The City of Grand Junction is actively recruiting a dynamic, data-driven Utilities Asset Management Specialist to assist with the Utilities Department's asset management program. This position will support the City's strategic directive of effective planning and infrastructure management. The ideal candidate will help in engaging operations, maintenance, engineering, and information technology staff to develop and implement a best-practice asset management framework that will improve asset reliability and optimize operational spending and capital investment. The candidate will have the opportunity to utilize high-end enterprise asset management (EAM) information systems and tools to evolve the organization from a corrective maintenance paradigm to a predictive, risk-based model with the goal of improving service to Grand Junction's Utilities customers.
Grand Junction, the western gateway to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is located 250 miles west of Denver and 270 miles east of Salt Lake City. Situated along Interstate 70 and served by a regional airport, Grand Junction is the regional center for commercial, financial, governmental and cultural activities. The health care industry is represented by two major hospitals, a Veterans Administration facility and all the supporting services normally found in larger communities. Most major retailers have a presence alongside thriving specialty shops and restaurants. Energy and agriculture are the main industries but Grand Junction is home to many specialty manufacturers and high-tech start-ups. Located in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University is one of the fastest growing campuses in the state. Western Colorado Community College, a technical school, works closely with local businesses to provide a trained workforce. Surrounded by over 1.2 million acres of public lands, Grand Junction is a center for activities that include world-class mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, skiing, rock-climbing and other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year-round. Grand Junction hosts community and cultural events throughout the year that include the Junior College Baseball World Series, Grand Junction Symphony and tours of the many wineries of the Grand Valley.
Assist with the development, implementation, and ongoing application of the Utilities Department Asset Management Program that optimizes cost, level of service and risk. Assist with various initiatives including asset inventories, analyzing maintenance records, and performing condition assessments; work with water and wastewater staff to continuously improve preventative maintenance programs and identify projects for capital improvement programs; monitor performance metrics; coordinate planning-level studies; and assist with business case analyses. Assist with forecasting the long-range water and wastewater infrastructure replacement/rehabilitation program using industry maintenance strategies, risk/criticality prioritization, and Level of Service (LOS) goals to minimize total life-cycle cost.
Two (2) years of work experience related to water supply, water and wastewater treatment, and sewer collection/water distribution systems including one (1) year on the area of asset management. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) or Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a Engineer-in-Training (EIT) in the State of Colorado within 1 year of employment.