The Asset Manager plans, directs and coordinates all activities and employees of the Asset Management Section of the Utilities Department, including developing and implementing section goals and objectives and developing, implementing and administering the division budget.
The position is responsible for asset management planning, project administration and inspection, infrastructure design, materials and workmanship standards for water, wastewater, stormwater and levee infrastructure. Duties include the analysis of hydraulic models, wastewater and stormwater basin studies and development of facility plans for all water, wastewater, stormwater and levee infrastructures. Infrastructure mapping and document controls, and the backflow prevention program.
Additionally, the position provides utilities engineering support services that include investigations, analysis and correction of water main breaks, potable water quality issues, sanitary and stormwater collection systems’ integrity, and water and wastewater plant issues.
Specific duties involve the areas of:
Asset Management Planning
Asset Management Program Administration
Utility Infrastructure Standards
Regulatory Permit Compliance
Backflow Prevention Program
Utilities Engineering Support Services
Source Water Protection
Budget Preparations and
Administration Special Projects
Topeka offers a quality living experience at a below average cost. In 2010 Topeka was named in “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade”, citing the quality of schools, good hospitals, and low housing costs among the reasons for Topeka being included. Topeka’s cost of living is attractive when compared to other mid-western cities.
The City of Topeka offers a comprehensive benefits package, including
Paid Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
Generous Paid Vacation & Holidays
KPERS 401(a) Retirement Plan
(457) Deferred Comp Savings Plan
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Free Onsite Health & Wellness Clinic
Free in-house full service fitness facility
Employee Assistance Program
Employment Application and position description available ont the City of Topeka website at www.topeka.org/careers.
The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, or other closely related field, registration as a Professional Engineer desired.
Must have five years of civil engineering experience preferably in water; wastewater and/or stormwater engineering, two years of utility management and two years of supervisory experience required.
About City of Topeka (KS)
Situated in the rolling, wooded hills in the heart of Northeast Kansas, the City of Topeka is the municipal government for the capital city of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Located at the intersection of I-70 and I-35, Topeka is sixty miles west of Kansas City, has a population of 127,000 and is one of the area's largest employers.
Topeka offers cultural amenities to rival big cities. Topekans revel in outdoor activities, excellent healthcare facilities, technologically advanced education, a diverse population and a below-average cost of living...making Topeka one of the most livable cities in the Midwest.