Stormwater Project Manager, Raleigh North Carolina - Storm Water Jobs

Stormwater Project Manager

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City of Raleigh
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Local Government
North Carolina
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The Stormwater Project Manager in the Water Quality Section of the Stormwater Management Division manages and coordinates aspects of the City's programs for managing stormwater in ways that reduce impacts on surface water quality and stream health. The City conducts these programs in our ongoing efforts in fulfillment of our NPDES Stormwater MS4 Phase 1 permit and associated regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities may include some or all of the following.  Based in part on the capabilities and interests of the selected candidate, additional duties may be assigned or the range of duties may be narrowed from the range provided here.

For the Division's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, including retrofit stormwater control measures (SCMs) and stream stabilization projects, identify city-wide project opportunities and maintain a database of information, collaborate with City staff in other departments on joint projects, assist with estimating costs and providing input to the Division's annual CIP and operating budgets, work with consultants for studies and designing larger projects; prepare design plans for smaller projects; prepare construction bid documents, review bids, and recommend construction contract award, track project construction and monitor for appropriate methods, and coordinate with other City staff and contractors for maintenance of completed SCMs.

For the Division's Stormwater Quality Cost Share Program, assist with publicizing the program and identifying quality prospective projects and applicants, meet with and assist applicants with conceiving projects and estimating project costs, review and summarize project applications and present summaries to a citizens commission (SMAC), prepare contracts between successful applicants and the City, track project construction and monitor for appropriate methods, review and approve requests for cost reimbursement, track completed projects for conformance with maintenance commitments, and track and report status of completed projects, projects in progress, and applications.

Supervise the work of two technicians, one responsible for the Division's Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program and the other responsible for volunteer programs (Adopt-A-Stream, Stream Monitoring, and Storm Drain Marking) and coordinating the city-wide stream sampling program.  Supervision may include monitoring workloads, ensuring use of appropriate methods, providing direction and resources, conducting formal employee performance reviews, and maintaining work flow in the technicians' absence.

For tracking and documenting compliance with the City's Stormwater NPDES and Neuse regulatory requirements, be familiar with aspects of permits and rules, coordinate with other staff to provide resources for complying and documenting compliance and meeting deadlines, and prepare and submit required reports to regulators.

For the Division's oversight of NPDES industrial permits and compliance by City operations with NPDES industry-like requirements, coordinate with staff for periodic inspections, tracking, and assisting City operations with compliance issues.

For some of the above activities, apply for and mange grants; procure services; manage work contracted to consultants and constructors, and process invoices for payment.

Provide input and support for conducting various other field and office activities as assigned by the Division's Water Quality Manager, possibly to include networking and sharing knowledge with counterparts from other municipalities.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                 
This job may require supervision of technicians and other assigned staff.

Typical Qualifications
Bachelor's (4-year college) degree in engineering, landscape architecture, environmental science, or a closely related area of study. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education.

At least 4 years of relevant experience is required. Relevant experience may include supervision or management of staff; calculations and design for stormwater drainage and/or treatment; construction or inspection of stormwater SCMs; overseeing compliance with NPDES permits or similar regulatory programs; preparing or implementing watershed management plans; organizing and sorting large volumes of information; sampling environmental media, coordinating with laboratories, and organizing and interpreting resulting data; managing or overseeing consultants or construction contractors, or relevant research conducted in fulfillment of requirements for a master's degree in an applicable field of study. Applicants may substitute additional relevant education for the required experience.

Computer Skills                                             
To perform this job successfully, and dependent upon the area of assignment, an individual should have knowledge of AutoCAD, computer modeling of hydrology and hydraulics software, and/or have knowledge of HEC models, Micro-station, and GEOPAK software.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations  
Licensure as a Professional Landscape Architect, a Professional Engineer, or another area of practice directly applicable to stormwater management or ability to obtain an applicable professional license in the near future.  
A valid NC Class "C" Driver's License.

Additional Information
Other Qualifications
Must be willing and physically able to operate hand tools and portable field instruments; work outdoors in wooded areas, streams, and lakes, occasionally in inclement weather (hot, cold, rain, wind); and occasionally enter underground structures for observing conditions or collecting samples.

Must be able to speak clearly and cordially with the public for routine interactions with individuals and for occasional presentations to small groups, including adults and children.

Must be able to write clearly for documenting contact with citizens, preparing correspondence, preparing reports, and incorporating and editing materials written by others.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word.  Familiarity with GIS, computer-aided drafting/design, or land surveying software is desirable.

Must be willing and able to collaborate and work cooperatively with peers, citizens, and school groups.

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