Function: Under general direction of the Operations & Facilities Director, responsible for the continued development and implementation of LOTT's Strategic Asset Management Program (SAMP). This includes facilitating the establishment of processes and procedures to capture, organize, and analyze relevant information for optimizing the selection, utilization, performance and lifespan of LOTT's assets and facilities.
Essential Functions: Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for the implementation of LOTT's Strategic Asset Management Program (SAMP);
Develop, plan, organize, and prioritize SAMP initiatives and activities;
Collaboratively developing program standards, long-range goals, strategies and annual work plans to support the asset management program and the development of the capital improvements plan;
Administer the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) Mainsaver to document and monitor equipment condition, criticality, performance, reliability and associated costs;
Establish standard condition and criticality assessment criteria for owned assets and coordinate, facilitate, prioritize, and schedule assessments to include visual and other specific evaluation methodologies (i.e. infrared, oil testing, vibration, etc.) and establish re-inspection frequencies based on initial results;
Monitor maintenance data collection activities to ensure they are consistent with the asset management program goals and objectives as well as industry best practices and works with staff to correct deficiencies;
Provide staff training and technical guidance in asset management principles, decision-making processes, condition/criticality assessment procedures, data collection standards and the use of Mainsaver;
Utilize Mainsaver data to make risk based decisions, optimize operation and maintenance activities, inform capital project scope development and prioritize LOTT’s repair and replacement and capital program.
Participate on project teams and assist in project scope development, preparation of project prospectuses, and conducting business case evaluations;
Ensure asset inventory and supporting data is accurate to include: work orders, preventative/predictive maintenance activities, system codes, asset hierarchy, O&M data, condition and criticality assessment, asset numbering, replacement cost, estimated useful life, warranty information, spare parts inventory and criticality assessment, lead times and order points.
Work with Engineering staff to ensure that required asset data is collected, reviewed and entered into Mainsaver to include general asset data, required preventive maintenance activities, spare parts and operation and maintenance manuals;
Work with Operations, Maintenance, Control Systems staff to establish inventory requirements for spare parts based on asset criticality, redundancy, parts lead time, and cost to reduce risk and ensure established levels of service are met;
Develop key performance indicators to monitor and communicate program success and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
Manage multidisciplinary project teams to conduct asset and system condition assessments, identify deficiencies, evaluate alternatives, document results and recommend improvements;
Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance; and
Perform other duties as assigned.Working Conditions: The Asset Manager works primarily in an office setting but must work in all areas of LOTT facilities in order to perform equipment assessments and obtain information from LOTT staff, consultants, and contractors. Due to the size and configuration of LOTT facilities, the ability to climb stairs and sufficient agility to safely navigate uneven terrain and slippery surfaces both indoors and outdoors is required. The Asset Manager may be exposed to a variety of health and safety conditions including toxic, corrosive, and combustible fumes and chemicals, high voltage equipment, and raw sewage.Contacts: The Asset Manager has daily contact with Control Systems, Maintenance, and Operations staff and supervisors and other LOTT staff to implement SAMP; works regularly with project managers and construction managers during project development and delivery; meets regularly with Capital Planning Manager to coordinate program activities and initiatives.
Accountability: The Asset Manager is accountable for ensuring that asset data is accurate and up-to-date and monitoring asset condition to minimize risk and to allow sufficient time to prepare for asset/system replacement.
Supervision: This position does not supervise others. May serve in a lead capacity on a project and provide technical assistance to less experienced staff.
Asset Management Program implementation;
Financial aspects of strategic asset management including capital acquisition, asset registers, valuation, depreciation, asset economic life, and life-cycle costing; and
Working in or with Operations, Controls, Electrical or Maintenance divisions of a water or wastewater utility or similar industrial facility
Data analysis and utility planning;
Writing, speaking and conducting study sessions, briefings, staff training, and public presentations to clearly convey complex information to diverse audiences ; and
Use of computer software, including Word, Excel, GIS, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project, SharePoint and Outlook;
Working with relational databases
Analyze, organize, manage, and communicate large quantities of detailed information;
Develop cost/benefit analyses or business case evaluations to prioritize equipment repair or replacement;
Clearly and concisely communicate technical information in verbal and in written formats;
Implement standardized processes and formats for documentation of equipment condition, operation and maintenance;
Read and understand technical manuals, blueprints and schematics, and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
Work and communicate with multidisciplinary project teams
Interpret manufacturer Operations and Maintenance Manuals to derive best management practices for owning assets.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental or mechanical engineering, business administration, urban planning, geographic information systems (GIS), computer sciences or a related field. Four years of Asset Management specific work experience in a comparable industry, utility, or public works operations environment preferred. Experience with Mainsaver or similar CMMS desired.
Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License within 30 days from date of hire. Must participate in LOTT’s Health and Safety Program.
About LOTT Clean Water Alliance
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance preserves and protects public health and the environment by cleaning and restoring water resources for the urban Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater area of north Thurston County, Washington.