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Engineering Manager (Capital Improvement

Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority

This is a Full-time position in Little Rock, AR posted May 2, 2021.

Engineering Manager (Capital Improvement) | Join the LRWRA Team!

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Engineering Manager (Capital Improvement)

Responsible for planning, scheduling, designing, technical review, contract administration, and inspection of reclamation facility and conveyance improvements.

Participates in long-range developmental projections as required for budgeting and funding operations.

Supervises personnel in a manner consistent with utility policies and procedures.

Engineering Manager of Capital Improvements Leadership Opportunities This position will lead Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority through the final stages of a Consent Administrative Order (CAO) by managing various collection system and facility projects that will mitigate wet weather overflows.

Among the notable projects: Construction Administration for the High Rate Filtration project (Parallel Treatment) at Adams Field Water Reclamation Facility.

LRWRA is currently under construction on one of the most innovative projects for the wastewater industry in the state of Arkansas.

Upon the completion the facility will have the have the ability to treat up to 94 MGD of wastewater continuously – a wet weather peak flow – after treating 16 MGD on an average day.

The new plant configuration will have high rate filters “paralleling” biological treatment to achieve this new hydraulic capacity.

During average dry days, the filters will be used in front of disinfection to enhance that process.

Ultimately, the filter system will factor into the anticipated water reuse system under consideration.

Jamison Road Pump Station Improvements.

The 25-year-old pump station needs renewal and reliability upgrades.

Back-up power study.

LRWRA is looking to reallocate generator assets to “right size” our back up power needs at plants and pump stations.

Collection System Rehabilitation Projects.

Perhaps the core of our efforts to mitigate wet weather overflows and sustain our infrastructure is the collection system “rehab” projects.

The focus of these projects is to reduce infiltration/inflow while addressing critically rated structural deficiencies which could lead to bigger issues.

Concurrent projects with CAO: Water Reuse LRWRA produces a commodity which could be developed into a valuable resource for our community.

We are leading the state in water reuse effort.

State regulatory agencies are meeting with LRWRA to develop a vision and direction for the future of reuse.

Beneficial Use of Biosolids and Biogas Again, LRWRA produces a commodity that is of value to our community.

Beneficial use of biosolids needs to be evaluated by LRWRA.

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Receiving Station LRWRA, with its consultant, is on the verge of advertising for construction of the largest municipal FOG receiving station in the state of Arkansas.

This project, when completed, will provide a better means to dispose of brown grease within the city.

Examples of Duties
Works with funding agencies to fulfill application requirements.

Prepare and update the annual capital budget.

Prepare and present recommendations to LRWRA commission.

Identifies required improvements to conveyance and reclamation facilities.

Assists in the formation and administration of policies used to protect the interests of the utility and the rate-payers.

Oversees engineering design and construction administration services for asset renewal, regulatory requirements, and for improvements and extensions generated by in-house personnel and for subcontracted engineering firms.

Supervises project team members including individual project performance reviews.

Provides engineering technical support to any or all departments as required.

Oversees procedures to maintain accurate records of improvements and/or changes to assets.

Establish and maintain effective teamwork working relationships with fellow employees, customers, and the general public.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Follows established work procedures and practices.

Follows safety practices and guidelines.

Undertakes any reasonable request within capabilities that is for the good of the community and the utility.

Typical Qualifications

degree in civil, environmental, or related engineering.  Registered Professional Engineer.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in design and construction of municipal water/wastewater improvements.

3 years supervisory experience.

Ability to supervise, communicate, motivate, and lead project team members.

Ability to work with consultants and staff on capital improvement plans and facility upgrades while observing regulatory requirements.

Ability to plan, design, and administer collection system and facility improvement projects, especially with regard to hydraulic capacity and wet weather events.

Ability to schedule tasks from various other departments as required to meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate effective both orally and in writing with government agencies, consulting engineers, contractors, and the general public.

Ability to prepare clear, concise reports.

Ability to make presentations to LRWRA staff, LRWRA commission, regulatory agencies, city officials, and the public as required.

Ability to document programs and procedures.

Ability to schedule projects and meet deadlines.

Ability to proofread and edit.

Ability to read maps and construction plans.

Ability to obtain and maintain Arkansas driver’s license.

Supplemental Information
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION RECEIVED (minimal, regular, general, and daily):
Total of 2: Project Administrator (2). 

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