Supervising Engineer/OPS

Houston Water | Houston, TX

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Posted Date 10/07/2019

Salary: $93,824.38 - $109,192.73 Annually

Supervises, coordinates and manages a variety of engineering and planning activities and personnel to identify, evaluate, manage and rehabilitate various facilities and systems. Provides technical guidance and training to technical staff.  Provides supervision and coordination of technical personnel, projects and assignments, or may supervise multiple contracts and assignments of technical professionals in advanced hydraulic modeling for developing a range of planning for City's water and wastewater infrastructure.  Provides technical analysis and information to develop solutions using advanced hydraulic modeling and state-of-the-art tools to develop a range of planning documents for City's wastewater and drinking water systems. 

Defines objectives, evaluates City's wastewater and drinking water systems and makes recommendations for operational enhancement and develop long-range plans.  Prepares and reviews contract addendums, reports, plans, projects and design standards.  Establishes goals, develops and evaluates performance of personnel and/ assignments of technical professionals in advanced hydraulic modeling for developing a range of planning for City's water and wastewater infrastructure. Provides technical guidance and training to technical professionals in advanced hydraulic modeling and its applications for City's water and wastewater infrastructure planning. Negotiates contracts, evaluates bid documents and assists in selecting bid awards.
 Conducts on-site project inspections and investigations.  Supports to responses to inquiries by departments, consultants, agencies and the general public. Attends meetings and conference.

There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions.  The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal.
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier I Level.


Requires graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers with satisfactory standing.
Requires graduation from an engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the Board and passage of the eight-hour fundamentals of engineering examination prescribed by the Board.
Six (6) years of active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering, with two of the years as a licensed Professional Engineer are required.
Substitution: A Master's degree in Engineering may be substituted for up to two years of the above experience requirement.
Requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  A specific branch of engineering (such as civil, mechanical, structural, etc.) may be required.  A valid Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.


Preference will be given the applicant with hydraulic modeling experience.

 **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-6002.
If you need special services or accommodations 832-393-6002. (TTY 7-1-1)
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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