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This position will be advertised until filled.
The Civil Engineer will manage projects in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), specifically planning, design and construction activities. Under the direct supervision of the City Engineer, the Civil Engineer will work from broad goals and policies to assist in delivering CIP projects. Performs other duties as assigned. Responsible for regular, on-time attendance.
Essential Job Functions
Manages Capital Improvement Plan projects, including planning, design and construction activities, which includes: proposing new projects; presenting projects to applicable advisory committees for review and approval; composing and assembling construction contracts, plans, and related documents; advertising, bidding, evaluating, negotiating, and executing professional consultant contracts; performing the full range of project management responsibilities; reviewing plans and specifications; performing site inspections; managing, directing, and coordinating consultant engineering and architectural design; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations; processing contractor payments; facilitating meetings with residents, businesses, and/or other interested parties; researching, analyzing, and resolving construction and project problems; processing change orders; and/or, performing other related activities.
Serves as engineering Project Manager on consultant engineering and architectural design. Serves as engineering Project Engineer in designs of internal projects which includes project layout, review, comments, specification preparation, bidding, and construction. Serves as engineering Construction Manager in construction of infrastructure and facilities.
Implements design and construction standard updates, which includes collaborating with other internal departments on potential issues that may warrant incorporation into the City's General Design Standards to eliminate future problems or confusion. Participates in inter-departmental project development, review, and coordination, which includes: working with internal departments in developing project scope, budget, design, and construction issues; responding to building inspection comments; monitoring compliance with applicable City standards related to design, equipment, and material construction products; and/or, performing other related activities.
Responds to a broad range of requests for information, service, concerns, or complaints from citizens, businesses, government agencies, and/or other interested parties regarding a variety of engineering-related issues. Gathers and analyzes data in order to respond to complaints from citizens. Makes recommendations for solutions based on research findings.
Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, and/or task forces to provide expert- level technical engineering advice and information based on assigned area of responsibility. Provides expertise by analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing development projects and plans. Performs a variety of administrative and professional activities in support of departmental operations and goals. Performs other duties as assigned.
Serves a Project Lead. Supervises one or more engineering employees including a Graduate Engineer and Engineering Assistants within the Public Works Department. Responsible for developing project and program budgets as well as overall engineering budgets. Provides review of private development infrastructure projects to ensure development plans meet or exceed the City's construction and maintenance standards.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a closely related field to the position plus over four (4) years up to and including six (6) years of experience in a related field, preferably in a municipal environment.
Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.
Knowledge of architectural design principles.
Skilled in reading and interpreting a variety of highly technical or specialized materials.
Skilled in reading and interpreting a variety of engineering documents including blueprints and schematics.
Skilled in interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations and design standards
Skilled in interpreting and comprehending highly technical engineering plans.
Skilled in analyzing and evaluating the relevance and importance of theories, concepts and principles of engineering.
Skilled in independent judgement, personal discretion and resourcefulness to interpret and apply guidelines.
Skilled in Public Works operations to ensure new infrastructure can be maintained by the City at the least cost of ownership.
Skilled in project and contract management.
Ability to manage multiple project and organize and prioritize projects.
Ability to gather and analyze information and make recommendations based upon findings in support of organizational goals and objectives.
Ability to operate and utilize computer engineering software applications.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written format with individuals and groups internal and external to the organization.
Ability to provide excellent customer service with all stakeholders.
Valid Class "C" driver's license. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Rowlett. Must report all traffic citations to his/her departmental Director or his/her designee within two working days of receipt.
State of Texas Professional Engineering (PE) License or PE License in another state with the ability to obtain a Texas PE License within 6 months of employment.
Good standing member of the American Public Works Association preferred. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software such as Auto-Cad and/or Micro-Paver, Bluebeam, Arc GIS preferred.