The Capital Program Manager administers and manages all capital improvement projects to the City wastewater treatment facility. The position performs a variety of professional, administrative, and technical duties related to the planning, funding, design, and construction phases of project and program improvements. The position assists the Wastewater Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent in the development of the Department's annual operating and capital budgets. The position performs the same range of duties as the Utilities Project Manager but with the emphasis on the City's Treatment Plant. The position requires extensive coordination and communication efforts to monitor construction projects from initial design stages through completion. It also requires extensive knowledge of the utility rate structure and grant and loan administration. It requires extensive knowledge of civil engineering methods, practices, procedures, and principles, especially applied to wastewater treatment systems. The position is under the general supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent, with wide latitude for independent judgment and initiative. The position requires a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a related field. It requires four years' experience in civil engineering, public works construction, project management, or a related field. The position requires an Idaho driver's license. The position works in a public building environment where the noise level is generally moderate and in a field environment at construction sites that include exposure to adverse weather conditions, heavy construction equipment, and traffic.
High school diploma or GED;
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, public administration, construction management, or a related field is required;
Four (4) years' experience in civil engineering, public works construction, project management, or a related field is required, with experience in wastewater engineering and/or construction preferred;
Idaho driver's license required; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be successful in the position. Knowledge of:
Project planning, budgeting, bidding, and management methods, techniques, and objectives;
Contract management methods, techniques, and objectives;
Methods and techniques of funding capital improvement projects;
Civil engineering and construction principles, methods, codes, procedures, practices, and materials, especially related to wastewater treatment systems;
All applicable City, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) guidelines for wastewater collection and treatment;
Municipal budgeting methods and techniques, especially as applicable to funding capital improvement projects;
State and federal grant and loan sources, requirements, application procedures, and administration for compliance;
Wastewater rate analyses methodologies and principles;
Accounting principles and practices, with emphasis on municipal accounting systems;
Methods, techniques, and objectives of providing public information and education;
Operation of standard office equipment, a personal computer and laptop, and related software applications, including specialized engineering applications;
Public sector, government, or related environment and operations, including general municipal management terminology, codes, acts, and regulations.
Skill and Ability to:
Read, interpret, and understand engineering plans, blueprints, diagrams, and specifications;
Perform contract administration, and management for wastewater treatment capital improvement projects from inception through construction to final City acceptance;
Procure and manage consulting services for projects as needed, including preparation and distribution of requests for proposals (RFPs), selection, and monitoring performance for contract and budget compliance;
Negotiate and manage contracts, including monitoring work performed for compliance with contract stipulations and budget;
Perform mathematical, financial, budgetary and related calculations, including creating and using spreadsheets;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Create and maintain detailed records, databases, logs, and reports;
Prepare and present oral and written reports;
Operate a personal computer and laptop, and related software applications;
Operate standard office equipment;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, state agencies, local governments, contractors, co-workers, and the public;
Use English and speak clearly for understanding;
Listen carefully to, understand, and effectively communicate through verbal, written, and electronic communication channels;
Perform duties to supervisor's expectations;
Follow verbal and written instructions;
Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision;
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
Physical Demands & Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, use and climb ladders, use hands to manipulate and make adjustments to tools used in performing the essential functions of the classification, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities required by this classification includes those which permit the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone and to discern safety warnings such as alarms and emergency warning sounds, including vehicle backup warnings. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in a public office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. Field inspections may include exposure to adverse weather conditions, construction equipment, and traffic.