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Watershed Manager II (Vertical Asset Management)

City of Atlanta

Posted: Apr. 3, 2018

End Date: Apr. 18, 2018


General Description and Classification Standards
Division of Strategic Asset Management requires a Watershed Manager II with extensive knowledge of water & wastewater plant processes, plant asset types, life cycles, and materials used in the industry. Must have plant facility, pump station, and piping experience in design and operations. This manager will direct junior staff in the collection, organization, analysis, and prioritization of asset renewals and replacements in support of operational and regulatory objectives.


The purpose of this job is to assist the Director of Strategic Asset Management Division with evaluating, coordinating and managing the asset management activities for the water/wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and CSO facilities. This is a fully seasoned managerial level charged with responsibility for a significant specialized function within a department. Position manages a small group of employees, typically with intermediate supervisors, or a smaller group of specialized professional employees. Areas of responsibility are typically unique within the department. Position differs from Manager I level in the size, impact, or technical complexity of the activities managed.


Supervision Received

  • Works independently and only reports to the supervisor when necessary approval or other direction is required.
  • Direction received is general and focuses more on long-term and short-term operating objectives, managerial effectiveness, and operating results. This level would be considered "middle" management.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Develop standards and procedures for asset management plan and strategy development and ongoing maintenance for all of water/wastewater plants.
  • Identify and implement asset management tools and technologies with respect to asset management plan and strategy development, leveraging tools already in place.
  • By using plant performance data and analytical support from asset management tools, develop Capital Improvement Projects for water and wastewater plants and pump stations.
  • Coach and develop engineering and maintenance staff on asset management tools including MAXIMO.
  • Guide and facilitate asset risk or criticality assessments.
  • Research and study asset management best practices.
  • Manage a small team of city employees and consultants, working as a team to implement the asset management plan.

Decision Making

  • Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc. May commit department to action.
  • Leadership Provided
  • Has managerial authority over a group of professional employees and/or a group of professional, technical, or administrative employees with multiple intermediate supervisors and/or team leaders.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Skilled in communicating verbally and in writing; Good interpersonal skills; Good leadership skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings; ability to interpret laws, regulations and guidelines; ability to utilize Microsoft suites and project management programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees and representatives of other public agencies.


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related field
  • 10 years of process mechanical design experience in the water/wastewater plants and pump stations.
  • 5 or more years of management experience working in an asset management related field.
  • Proven record of operations engineering work in a municipal water and/or wastewater treatment plant or engineering design of these facilities, similar roles for industrial or commercial treatment works or manufacturing facilities will also be considered; knowledge of treatment trains and plant equipment, including maintenance and operations is quite helpful; experience with data mining, analysis and the ability to research and investigate new tools and best practices and in turn implement changes where required.
  • Computer maintenance management system experience is a benefit (i.e. MAXIMO); experience with developing plans and strategies; understanding of asset management concepts, frameworks and technologies applicable to asset management in the plant environment.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Masters degree with a major in environmental engineering, mechanical or water resources
  • 15 years' of process mechanical design experience in the water/wastewater plants and pump stations.

Licensures and Certifications
Georgia Professional Engineer License or ability to acquire it by reciprocity is required

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.