The Department of Water Management has an opportunity for a water/wastewater engineer to plan and manage projects for the City of Durham’s water distribution and wastewater collections systems. With an extended water and sewer service area, the City of Durham serves a population of over 250,000, and owns and maintains over 2,400 miles of water-distribution and sewer-collection mains, as well as 65 lift stations.
With the City’s emerging downtown and location in the Research Triangle Park area, Durham is experiencing rapid growth, infill, and redevelopment. DWM is seeking a water/wastewater engineer with experience in infrastructure rehabilitation, extensions, and upgrades; as well evaluating the effects of proposed development on existing infrastructure.
Responsibilities of the position include contract administration and management of engineering consultants, in-house evaluations, and general engineering support for the department’s Water & Sewer Maintenance division. There is also coordination with Federal, State, and local agencies; citizens; other City departments; and the development community.
Professional Engineer (PE) or ability to obtain NC license within 6 months of hire
Minimum 5 yrs. exp; 8 yrs. or more preferred
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering
Understanding of principles, practices, modern methods, and techniques used in design and operation of collection systems or distribution systems. This includes technical and administrative oversight for potable water/wastewater projects, knowledgeable of applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design, permitting, and operation of collection systems and/or distribution systems;
Any GIS, water and/or sewer modeling, a plus
Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally
Be an effective relationship builder and work within a team concept
· Valid NC Class “C” driver’s license; or ability to obtain a NC license within 60 days
Enjoy our Benefits:
Immediate contribution to 401(k) with up to 5% employer match
457 Deferred Compensation, Roth 401(k), and 529 College Savings Plan options available
Retirement Plan with 100% vestment in five years
Retirement Health Savings Plan with employer contribution for medical expenses at retirement
Life insurance paid up to annual salary; options for more
Flex Spending Accounts for dependent care and medical expenses
Medical plans discounted through wellness credits
Vision & dental plans
Generous annual leave plus 10 holidays with extra days through the holiday seasons
EOE - Individuals selected for offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination and substance testing. A driver’s license history check is conducted for those selected for interview. You must have the legal right to work in the US. The City will not sponsor any applicant to obtain documentation of that right to work.
Additional Salary Information: dependent upon experience
The City of Durham has approximately 215,000 citizens with an extended water and sewer service area to a population of over 250,000. Additionally, Durham serves large institutional users located within the Research Triangle Park, as well as Duke University. Durham is known as “The City of Medicine” or to some as the “Bull City.” Durham is located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and th...e beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the home of Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham Bulls Triple A baseball, the Museum of Life and Science, the Nasher Museum of Art, over 300 restaurants, more than 40 annual festivals, and world class medical facilities. Durham also boasts the American Tobacco Historic District, including the 2,800 seat Durham Performing Arts Center, which is transforming downtown Durham into a live-work and entertainment district. With more than 5.2 million visitors annually, Durham is a top destination of arrivals at RDU International Airport.
Located in Durham County, Durham is a compact 296 square mile community and hosts 80% of the world-renowned 6,800-acre Research Triangle Park. It is the goal of elected officials, employees, and citizens alike that Durham will be North Carolina’s leading City in providing an excellent and sustainable quality of life.
DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT
The Department of Water Management is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, the wastewater collection and water distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. Water Management is also responsible for the long-range planning for improvements in the City's water and wastewater facilities, as well as oversight and implementation of the Water Conservation Program, the System Rehabilitation Program, the Industrial Pretreatment Program, and Cross-Connection Control Program. The departmental operating budget includes expenditures of $34 million and the adopted Capital Improvement Program is in excess of $222 million. Water Management has responsibility for 327 employees. The department has eight divisions: (1) Water Supply and Treatment, (2) North Durham Reclamation Facility, (3) South Durham Reclamation Facility, (4) Customer Billing Services, (5) Regulatory Compliance, (6) Plant Maintenance, (7) Water and Sewer Maintenance, and (8) Administration.