City of Athens, Texas
Utility Projects Manager
City of Athens, Texas
City of Athens, Texas
508 E Tyler Street
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Performs construction and project management duties and performs regulatory compliance tasks in the water and wastewater systems to include construction inspections and managment, regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting, and developing projects for a Capital Improvement Program.

Responsibilities Include: 

Manages construction inspection activities to include daily progress reporting and inspections that will ensure conformance with plans, specifications, and City construction standards.  Reviews and manages project documentation to include change order scope and pricing, tracking completed quantities, conducting progress meetings, and processing of contractor pay requests.  Monitors work of contractors to ensure compliance with SWPPP, traffic, trench, and other safety plans, and to ensure work doesn't negatively impact surrounding properties or infrastructure.  Assists in the development of CIP projects by assessing needs, creating preliminary scope and cost estimates, prioritizing projects, and drafting specifications and bidding documents.  Responds to and resolves public inquiries and complaints related to utility infrastructure construction projects and developments.  Manages regulatory compliance items related to water utility activities as assigned, which may include researching, monitoring, and compiling and preparing reports.  Inspects facilities, residential and commercial properties, treatment units, and other conveyances for compliance with Federal and State regulatory requirements.  Collects information and prepares reports relating to construction and regulatory compliance items.  Identifies and informs supervisor of potential hazards, liability exposures, problem areas, public inquiries of the general public, and the status of work activities.  Adheres to the personnel, safety, and department policies and procedures.  Assist other coworkers as needed and performs other duties as assigned.


Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).  College level course work in Engineering, Architecture Construction or related field is preferred.  Five or more years of experience in water distribution and collection pipeline construction, and /or treatment faciltiy, and/or pump station construction expiences is required.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 

Knowledge of public works/utilities construction management, inspections, methods and materials. Knowledge of contract administration, and municipal finance and budgeting practices.  Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, prepare specifications, work scopes, and project cost estimates for budgeting purposes.  Knowledge of Federal Clean Water Act and Texas Administrative Code requirements relating to municipal water utility operations.

Work Environment: 

Work is performed in office and worksite environments where outdoor exposures include, but may not be limited to dust, dirt, fumes, confined spaces, in trenches, on level, slippery, sloping, unstable and muddy terrain, and under constantly noisy conditions and in inclement weather conditions.  Work in adverse environmental conditions to include inclement weather such as rain, sleet, snow, heat, sun exposure and hazardous conditions such as street traffic, fume odor, dust/mist, hazardous chemicals, and other solid waste substances; and exposure to insects and noxious plants.