The City of Topeka (KS) Utilities Department is seeking an Asset Manager to plan, direct and coordinate all activities and employees of the Asset Management Section of the Utilities Department, including developing and implementing section goals and objectives and developing, implementing and administering the division budget.
The position is responsible for asset management planning, project administration and inspection, infrastructure design, materials and workmanship standards for water, wastewater, stormwater and levee infrastructure. Duties include the analysis of hydraulic models, wastewater and stormwater basin studies and development of facility plans for all water, wastewater, stormwater and levee infrastructures. Infrastructure mapping and document controls, and the backflow prevention program.
Additionally, the position provides utilities engineering support services that include investigations, analysis and correction of water main breaks, potable water quality issues, sanitary and stormwater collection systems’ integrity, and water and wastewater plant issues.
Specific duties involve the areas of:
Asset Management Planning
Asset Management Program Administration
Utility Infrastructure Standards
Regulatory Permit Compliance Backflow Prevention Program
Utilities Engineering Support Services
Source Water Protection
Budget Preparations and Administration
Annual entry salary up to $77,490 DOQ
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in engineering, management, or other closely related field.
Must have five years of civil engineering experience after professional registration, preferably in water; wastewater and/or stormwater engineering. Two years of utility management and two years of supervisory experience required.
Must be registration as a Professional Engineer either in the State of KS or with the ability to obtain KS reciprocity within six months of hire date.
Must possess and maintain a valid class C Kansas driver’s license or obtain within six months of hire; must possess and maintain a city insurable driving record.
Topeka is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. As the state’s capital city, Topeka’s largest employer is the State of Kansas. The educational, health and social services industry makes up the largest proportion of the working population. Three of the largest employers are Stormont-Vail Healthcare, St. Francis Health Center and Colmery-O’Neil VA Hospital. M...ajor companies based in Topeka include Westar Energy, Collective Brands, Mars Chocolate North America, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Capitol Federal Savings Bank, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Sports Car Club of America.Topeka is uniquely situated between three of the largest Universities in Kansas, the University of Kansas (Lawrence), Kansas State University (Manhattan) and Emporia State University (Emporia) and is home to Washburn University.This City of Topeka Engineering Division is comprised of professional engineers, technical support staff and clerical staff personnel whose primary responsibility is administration and management of all projects assigned to the Division as well as construction inspection & designing in-house projects.