The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, 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's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
In the fall of 2018, DEP will begin formulating a new 10-Year Capital Plan, which will likely be the largest in our agency’s history. Many factors will shape the plan, including state of good repair, regulatory mandates, water supply dependability, and Mayoral priorities for a more equitable and sustainable City.
To support a more comprehensive, cohesive, and data driven capital plan, DEP’s Commissioner created the Office of the Agency Chief Engineer (OACE).
OACE will be responsible for the formulation of, and periodic modifications to DEP’s capital plans, in coordination with the bureau heads, DDC, EDC, the Municipal Water Finance Authority, and OMB. The Mission and Vision of OACE is to plan sustainable infrastructure investments for the future of clean water and the environment in New York City and its watersheds, by being the standard-bearer of excellence in planning optimized engineering programs and projects to meet short-term and medium-term needs and serve as scalable investments for the long-term.
This vacancy is in the Asset Management and Data Analysis Section of OACE. The mission of this section is to implement an integrated and comprehensive Asset Management Program throughout the agency and its staff in order to: minimize assets’ life cycle costs; forecast maintenance, repair, and replacement requirements; and maintain a desired level of service, such as regulatory compliance.
Accomplishing this requires the development of readily available asset & maintenance information from the agency’s operating bureaus on asset conditions and reconcile with agency capital project list.
The candidate will assist in asset evaluation and rankings of all DEP owned water and wastewater facilities. The candidate will assist in developing credible projects to support the agencies capital program initiatives. Working with a dedicated team to develop an integrated, comprehensive and versatile Asset Management Program for the agency.
The Office of the Agency Chief Engineer seeks to hire an Engineering Intern who will report directly to the Chief of Asset Management. Under direct supervision, the selected candidate will receive training in the components of a comprehensive Asset Management Program. The selected candidate will conduct beginning analyses of operation and maintenance practices to support plans for the maintenance, repair or renewal of the assets, determine assets’ effective useful life, and calculate associated costs. The OACE is based on a “hub-and-spoke” model with OACE serving as the Agency “engineering hub” leading, assisting, facilitating and collaborating with each Agency Bureau as a “spoke” into operational details.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A Baccalaureate degree in environmental, chemical, mechanical, petroleum, aeronautical, or materials engineering from an accredited college.
A Baccalaureate degree in engineering technology is not acceptable.
- Familiarity with wastewater and water supply facilities, equipment and processes.
- Strong background and comfort in working with databases and large complex data sets
- Written and oral communication skills.
- Proficiency in the following computer programs: MS Excel, Access and Word.
- Organized with ability to handle multiple priorities and complex data sets.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and a team player.
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
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59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona NY
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