Field Engineer

September 8, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Posting Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

The Capacity Certification program dedicates it efforts to working with the development community to enhance economic development while the City remains compliant with the Consent Decree. Section VIII.B of the First Amended Consent Decree requires that prior to introduction of new sewer flows from new developments into the City's collection and transmission systems, that the City must demonstrate adequate sewer capacity from the point of introduction through the sewer laterals, outfalls, trunks, pumping stations and the wastewater reclamation centers to avoid causing additional sewer surcharge or spills.

The Capacity Certification Program is operated by DWM's Office of Engineering Services and is one of two DWM offices heavily involved with providing permit approvals within the Department of Planning and Community Development's (DPCD's) Building Permit Program.

The Capacity Certification group is committed to ensuring that every new development within the corporate limits of the City of Atlanta which will generate new sewer flows submits a capacity certification application. The Capacity certification activities include receiving completed applications for projects actively seeking permits within the City's Building permit system; assesses the availability of the downstream conveyance system to the WRC to handle the additional flow; and, if necessary and available, assigns sewer capacity credits required for granting these approvals. This evaluation ensures that no potential overflows are predicted to occur during dry weather conditions in the gravity sewer network, thereby avoiding First Amended Consent Decree (FACD) stipulated penalties of $35,000 per certificate of occupancy issued.

The Capacity Certification group is obligated to process all sewer capacity certification applications in five (5) working days from the day applications are routed by the Bureau of Buildings through Accela. The five working days turn around schedule will not apply in cases where sewer survey or hydraulic analysis is required to process the application, or the applicant or developer is contacted, and additional information is required.

Occasionally, the Capacity Certification group calculates Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) sewer credits generated from sewer system rehabilitation work. The group also keeps a record of all sewer credit allocations made to developers and maintains a credit balance in Capacity Limited Areas.

Strict QA/QC is followed in processing all sewer capacity applications, calculating I&I sewer credits, and maintaining credit balances in Capacity Limited Areas.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

Associates degree in a Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Science with emphasis on environmental engineering, water resources, or closely related field, or a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in water and/or wastewater collections systems.

Preferred Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) is Civil Engineering, Environmental. (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis). Two years of progressively responsible experience in environmental engineering, GIS, water resources, consent decree work

Licensures and Certifications

Valid State Issued Driver's License required

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-09-08

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