Under limited supervision, performs advanced professional work in public utilities engineering, planning, and analyses of water and wastewater systems.
Responsibilities: Achieves a variety of advanced engineering duties associated with location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of public utility projects in accordance to applicable city/state or federal rules and regulations. Applies the appropriate engineering discipline duties within the water and wastewater utility departments, in coordinating all phases of engineering performance testing, specifications, and design preparation. Develops, reviews, and interprets regulatory reports. Implements the design and improvement of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Lift Stations facilities. Coordinates the inspection of completed installations and observes operations to ensure conformance with design, equipment specifications, and compliance with operational and safety standards. Prepares specifications for water and wastewater systems to ensure that installation and operation conforms to standards and project requirements. Prepares professional and accurate written documents such as memos, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), reports, board agendas, studies, etc. Executes other job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of principles and practices applied in the planning, location, design and construction of engineering projects. Knowledge of fundamental and applied engineering science, particularly as applied to the field of civil, electrical, or structural engineering. Knowledge of control systems, equipment specification and selection for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Wastewater Lift Stations. Skills in analyzing complex data from various sources, synthesizing collected information, and developing sound decisions/recommendations. Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Analytical and detail oriented skills. Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate engineering problems and provide practical and cost effective solutions. Ability to work on multiple projects and programs simultaneously within an approved budget. Ability to comprehend and prepare clear and concise reports of a technical nature. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Structural or Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) accredited university and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Requires a valid Texas Driver License or receipt of a valid Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of relocation to Texas and a safe driving record, as measured by company policy. Must be a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Texas. Professional Engineer license from other jurisdictions may be allowed; however, candidate must acquire a Texas Professional Engineer license within 12 months in order to remain in the position.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in a normal office environment with some field exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures and traffic conditions. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to salary, BPUB offers a comprehensive benefits package. As a benefits eligible position, this employee will have the opportunity to participate in benefit programs, such as health, dental and disability insurance and paid time off. Some of the benefit plans do require that certain eligibility requirements be met prior to participation.
The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was formally chartered by the city of Brownsville in 1960 to provide electrical, water and wastewater services to its customers in the southernmost part of Texas.
BPUB values flexible, proactive customer service catered to best suit the delivery of the finest services possible. BPUB's mission is to create value for customers and the community as the... provider of choice for utility services.
By delivering exceptional electric, water and wastewater services to the Brownsville area, BPUB has set the standard as a customer-focused, municipally owned utility (MOU) offering reliable services the community can depend on. Today, BPUB is ranked as one of the largest MOUs in the state and country.
In this leadership role, BPUB has built its reputation on providing quality electric, water and wastewater services for a community with an estimated population of 176,000 and some customers outside city limits. BPUB provides 46,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers with electric service, about 47,000 with water service, and about 47,000 with sewer service both inside and outside the city’s corporate boundaries and to the Port of Brownsville and its industries.