Under the supervision of the General Manager, Operations, the Civil/Environmental Engineer will plan, design, construct, maintain and operate infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improve existing infrastructures that need attention.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform work in accordance with applicable Federal and State safety regulations as well as Groton Utilities Safety Manual and maintains conformance with regulatory and permit requirements
Manage the planning, budgeting, design, permitting and construction of facilities, treatment, distribution or other capital improvement and maintenance projects
Coordinate project teams consisting of multiple Groton Utilities department staff, consultants, contractors and vendors
Prepare Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications as required
Track project schedules and budgets
Plan and lead project meetings
Evaluate hydraulic modeling analyses; write technical reports identifying system deficiencies and recommend solutions
Conduct or supervise special field studies, such as but not limited to, leak surveys, Inflow and Infiltration studies, safe yield of watershed, and capacity assurance (CMOM),
Participate in the formation and maintenance of all systems records including maps and plans
Develop budgetary estimates for proposed projects, and conceptual estimates for future improvements in the long term capital budgets (e.g. 5-Year and 20-Year)
Oversee work by professional consultants, including reviewing of studies and design drawings and specifications, coordination of review by other Groton Utilities departments, and review and approval of consultant invoices
Prepare contract documents, including plans, specifications, contracts, addendums, field memos, and change orders
Design new water facilities or improvements to existing facilities, including pumping stations, pipelines, water storage tanks, valve chambers, dams, spillways, and gatehouses
Participates in Risk and Resiliency planning with special attention to climate change adaptation through engineering
Assist in the preparation of the annual list of non-bonded and bonded capital projects. May be required to attend public, council and commission meetings related to projects
Make public presentations related to projects and studies
Promote Groton Utilities’ policies related to safety in the workplace and on construction job sites
Provide support for engineering programs including Capital Pipe Replacement, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Dam, and Pipe Bridge programs
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or closely related field
Five to seven years of progressive experience in utility or consulting engineering
Excellent technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to problem solve and manage multiple tasks and priorities
Computer skills including: Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD, Carlson Survey, Bentley Software, WaterCAD, HydroCAD and Hydraulic Modeling Software
Ability to work with mathematical concepts
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
Ability to speak effectively before groups of residents and/or employees
Ability to effectively read, write and understand statutory language
Ability to write clear and concise documentation for internal and external use
Ability to analyze, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), policies and safety procedures
Ability to make difficult decisions within established deadlines
Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations with firmness and tact
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and/or hear. The employee must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The aforesaid vision requirements can be satisfied with appropriate medically prescribed prescription glasses/lenses when applicable.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may be moderate at times. Individual must be available for twenty-four (24) hour on call status at all times due to possible power outages, weather conditions and/or emergencies. May be exposed to working in extreme weather conditions.
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