Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Asset Strategy Manager in Hyattsville, Maryland

Functional TitleAsset Strategy Manager

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryAsset Management

GradeGS.14

FLSA StatusExempt

Requisition Number18-0049

Number of Vacancies1

Job LevelNon-Management

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for the development of WSSC’s Water/Wastewater Facilities Asset Management Plans. The Water/Wastewater Facilities Asset Strategy Manager provides support to the water/wastewater facilities maintenance and operations staff by analyzing work order and asset performance data to provide input into the Asset Management Committee decision processes with respect to maintenance, capital and operational decisions.

Organization NameProduction

Reports toSection Manager, Asset Management

Full or Part TimeFull Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or TemporaryRegular

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday8:00am-4:30pm

Position LocationHyattsville

Position Summary Information

General Summary

This position is responsible for the development of WSSC’s Water/Wastewater Facilities Asset Management Plans and the coordination of the Production Team Asset Management Committee. The Water/Wastewater Facilities Asset Strategy Manager provides support to the water/wastewater facilities maintenance and operations staff by analyzing work order and asset performance data to provide input into the Asset Management Committee decision processes with respect to maintenance, capital and operational decisions.

Essential Functions

  • Undertakes management of Water/Wastewater Facility Asset Management implementation activities according to a work program determined by the Assets Management Section Manager.

  • Ensures that the outcomes ofWSSCAsset Management Program implementations meet the needs of strategic investment planning for the water/wastewater facilities including the development of asset strategies and asset management plans.

  • Prepares technical and oral reports regarding the performance of the water/wastewater facility assets and tracks the effectiveness of asset management strategies in improving cost and service level performance.

  • Leads and coordinates staff responsible for the development of facility asset strategies and the development of the facility Asset Management Plans, and/or Utility Master Plan (UMP).

  • Facilitates the update of Condition Assessment and Business Risk Exposure scores and the identification of Level 2 and 3 Condition Assessment needs.

  • Validates failure criteria based on new input regarding levels of service or budget and validates the shape factor curves for probability of failure.

  • Reviews/revises maintenance strategies and facilitates the validation of existing and/or the development of new asset replacement costs and/or revise replacement costs as necessary.

  • Generates a list of “at risk” assets and identifies candidates for analysis utilizing the asset management modeling software.

  • Determines optimal renewal/rehabilitation/replacement cycles and budgetary requirements based on results from the asset management model output.

  • Facilitates the review of “at risk” assets and identifies which assets require immediate attention for risk reduction, which should be monitored, and which should be run-to-failure.

  • Assesses root cause of failures and tracks and monitors failure modes and rates, and develop decay curves where relevant.

  • Identifies risk reduction strategies and/or projects.

  • Determines funding requirements and help set budget priorities.

  • Determines/updates Asset InformationCLRratings and identify improvement tasks and budgets and documentCLRinformation into Business Improvement Plan chapter.

  • Determines training and other HR needs associated with the Asset Management Plan.

  • Initiates the approval process for the Asset Management Plan.

  • Coordinates with staff responsible for asset information and standards management to undertake quality assessment on asset management data and information, and determine and manage changes to asset technical standards.

Other Functions

  • Sets/implements operations and maintenance strategies.

  • Assists in the preparation, review and approval of programs and projects to monitor water industry trends and future directions.

  • Coordinates and/or develops cross functional teams as required, to execute asset management research and investigations designed to determine appropriate asset strategies as needed.

  • Assists in the preparation, review and approval of research and analysis to improve the overall management of the water/wastewater facilities in terms of reliability, risk, cost and service level delivery basis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in a normal office environment and in the field visitingWSSCWater and Wastewater Plants. Visits to Plants include walking around plants, up and down staircases to inspect Plant facilities and equipment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of facility lifecycle management and facility cost structures (maintenance, operations, capital).

  • Thorough knowledge of treatment plant process equipment including operations, maintenance and performance management.

  • Thorough knowledge of water/wastewater treatment plant permit requirements.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of asset management (as described by theEPAand the International Infrastructure Management Manual).

  • Working knowledge of the water/wastewater industry, including detailed knowledge of water/wastewater core business processes.

  • Ability to coordinate a team and possess strong leadership skills.

  • Ability to prepare and effectively present highly technical and complex reports and estimates both orally and in writing.

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Public Administration, or related discipline.

  • 6 years of progressively responsible technical experience in water or wastewater and utility operations, including 3 years of experience managing projects.

Additional Requirements

  • Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.

Preferences

  • Facilities Asset Management Experience.

Salary$86,844 - $132,571

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

ANEQUALEMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • *Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Public Administration, or related discipline?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Do you have 6 years of technical experience working in water/wastewater utility operations?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have 3 years of experience managing projects?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Do you have experience with treatment plant process equipment including operations, maintenance and performance management?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Do you have Facilities Asset Management Experience?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Describe your knowledge of the water/wastewater industry, including detailed knowledge of water/wastewater core business processes?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application