PRIMARY DUTY: Under limited supervision, directs the Engineering Department through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation; assures the effective completion of Engineering projects and compliance with state and federal regulations and City policies and goals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the staff and functions of the Engineering Department through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation; directs Engineering programs and projects, including engineering design, development, floodplain, drainage, traffic operations and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); assures activities are in compliance with all laws, policies and regulations. • Serves as the principal advisor on Engineering programs and technical engineering issues including economic development initiatives; provides leadership, direction and guidance in operational strategies and priorities; reviews and approves contracts, agreements, plans and reports; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of operational data; assures that quality standards are met and appropriate services are provided. • Evaluates City needs and Capital Improvement Program plans and determines engineering operational plans, strategic plans, priorities and resource requirements; assures the integrity of the work products and procedures; reviews technical documents for accuracy and compliance with standards and practices; reviews status reports and recommends appropriate actions. • Writes technical and analytical reports and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with engineering projects, contracts and regulatory issues; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions and determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects. • Directs contracted projects; assures project deliverables meet cost and quality requirements. • Assures effective communication of engineering issues; interprets and explains federal and state rules and regulations and City codes and ordinances; coordinates strategies to integrate projects and services with federal, state and regional organizations and City departments. • Analyzes engineering financial and resource information; develops and manages budgets; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of administrative, operational and financial data. • Directs the activities of the Engineering management staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills and evaluates performance; analyzes workload trends and implements staffing and assignment adjustments. • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. • Develops and evaluates budget request, monitors budget expenditures, makes adjustments as necessary and reports budget information. • May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency. • Driving is essential.
Knowledge: • City organization, operations, policies and procedures. • Duties, powers and authority of a City Engineer. • Fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics. • Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. • Methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair. • Principles and practices of government project management and methods of evaluating construction contract compliance. • Federal and state codes and regulations governing public works infrastructure. • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and personnel rules. • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources. Skill in: • Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings. • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. • Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and state regulations and City policies and procedures. • Analyzing City needs and prioritizing and promoting Engineering programs and projects to meet future needs. • Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation. • Checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects. • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority and coaching to improve staff performance. • Preparing, reviewing and presenting management reports. • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies. • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.