The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.3 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.
Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under the responsibility and management of the bureau. The projects BEDC implement allow DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.
DEP/BEDC’s In-House Design (IHD) Division consists of nine engineering sections corresponding to the respective engineering functions they perform. This includes the Architectural, Civil, Structural, Process Mechanical, HVAC, Water Tunnel Structural, Water Tunnel Mechanical Systems, CAD, and Electrical sections plus two additional non-engineering sections, Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance Lab. Each engineering section prepares design and construction documents including engineering plans and specifications for the construction of water supply, sewer and wastewater treatment infrastructure which are of the highest priority for the Agency.
BEDC’s IHD Division, the Civil Section is responsible for creating sustainable civil engineering designs for capital improvement projects that, in conjunction with other engineering disciplines, develop and shape DEP’s public infrastructure, and assist in the continued operation and maintenance of an exemplary water supply, wastewater conveyance and treatment system to protect New York City’s public environment. The Civil Section is responsible for the preparation of civil engineering documents involving the construction, remodeling, operation, maintenance and repair of public infrastructure, including plans and technical specifications for large and complex projects for water supply, wastewater and miscellaneous facilities. Specific work areas include, but are not necessarily limited to, preparation of plans and specifications for site development work during and post construction including site grading and paving, yard piping, drainage, erosion and sedimentation control, and storm water management. The Civil Section also continuously coordinates with other disciplines including land surveying, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, architectural, and electrical throughout the entire design process.
The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) seeks to hire an Administrative Engineer for the In-House Design (IHD) Directorate, located in Queens, NY. The selected candidate will perform the duties of a Civil Section Manager. S/he will oversee a staff of personnel who are engaged with preparing said designs. Candidate will develop staff skills to meet the needs of the project scope, review and comment on designs of staff, perform high level engineering for the most critical and complex aspects of projects assigned to the section, liaise with operating bureaus and other agency stakeholders to ensure proper execution of work, establish standards, specifications and design criteria based on industry standards and stay up to date on changing regulations and technology. The selected candidate will also be required to perform administrative functions including evaluations, time and leave approvals and staff planning and hiring processes.
Qualifications A valid New York State License as a Professional Engineer is required. In addition, candidates must have six (6) years of full-time paid experience in civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, environmental engineering or plan examining work, at least two (2) years of which must have been in an executive, managerial or administrative capacity.
Preferred Skills: Minimum 15 years of experience in planning, design and design services during construction for civil engineering site development projects; experience with AutoCAD and Civil 3D software programs ;strong organizational and computer skills; civil Engineering design as it relates to site development; management and supervisory skills ;communication skills; interpersonal and mentoring skills; technical Writing Skills.
To Apply Non-city Employees: Log on to nyc.gov/jobs and Search for Job ID # 277776. City Employees: Log on to Employee Self Service (ESS) and search for Job ID # 277776.
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