The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing retail water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a dynamic,highly motivated engineer to lead OWASA’s Asset Management Program.

The Asset Manager leads OWASA’s asset management program developing, implementing and maintaining all elements of the asset management framework to improve the reliability and resiliency of the community’s water and wastewater infrastructure. This is accomplished by evaluating best practices in asset management; updating and promoting the asset management framework; working with consultants and OWASA staff to identify and prioritize business needs; managing asset inventories; developing condition assessment strategies;  managing asset risk/prioritization models; assisting with capital project prioritization; updating the asset renewal and replacement financial forecast model; managing facility reliability and risk assessments; and linking the asset management program with the geographic information system (GIS) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).

The position also works closely with OWASA’s operating departments (water supply and treatment, distribution and collection, wastewater treatment) managing special projects and programs to improve the efficiency and/or reliability of the water, wastewater and reclaimed water systems.

Candidates should possess knowledge of asset management principles and practices. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess exceptional organizational, technical, and written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates should have experience leading cross-departmental teams fostering collaboration between team members. Position requires three to five years’ experience in a closely related field. Previous experience working with GIS and CMMS is desirable. Position requires a Professional Engineer license and a North Carolina Class C driver’s license.  

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Open until Filled

Salary range is $72,690 – $111,940

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