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Water Works Chief Engineer

Greater Cincinnati Water Works Cincinnati Full-Time
$88,250.98 - $119,729.50 / year
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This employee is responsible for the planning, administration, and direction of the Water Works Engineering Division.  Assigns work and exercises general supervision and final authority over the work of the Plant Facilities Section, Water System Planning and Branch Services Section, Information Systems Section, and the System Facilities Section.  Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KSAS):

(Illustrative only. This position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge of:
Engineering practices and principles related to specific engineering discipline.
City Human Resources Policies and Procedures, Civil Service Rules, and other department policies.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs.
Code of Ethics for Professional Engineers.
Standard City procedures for processing requisitions, contracts, and purchases.
Federal, State, County, and City legislative and administrative rules and regulations pertaining to the department.
OEPA's permit and review process and requirements regarding water treatment.
Water treatment and supply technology necessary to meet and exceed requirements of current state and national drinking water legislation.
Hydraulic principles associated with water supply and distribution to model a system plan and carry out its implementation.
Drinking water regulations contained in the Safe Drinking Water Act administered by federal and state Environmental Protection Agencies.

Skill to:
Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.
Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.
Ability to:
Implement and maintain positive employee relations.
Promote and maintain highest integrity throughout all personnel.
Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs.
Apply engineering discipline to solve problems.
Forecast and plan activities within the work unit.
Evaluate site conditions.
Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower-level staff.
Compile and evaluate pertinent information for producing activity and management reports.
Read and interpret City, department and division policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, the general public, and other related industry professionals.
Execute vision, initiative, and creative ability.


Each applicant must have ten years of experience in a high level supervisory or management position that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of engineering practices as they relate to the water industry. Additionally, each applicant must be a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio or in a state with equivalent registration requirements. Applicants must be Ohio registered within one year.

Must have a valid Driver's License.
Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Environmental Conditions: Predominately an indoor office environment; exposure to computer screens; some outdoor work required; exposure to extremes in weather conditions.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity required.

Recommended skills

Human Resources
Industrial Relations
Water Regulations Advisory Scheme
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Mission: GCWW employees provide customers with a plentiful supply of high-quality water, support environmental sustainability, and deliver excellent services in a financially responsible manner.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works has been a municipally owned and operated utility since it was purchased by the City of Cincinnati in 1839.

GCWW has always taken the lead in water quality research and technology to protect public health. We have been featured nationally for our state-of-the-art water treatment and research. To ensure the highest quality drinking water, we test the water more than 600 times a day from the source through treatment and in the distribution system.

GCWW supplies more than 48 billion gallons of water a year through 3,000 miles of water mains to about 235,000 residential and commercial accounts.

GCWW's service area has grown to include the entire City of Cincinnati, most of Hamilton County and parts of Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio. In 2003, GCWW started selling water to Boone County and Florence, Kentucky via a pipeline installed under the Ohio River.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works water meets or exceeds all state and federal health standards.

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