The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.3 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.
The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under the responsibility and management of the bureau. The projects BEDC implement allow DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system. BEDC’s In-House Design (IHD) Directorate consists of eight engineering sections corresponding to the respective engineering functions they perform. This includes the Architectural, Site Civil, Structural, Process Mechanical/HVAC, Water Tunnel Structural, Water Tunnel Mechanical Systems, CAD, and Electrical sections plus two additional non-engineering sections, Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance Lab. Each engineering section prepares design and construction documents including engineering plans and specifications for the construction of water supply, sewer and wastewater treatment infrastructure which are of the highest priority for the Agency.
The Civil Design Section of In-House Design is responsible for creating sustainable civil engineering designs for capital improvement projects that, in conjunction with other engineering disciplines, develop and shape DEP’s public infrastructure, and assist in the continued operation and maintenance of an exemplary water supply, wastewater conveyance and treatment system to protect New York City’s public environment.
DEP/BEDC seeks to hire a Civil Engineer to be a Design Lead for the Site Civil Design Section within the In-House Design Directorate, located in Queens, NY. The candidate will perform highly difficult and technically complex work, as an engineering specialist in site civil engineering. Candidate will be responsible for the implementation of capital projects through the design phase by preparing and overseeing the preparation of site civil engineering documents including drawings and specifications for large and complex projects for water supply and wastewater facilities. They will also be responsible for preparing said engineering documents for civil site development of water supply facilities, water tunnels, wastewater pumping stations, wastewater treatment systems, and other miscellaneous facilities; review of geotechnical reports and surveys; engage in or supervise the complex research; investigations; studies or examinations related to the engineering functions and activities; guide and oversee a number of lower title Civil Section design personnel who are engaged with preparing site civil designs for water and wastewater projects; conduct and prepare their own more advanced civil design work; develop staff skills to meet the needs of the project scope, review and comment on designs of staff, and perform advanced level engineering for the more complex aspects of projects assigned to the group; preparation or review of other engineering discipline aspects of the basic design plan and the preparation of contract specifications and other technical specifications for major projects involving the construction, remodeling, operation, maintenance and repair of public works, structures and/or installations; review and/or oversee staff review of designs prepared by outsourced engineering firms for similar facilities.
Preferred Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering preferred; minimum 10 years of experience in planning, design and design services during construction for site civil engineering site development projects; intermediate/Advanced Experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, storm water management and Microsoft Office software programs; experience in the design of site plans, piping plans, grading and drainage plans, and storm water management for facilities during and post construction; experience in the application of code requirements, standards for design and construction, and preparation of technical reports, related design software applications, excellent communication skills, writing skills and leadership skills.
Qualifications: 1) Four years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; and (2) A valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License. Current New York State registration as a Professional Engineer must be maintained for the duration of your employment. A master’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be substituted for one year of the civil engineering experience required in “1" above.
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