Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Works & Utilities

Watershed Manager II (Linear 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 & sewer pipeline design, construction, linear asset management, asset life cycles, and materials used in the water utility industry. Must have detailed design, construction management and operations experience for water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. 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 and sewer linear infrastructure.
This is a fully seasoned managerial level position 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 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, strategy development and ongoing maintenance for all of water and sewer mains.
  • Identify and implement asset management tools and technologies with respect to asset management plan and strategy development, leveraging tools already in place.
  • By using performance data and analytical support from asset management tools, develop Capital Improvement Projects for water and sewer linear infrastructure.
  • 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/ Environmental Engineering/ Water Resources, or a related field
  • 10 year design experience in the water & sewer mains.
  • 5 or more years of management experience working in an asset management related field.
  • Proven record of engineering design work in municipal water and sewer, similar roles for industrial will also be considered; knowledge of linear asset management, including maintenance and operations is 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; experience with developing plans and strategies; understanding of asset management concepts, frameworks and technologies applicable to asset management in the linear environment.


Preferred Education & Experience

  • Masters degree with a major in civil or environmental engineering, water resources
  • 15 years of design experience in the water & sewer mains.

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.