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Posted on: February 2, 2022

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Civil Engineer

Closes On: February 28, 2022 at 04:30 PM EST
Department: Public Works Administration
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Open until filled

Definition of Class

This is professional, technical, and managerial work associated with municipal public works engineering and construction. Under general supervision, the employee in this class performs a variety of municipal design and construction engineering duties at a professional working level. A great deal of self-motivation is required. Employee is responsible for organizing and managing multiple assignments critical to the operations of the Public Works & Engineering Department and other City departments. Within a short time of employment, the incumbent is expected to attain a general working knowledge of the Department's and City’s operations, resulting in the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out work assignments. Employee may be expected to oversee the work of subordinate technical / clerical staff and/or the work of City construction / maintenance / operations crews. Preference may be given to applicants with water and wastewater experience. Work is performed under the general oversight of the Department Director and/or assigned supervisor. This is a safety-sensitive position.

Essential Duties Performed

• Evaluates options and prepares written recommendations for various public works projects including, but not limited to, traffic engineering, stormwater management, streets / roadways, drainage, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and solid waste improvements;
• Under the direction of a professional engineer, prepares design plans, specifications, contract documents, and cost estimates for public works construction and maintenance projects;
• Administers construction / maintenance contracts by performing on-site inspections, specification interpretations and field adjustments, and overall project coordination with contractors, utilities, and departments;
• Coordinates work of technical and clerical staff in the completion of plans and specifications, collection of field survey data, and field inspections;
• Reviews, responds to, and resolves citizen inquiries or complaints regarding City services, construction projects or municipal public works problems;
• Performs difficult engineering computations such as determining quantities, horizontal and vertical roadway layouts, grading plans, water & wastewater designs, etc.;
• Prepares and administers TDOT local programs transportation grants and agreements;
• May oversee work of drafters, technicians, and / or survey crews;
• Inspects or oversees the inspection of public and/or private construction projects;
• Works overtime as required;
• Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;
• Reports to work as scheduled and on time, even under inclement weather conditions.

• Develops schedules, reviews work and makes recommendations on city projects;
• Performs field surveying and drafting duties;
• Reviews and approves public works improvements constructed in residential, commercial, and industrial developments;
• Oversees the maintenance of records;
• Provides information to developers and their engineers, architects, planners, and contractors regarding engineering and public works matters;
• Prepares technical reports and studies and gives presentations of same;
• Assists other Department staff in the performance of their jobs;
• Participates on various employee teams as assigned;
• Performs related work as required;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements

Applicants for this position shall have graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree in civil or environmental engineering and successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or shall be licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-

• Ability to prioritize, plan, schedule and manage multiple assignments/projects;
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications;
• Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly;
• Ability to prepare concise and effective records, reports, and correspondence;
• General knowledge of the basic theories, principles, and practices of civil engineering;
• General knowledge of current practices in the design and construction of municipal public works facilities;
• General knowledge of the use of tools and equipment associated with engineering work;
• General knowledge of computer-aided drafting and design and electronic surveying equipment;
• General knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to public works design and construction;
• Ability to ensure adherence to construction plans and specifications;
• Ability to make and check relatively difficult engineering computations;
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
• Ability to analyze engineering problems and recommend solutions;
• Ability to plan, assign, and review the work of others;
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with persons from a variety of demographic, cultural, and educational backgrounds;
• Skilled in all aspects of customer service.

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