deeds, contracts, special agreements and memorandums.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Represents the Water District at public hearings and local government meetings where representation includes presenting and explaining District policies and programs concerning proposed construction and other technical matters.
- Maintains current knowledge of profession through peer association, attendance at meetings and/or conferences, and by reviewing literature.
- Works closely with the Distribution Department and the Treasurer and other financial staff on District projects.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Duties require knowledge of engineering equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s degree and five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Maine Professional Engineer Certification required. Successful completion of the Class IV Water System Operator’s License test is required within 24 months from date of hire.
- Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of civil/water works engineering.
- Considerable knowledge of modern methods and techniques applied to the construction and maintenance of Water District infrastructure.
- Considerable knowledge of land and engineering survey methods and techniques. Ability to use basic surveying equipment and data generation using GPS hardware and software.
- Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of assigned work.
- Ability to review, prepare and present technical reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, developers, municipal officials, and the general public; and be able to work closely within a collaborative team based work environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Skill in the use and care of engineering instruments and equipment.
- Possess a valid State of Maine Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record.
- Supervises employees working in the Technical Services Department. Provide project level supervision for Distribution Technician and others involved in the inspection, testing and coordination of District and outside construction projects.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Some periods spent outside subject to weather conditions while inspecting or coordinating work.
- Occasional periods of walking, standing and climbing.
- Frequent use of computer keyboards.
- Most of time spent in normal office setting.
- Occasionally may require periods of physical exertion, requiring lifting, carrying, and positioning objects weighing 80 lbs., utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.