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Capital Region Water is accepting job applications for Project Engineer and Drinking Water Operations Supervisor



Capital Region Project Engineer Job Posting Description-June 2019


To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform and satisfactorily meet the essential job responsibilities and functions for this position.  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 the job responsibilities.




This position will work in Capital Region Water’s Engineering Department to assist in planning and administering capital improvement programs to ensure the resilience of our infrastructure systems. Functions of this position will include:

  • Coordination and support of professional engineering and planning consultants in the design and execution of infrastructure improvement projects (Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater/GI);
  • Support of bidding, review, and administration of construction and professional service contracts.
  • Review of service requests for connection to CRW’s systems.
  • Review land development and other submissions for compliance with CRW standards.
  • Manage or support facilities permitting needs (renewal and new project related).
  • Routine communication and support of operations department needs.
  • Coordination of response to design utility location requests.
  • Attend office and field meetings related to infrastructure improvement projects.
  • Interface with City of Harrisburg Engineering, Planning and Public Works Departments.
  • Interface with PA DEP, Dauphin County, etc. as required.
  • Prepare documents and reports for monthly Board of Directors meetings.
  • Represent Engineering Department in meetings, conferences and professional organization forums.


  • B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Landscape Architecture or related field with focus on Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater conveyance and treatment.
  • Working towards licensure as Professional Engineer or Registered Landscape Architect license in Pennsylvania.
  • GIS and Asset Management Program experience (ESRI ARCINFO and Azteca Cityworks).
  • Hydraulic modeling experience.





Capital Region Water Operations Supervisor Drinking Water Job Description-June 2019


The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term optimization of the Capital Region Water (CRW) drinking water treatment process.  The water treatment process under the management of this position includes the Raw Water facilities of the pristine DeHart Reservoir, and the Susquehanna River Pump Station, a 20 MGD computerized conventional mixed-media gravity filtration water treatment plant at the Water Services Center, and finished water pumping and storage facilities within the distribution system.


This employee receives assignments and direction from and reports directly to the Director of Water Operations.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform and satisfactorily meet the essential job responsibilities and functions for this position.  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 the job responsibilities.




  • Lead a staff of Operators to meet treatment plant compliance and performance optimization goals while providing and a safe environment for Operators and staff.
  • Maintain a continuous staff of operators on a 24-hour schedule.
  • Operate the facility in the absence of trained staff.
  • Provide Operator training opportunities to improve skill sets and encourage professional development.
  • Prepare comprehensive regulatory reports required by local, state, and federal regulatory agencies that may include all or part of the following: Annual Water Supply Report, Water Allocation Report, Emergency Response Plan, Risk Management Plan, Right-to-Know reports, monthly data reports, etc.
  • Inspects facilities regularly to maintain optimum operation, maintenance, and general conditions of the treatment facilities.
  • Communicates with government regulators, customers, engineers, private contractors, and other stakeholders inside and outside of CRW to support the operation.
  • Submits an annual budget request that meets the day-to-day needs of the water treatment facilities.
  • Recommends Capital Improvement Projects to meet the long term needs of the water treatment facilities.
  • Procures products and services to support the operation within budgetary guidelines.
  • Prepares, follows, and enforces a range of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Coordinates Emergency Response on a 24-hour basis.
  • Reports complete and accurate status updates regularly to direct supervisor.
  • Immediately informs direct supervisor of any threat to the quality or quantity of water that could negatively affect the customer or compliance.
  • Serves as a temporary supervisor upon the unavailability of the Maintenance, Water Quality, or Distribution Supervisors.
  • Conduct facility tours to educate visitors and ability to meet Act 153 Child Protective Services clearances.


  • High School diploma or equivalent and B.S. degree in a field related to water treatment; technical training or college coursework in engineering, chemistry, or environmental sciences is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Ten (10) years of progressive experience in the water treatment industry.
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience.
  • A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • Possession of a current Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Waterworks Operator Class A certification, including Subclasses 1, 7, 8, 11, 12.
  • Certification through reciprocity must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
  • Knowledge of best management practices, methods, procedures, and techniques for water treatment operation.
  • Knowledge of computers and programs used in the operation of a water treatment plant and ability to learn software programs as needed for supporting departments, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions.
  • Thorough knowledge of SCADA systems of the type used in water treatment plants.
  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory and analytical methods used in the analysis of drinking water.
  • Experience in mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, train and supervise personnel to perform the functions of operating a water treatment plant.
  • Ability to communicate with a crew of operators to receive status reports and provide direction and expectations.
  • Basic understanding of administrative and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Writing / typing skills adequate to prepare clear, concise reports and communications.
  • Mathematics skills appropriate for water flow, chemical dosage, and treatment analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal courteously with the public.
  • Knowledge of chemistry, environmental sciences, basic engineering concepts, and information technology related to water treatment facilities.



  • Work is performed primarily at the water treatment plant, raw water dam and pump station, finished water pump stations and reservoirs.
  • Administrative duties require the use of computers for data entry, budget preparation, purchasing, recordkeeping, presentation graphics, public relations, and word processing.
  • Employee is subject to varied work conditions in and out of doors, including noise, fumes, hazardous materials, heights, confined spaces and inclement weather.


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