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Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Engineering, Design, & Construction (BEDC)

American Society of Civil Engineers
Queens, NY


The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the largest municipal water utility in North America, with more than 6,000 employees. Every day, the DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons of water to nine million New Yorkers, and treats more than 1.3 gallons of wastewater. The mission is to protect public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous material pollution. DEP's vision is to be the safest, most efficient, cost-effective, resilient and transparent water utility in the nation; the values they embrace in doing their day-to-day work are safety, service, support, transparency, innovation and sustainability.



The opportunity to lead some of the most significant and complex projects for the largest water utility in North America that will last for centuries; impacting New Yorkers for generations to come.



The mission of BEDC is to translate the environmental policies, programs and needs of the City into specific capital projects that are advanced through facility planning, design, and construction. BEDC performs work that is recognized within the water utility and capital construction industries as some of the most complex and exciting water utility construction projects in the country. The Department manages one of the largest construction programs in the region with a Capital Improvement Plan of $18BN from FY18-27.  The Deputy Commissioner is responsible for the leadership of all activities of the Bureau comprised of nearly 450 management and represented employees, primarily engineers and project managers. The staff works collaboratively with external consultants who competitively bid for work in compliance with the City's procurement process.



  • Oversee and facilitate innovations and improvements in the delivery of publicly-funded capital projects including positive, measurable results in terms of cost, quality and timeliness
  • Deliver capital program with an emphasis on scope, schedule, and budget management throughout a projects' life cycle
  • Build partnerships and facilitate collaboration and teamwork internally and externally with City agencies, water utility partners and the capital construction industry in order to work effectively with some of the largest and most significant construction and related agencies nationally and locally
  • Exude passion and support for DEP’s mission to address challenges in areas such as climate change, sustainable grey and green infrastructure, energy efficiency and storm water management
  • Work closely and communicate effectively with Agency and oversight counterparts
  • Manage a large number of engineering and other technical staff to ensure a robust curriculum is in place for Lean and Quality education
  • Develop and align staff with DEP's vision, mission and values
  • Sustain a culture of excellence in customer service with internal clients within other DEP bureaus



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • In-depth knowledge of construction management and project management
  • Leadership experience in delivering complex and publicly funded capital projects
  • Broad understanding of the design process and requirements for producing quality RFP and contract documents
  • Extensive experience managing consultant services and construction contractors
  • 10 years of satisfactory experience of a nature described in the above duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Minimum of 3 years in an administrative, managerial, consultative or executive capacity, supervising personnel performing activities related to the duties of the position
  • Specific experience in the water/wastewater utility industry preferred


  • Construction / Skilled Trades
  • Customer Service
  • Government
  • Engineering
  • Administrative / Clerical

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American Society of Civil Engineers
Queens, NY

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American Society of Civil Engineers
Queens, NY

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