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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3265 - Engineering Systems Manager

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction; performs work of unusual difficulty in the design and/or preparation of contract documents for process instrumentation and computer control systems for water/wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, power plant, and county facilities; performs related work as required.

This position is of a highly technical nature involving instrumentation/control systems engineering and programming Public Works, Facilities Management, and Environmental Concerns projects. Assignments afford opportunity for use of independent judgment. Direction is exercised over the Electrical Systems Supervisor, Water/Wastewater Application Analyst and Pneumatic & Electronic Controls Technician. Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy County Administrator.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Develops master electrical projects and integrates individual projects
• Manages multiple automated systems projects and allocates resources necessary for individual project completion
• Designs process instrumentation and computer control systems for county facilities
• Prepares and reviews contract specifications and plans for process instrumentation and computer control systems
• Coordinates process instrumentation and computer control systems design work with other sections
• Prepares cost estimates for projects involving electrical generation systems, process instrumentation and/or computer control systems
• Responsible for implementing and supporting internal information technology systems
• Wide area network design and implementation
• Trains and assists employees in computer systems operation
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• The principles and applications of process control instrumentation technology
• The principles and applications of computerized process control systems
• Data network architecture
• The principles, practices and techniques for water and wastewater treatment
• Routing and name resolution techniques
• The principles and procedures of electrical and civil engineering
• Management and Leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Coordinating process control instrumentation with operation, maintenance and construction activities
• The field inspection of process control systems done on contract
• Preparing cost estimates for design and construction
• Checking process control systems against plans and specifications
• Exercising independent judgment
• Communicating effectively with others
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications in Industrial Technology, Computer Science, Process Instrumentation Systems, or Civil, Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, with heavy emphasis on computer-based systems; ten years experience with engineering and programming process control systems; and two years of experience in a water/wastewater treatment plant; including two years experience in a supervisory capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.