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Director of Engineering Design & Construction

Company: CTwater
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We have an opening in our Engineering department for aDirector of Engineering Design & Construction. We are passionate about the environment while delivering life sustaining, high quality water service to families and communities. We embrace progress, provide training & development to inspire success in every aspect of our business and culture. In addition, we provide a competitive benefits package and 401(K). This is a hybrid work opportunity, meaning that employees are eligible to work remotely for part of the work week, dependent on job function and business needs. Job Description The Director of Engineering Design & Construction is responsible for the successful delivery of the engineering capital program to Company standards and budget requirements. In this role,this leaderwill be responsible for the planning and execution of the Company's $60+ Million annual engineering program.To be successful, the individual will lead the Company's design and construction teams, establish strong relationships with town, state and regulatory representatives, play a direct role in department strategy, understand latest construction techniques and impending regulatory requirements, and appropriately utilize these resources and this knowledge base to effectively deliver a capital program in line with Company strategy.

  • The Director of Engineering Design & Construction will directly supervise and serve the Manager of Distribution Engineering and Manager of Project Engineering, and support the teams that report up to them. The manager will provide leadership that will empower each individual and their team to support the company building blocks and advance our mission.
  • Manage, either directly or through the work of others, construction capital spend to include all pipe and facilities infrastructure, including treatment facilities, pump stations, and storage tanks, to identified schedules and budget. Oversee, direct, and report on progress of design and construction projects. Drive the success of the design and construction program.
  • Identity program priorities and needs for Design and Construction teams to successfully align with Company goals and actively participate with Company leadership to set Department strategy.
  • Monitor, manage, and update engineering capital budget, as required. Propose budget changes as necessary to accommodate program needs while remaining aligned with overall Company budget requirements.
  • Establish and maintain design standards and material specifications for elements of construction projects such as water main, valves, hydrants, pumps, treatment systems, and structures. Develop process to ensure staff, designers, and contractors understand the standards and adhere to them. Develop and oversee quality assurance process for design and construction projects.
  • Responsible for effective quality assurance policies and procedures for design documents and construction procedures.
  • Identify and implement sustainable and/or innovative technologies into engineering program to benefit customers and environment, and support Company sustainability goals.
  • Coordinate procurement approach for design and construction services. Select model for project execution that best aligns with Company strategy. Oversee the use of consultant services and consultant selection process.
  • Coordinate with Planning Supervisor and Service Delivery personnel to identify and appropriately budget future year projects and establish priority needs. Support initial project concept development. Develop documentation supporting needs and benefits and advocate for program through the budget process.
  • Develop and oversee project closeout process, to include as-built development, project records retention, and ensure timely availability of this information for the Service Delivery team.
  • Responsible for maintaining a culture of safety among internal staff and external contractor teams. Responsible for learning, following, and ensuring compliance with safety rules. This includes rules and regulations in the Company Safety Manual, OSHA regulations, and other state, federal, or governing body's rules and regulations.
  • To support positive community and state relationships, the Director of Engineering Design & Construction will develop strong working relationships with local leaders, state agency representatives, regulators, and other design and construction stakeholders. Represent the Company at various federal, state, and local levels to provide information on areas of expertise as needed to establish and maintain positive public relations with key customers, local officials, state and federal regulators, other state agencies, elected officials, and industry groups.
  • Actively participate in industry groups, such as American Water Works Association.
  • As a leader in the Company, this position will also support and lead other Company and Department initiatives.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned. Minimum Qualification Knowledge, Skills and abilities: Proven leadership skills that support employee development. Extensive technical knowledge of water utility operations, organization, administration, budget and personnel management, principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to water supply treatment and distribution, asset management, applicable regulatory codes and laws related to the design, construction and operation of an investor-owned water utilities. Excellent written and oral communication, leading to strong relationships. Excellent organization and technology skills. Educational/Training Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    • Professional Engineering license
    • 15 years managing engineering construction projects or engineering program Compensation Type Annual Salary Compensation Range Grade 12 - Salary $ 136,100.00 - 245,000.00 Primary Work Location 446 Smith StreetMiddletown, Connecticut, 06457United States Work Environment and Physical Demands Code B - Blend EEO Statement Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: CTwater, Middletown , Director of Engineering Design & Construction, Professions , Middletown, Connecticut

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