AlexRenew is an independent public utility with the sole focus of treating wastewater to drinking water quality for the City of Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County, Virginia. The AlexRenew West Side Wet Weather Program (the “Program”) is a clean water project that mitigates potential sanitary sewer overflows from wet weather events caused by inflow and infiltration, and addresses combined sewer overflows from the City’s smaller, combined collection system. This Program will make the cleanest water possible at the best possible cost in collaboration with our contracted entities and our community as we protect public health and our local water environment. It will protect the AlexRenew facility from wet weather impacts while ultimately meeting the Hunting Creek bacteria TMDL on an integrated basis.
The conceptual design includes designing and constructing a combined sewer tunnel with one terminus in a densely populated and congested area and the other terminus at the AlexRenew site in a former landfill site currently permitted by Virginia Remediation Program (VRP) requirements; a pumping station; and, connections into the AlexRenew advanced water resource recovery facility. Legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2017, requires this Program to be fully functioning by July 1, 2025. Legislation also includes various interim milestones which are also critical for compliance. The Program also includes design and construction of an expansion and requisite improvements to the main AlexRenew treatment campus including, as a minimum, influent/preliminary and primary treatment units. As the Program scope concept is completed, it may also include additional facilities to be located on site to meet the TMDL and to enable stream restoration.
While the combined outfalls currently reside under the City of Alexandria ownership, negotiations are underway to transfer ownership and permit, regulatory and legislative compliance, to AlexRenew. The outcome of these negotiations will not change AlexRenew’s requirements to complete the wet weather program by July 1, 2025.
We are looking for a self-driven individual, recognized as an innovative leader in the field of wastewater and combined/sanitary sewer issues, who will be responsible for the overall implementation of this multimillion-dollar Program before the statutory due date of July 1, 2025. The work will be accomplished through the coordination and management of the work of professional engineering consulting firms and the selected construction firms. Additional engineering and technical staff will be determined and hired by the Program Director in consultation with the CEO as needed to augment the Program Office. The work hours of the Director are flexible, in keeping with the flexibility needed to coordinate internally and externally.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources. A copy will be given to employee holding this position.
While performing the duties of this job, typical of office work, include lifting up to 10 pounds, and minimal pushing or pulling. It will involve fieldwork, inspection and a significant amount of walking out of doors, in various terrains in a variety of weather conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee generally performs work indoors in either a climate controlled building or in construction trailers, with outdoor trips between buildings. Will perform work at construction sites or in operations areas of the facility subject to noise, odor, dust, etc.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.