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Watershed Manager I (Environmental Management Division)
City of Atlanta, GA | Atlanta, Georgia
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Job Description

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Posting Expiration Date: 11/14/18

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General Description and Classification Standards

The Watershed Manager position oversees green stormwater infrastructure projects from conceptual development through design and construction; develops scopes of work, cost estimates, and bid documents for Office of Watershed Protection projects and programs; designs green infrastructure best management practices to address drainage or water quality issues; and, maintains compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Supervision Received

Direction received is very general and focuses on end results and is typically collaborative in nature. Makes decisions on technical issues, diagnoses, or procedures in collaboration with supervisors or managers.

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.

* Oversees planning, design, scheduling, and construction of green stormwater infrastructure projects; develops scopes of work and cost estimates for projects while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Serves as a liaison and technical expert for transportation, roadway, parks and trail projects for the City that involve stormwater management and green infrastructure design.
* Oversees engineering surveys and studies, evaluation, and analysis of capital infrastructure projects to include reports, cost analysis, invoices, budget availability, and feasibility. Directs project field inspection and engineering staff, ensuring that project deadlines are met.
* Represents the City of Atlanta as the owner's representative for the Office of Watershed Protection Watersheds. Responds to emails and phone calls from citizens concerning the City's environmental regulations.
* Mitigates potential risks by incorporating clear and verifiable quality requirements and procedures and enforcing the contract requirements for projects.
* Provides design services to Department of Watershed Management as well as all other requesting City of Atlanta Offices to support their operational activities.
* Attends and reports on cost, project status meetings, prepare bi-monthly, monthly & quarterly program and project cost reports. Formats and maintains bi-monthly project and award status reports utilized by the Director to determine existing and future project funding.

Decision Making

May make purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines. Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks.

Leadership Provided

Leadership commensurate with project management. Management of staff, contract workers, or interns.

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.

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in construction; extensive experience in stormwater management design specifically green infrastructure practices; knowledge of surveying, engineering, and construction methods; knowledge of planning, engineering design, and project management.

Skilled in the use of software to create well- structured reports, spreadsheets, presentations, proposals and other documents; skilled in preparing effective and strong oral and written communication; skilled in AutoCAD design software; and, skilled in reading, interpreting, and producing legal documents such as legal descriptions of property.

Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult or sensitive situations; ability to work effectively, as part of a team to ensure team and business goals are met effectively and efficiently; and, ability to work independently when required.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

* Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related area
* 10 years of Design, Construction or Project Management related experience
* Expertise in stormwater design including green infrastructure practices

Preferred Education & Experience

* Professional Engineer (P.E.) license, (Ph.D) or Licensed Landscape Architect
* Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related area
* Strong knowledge of CAD software and drafting procedures
* Excellent prioritization and project development skills

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

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

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

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