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Interceptor Engineer


Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
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Under broad guidance, the Interceptor Engineer is responsible for:

a. Providing design, reviewing and analyzing of projects that help HRSD and larger community achieve HRSD mission and environmental goals

b. Serving as HRSD interface with any professional, government official or private citizen desiring to access HRSD services

c. Assisting in connection location selection

d. Monitoring construction, from review of project design plans to performing acceptance inspections and enforcing HRSD standards, easements, requirements and policies

e. Assisting Operations with engineering solutions to technical problems and system anomalies

f. Coordinating with Engineering Design and Construction Project Managers particularly from an operations support standpoint

g. Preparing annual Capital Improvement Plan and Operating budgets and monitoring the operating budget on a regular basis

h. Providing leadership in the management of and communications to all interceptor operations employees

I. Planning and implementing innovative programs to continually improve safety, morale, wellbeing, training, and professional development for all interceptor operations employees

j. Monitoring system compliance with all applicable permits and regulations


a. Education
1. Required 
BS degree in appropriate engineering field such as civil, mechanical or environmental
Training in the principles of quality management and strategic planning

b. Experience
Four years experience focused on the design, operation, & maintenance of utilities to include hydraulic modeling, project management and environmental regulatory enforcement
Relevant engineering experience in design and construction relating to operation and maintenance of sewerage facilities

c. Training Levels
Personnel in this category are fully qualified at Grade 9 with appropriate BS degree, P.E. License and 4 years of experience.  While a fully qualified selection is desired, the following training levels and years of experience are established for personnel who are not fully qualified and do not possess the required PE license:

 Grade 9a - BS degree plus 4 years relevant experience or MS degree and 2 years relevant experience
 Grade 9b - BS degree and 3 years relevant experience or MS degree and 1 year relevant experience 
 Grade 9c - BS degree and 2 years relevant experience or MS degree and no experience
 Grade 9d - BS degree and 1 year relevant experience
 Grade 9e - BS degree and no experience       
NOTE: Master's Degree in Engineering is equivalent to two years of experience

c. Job-specific Technical Competencies
1. Required
a) Knowledge of project management techniques
b) Knowledge of industry standard civil design and analysis assumptions
c) Knowledge of estimating techniques for geometric layout of utilities and other site elements
d) Knowledge of cost estimating techniques to support decision making with respect to HRSD Capital Improvement Projects
e) Basic knowledge of procurement standards 
f) Knowledge of common chemical processes in sewage and their impact on pipeline operation
g) Knowledge of preventative maintenance practices for water/sewer utilities
h) Knowledge of protective measures for utilities (physical clearances, corrosion protection, installation methods)
i) Knowledge of Pipeline and Pump Station Design, Startup, and Operation
j) Knowledge of Common construction methods for excavation, compaction, pile driving, pipeline laying
k) Ability to use MS Office products and a variety of other industry-specific programs (GIS, Mike Urban, Meridian, etc.) at an advanced level of proficiency
l) Ability to evaluate designed engineering plans to for compliance with HRSD standards and reasonable engineering practice
m) Ability to perform complex hydraulic calculations
n) Ability to schedule, craft, & generate detailed interceptor system studies in a structured logical sequence.
o) Ability to determine needed data and explains data requirements to those responsible for retrieving it
p) Ability to model and analyze real-world conditions with computer models:  demonstrates an understanding of strengths/limitations of such models

a) Knowledge of CADD
b) Knowledge of GIS
c) Knowledge of CMMS 
d) Knowledge of HRSD and OSHA Safety Standards with respect to excavations, confined space entry, and similar job sites
e) Knowledge of wastewater demand computation methods and assumptions
f) Knowledge of troubleshooting methods for analysis of pump station and pipeline operation
g) Knowledge of City and County general design preferences for wastewater design and approval procedures for local development and capital improvement projects
h) Knowledge of State Sewage Collection and Treatment (SCAT) Regulations.
i) Knowledge of land property rights including easement restrictions, right-of-way permits, etc.
j) Skill in using a transit, survey tape, electronic distance measuring, and level to perform light survey tasks

d. Special Licenses
a) Valid driver’s license from state of residence
b) Professional Engineer License


HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law.

HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace.

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