Western Virginia Water Authority   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 7, 2023
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Division:                     Water Quality
Status:                        NonExempt
Job Code:                   208
Reports To:                Senior Manager Capital Projects


Provides planning, project management, and contract administration of various construction projects at the Authority’s water/ wastewater treatment facilities. Responsibilities entail accountability based on measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity and quality of assigned projects. Prepares Invitations for Bid/Project Manuals/Technical Specifications/construction contract documents and manages the procurement of construction services for assigned projects. Oversees assigned employees. Research new technology of water quality operations and determine feasibility with cost analysis/payback periods. Coordinates with other division to gauge water/wastewater treatment performance/trends which may indicate the need for capital projects/treatment process improvements/investments. Conducts field inspections. Prepares short/long-range plans to include financial analysis/project review. Reviews plans/specifications. Proficiently operates computer software applications including asset management/ GIS/work order system(s)/billing/ financial systems, Microsoft Office products/Adobe Acrobat/AutoCAD/Authority specific enterprise software applications. Assists with hydraulic modeling. Assists with water quality investigations/conclusions/follow-up if required. Bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental engineering/water and wastewater related field plus five (5) or more years of related experience in construction management.


Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned or scheduled.
· Plans, directs and coordinates all activities of assigned areas.
· Responsible for all phases of assigned projects from inception through project close out, including planning, budgeting, design, procurement/project delivery, permitting, construction, contract administration, and final acceptance.
· Coordinates activities with local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, private businesses, contractors, consultants and others involved with Authority projects.
· Prepares Invitations for Bid, Project Manuals, Technical Specifications, and construction contract documents, and manages the procurement of construction services for assigned projects.
· Research new technology as related to all aspects of water quality operations and determine feasibility with cost analysis and payback periods.
· Coordinates with Operating Divisions and Facility Maintenance to gauge water and wastewater treatment performance and trends which may indicate the need for capital projects, treatment process improvements, and/or investments in the water distribution system or wastewater collection system.
· Assures efficient coordination with other Authority departments and Divisions for
management of project-related technical and financial documentation.
· Conducts field inspections as necessary.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work assigned to in this job position. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or tasks performed by personnel so classified.

 The following will identify the selection guidelines for job placement:

  • WVWA application.
  • Rating of education, experience, training and qualifications.
  • Reference checks.
  • Interview with WVWA management team.
  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test.
  • A criminal background check and social security number verification will be performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the WVWA application.
  • Job related test might be required and would be administered to all applicants applying for the position.