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Sr. Manager, Wastewater & Water Compliance

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-13
Req: R100050851
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Facilities and Operations has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Sr. Manager, Wastewater & Water Compliance to work in the Coral Gables Campus.

Business Title: Sr. Manager, Wastewater & Water Compliance

The Senior Manager administers leadership for various projects, programs, and assigned departments. More specifically, the incumbent oversees maintenance mechanics, contractors, and other service personnel to ensure the high-quality conditions of assigned facilities.

Department Specific Functions (specific to Wastewater & Water Compliance)

  • Enhance, implement, and monitor a proactive operations and maintenance program of the University’s waste transmission and collection system (WCTS) utilizing in-house and contracted resources.

  • Investigate performance problems and implement appropriate solutions for the University’s WCTS.

  • Develop, maintain, and update all compliance-related documentation, reports and records as required to administer the University’s WCTS CMOM program.

  • Directly interface with local municipal partners in the maintenance and operation of the WCTS.

  • Administer the University’s lift station, sewer and FOG maintenance contracts, and ensure that the vendors, staff and equipment comply with University and CMOM requirements.

  • Interface with consultants, engineers and contractors that may affect or alter the WCTS as part of campus projects. Provide direct support and monitor/approve all changes as required to comply with CMOM.

  • Perform field inspections of WCTS and its components to ensure compliance to sewer requirements, and maintain thorough knowledge and records of the sanitary collection system

  • Coordinate and supervise in field inspections and mapping of sewer system to maintain updated GIS Atlas.

  • Develop reports as required to comply with CMOM, including but not limited to, annual CMOM report, sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) reports.

  • Plans, organizes, directs and set standards and goals for operation and maintenance functions.

  • Coordinates work with other work groups and construction projects.

  • Monitors work performed in order to meet established goals, objectives and target dates.

  • Coordinates operation and maintenance work with other division and department sections.

  • Prepares budget; monitors and approves expenditures.

  • Develops policies and procedures for the safe and efficient operation/maintenance of the WCTS (in coordination with the University’s EHS department).

  • Make recommendations and implement strategies to improve reliability and operational efficiency of the WCTS.

  • Supervise and participate in the maintenance and installation of the WCTS components, to include pumps, controls, valves, piping, manholes, etc.

  • Act as subject matter expert in investigating, troubleshooting and resolving WCTS issues that impact building and Campus operations.

  • Coordinates with local and national vendors in procurement plans for service and repairs. Develops agreements with vendors to enhance parts and service procurement.

  • Perform monitoring, logging and testing for new construction projects and/or existing buildings to identify issues, as well as verify operational performance and system capacity.

  • Specify and implement enhancements to the preventive maintenance program and service to improve WCTS efficiency.

  • Act as Facilities Liaison with utility service providers on operations and maintenance, master planning and reliability matters.

  • Direct supervision over trade and general building mechanics, addressing personnel matters, training needs, and Workday time keeping.

  • Advises and makes recommendations for training needs and system upgrades.

  • Experience in WCTS maintenance is preferred.

  • Experience as a Waste treatment plant operator or sewer maintenance manager is preferred.

  • Requires initiative, judgment, and solid communication skills of English both spoken and written

  • Demonstrate supervisory and management experience with solid work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to “Lead by example”.

  • Will participate in the University of Miami’s National Incident Management System (NIMS).

  • Strong computer skills to include Workday (payroll system), TMA work order management system, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

  • This is an essential Tier 1 position.

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record.


  • Coordinates work orders, preventative maintenance, and renovation projects for assigned areas.

  • Provides estimates and budgets for project work, maintenance contracts, reimbursable work requests and facility events.

  • Ensures proper training of staff and prepares performance reports.

  • Orchestrates activities needed to prepare facilities in the event of a hurricane or other disaster, and plays a major role in restoration projects.

  • Serves as single point of contact for all projects in progress and projects completed in assigned area.

  • Oversees that proper certifications are obtained for construction and repairs.

  • Escalates disputes to appropriate managing staff and contacts appropriate parties with status updates and resolutions of issues.

  • Makes sure that work orders are properly entered, serviced, and closed out.

  • May oversee and ensure continuous compliance with regulations, procedures, and documentation.

  • Inspects equipment regularly, and detects and corrects any issues.

  • Establishes and continuously assesses the effectiveness of the internal controls within the unit and compliance with University policies and procedures.

  • Ensures employees are trained on controls within the function and on University policy and procedures.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable


Minimum 7 years of relevant experience

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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