Job Detail

Organization: Charleston Water System
Title: Asset Analyst
Location: Charleston, SC

Posted: 2021-11-23
Application Deadline: 2021-12-12

Position Description:

Asset Analyst
Job Announcement No: 21-096
Vacant Position(s): 1
Department: Asset Management & GIS

Applications Accepted through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
Salary Range: $61,297.60 ($29.47/hr.) – $95,014.40 ($45.68/hr.)

Grade: 111
Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30pm


Position Summary:
Under supervision of the Asset Management Program Manager, preforms technical duties relating to the asset management program development, maintenance, and continual improvement, data collection and management, performance analysis, capital prioritization, and condition assessment for water and wastewater infrastructure.

Essential Functions:
• Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement technical and administrative solutions to achieve application objectives to progress CWS’s asset management mission.
• Assist and provide guidance in the maintenance and continual improvement of the asset registry, asset classes, and categories.
• Coordinate and lead strategic and continual planning for the asset register.
• Ensure asset database is accurate and fully integrated into enterprise systems.
• Ensure accuracy, validity, and integrity of asset data.
• Analyze complex interactions among data and usage models.
• Using various programming tools, develop technical solutions for use in asset management data entry, data analysis, and report production to meet current user departments’ needs.
• Resolve problems related to the asset management system environment and implement solutions which will prevent recurrence.
• Coordinate and work with Engineering, GIS, Accounting, IT, and Operations staff to support asset management program, develop associated business processes, and provide technical tools and support to departments as required.
• Develop and provide organizational training relevant to AM stakeholders, team members, and other associates.
• Perform research, data collection, analysis, calculations and document preparation for technical reports and studies relating to asset management projects/topics.
• Monitor asset criteria such as enumeration scheme, database nomenclature, asset classes and categories, and condition monitoring methodology.
• Develop plans, procedures, and business processes associated with asset lifecycle planning.
• Assist with provision of project management duties related to asset management program projects including development, planning, quality control, monitoring and reporting, and resourcing.
• Assist with developing cost estimates and scopes of work for candidate infrastructure projects.
• Assist with preparation of an annual asset portfolio report.
• Participate in development of Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP).
• Communicate AM Plans, Policies, and SAMP to internal and external stakeholders.
• Lead and coordinate delivery of tactically focused SAMP strategies.
• Lead and coordinate cross functional tactical asset management teams and report progress to Strategic Asset Management Team.
• Lead and coordinate strategic planning and cross functional governance of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
• Oversee Project and Asset Records Specialist in the execution of tactical asset management team administrative duties.
• Stay informed of developing Asset Management related technologies with a specific focus on understanding the cost benefit to Charleston Water System.
• May be required to work during emergency conditions.
• Regular attendance is required.
• Job performance must conform to all CWS policies and procedures.
• Specific knowledge of ISO 55000, International Infrastructure Management Manual, Charleston Water System Asset Management Policy, and Charleston Water System Strategic Asset Management Plan.
• Specific knowledge of CWS Environmental Management System Policy and Procedures.

Additional Duties
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements, Activities, and Working Conditions
• Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions and effectively communicate detailed information with others orally and in writing.
• Ability to visually observe computer screens and hard copy reports.
• Ability to exert up to 50 pounds; Objects greater than 50 pounds require a two person operation.
• Occasional field work to acquire additional infrastructure data or to confirm accuracy of data.
• Ability to work individually or in groups.
• Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined in the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Accounting, or related discipline and a minimum of two (2) years of experience with enterprise asset management, preferred, OR an Associate’s degree in a similar field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience with enterprise asset management.
• Knowledge of asset management principles and program elements.
• Practical knowledge of data management, database principles, and system design.
• Experience designing, developing, and maintaining databases.
• Experience with data analysis and interpretation using statistical or mathematical techniques.
• Experience planning, managing, and controlling projects.
• Familiarity with asset condition assessment procedures, and other data gathering techniques.
• Familiarity with asset accounting principles and standards specifically related to local governments and utilities (GASB-34, GAAP).
• Knowledge in the area of water and wastewater infrastructure with emphasis on infrastructure asset management, standard operational practices, data collection and analysis, and system performance monitoring.
• Knowledge of ISO 55000 Asset Management Standards
• Ability to effectively and efficiently use a personal computer and software to include, but not limited to Windows-based applications, asset management applications, and database applications.
• Must have the ability to make independent decisions and develop solutions to problems encountered while carrying out assigned duties.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Prior work record indicating dependability and conscientiousness.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
• Valid South Carolina Driver’s License required.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
• Institute of Asset Management Certification preferred.
• Asset Management Planner Certification preferred.

Training Needs:
• OSHA and Departmental safety training as required.
• Skills Based Training.
• Standard Operating Instruction (SOI) per department requirements.
• ISO 14001 standards for department and company.
• See Department Competency and Training Matrix for this position.

Potential Career Path:
• Asset Management Program Manager

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