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Assistant Commissioner Capital Planning And Delivery M

Company name

New York Department of Environmental Protection

Organization Type


Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 27,2018

Posted on

Mar 26,2018


USD 175000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Valhalla, NY
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Assistant Commissioner, Capital Planning and Delivery; 95277, M5
The candidate will Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner, the Assistant Commissioner (AC) for Capital Planning Delivery is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of services and programs, including capital planning, engineering, in-house design, contracting, project management, construction management, procurement, maintenance support, and budgeting. Will exercise an extremely wide latitude of independent judgment and initiative to improve existing programs and implement new programs, policies and activities for high-level bureau priorities. Provides the leadership, vision and management for over 150 individuals directly and integrates work over the entire Bureau of 1800 employees to ensure the utility maintains sustainable infrastructure through capital investments, engineering, and operations and maintenance support. Responsible for the development of BWT’s budget based on project prioritization, planning investments in infrastructure “state of good repair”, energy production and conservation, environmental requirements, resource recovery and enterprise operations support. Leads contracts and engineering sections responsible for requirements/maintenance services, job order, and engineering contracts. Provide executive leadership and high level program management for organization-wide projects/initiatives as required, facilitating team efforts and helping to define project goals, timelines, resource requirements and planning. Work with senior leaders to establish mission, vision, values, business strategies, goals, objectives, key performance indicators (KPIs), and policies. Utilize “Lean” and other management tools such as process mapping and visual management to analyze processes, track improvements, communicate, and facilitate decision-making. Prioritize and foster a Culture of Safety; Lead the integration of safety awareness, compliance, accountability, and performance in all areas of responsibility. Direct contracting business activities across all to meet state-of-good-repair capital needs and operations and maintenance support. Prepare annual budgets and use advanced tools for budget tracking and analysis. Lead integrated planning efforts for operating plants and collection facilities to support sustainable wastewater operations. Provide advanced tools for estimating and tracking budgets and performance. Lead responsibility for representing BWT on the design of major capital improvement projects lead by the Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction (BEDC). Coordinate with BWT Operations to ensure that BEDC project design. Performance, function, and staff training meet BWT needs. Act as the client (end user) for major capital projects delivered by the Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction (BEDC) in order to meet the design and operational needs of BWT treatment plants and collections systems. Work with the Agency Chief Contracting Office (ACCO) to drive project delivery based on Bureau priorities using appropriate contracting mechanisms. Lead enhancement of the division’s continuous improvement program for contracting and procurement systems. Provide analyses, business case evaluations, and recommendations for systems improvements. Develop and implement BWT’s Asset Management Program by defining data needs and integrating between the Capital Asset Planning and Operations Sections of the Bureau to head toward a robust enterprise asset management program. Develop and train BWT staff on Asset Management tools and techniques to enhance the program from the ground up, leading to the development of data-driven and optimized decisions in maintenance planning, capital refurbish/replace, and capital investment prioritization. Lead the Bureau-wide programmatic improvements in support of advanced tools and techniques for CMMS utilization and control system architecture (SCADA). Provide vision, leadership and contract support to BWT’s programs and operations personnel to make strides towards New York City’s sustainability goals. Focus on resource recovery opportunities through creative contracting incentives, alternative financing, and public-private partnership to advance GHG emission reduction, green energy production, energy conservation, and zero landfill waste. Direct contracting of biosolids program to expand beneficial use. Oversee staff in the procurement and administration of all the BWT contracts related to maintenance, capital Job Order Contracts (JOCs), on-call Task Order Contracts (TOCs) for planning, design, and construction management. Identify utility business needs and financial resources to achieve strategic goals and objectives, recommend annual budgets. Manage performance of direct reports through effective and timely coaching, setting of annual objectives, mid-term and annual performance discussions, with counseling as required. Participate in work load analyses and succession planning efforts to ensure skill development and sustainable staffing. Promote employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and organizational support for continuous improvement efforts and must coordinate closely with staff and managers across the bureau. The AC will manage all work using quality principles and teamwork to assure high level of customer service, employee engagement, and environmental stewardship. Coordinate business across all DEP including BEDC, the Bureau of Environment Planning and Assessment, ACCO, Bureau of Public Affairs and Communications, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Health and Safety. Participate in public outreach and meeting with elected officials, standing committees, and local communities on various issues related to the City’s wastewater utility business and operation systems.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have 10+ years of related experience in senior level management in leadership at the managerial, director or executive level, and baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, environmental science, business administration, public administration, or related field. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification; or a valid Professional Engineer license is preferred. Master’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, business administration, public administration, law, environmental science, sustainability or related field is preferred. In depth knowledge of project management, capital project delivery, planning, engineering, contracting, procurement, and asset management principles is essential. Experience in leading and directing high-performance teams is preferred. Knowledge of whole systems analysis, process reengineering, process improvement, lean management philosophy, six sigma or other related continuous improvement processes is preferred. Strong organization and project management skill is essential. Must have advanced experience with budgeting, capital improvement programs, asset management, and customer service and advanced knowledge of general management, personnel management, and supervisory techniques and principles. Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience with diverse workforce is essential.

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Company info

New York Department of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expway
Flushing, NY 11373-5108