This position is within the Water Planning & Stewardship (WP&S) team of the Water Resources & Civil Infrastructure Group (Group) within Sustainability & Energy Management in the Land, Buildings and Real Estate Department. The Group is responsible for operation and maintenance of roads, bridges, dams, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and the water distribution systems. The Stanford civil infrastructure systems are comparable in size and complexity to those of a medium size city or district. The water systems include domestic, lake (for irrigation) and recycled water, along with sanitary sewer and storm drainage. The provision of consistently reliable, high quality, efficient and compliant water services, and protection of groundwater and surface water resources, comprise the main focus of this position and staff team; extensive collaboration with the engineering and operations staff within the Group are critical to the success of this effort. Responsibilities:
The engineer in this position, under the general supervision of the team manager, is primarily responsible for the water efficiency and conservation program implementation, support for compliance programs, and data analysis and reporting to support the team's programs. The engineer will also manage tasks and projects within the environmental programs protecting regional surface water and groundwater resources. These efforts are more specifically described as follows:
1.) Independent Day to Day Implementation and Support of Core Team Programs
Reporting - Assist and prepare environmental reports on water quality for protection of public health and environmental quality as well as water efficiency. Send communications to external water management agencies, academic and non-academic departments, and the campus community to maintain compliance with permits, regulations, and agreements. Lead the water production and consumption tracking and implement data review and management practices. Representation Inspections - Assist with field inspections and provide recommendations to campus facilities for compliance with drinking water, stormwater and wastewater regulatory requirements as well as water efficiency standards and goals.
Meetings/Stanford Representation - Represent WP&S team at various internal and external groups. Collect and report information on regulations/information that may affect Stanford related to water efficiency and other compliance programs as needed.
Outreach - Prepare and present information to the campus community about water efficiency, water consumption trends, and regulatory requirements and best management practices for the compliance programs. Work with team to prepare bill inserts and fact sheets.
Website - Maintain current web site for compliance and water efficiency programs.
Information and Data Management - Maintain, organize, and archive water production, consumption, and project documentation and program information. Assist with plans reviews for impact to WP&S programs in renovation and construction projects. Work with management in designing annual program budgets for water efficiency program. 2.)
Water Conservation Staff - Assist with pilot studies, and prepare documentation about water efficient technologies for potential implementation on large scale. Lead water consumption tracking, conservation projects, and funding outreach to campus groups. Maintain documentation of completed water conservation retrofit projects to track estimated water savings to actual metered water use data. Assist with fixture demonstration program to provide educated recommendations to campus projects. Manage consultants for special non-routine water conservation and efficiency projects.
Domestic Water Supply Compliance Support - Assist with communications to campus groups and reports to regulatory agencies. Assist and work to maintain compliance and a reliable supply of safe drinking water.
Wastewater Compliance Support - Support preparation of routine wastewater compliance reports and associated data. Work with campus community to recommend solutions for compliance with permits and regulations, and protection of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (PA RWQCP) and San Francisco Bay. Assist in conducting required inspections, sampling, and distribute outreach materials and information for the campus.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Support - Perform inspections and provide recommendations for improvements of Best Management Practices for compliance and protection of local surface waters.
Misc. Environmental Projects Support -Respond to outdoor spills or releases to the environment to evaluate regulatory and environmental impacts and work with staff from EH&S to direct spill/emergency response crews to minimize environmental impacts, including stormwater, soil, and wastewater.
The position requires advanced and specialized knowledge of water efficiency, data analysis, and environmental regulations and requirements. Additional experience with drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, hazardous materials, air quality, and underground storage tank regulations and requirements is desired.
The position requires a good team ethic and ability to work well with all levels of professionals and staff, including internal and external partners for compliance and water resource protection. Position will include closely working with infrastructure engineers, utilities inspectors, Water Operations Shop technicians, and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) to implement programs.
Must be able to work with strict deadlines, follow-through on issues independently, be dependable, and be able to juggle several projects at the same time. Position requires physical ability to walk and bike long distances during inspections and for movement around campus and to carry testing equipment, meters, and fixtures.
Bachelor's degree in science or technical field, like engineering, chemistry, earth sciences, or biology.
Thorough proficiency in and working knowledge of water efficiency and conservation programs.
A solid working knowledge of domestic water, wastewater, stormwater, and general environmental regulatory requirements and compliance.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Independent, energetic, well-organized, self-motivated person, who can promptly and clearly communicate with regulatory agencies, staff, faculty, students, and members of the community.
Proficient with MS Office computer applications.
Must have good driving record and a valid California driver's license.
Position may require extended hours if compliance issues need to be resolved and/or if deadlines need to be met.
All potential employees are required to successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford. As such, offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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