The City of Dallas is looking for a new Director to oversee Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) the 8th largest utility in the country! DWU is an enterprise fund of the City of Dallas with an operating budget of approximately $781 million per year, and a capital improvement program of over $350 million a year. DWU is a regional provider of water, wastewater, and stormwater services. DWU provides these services to 2.5 million people in Dallas and the surrounding cities. The utility is structured into seven major areas of operations that include: Capital Improvements, Business Operations, Customer Operations, Water Production, Water Delivery, Wastewater Operations, and Stormwater Operations.
This new dynamic and innovative leader shall be a values-based community steward that is deeply committed to the mission of public service and the willingness to strive for excellence with service delivery. The new Director must possess the compassion and emotional intelligence necessary to effectively lead and manage a diverse, high-performing team, and the confidence to make sound decisions that are in the best interest of the City of Dallas employees and community as a whole.
It is ideal that the next Director has extensive experience working with the challenges and complexities of similar sized organizations and municipal utility operations. The successful candidate must have the political aptitude and leadership presence to be a bridge builder who embraces collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and willing to foster those relationships to improve city services and create efficiencies through the implementation of innovative solutions.
This transformative leader will be dedicated to exploring strategies to improve the process and delivery of city services, assess potential needs and risks with cybersecurity and infrastructure, as well as identify future growth opportunities and best practices in the industry to include water conservation, wastewater, re-use, and rain harvesting among other forward-thinking smart-city solutions.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field, a master’s degree in Public Administration, or a related field, and at least ten years of experience, including experience at managing and directing a complex organization at the executive level. Knowledge of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities and each utility’s regulatory requirements. Combination of educational and professional experiences may be considered in meeting the required qualifications.