WSSC Water seeks a Chief Engineer to serve as the Commission’s lead subject matter expert in all engineering and construction matters. This position serves in a confidential, policy making, and public contracting role.
Serves as the Commission’s Chief Engineer and lead subject matter expert in all engineering and construction matters.
Supervises a diverse staff of engineers and technical personnel including industry subject matter experts.
Directs the planning, design and construction of water supply and sanitary sewage facilities and systems in the sanitary district.
Directs and manages the retrofit and modernization of Commission facilities due to deterioration.
Ensures that all plumbing and gas-fitting conducted within the sanitary district is performed per WSSC Water plumbing and gas-fitting regulations.
Supports the administration of federally mandated industrial waste pretreatment program.
Evaluates and approves recommendations for rehabilitating deteriorating elements of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
Coordinates with Production for design, rehabilitation, and maintenance of process controls for water and wastewater treatment plants.
Participates in the consultant selection process for architect/engineer contracts.
Oversees the issuance of permits for plumbing work and house connections.
Oversees surveying and mapping functions.
Oversees the direction of the Water and Sewer House Connection Reconstruction Program to replace defective sewer services responsible for sewage backups and to renew any associated galvanized water services at the same location.
Conceptualizes, directs, and manages crucial Commission engineering projects and programs.
Oversees management of in-house engineering services for complex, urgent and/or emergency projects.
Evaluates infrastructure analysis and management for the dams and pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe system.
Evaluates the peer review of consultants’ designs and reports to ensure good engineering practices are used and for compliance with WSSC Water standards.
Ensures the integrity of the WSSC Water system through an efficient development service process, which provides oversight of the planning, design and construction of water and sewer extensions by developers.
Regularly appears before the Commission to provide briefing and information regarding all areas of responsibility.
Provides meaningful direct or indirect input into the WSSC policy-making process.
Provides substantial intervention or collaboration in the formulation of WSSC public policy.
Has access to highest level confidential information, including all financial records, investments strategies, personnel records, vendor commercial and pricing information.
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Sanitary, Environmental, or related engineering discipline
12+ years’ experience in planning and directing complex engineering projects or programs, facilities operations & maintenance and/or construction management
5+ years of senior/executive management experience
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Maryland or ability to obtain Maryland registration within 12 months of hire
Advanced degree in Civil, Sanitary, Mechanical, Electrical, or Environmental Engineering
Significant experience with Architect-Engineer and/or construction contracts
Certification as a Federal-level acquisition professional or equivalent at the state level
Established in 1918, WSSC Water is currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,865 miles of drinking water pipeline and over 5,615 miles of sewer pipeline. Our service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, and we serve 1.9 million residents through approximately 475,000 customer accounts. WSSC Water drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.