Environmental Engineering Supervisor

$70,125 - $111,000 yearly
  • Town of Hillsborough
  • 101 East Corbin Street, Hillsborough, NC, USA
  • Jul 28, 2022
Full time Utilities Water Wastewater

Job Description

Performs highly responsible professional, technical, engineering and administrative duties in support of the town’s Utilities, Stormwater, Public Works and Public Space department missions and policies with the position being part of and mainly engaged with the Utilities Department and supporting the Stormwater, Public Works and Public Space aspects, as desired by those Departments
 Manages civil engineering technician and inspector positions.

  • Performs detailed plan review of development plans and construction plans and specifications for compliance with established engineering standards and town design vision and goals in areas such as water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, streets and sidewalk, pump stations and notes conflicts.
  • Serves on Technical Review Committee for review and comment preparation of development plans; participates in pre-development, progress and other engineering meetings or delegates as warranted.
  • Provides customer service to town staff, customers, regulatory officials, the development community, contractors and other stakeholders for issues and inquiries, information, processes, and technical guidance.
  • Interacts with staff from various departments, consulting engineers, other utilities, and governments to recommend solutions to site-specific problems.
  • Assists civil engineering technician with sewer system closed-circuit television (CCTV) reviews and provides technical guidance to inspectors, when needed.
  • Represents the town and oversees the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC), a citizen volunteer committee focused on water and sewer rates, including advertising meetings, gathering and presenting information, organizing and attending evening meetings, creating minutes, and helping select replacement members.
  • Leads preparation and reporting of various regulatory information to the public and the regulatory agencies for the Utilities Department, or other departments as requested.
  • Helps develop the Utilities Department capital improvement plan and other budget items and asset management related to water and sanitary sewer systems.
  • May serve as the engineering point of contact for capital improvement projects for water and sewer, stormwater, public spaces and streets, including:
    • collecting and providing field data and cost estimates,
    • preparing requests for qualifications to select engineering, architectural or survey firms, evaluating submittals and selection,
    • reviewing project manuals and drawings, 
    • negotiating easements and review easement plats,
    • preparing and reviewing permit and encroachment applications,
    • organizing, advertising and attending bid and construction phase meetings,
    • reviewing bids and cost estimates,
    • having contracts and other required documents executed, 
    • monitoring and visiting project sites periodically,
    • working with professional consultants, construction administrators and inspectors throughout projects, and
    • may serve as construction administrator for smaller town projects.
  • Analyzes or trends various engineering and consumption billing data, draws conclusions, prepares reports and makes recommendations on findings. 
  • Participates in and is member of various professional organizations on behalf of the town.
  • Helps determine available capacity for new development, coordinates with Planning Department on development projections related to capacity.
  • Reviews utility fee invoices, ensures proper communication with Finance Department on invoicing and receipts for fees, tracks fee payments.
  • Creates or updates standards, policies, details, specifications, and ordinances related to infrastructure design, construction, operation or maintenance.
  • Initiates ways to streamline tasks for the Utilities Department regarding data collection, communications, operations, organization and processes and prepares such processes or documents.
  • Oversees approvals of Orange County building permits on behalf of the Utilities Department after ensuring all requirements are met.
  • Identifies updates and initiates modifications to geographic information system (GIS) and Utility Cloud (work order asset management system) with new infrastructure and workflows, exports and analyzes data or prepares maps.
  • Prepares and leads pertinent training of staff for new processes or technologies, as applicable.
  • May assist other department divisions and town departments on various engineering related studies, tasks and procurements.
  • Participates in citizen tours of plants or reservoir and/or other citizen engagement activities.
  • Provides Utilities Department project or engineering information to Public Information Office for website or press releases.
  • Reports to, supports and advises the Utilities Director or other department heads, supervisors, town manager and officials on certain public works and public utilities projects, may attend and present at occasional town board meetings and workshops. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.