Utility Engineering Manager
The Opportunity: The City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities is seeking a forward-thinking and innovative Utility Engineer Manager who enjoys professional challenges and an unbeatable quality of life. Virginia Beach is a beach community located in southeastern Virginia along the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The most populous city in the commonwealth, Virginia Beach’s population of 450,000 continues to grow. Virginia Beach’s diverse economy focuses on tourism, agriculture, business and industries, retail and wholesale trade, and the military. Its many natural and cultural amenities provide a high quality of life for residents to live and prosper in a community for a lifetime.
Duties: Individual will provide overall management of the Engineering Division of Public Utilities, which include:
Manages a division of 70+ professional staﬀ members including Engineers, Technicians, Inspectors, Surveyors, and Administrative staﬀ;
Oversees the development and implementation on of a $35M per year Water and Sanitary Sewer Capital Improvement (CIP) budget;
Responsible for preparation on and administration of a $10M division operating budget
Provides oversight for short-term and long-term planning for municipal water and sanitary sewer facilities;
Oversees the Engineering Administration, design and construction of CIP projects;
Oversees the development, technical support, and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for sanitary sewer and water infrastructure;
Overall responsibility for administration of the Fats, Oil & Grease Program, the Backow Prevention Inspection & Cross Connection Control Program, and the Consent Order Compliance;
Responsible for administering the Lake Gaston A&E Operations & Maintenance contract; Coordinates with Development Service Center (DSC) to review subdivisions and site plans for developer installed water and sanitary sewer facilities;
Assists the Director in preparing recommendations/reports to the City Manager and Council; and Assists Director in interpreting and developing city ordinances and policies.