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Regional Water Resource Agency (RWRA), the municipal wastewater (sewer) utility located in Owensboro, KY, is accepting resumes for the position of Director of Engineering.


This individual will manage the Engineering Department including, but not limited to administration, planning, surveying, design, construction administration, permitting, plan review, inspection, computerized mapping of wastewater, combined sewer and storm water infrastructure, and the coordination of these engineering functions.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides the general supervision and management of the Engineering Department of RWRA, develops policies/procedures relating to the department and coordinates the efforts of the department, both internally and externally
  • Works with state and federal environmental agencies related to water quality improvement projects and programs undertaken by RWRA, develops programs and is responsible for the completion and timely submittal of reports in order to retain compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Provides leadership and direction to ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • Manages the programs involving the Combined Sewer System (CSS), which includes five plus miles of tunnel sewers, along with 160 miles of combined sewers, and 8 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) locations; program includes the detailed annual reports associated with the CSOs and administers compliance efforts of the federal CSO Policy
  • Provides project management for the planning, design and construction of RWRA projects, including Opinion of Probable Construction Costs and the creation of schedules utilizing GANTT charts
  • Advises the Executive Director on engineering and operational issues and provides technical assistance to other divisions of RWRA
  • Analyzes RWRA’s infrastructure needs, evaluates Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) needs, and plans for future regional infrastructure improvements


Job Preferences and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year ABET-accredited college or university in a related engineering discipline is required
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, state statutes and federal regulations applicable to the operation of a wastewater utility is preferred
  • Six or more years of progressive engineering work experience beyond a bachelor’s degree is required; position also requires a minimum of four years of management and supervisory experience
  • Professional Engineers license is required; Kentucky PE required within six months
  • Ability to effectively use various personal computer applications, such as Auto Cad, Microsoft Projects, civil engineering software, GIS software, etc. is preferred
  • Background in wastewater treatment plant operations, sanitary/storm sewer, or other pipeline related design is preferred
  • Understanding of hydraulics required, and hydrology is preferred


Job Schedule:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week), exempt position opening
  • Work hours are typically 7:00am-3:30pm, M-F


Pay Range and Benefits:

  • Beginning salary may range from $104,797/annually to $127,087/annually, depending upon relative work experience and education
  • Full-time Benefits:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance * Paid Vacation and Sick time, plus Holidays
    • Life insurance * Retirement through the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) (formerly KRS)
    • Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance * Tuition Sponsorship


Application Process:

The job description may be obtained on RWRA’s website for further information.


To be considered for this position, submit your resume, along with a copy of any license(s), and transcripts, if available, via:

  • Email:
  • Mail or Delivery (M-F 7:00am – 3:30pm): Regional Water Resource Agency

Attn: Human Resources 1722 Pleasant Valley Road Owensboro, KY 42303


Resumes must be submitted no later than Monday, September 27, 2021 at 3:30pm. EOE, Certified Drug-Free Workplace