Manager of Water Production Engineering - OUC

Posted By: Joanna White Career Center,

OUC logoOUC - The Reliable One, is presently seeking a Manager of Water Production Engineering to join the Electric and Water Production division. At OUC, we don’t just work – we’re building a bright future of innovation and transformation for future generations.

We are looking for a resourceful and strategic leader to manage all Water Production (WPRO) capital improvement projects. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing WPRO engineers through all assigned capital project phases, including design, permitting, contracting, and construction, while ensuring compliance with OUC’s Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs). We need a dedicated leader with strong project management and regulatory compliance skills, adept at influencing diverse teams and negotiating effectively.

Success in this role hinges on resilience, strong interpersonal skills, and a readiness to innovate amidst construction challenges. Adaptability, openness to new ideas, and skillful navigation of approval, procurement, and legal processes are essential. Additionally, the ability to represent OUC in regulatory and compliance meetings, review proposed rules and regulations, and assume leadership in Incident Command Center (ICC) roles during emergencies and disaster-related activities are key responsibilities. Organizational awareness, collaboration across departments, and effective resource management are key drivers for project success, complemented by proficiency in team-building, prioritization, and process improvement to foster engagement and overcome obstacles with confidence.

OUC is an industry leader and the second largest municipal utility in Florida committed to innovation, sustainability, and our community, OUC’s mission is to provide exceptional value to our customers and community by delivering sustainable and reliable services and solutions.

Join a team of visionary Change Agents, Strategists, and Community Ambassadors who understand the vital role of diverse experiences in powering creativity and industry transformation. At OUC, each position contributes to the success and achievement of our goals. Click here to learn more about what we do.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited college or university; a Master’s degree in Business Administration or Engineering Management is preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in designing and managing the construction of Water/Wastewater plants and distribution/collection systems, with at least three (3) years of experience supervising and developing a team of direct reports.
  • In lieu of formal supervisory experience, managing project teams, budgets, and leadership training may be considered.
  • A Florida Professional Engineer license or the ability to obtain one within a year is required.

OUC offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Total Rewards package includes, to cite a few:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision benefits and paid life insurance premiums with no probationary period.
  • OUC’s Hybrid Retirement Program includes a fully-funded cash balance account, defined contribution with employer matching along with a health reimbursement account
  • Generous paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Educational Assistance Program, to include tuition reimbursement, paid memberships in professional associations, paid conference and training opportunities
  • Wellness incentives and free access to all on-site OUC fitness facilities  
  • Access to family-oriented recreational areas
  • Paid Conference and Training Opportunities
  • Free downtown parking

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Salary Range: $120,744 to $150,929 annually - commensurate with experience

Location: 3800 Gardenia Ave, Orlando, FL 32839 

Please see below a complete Job description for this position.

Job Purpose:    

Manage all Water Production (WPRO) capital improvement projects. Oversee WPRO engineers and their assigned capital projects, including but not limited to: design, permitting, contracting, and construction. Responsible for ensuring OUC’s Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs) compliance.

Primary Functions:       

  • Manage WPRO capital improvement plan;
  • Oversee WPRO engineering staff and their assigned projects:
  • Ensure compliance of OUC’s Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs)
  • Represent OUC in regulatory and compliance meetings;
  • Review rules and regulations proposed by the Department of Environmental Regulation and water management districts;
  • Serve in an Incident Command Center (ICC) leadership role during emergencies and disaster related activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Technical Requirements:          

  • Working knowledge of all, but not limited to the following:
    • Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs;
    • Florida rules and statutes related to water resource such as Florida Department of Regulation and Water Management Districts;
    • Software Applications (i.e., JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Cornerstone OnDemand, Geographic Information Systems (GIS));
    • Related industry, organizational and departmental policies, practices, and procedures; legal guidelines, ordinances, and laws;
    • Invoices, Timesheets, and Performance Appraisals;
    • American Water Works Association Standards;
    • Florida Department of Environmental Protection Standards;
    • Construction Documents prepared by outside engineering firms;
    • Shop Drawings prepared by equipment vendors/suppliers;
  • Ability to attend water conferences;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) and use standard office equipment (telephone, copier, computer, etc.)

Education/ Certification/ Years of Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited college or university;
    • Master’s degree in, Business Administration or Engineering Management (preferred);
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the design and construction management of Water / Wastewater water plants and distribution/collection systems;
    • Above experience to include three (3) years of experience supervising and developing a team of direct reports (required); In lieu of formal supervisory experience, managing project teams, budgets, leadership training may be substituted;
  • Florida Professional Engineer license or the ability to obtain in one year, required

Working Conditions:    

This job involves occasional exposure to some disagreeable elements (dust, heat, fumes, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.) and accidents are improbable other than minor injuries. This job may involve occasional outdoor weather conditions.

Physical Requirements:             

This job requires constant speaking, hearing, reading and writing. This job requires very frequent typing. This job requires frequent standing, walking and sitting. This job may require occasional bending/ stooping, repetitive motions and driving of a company vehicle.

OUC–The Reliable One is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed through responsible management policies to recruit, hire, promote, train, transfer, compensate, and administer all other personnel actions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules, and regulations.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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