Public Utilities Asset Manager

Recruitment #1806-PROGMRUNM3-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

An ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, ability to lead a team, and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the following:

  • Developing and implementing “whole life” Asset Management (AM)/Operations and Management (O&M) frameworks, strategies, plans, procedures and processes. 
  • Building an effective asset risk mitigation program to improve asset reliability with optimized spending and capital investment.
  • Developing short and long-term maintenance strategies with Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and (Operational Expenditure) OPEX analyses and forecasts.
  • Leading and managing physical condition assessments of complex water, wastewater and reclaimed water asset groups using industry best practices.
  • Developing control strategies to reduce risk and improve asset utilization.
  • Developing predictive models.
  • Performing root cause failure analysis to reduce down time and increase production,
  • Developing program with a strategy for continuous improvement.
  • Identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex O&M data sets.
  • Working and collaborating with Consulting, Engineering, and O&M staff to identify and prioritize business needs.
  • Performance management systems and benchmarking.
  • Business improvement processes and practices.
  • Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and Enterprise asset management (EAM) systems.

JOB OVERVIEW

Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department is seeking an Asset Manager for the management of its water and wastewater treatment plants, water, wastewater and reclaimed water collection, distribution, and transmission system operations assets.

The Asset Manager will be responsible for developing and sustaining a strategic reliability program. Develop and maintain Asset Management systems that support and optimize the data collection and analysis of wastewater, potable water and reclaimed water which impacts operating and financial performance. The incumbent will build and oversee an effective condition based assessment program, prepare control strategies to reduce risk and improve asset utilization, determining predictive strategies, perform root cause failure analysis to reduce down time and increased production, establish a culture of continuous improvement, building an effective asset risk mitigation program to improve asset reliability with reduced risk at optimized spending and capital investments. Must have a strong background in ISO 55000 and PAS 55 as well as industry standards and regulations.

A suitable candidate will be fully competent professional in all conventional aspects of the asset management and capable of independently performing assignments. The Asset Manager receives technical guidance from the Division Director of Technical Services Division and plans, schedules and coordinates detailed phase work requiring judgment and independent evaluation. The Asset Manager directly supervises personnel assigned to its project teams and must maintain a positive relationship and regular contact with Operations and Field Maintenance staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science in Engineering; and
Five years of experience in Asset Management and condition assessment of assets; and
Five years of experience in planning, design, construction or operations of water and wastewater systems, including sewer collection and distribution systems, water distribution systems, pump stations, and treatment plants.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managerial/ Operational Skills
  • Leadership

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Working Conditions:

Works in the office, in the field, and attends meetings at various locations, generally 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with some weekend work. May be required to work additional hours in order to meet deadlines and handle workload.

Physical Effort:

Typical desk job activities, ability to lift 20 pounds, kneeling, bending and reaching over head. Applicant must be able to walk water and wastewater treatment plant sites.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for preparation of asset management plans, including creation of asset lists and hierarchies, identifying asset inventory and condition, calculation of business risk evaluations, determining asset net present value and life cycle costs, developing alternatives for cost-effective operation and maintenance and long-term investment.
  • Support condition assessment of existing assets and improve and enhance capital improvement planning and budgeting.
  • Responsible for working with PUD staff to compile asset inventory and condition data into a format to allow for engineering analysis of life-cycle costs and business risk evaluation.
  • Responsible for working with plant and/or field staff to develop asset registries for water and wastewater assets, including use of existing Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS) and O&M data.
  • Responsible for monitoring and communicating Asset Performance through reporting including life cycle analysis, asset performance analysis for capital and O&M funding and other analysis required for Operations.
  • Responsible for preparing reports, estimating cost, presentations, determining individual project needs, and creating work plans, if desired.
  • Compares current system performance against other similar industry benchmarks to establish best practices and improve system processes.
  • Assist the Planning Section Manager in forecasting and developing the Capital and O&M budgets for assigned processes.
  • Responsible for coordinating with outside consultants related to asset management, communicating with County Operations staff.
  • Assigning duties to the project team, answering their questions, and monitoring their progress.
    Checking the accuracy of completed work.
  • The timely and accurate completion of assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*



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