Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides solid waste and drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses, and drinking water for the 1.4 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts also served by the Utility. Our Promise to the community is to deliver efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live. Our customers depend on us to be there for them - to deliver utility services reliably and to spend their dollars wisely.
SPU is seeking a supervisory level Fleet professional to join its Fleet & Warehousing Division. This work unit plans and executes the acquisition and replacement of SPU's equipment and vehicles, identifying vehicle purchase needs and drafting vehicle specifications. This unit manages the Heavy Equipment Replacement Capital Improvement Projects for SPU's three lines of business: Water, Drainage & Wastewater and Solid Waste. This position will report to the Fleets and Warehousing division in SPU's Office of Administration branch.
Supervise, coordinate and monitor the work of others and outside vendors involved in the fleet and equipment specification, replacement and acquisition process.
Supervise and manage the direct modification reviews for new and existing fleet equipment.
Supervise and manage fleet equipment surplus program.
Write purchase specifications for complex fleet vehicles and equipment such as: trailers, saw cut trucks, water service trucks, CCTV vehicles, backhoes, and heavy-duty class dump trucks.
Approve specifications for all vehicles leased or owned by SPU.
Assist in the management of large capital fleet budget averaging $5-$7M annually.
Prepare reports related to budget expenditure forecasting, vehicle usage, and maintenance schedules.
Manage annual fleet assessment program: analyze fleet depreciation, maintenance, repair, and accident data. Develop and manage fleet performance metrics: make recommendations to reduce fleet costs, improve fleet forecasting and safety, and reduce vehicle down time.
Facilitate stakeholder and/or end user meetings to determine needs, specifications, vehicle requirements, special equipment and fleet management continuous improvement.
Develop and/or assist in the Request for Purchase process for long term equipment contracts and administer City purchase contracts.
Develop specifications for new green fleet equipment; develop bio fuel, electric vehicle and hybrid technology alternatives for all new equipment purchases.
Three years fleet equipment maintenance includingtwo (2)years of supervisory experience, or a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.
Combinations of appropriate education, training, certification and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability to the minimum experience requirements.
Licensing and/or Other Requirements:
Valid Washington State Driver's License.
The ideal candidate has:
Experience drafting and coordinating equipment and vehicle specifications for light and heavy equipment.
Proficient in the use of all standard Microsoft Office products including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with data analysis and report writing.
Experience with City of Seattle purchasing/contract process.
Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
Experience leading and facilitating meetings.
Commercial Driver's License, Class B endorsement.
Current forklift certification.
Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
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