Program Manager-Planning and Asset Management

Western Virginia Water Authority | Roanoke, WV

Applying to this job will open a new window on the employer's web site to apply there.

Posted Date 5/25/2020

See full job description and apply on-line at our website :

Hiring salary range depends on qualification.  Starting Annual Salary range $80,285.50-$96,342.48

Organizational subject matter expert for contemporary asset management principles and practices applicable to utility operations. Operational lead responsible for planning, management, direction setting and administration of the Water Authority’s Asset Management Program for its water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Responsibilities include management of the Authority’s asset management and work order system software (InfoNet and InfoNet Mobile from Innovyze are the Authority’s current software platforms) in addition to its water and sewer hydraulic modeling software (InfoWorks WS and InfoWorks ICM from Innovyze are the Authority’s current software platforms).

Responsible for providing oversight on the planning, organizing and managing the office and field work of full-time, part-time, and intern staff of the Engineering Services division that are engaged in asset data collection of all Western Virginia Water Authority utility assets. Ensuring the effectiveness – through monitoring and continual improvement as needed – of all asset data collection and field activity programmatic efforts.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil or environmental engineering or related field plus five (5) or more years related experience and/or training in water and wastewater utility services serving a population greater than 50,000, with experience in asset management and hydraulic modeling or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with asset management and hydraulic modeling software, geographical information systems, computer aided design (CAD) software packages, and project management software preferred.

• Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment date. No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if required to drive Water Authority vehicles.
• Possession of a valid professional engineer license from the State of Virginia preferred.
• Possession of a professional certification pertaining to water/wastewater utility asset management is preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to direct and supervise personnel.
• Ability to develop, review and recommend processes and procedures for assigned area, identifying and discussing impact on assigned area, the division and the entire organization.
• Ability to think logically and analyze data.
• Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or employees as necessary
• Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from employees and customers orally or in writing as necessary.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, employees, other Water Authority departments and the general public.
• Ability to represent assigned area in meetings attended.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and negotiate and resolve conflict.
• Ability to analyze and solve difficult technical and administrative problems.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, maps and procedure manuals.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form.
• Ability to write reports, correspondences and procedure manuals in a clear concise manner.
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Ability to work alone or in a team environment.
• Must possess and maintain a good work ethic concerning attendance, punctuality, positive attitude, meeting deadlines, being a team player and encouraging teamwork among employees.
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
• Knowledge of utility or industrial asset management best practices and principles.
• Knowledge of good data management practices, data transformation, and data review.
• Knowledge of hydraulic modeling software applications, theories, and data requirements.
• Knowledge of geographic information systems, operational use, and principles.
• Knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems configuration, operational use, and principles.
• Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
• Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

Share this job