Civil - Environmental, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
Plans and directs personnel and all aspects of Northern Water’s activities concerning water quality. Identifies water quality issues that may affect the organization and its allottees and develops and implements plans to maintain compliance with pertinent local, state and federal regulations and to protect system water quality and water supply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervises departmental staff by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
Oversees and manages all activities under Northern Water and the Subdistrict’s water quality program and on behalf of the Windy Gap Firming Project and Northern Integrated Supply Project enterprises.
Establishes work plans and budgets for the water quality department.
Coordinates cross-departmental work as it relates to water quality with IT, Financial Services, Collection Systems, Distribution Systems Department and Communications Departments.
Advises Board of Directors, Legal Counsel and Senior Management on all water quality-related issues including technical, policy, regulatory, and strategic issues.
Manages relationships with stakeholders and partner agencies.
Monitors State of Colorado water quality regulations, standards, and guidelines that impact Northern Water’s or the Subdistrict’s operations, or could potentially impact the future operations of Northern Water, its Subdistrict and their many Enterprises; and
Ensures Northern Water’s conformance to federal, state, and local water quality regulations and permitting requirements.
Reviews and edits work products.
Authors interagency and interdepartmental reports and correspondence.
Training Experience and Education Requirements
Training Experience Required:
Fifteen years’ minimum work experience with engineering and management of complex projects and issues related to water quality and/or environmental compliance/regulations.
Previous experience managing staff, schedules, and budgets at a departmental level or equivalent.
Must have experience with project management and a variety of computer software products, including, but not limited to, computer operating systems, database/spreadsheet applications, statistical programs, programming languages, water quality models, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), word processing programs, and productivity applications.
A Master’s degree in Civil, Environmental, Water Resources or related Engineering degree preferred. A combination of equivalent skills, education and relevant experience will be considered.
About Northern Water
NCWCD, a public agency created in 1937, provides water for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses in northeastern Colorado.The District was established as the local agency to contract with the United States to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The project stores water from the Colorado River headwaters in a series of reservoirs on Colorado's West Slope. Water is transported, via the 13-mile Alva B. Adams Tunnel, through the mountains to the District's seven-county service area on the East Slope.NCWCD encompasses 1.6 million acres in portions of Boulder, Larimer, Weld, Broomfield, Morgan, Logan, Washington and Sedgwick counties.