Reservoir Compliance Manager

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of application submissions will begin on or about August 11, 2017.

We are seeking a Reservoir Compliance Manager. Under direction of the Environmental Management & Regulatory Compliance Senior Manager, this person performs functions of the agency involving oversight, monitoring, reporting and regulatory compliance related to the C.W. “Bill” Young Regional Reservoir. This position is responsible for assessing the performance of the reservoir and development of reports for submittal to regulatory agencies and other stakeholders, including the comprehensive annual reservoir report (CARR) and all supporting documentation. This position is also responsible for oversight of the monitoring, inspection and maintenance activities required to ensure regulatory compliance. This position requires the ability to collaborate effectively with multiple disciplines at varying levels of expertise. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to interpret technical data and to communicate the results of technical evaluations to a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including regulators.

Employees in this category have knowledge and understanding in the areas of civil/structural engineering, drainage and seepage analysis, embankment stability monitoring and reservoir performance modeling. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) rules and regulations, particularly those pertinent to the design, operation and permitting of reservoirs.

Position requires considerable written, oral, computer, communication, and analytical skills, with strong data analysis skills. Must be a cooperative and interactive team player with strong organizational and time management skills. Must have skill in project management, including scheduling, budgeting and coordinating the activities of contractors.

Performance is evaluated through periodic meetings, reports, and administrative review process.


  • Compiles and organizes all technical information and documentation required for the preparation of regulatory submittals, including the Comprehensive Annual Reservoir Report (CARR) for the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir.
  • Monitors conformance with the permit and OM&M Plan for the Reservoir and coordinates revisions of the OM&M Plan. Assists in the development and maintenance of procedures for operating the Reservoir in compliance with the permit conditions.
  • Manages professional services contracts to ensure that the Reservoir performs as designed and all regulatory compliance requirements are met.
  • Evaluates the performance of inspection, monitoring and maintenance activities by outside contractors and internal staff to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and provides recommendations to ensure that any noted deficiencies are corrected.
  • Coordinates with operations, engineering and contract management functions and participates in selection of outside services providers performing services at the Reservoir.
  • Oversees the development of performance criteria, including the creation of performance envelopes based on piezometer data and seepage calculations.
  • Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all required data are properly collected and analyzed prior to submittal to regulatory agencies.
  • Manages the completion of inspection activities, including the reservoir bottom (side scan sonar) and pipeline inspections.
  • Coordinates with safety and public communications department in the development of appropriate emergency plans and participates in planning and conducting Reservoir Emergency Action Plan training and emergency drills.
  • Develop and manage project time schedules, project budgets, technical resources, and reports.
  • Develops and participates in the negotiation of professional scopes of service, as needed. Manages activities of professional service consultants regarding assigned functions and projects under charge.
  • Responds to concerns/inquiries and provide general assistance to management and other agency staff.
  • Prepares and presents reports and action items for Agency Executive Management and Board of Director’s consideration.
  • Serves as an agency liaison with regulatory agencies related to inspections, monitoring, assessment and compliance reporting activities for the Regional Reservoir.
  • Participates in contract procurement selection committees, as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and other colleagues and demonstrates initiative, mature judgment and ability to anticipate the needs of the organization.
  • Supports, encourages and enforces workplace Safety Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Agency Safety Program.
  • Performs related work as directed.

Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Tampa Bay Water are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities that promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property, either at the Agency or within the local community or their own community.


  • A bachelor degree in engineering from an accredited university (civil, geotechnical or structural preferred) with a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in engineering design or construction relevant to reservoir operations.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in managing professional staff and/or professional service contracts.
  • Strong knowledge and understand of federal and Florida environmental rules and regulations, particularly those regarding reservoir operations and environmental resource permits.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to conduct data analysis and summarize in reports, interpretation of data and providing recommendations, including the ability to interpret and analyze technical data as well as the ability to handle ambiguity in data.
  • Strong administrative skills, effective communication and negotiation skills and good writing skills are required. Ability to coordinate with other disciplines and functional groups to create and execute required plans and programs is essential.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint, Project and ArcGIS.
  • Duties will require on-site field activities at the Regional Reservoir, including interacting with field operations, regulatory staff and security personnel.


  • BS or MS in Civil, Geotechnical, or Structural or related field of Engineering from an accredited college or university is required.


  • Professional Engineer license or the ability to transfer the Professional Engineering license from another state to the State of Florida license within six months of employment.
  • Valid driver's license.


Physical Abilities: Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Abilities: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Environmental Requirements: Tasks are regularly performed that involve exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

SALARY RANGE: $66,888 to $110,366 (actual salary will be commensurate with experience).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of application submissions will begin on or about August 11, 2017.

Tampa Bay Water is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and offer employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We recognize veteran’s preference as provided by Florida Law and we are committed to a drug free workplace.