Engineering Manager

Recruitment #220527-S12A-03



Hiring Rate: $3,109.00 Bi-Weekly

This position is located in the Land Protection Division - Solid Waste & UIC Permitting section in Oklahoma City, OK.

This position will be responsible for overall management of the solid waste permitting staff who are responsible for providing engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to solid waste facilities, consultants, and the public.  This position focuses on broad solid waste permitting supervisory and management issues including planning, organizing and integrating the functions that report to them. 

Responsibilities for this position will include: solid waste permitting supervisory duties;  management of a staff that conducts technical and engineering review of all aspects of solid waste sites including but not limited to design approvals, construction oversight, groundwater monitoring, gas monitoring, site and equipment design, remedy selection, application of remedial technologies, participation in public meetings and other community relations activities, permit writing and administration, and regulatory compliance determinations.

Major Job Duties:
• Supervise Solid Waste Permitting staff’s review and assessment of the design of solid waste facilities and their determination of compliance with regulatory requirements as well as their use of best engineering judgment for evaluating the facility’s proper construction and design.
• Serve as the leader for the solid waste permitting section.
• Ensure staff are timely and technically accurate with permitting actions.
• Function as part of the management team for the Solid Waste and Sustainability Unit of the Land Protection Division.
• Assist with day-to-day management of issues and projects in the solid waste permitting program.
• Assist in the development and execution of program budgets.
• Assist with interviewing, hiring and the personnel management process particularly of solid waste permitting staff.
• Coordinate technical assistance and other services to external customers.
• Coordinate with other division representatives on agency-wide projects, emergency response, and committees as assigned.
• Complete special projects as assigned.
• Problem solving:  willingly accept the challenges faced at this level of management which tends to be both technically and personality related; address issues promptly and professionally.
• Work to eliminate barriers within and outside the division to ensure that staff is working cooperatively on issues.
• Help foster a culture of practical, solution-oriented approaches to technical and permit issues.

Special Requirements:
• Travel - Employee will be required to travel throughout the state as well as occasionally out-of-state. Travel is necessary to perform assigned tasks and to attend designated training. Travel may be for a few hours to several days, including overnight stays.  State vehicles are available, and their use is preferred, but there may be occasions state vehicles are unavailable and it will be necessary for the employee to use their personal vehicle.  Most travel may be at the expense of the employee with subsequent Agency reimbursement.

• Physical activities – Employee will be required to perform field work including but not limited to sampling waste in all media, conducting site inspections of facility design and groundwater monitoring well networks.  Employee must be able to walk up to a mile in difficult terrain, carrying up to 25 pounds of equipment.  Situations may include, but are not limited to, climbing up/down creek/riverbanks, structures, ladders, etc. in all kinds of weather. 

• Communication skills – Employee must be capable of effectively and politely communicating (verbal and written) with persons of vastly differing levels of knowledge of environmental regulations and issues. 

• Computer skills – Employee must be capable of proficiently using DEQ standard software (MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the Internet.  Willingness to learn new software to enhance abilities is a must.

An EEO Employer.


Registration as a Professional Engineer with the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Persons appointed to Engineering Manager positions must possess or obtain registration as a Professional Engineer with the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors within six (6) months from the date of appointment.


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