Do you want to be part of a forward-thinking, innovative, and dynamic team that provides high quality utility services? The City of Bellevue Utilities Department is looking for someone to lead its Asset Management Program. Bellevue Utilities takes pride in making sure its services are dependable, provide value for the money, and are delivered with the customer in mind.
The City of Bellevue Utilities Department is seeking a motivated professional to lead and manage the planning and implementation of the Department's Asset Management Program. Using an industry-based Asset Management approach, the person in this role will help guide investments in rehabilitation, renewal, replacement, condition assessment, and operations and maintenance of the Utility's water, sewer, and stormwater assets. You will establish objectives and goals of the program and provide guidance and recommendations to meet program deadlines and utility service goals.
This role has no formal supervisory responsibilities, but will act as the program lead for both consultants and internal staff. This position works closely with other Divisions throughout the Department, and the successful candidate will use matrix management to successfully implement the Asset Management program.
The City of Bellevue is a dynamic, multicultural, future focused, and high performing City. The City invests in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development. Bellevue is noted for its diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The National League of Cities issued Bellevue its Cultural Diversity Award in 2015. Livability.com ranked Bellevue number 14 on its 2015 Top 100 Best Places to Live.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates closely with Project Managers and the Planning Manager to develop the 6-year capital improvement program and the 75-year capital spending projection.
Develops and implements systems to track section performance measures related to program/project schedule and budget related to Asset Management.
Establishes program scope, schedules, and budget; defines the program goals, priorities, policies and procedures for program execution; identifies and addresses concerns that may pose technical, schedule, or financial risk to projects from an asset management perspective.
Leads citywide cross-departmental project teams, fosters collaboration between team members, and ensures coordination and consistency between departments for projects, plans, and programs within the City related to asset management.
Selects consultants, negotiates and executes consultant agreements, and monitors consultant progress and expenditures by providing technical guidance and review of consultant's deliverables.
Ensures the asset management program meets applicable Federal, State, and City standards and requirements.
Prepares technical reports for the asset management program and individual assessments of asset classes.
Manages and oversees work of consultants on specialized work; assists in reviews of consultants' work to ensure that the evaluation matches/is in-line with the overall project intent.
Initiates public involvement efforts including open house events and online media and provides explanation of asset management objectives and needs to interested parties.
Serves as spokesperson, facilitator or participant in meetings and presentations; represents the City and makes presentation to City officials, other jurisdictions or organizations, and the general public.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Proven experience working cooperatively in a matrix management setting across organizational divisions to achieve program objectives.
Thorough knowledge of the operations and maintenance (O&M) of utility infrastructure systems and how to use Asset Management principles to increase efficiency and optimize O&M work within the Utility.
Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods, particularly for utility renewal and replacement.
Demonstrated understanding of emerging science and best industry standards of infrastructure asset management.
Understanding risk management principles, including probability and statistical analysis.
Experience developing business cases using life-cycle costing and triple-bottom-line analysis.
Proven experience in developing capital improvement programs and long-range capital spending projections.
Knowledge of quality improvement methodologies.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to negotiate effectively with employees, other business units and departments, outside agencies, and the general public
Experience with advanced asset management software applications, enterprise software management systems such as Maximo; GIS-based systems; and statistical analysis software.
Ability to plan, organize, and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules, and deadlines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering, finance, business, operations management, or related field or combination of applicable experience
Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience with asset management programs for utility systems
Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license preferred
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
About City of Bellevue
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park." The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.