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Job title: Vice President, Water/Wastewater Infrastructure
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Job location: San Antonio, TX  78213 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 08/01/2017
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Pape-Dawson offers an extremely competitive benefit package to all eligible full-time employees.
Job category:Civil Engineering
Public Works
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Job Description

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What makes Pape-Dawson different? Our people.

Pape-Dawson has created an atmosphere where talented and dedicated engineers, surveyors, geologists, geoscientists and support personnel focus individual and collective skills on a single objective – sound, innovative and cost-effective solutions. Our diverse professional backgrounds benefit each client through sensitivity to individual requirements, responsiveness to project deadlines and creative, yet rational, solutions.

Job Title: Vice President, Water/Wastewater Infrastructure

Overview: The primary responsibilities of this positions are to exert influence, both internal and external, toward building the reputation and professional stature of the firm with respect to water and wastewater systems planning and design; participate in the development and evaluation of corporate goals with respect to the field of water and wastewater systems engineering; and serve as the firm’s primary authority on water and wastewater systems.

Responsible for work performance and profitability on assigned water resource projects either directly or through a subordinate manager.
Provide supervision, coordination, and follow-through for project control and client confidence and satisfaction.
Supervise the engineering work of assigned technicians, designers, and subordinate engineers. This includes work assignments, scheduling, and review
Provide guidance for the training and development of subordinate staff
Assign tasks, oversee distribution of workload and supervises work performed on assigned projects. Regularly review work load projections and resources and recommend adjustments as necessary to fulfill commitments. Review invoices, cost data, schedules, and budgets with appropriate managers
Review and evaluate the initial direction, progress, and final product of water and wastewater system service. Provide technical expertise and guidance to team members regarding problem identification and resolution
Regularly check schedule, budget and work performance for tasks to be completed on time, within budget and defined quality standards are met.
Monitor and review billing for jobs in progress for completion on a timely basis, and any extra work is documented
Attentive of new developments and technologies in the water resources field for recommendations to current technical practices and processes for production
Develop alternate methods, techniques, or design concepts, as required, to resolve unique design problems
Coordinate and facilitate firm-wide training programs with other Senior Officers
Actively participate in professional and technical associations
Perform annual performance reviews and make appropriate salary adjustment recommendations
Direct preparations for presentations to potential clients
Direct relationship building, potential project development, proposal development and contracting between the firm and water and wastewater system clients
Coordinate and interface with sub-consultants, other internal Officers and external agencies, as appropriate
Coordinate with personnel in other departments, project managers, and client personnel to review design and resolve areas of concern
Schedule and lead any appropriate team start-up and progress meetings. Provide regular status reports on project progress to President and CEO via oral and written reports and/or presentations

Maintain knowledge of activities of the firm
Maintain direct knowledge of performance and activities within the water and wastewater systems sector of the firm
Coordinate the activities of water systems production portion of the firm
Maintain direct communication with decision-level individuals with water and wastewater system clients and potential clients of the firm
Provide support to the President and Chief Executive Officer as appropriate to any facet of the firm's business
Maintain an active and positive presence in community and technical organization activities
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Job Requirements

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Post-graduate education in water resource (environmental) engineering. Obtained and maintained professional engineer’s license. Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas or ability to attain registration within six months.
Minimum of twenty (20) years of progressively senior experience, transforming water and wastewater treatment facilities design to management and relationship building with key stakeholders at major public water service entities
Established leadership in area(s) of expertise with a high degree of practical and theoretical knowledge, foresight and good judgment in advising and guiding work in the specialty area
Experience in planning/design of water supply, transmission, storage, reuse systems, reclaimed water distribution and wastewater design, treatment, conveyance, and other municipal utility operations
Proven experience in marketing/sales, business development activities, capital improvement projects, and proposal development
Demonstrated and quantifiable management and technical skills
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with peers, support personnel, clients, and community leaders
Demonstrated ability to establish consultant relationships with clients for the development of lasting mutually beneficial partnerships
Community and technical organization involvement, with progressive heightening in leadership positions, particularly with the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation
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