Chief of Design & Construction - Special Projects

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.   Virginia Beach, VA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on June 3, 2022
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This is a senior salaried position. Work hours will be commensurate with the work to be completed. Typical hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

Under broad guidance, the Chief of Design and Construction is responsible for:
a. Providing design and construction services using outside consultants and contractors
b. Providing limited in-house design capability
c. Providing guidance and direction to staff members
d. Managing Professional Services Annual Contracts and related programs
e. Communicating the HRSD Mission, Vision and Values and modeling the Engineering Department Mission Statement.

Job Requirements:

a. Education
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field; Seminars and courses in wastewater design and operations, construction, materials, project management, scheduling, contracting, claims avoidance and negotiation, organization, motivation
Master’s degree in engineering, management or related curriculum

b. Experience
Required: Minimum of ten years experience in an engineering capacity Experience in project management of design and construction projects

c. Job-specific Technical Competencies
a)Knowledge of civil engineering with a working knowledge of environmental, hydraulics, structural, materials, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical and construction engineering
b)Knowledge of planning, design and construction process for wastewater collection systems and treatment plants
c)Knowledge of procurement and contractual procedures
d)Knowledge of business administration principles
e)Knowledge of general functions and duties of other HRSD or similar Departments
f)Skills in communicating, negotiating and seeing the big picture
g)Experience in leading, motivating, managing, hiring, training, problem solving, handling emergencies and high priority situations
h)Ability to meet critical project schedules; respond to off-hour requirements; and deal with stressful situations

d. Special Licenses
a)Virginia Professional Engineer License
b)Valid Driver’s License from state of residence
a)Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
b)Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) certification


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