Under limited supervision, performs advanced engineering professional work in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, pumping, and conveyance. This includes performing civil engineering work involving hydraulic analysis and design of pipelines, pump stations, water reservoirs, water treatment processes, site grading, paving, etc.
Responsibilities: Completes water/wastewater pumping, conveyance, and treatment evaluation and engineering design. Prepares water distribution system and wastewater collection network hydraulic simulation models. Completes condition assessments of water/wastewater infrastructure including water plant structures and pumping stations. Evaluates engineering and surveying consultant qualifications and negotiates project scope and fee proposals. Manages engineering and construction projects involving consultants and staff. Assists with site plan and subdivision reviews and with water and wastewater new connection fee estimates. Collaborates with other leaders throughout the utility on project pursuits and technical challenges. Prepares engineering calculations, technical reports, and board agendas. Prepares permitting correspondence and applications to support projects. Develops conceptual, preliminary, and final detailed designs, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates. Prepares construction documentation including bid documents, specifications, and construction plans for in-house design projects. Manages construction contracts and performs construction phase project administration. Monitors project performance indicators, budgets, and schedules; manages risk. Reviews submittals, prepares change orders, and responds to requests for information. Monitors work performed by construction contractors and conformance of work to the project requirements.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Thorough understanding of applicable local, state, and federal regulations and industry standards. Knowledge of computer software necessary for the position (e.g., Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Water/Sewer CAD). Knowledge of principles and practices applied in the planning, location, design and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure. Knowledge of fundamental and applied engineering science, particularly as applied to the field of civil and environmental engineering. Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Analytical and detail oriented skills. Ability to multi-task and work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to work on and manage multiple projects and deliverables simultaneously, within an approved budget. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field from an Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) accredited university and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the design of public water and wastewater infrastructure and construction management or a related area.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Requires a valid Texas Driver License or receipt of a valid Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of relocation to Texas and a safe driving record, as measured by company policy. Must be a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Texas. Professional Engineer license from other jurisdictions may be allowed; however, candidate must acquire a Texas Professional Engineer license within 12 months in order to remain in the position.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in a normal office environment with some field exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures and traffic conditions. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
Eligibility for Employment: In addition to any and all other qualifications required for employment stated under the Brownsville P.U.B Personnel Policies and Procedures Policy No. 2:
It is the policy of the BPUB not to hire more than two related persons, each under a different manager; and
Based on certain prohibitions of the Charter and Statute on nepotism, no person can be hired who shall be related to any member of the Board of Directors or City Commission within the third degree of consanguinity or second degree by affinity.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is depending on qualifications
About Brownsville Public Utilities Board
The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was formally chartered by the city of Brownsville in 1960 to provide electrical, water and wastewater services to its customers in the southernmost part of Texas.
BPUB values flexible, proactive customer service catered to best suit the delivery of the finest services possible. BPUB's mission is to create value for customers and the community as the provider of choice for utility services.
By delivering exceptional electric, water and wastewater services to the Brownsville area, BPUB has set the standard as a customer-focused, municipally owned utility (MOU) offering reliable services the community can depend on. Today, BPUB is ranked as one of the largest MOUs in the state and country.
In this leadership role, BPUB has built its reputation on providing quality electric, water and wastewater services for a community with an estimated population of 176,000 and some customers outside city limits. BPUB provides 46,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers with electric service, about 47,000 with water service, and about 47,000 with sewer service both inside and outside the city’s corporate boundaries and to the Port of Brownsville and its industries.