This is supervisory environmental engineering work, with responsibility for managing some aspect of a water engineering program, either directly through subordinate engineers and engineering specialists, and/or indirectly, through a diverse staff of subordinate technical supervisors. Work involves establishing quality assurance methods and developing and revising operational procedures for sanitary engineering programs. Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and coordination of activities with other departmental and external governmental agencies are significant aspects of the work. An employee in this class works under the direction of a higher level engineering manager.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Directs the activities of subordinate engineers and/or technical, laboratory, operational and maintenance personnel engaged in performing some aspect of a water department program, such as water or wastewater, plant operations, process control laboratory functions, industrial waste control, distribution system water quality, cross connection control/prevention bio-solids recycling, engineering planning and research, laboratory research and watershed protection.
Directs and/or participates in research projects to evaluate new treatment processes; reviews technical reports prepared by departmental units, engineering consultants, researchers, process control laboratory auditors and regulators; determines the feasibility of implementing new methods or automation practices to optimize process performance; makes recommendations regarding changes in plant design or processes; implements treatment process design and operational modifications; participates in plant security assessments and the implementation of security enhancements; participates in administrative and financial analysis of department operations; prepares and enforces industrial permits; prepares watershed assessments.
Assigns programs, projects and tasks to subordinate engineers and/or technical, laboratory, operational or maintenance personnel; reviews reports prepared by subordinates; tours various sites and facilities to review subordinates' activities; provides engineering, hazardous material response and process control supervision and guidance; develops goals and schedules for subordinates.
Prepares aspects of operating budget requests for program; selects subordinate personnel; initiates and reviews disciplinary actions; acts as a reviewing officer for performance evaluations prepared by subordinate supervisors.
Directs, plans and coordinates the functions of a process control laboratory through a subordinate supervisor, a water quality monitoring program including water quality investigations, cross connection control/prevention and response to the public regarding water quality or water pollution in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
Prepares water quality process control, operational and emergency notification procedures to comply with local, state and federal requirements.
Prepares recommendations of capital needs; proposes process changes, reviews and comments on design proposals from others, troubleshoot and start-up new installations; meets with other departmental managers to coordinate projects and activities; ensures compliance with consent decrees and other regulatory mandates.
Prepares reports for regulatory agencies and supervisory review.
Performs related work as required.
Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in sanitary, civil, chemical, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering.AND
Two years of engineering experience.AND
Two years of engineering experience at the full performance level in water or wastewater treatment plant operation, water resources planning and research, watershed protection, industrial waste control or bio-solids recycling,OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department which has included the completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university in an acceptable area of engineering as an educational minimum, and the Specific Experience described above,
NOTE: Possession of a valid class B-level or above Sewage Treatment Plant or Waterworks Operator license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class, including eligibility as certified by a physician to participate in the departmentís Emergency Response Teams, if required by work assignment.LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Environmental Engineer 3 if required by work assignment.
Possession of a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators Operator-in-Training status, or the possession of a Class A license for Water and Wastewater Systems Operators, within one year of appointment and during tenure of employment, if required by work assignment.