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Central City Flood Control Program Manager

Tarrant Regional Water District
Fort Worth, Texas
$123,358 - $185,037 annually + benefits
Closing date
Jul 9, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
Position Type
Manager / Leader
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Organization Type

Salary:  $123,358 – $185,037 annualized


Location:  Fort Worth, TX




Position Summary:


Provide expert guidance and technical direction in the design and execution of project components included in the Central City Flood Control Project. Manage and coordinate decision-making based on a thorough understanding of program requirements, regulatory constraints and possibilities, and technical expertise. Assist in continually developing, refining, and implementing the scope of the program in response to evolving organizations, communities, and development under the direction of the Central City Flood Control Program Director. Assist in design and construction of program components, including facilitating coordination and consistency between components implemented by partner agencies.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  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 this position.


Project Management:

  • Assist in transformation of leader, partner, and community visions into realistic program components.
  • Provide technical leadership of cross-functional teams comprised of multiple agencies and their consultants. Act as a liaison with TRWD Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering groups.
  • Provide expert guidance and technical direction for all phases of design and execution of program components. Identify potential issues and develop options to address.
  • Develop and refine scope, plans, and specifications to build and leverage community and federal relationships in support of the Central City Flood Control Project.
  • Continuously monitor and assess the program’s portfolio of projects for consistency, progress, and coordination among partners, as needed to meet program initiatives and organizational goals. Work to resolve conflicts between partners’ design and implementation strategies.
  • Develop, review, and interpret contracts and agreements that pertain to the design and implementation of program components.
  • Ensure that project partners know of and have timely access to pertinent documents, records, guidelines, and other resources as may be necessary for consistent and coordinated design and implementation of program components.
  • Identify potential gaps, redundancies, and opportunities in programmatic resources and/or processes, and develop options to address.
  • Provide professional opinions and advice to program and agency leadership to support informed decision-making.
  • Coordinate with the private sector on the design of development components to maintain the functionality of various program requirements. Coordinate with development partners on water quality, green infrastructure, canal, and other agency requirements for redevelopment. Review and enforce compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Lead high-level special projects, as assigned.


  • Facilitate construction of designated program components.
  • Assist with resolution of partner disputes at the project level.
  • Document and follow-up on non-conforming work to confirm that acceptable correction of defects is accomplished.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Direct and manage environmental components of the program in cooperation with TRWD Regulatory Manager, including administrative and regulatory requirements of endangered/invasive species, aquatic mitigation, ecosystem restoration, adaptive management plan, and other such program components, as necessary.
  • Coordinate with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to ensure Central City Flood Control Project compliance with applicable guidance.
  • Assist in oversight of development strategies to facilitate the acquisition of permits needed for the Central City Flood Control Project.
  • Oversee the execution of the process of acquisition of any necessary permits related to the Central City Flood Control Project.
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure that necessary permits are planned for and acquired in a timely manner in cooperation with TRWD Regulatory Manager.


  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service.
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts.
  • Perform other duties as required.



Qualifications Required:


  • 10 years of related experience managing a portfolio of comparable civil construction projects and/or providing technical leadership to cross-functional teams comprised of multiple agencies.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the application of federal and state regulatory requirements to multifaceted projects, or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in the policies and practices of land-development and associated public infrastructure installation.



Qualifications Desired:


  • 5 years of experience working with or within the Tarrant Regional Water District.
  • 5 years of experience working with or within the US Army Corps of Engineers.



Required Education/Certification/License:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Program Management, the natural or physical sciences, or related field.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license



Desired Education/Certification/License:   


  • Master of Science Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Program Management, or related field.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer



Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  •  Working knowledge of:
    • Relevant real estate law
    • Local partners’ practices and cultures
    • USACE regulations, practices, and cultures
    • Central City Flood Control Project components
  • Established relationships with project partner agencies.
  • Understanding of project partner roles and responsibilities.
  • Strong conflict resolution, negotiation, persuasion, and facilitation skills.
  • Adaptive communication skills.
  • Modeling protocols and analysis.
  • Complex problem solving.
  • Strategic and critical thinking.
  • Adaptability.
  • Sensible judgement.



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

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