EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IN-HOUSE DESIGN

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)4.0


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 8.5 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 $5B 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 spread out under three significant units 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, BIM CAD, and Electrical sections. 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.BEDC provides In-House Engineering services to support projects, which are designed within In-House Design, as well as to support projects which are designed by Engineering Consultants. The Executive Director of In-House Design directorate leads the program. In-House Engineering Services are provided in order to support DEP operating bureaus? capital construction requirements in a manner consistent with BEDC?s Core values: Safety, Schedule, Budget, Quality, and Customer Service. The program is supported by the three significant units, each led by a senior manager reporting to the Executive Director of In-House Design. They are: ? BEDC In-House Design? BEDC In-House Design Services/Quality Assurance ? BEDC In-House Portfolio Project ManagementIn-House Design: BEDC performs a base level of work through its Design directorate that consists of multiple engineering sections, including core engineering disciplines, that prepare designs and provide design services during construction for numerous projects. The projects will vary as programs advance to completion and new projects are initiated. Currently, design work in process with In-House Design include: ? City Water Tunnel Number 3 Activation? City Water Tunnel Number 3 Construction of Shafts 17B and 18B? Rondout West Branch Tunnel Bypass? Kensico Eastview Connection Tunnel? Coney Island WWTP Biological Nutrient Removal Upgrade? Newtown Creek WWTP Total Residual Chlorine Reduction Project? Hannah Street Pumping Station Upgrade? Jerome Park Reservoir Gate Houses? Jerome Park Reservoir and Aqueduct Rehabilitation? JFK Airport Water Meter Installation? Entry Point Water Quality Monitoring Station Installation? Douglaston Water Supply Pumping StationAdditionally, the In-House Design engineers are often tasked to do incidental evaluations, as well as assessments to make determinations to support our large third party designed program, which is supported by Engineering Consultant contracts.Design Services/Quality Assurance: The Design Services/Quality Assurance directorate provides quality assurance for the entire matrix of BEDC projects and programs, regardless of whether these projects are designed within the BEDC In-House Design program or designed under Engineering Consultant contracts managed by the Bureau. The directorate?s chief technologists provide engineering review of both In-House and consultant prepared designs in order to programmatically optimize design quality. Additionally, they are called upon to provide in-house consultant services on special projects, which occur incidentally. Additionally, the Design Services/Quality Assurance directorate administers an established equipment material and concrete quality program. The Quality Assurance program employs experts in materials science and manufacturing processing. The program endeavors to account for the quality of selected key equipment, which is critical to the agency?s mission. By analyzing and documenting the actual provided material, casting quality, welding quality, and other proposed manufacturing processing, the bureau is able to ensure that key installations will outlive their required longevity in service. The activity employs in-house experts, contracted services, as well as the bureau?s own certified laboratory. Through the feedback of conditions of in service material, the QA program provides advice to support the specification of materials in a cost effective manner. Additionally, material that does not meet specifications is rejected prior to incorporation in the constructed projects and associated payment for same. A substantial portion of the construction program is implemented through installed precast and/or cast in place concrete. The QA program establishes requirements for concrete quality and manages a complete testing program for mix designs and production concrete at batch plants, at concrete installation project sites, and at certified laboratories for cylinder break analysis and reporting. In-House Portfolio Project Management: Currently, projects, which are designed by In-House Design, are managed within portfolios managed under the Water System Capital Program (WSCP), Wastewater Capital Program (WWCP) or the Water for the Future Program. While the largest of the projects supported by IHD will continue to be managed and prioritized in the WSCP, WWCP, or the WFF programs, a key objective of the Executive Director will be to stand up a portfolio of projects to be managed within IHD. It is anticipated that projects that will be managed by IHD will include a variety of types of projects of small and medium size. The IH Portfolio will assure these projects will be prioritized by project management and within IHD in a highly collaborative manner to execute the projects effectively and efficiently, consistent with the BEDC Core Values.BEDC is seeking to hire an Executive Director of In-House Design to lead and manage the work of the BEDC In-House Design, Design Services/Quality Assurance, and In-House Portfolio Project Management Programs. The selected candidate will oversee the work of two Directors and a Portfolio Manager. The selected candidate will conduct organizational and workload analyses to maximize the output of each program and make recommendations for staffing levels, strategic hiring, organizational development and employee career development. S/he will represent the Bureau in meetings with Client Bureaus (BWT, BWSO, BWS), and other stakeholders to ensure that the designs are in line with expectations. ****Please Note: All candidates must take the upcoming Admin. Project Manager Exam No. 8042, Admin. Project Manager (Promotional) Exam No. 8529 or be a Qualifying Incumbent and take Exam No. 8410. ****

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

? P.E. Preferred? Minimum 10 years of full time Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering experience with emphasis on engineering design and project management? Excellent oral and written communication skills towards a technical and non-technical audience as well as managerial training and/or extensive managerial experience with the ability to develop staff, and resolving conflicts? Excellent analytical skills to evaluate workload and productivity? Comfortable working directly with engineering design teams as well as Agency Senior Staff? Knowledge of City, State and Federal environmental requirements for water, wastewater, Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)? Experience delivering large complex projects requiring expert engineering/construction background? Experience leading staff to achieve objectives under difficult conditions? Candidate must possess a valid NYS Driver?s License

Additional Information

****Please Note: All candidates must take the upcoming Admin. Project Manager Exam No. 8042, Admin. Project Manager (Promotional) Exam No. 8529 or be a Qualifying Incumbent and take Exam No. 8410. **** DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.All appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.

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Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position.