The City of Grand Junction is actively recruiting a dynamic, data-driven Asset Manager to lead the Utilities Department's asset management program. This position will support the City's strategic directive of effective planning and infrastructure management. The ideal candidate will engage operations, maintenance, engineering, and information technology staff to develop and implement a best-practice asset management framework that will improve asset reliability and optimize operational spending and capital investment. The candidate will have the opportunity to utilize high-end enterprise asset management (EAM) information systems and tools to evolve the organization from a corrective maintenance paradigm to a predictive, risk-based model with the goal of improving service to Grand Junction's Utilities customers.
Grand Junction, the western gateway to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is located 250 miles west of Denver and 270 miles east of Salt Lake City. Situated along Interstate 70 and served by a regional airport, Grand Junction is the regional center for commercial, financial, governmental and cultural activities. The health care industry is represented by two major hospitals, a Veterans Administration facility and all the supporting services normally found in larger communities. Most major retailers have a presence alongside thriving specialty shops and restaurants. Energy and agriculture are the main industries but Grand Junction is home to many specialty manufacturers and high-tech start-ups. Located in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University is one of the fastest growing campuses in the state. Western Colorado Community College, a technical school, works closely with local businesses to provide a trained workforce. Surrounded by over 1.2 million acres of public lands, Grand Junction is a center for activities that include world-class mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, skiing, rock-climbing and other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year-round. Grand Junction hosts community and cultural events throughout the year that include the Junior College Baseball World Series, Grand Junction Symphony and tours of the many wineries of the Grand Valley.
Plan, coordinate, and manage the activities and operations of the Utilities Department Asset Management Program; manage asset inventories, maintenance records, and condition assessments; work with water and wastewater staff to continuously improve preventative maintenance programs and identify projects for capital improvement programs; monitors performance metrics; directs and oversees planning-level studies; develops business case analysis; and assists with forecasting resource requirements for use in developing utility rate models. Develops/coordinates the long-range water and wastewater infrastructure replacement/rehabilitation program using industry maintenance strategies, risk/criticality prioritization, and Level of Service (LOS) goals to minimize total life-cycle cost.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and rehabilitation/replacement of water supply, water and wastewater treatment, and sewer collection/water distribution systems. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license. Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) or Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado within 1 year of employment.
Knowledge of: Maintenance management, reliability engineering, and level of service (LOS) principles for water and wastewater utilities infrastructure. Principles and practices of project planning and management. Modern construction principles, practices and terminology. Materials, methods and techniques of capital improvement construction. Principles of budget preparation and administration. Recent developments, current literature and information related to civil engineering. Customer service principles and problem resolution techniques. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Principles and practices of record keeping. Advanced mathematical concepts, including calculus, statistical analysis, trigonometry and other complex engineering calculations. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Modern office technology and equipment, including computers and related software applications. Hydraulic modeling tools used in support of water supply planning, reservoir management, water distribution systems, and sewer collection systems. Applicable tools and equipment operations. Applicable Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Ability to: Use Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS), GIS and Utility Enterprise Asset Management software applications proficiently. Work collaboratively with operations, maintenance, engineering, and administrative management staff. Work effectively with contractors, consultants, and the general public. Prepare clear and concise technical reports. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and prepare business case analysis in support of long-range maintenance programs and capital improvement plans. Prepare, review, understand, interpret, and analyze engineering plans, specifications, drawings, and technical engineering reports for conformance to standards, function, economics, completeness, and constructability. Prepare, monitor, and administer project budgets. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public and City employees. Establish and maintain accurate records, logs, and files. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Operate and use modern office equipment including computer and various software applications including Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) and enterprise asset management systems. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
WORKING CONDITIONS The job is performed in an office environment and field environment.
Local travel may be required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, stand, sit, kneel, squat, stoop, see, hear, speak, demonstrate manual dexterity and perform light lifting. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects may be required.
Additional Salary Information: Plus excellent benefits.