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. The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) seeks to hire a Civil Engineer Level II to be a Design Lead for the Site Civil Design Section within the In-House Design Directorate, located in Queens, NY. Under direction, with great latitude for the exercise of independent judgment or action, the selected candidate will perform highly difficult and technically complex work, as an engineering specialist in site civil engineering. The Civil Design Lead 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. Tasks will also include preparing said engineering documents for civil site development of water supply facilities, water tunnels, wastewater pumping stations, wastewater treatment systems, and other miscellaneous facilities. As a Lead Designer, the candidate will be responsible for the review of geotechnical reports and surveys; engage in or supervise the complex research; investigations; studies or examinations related to the engineering functions and activities. The Design Lead will 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. In addition, the Civil Design Lead will conduct and prepare their own more advanced civil design work. The Design Lead will help to 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. Other responsibilities may include the 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. Additionally, the selected candidate may also review and/or oversee staff review of designs prepared by outsourced engineering firms for similar facilities.
Qualifications • Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; and valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License.
• A master’s degree in civil engineering may be substituted for one year of the civil engineering experience required in “1" above.
Special Note: In addition to above qualification requirements, to be eligible for placement in Assignment Levels II and III, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.
Preferred Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering preferred. Minimum of 10 years’ 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.
To Apply and view full job description and qualification: Non-city Employees: Log on to nyc.gov/jobs and Search for Job ID # 317673. City Employees: Log on to Employee Self Service (ESS) and search for Job ID # 317673.
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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 serving in the permanent incumbent Civil Engineer title as indicated in the job posting notice under Civil Service Title.
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