Under general guidance of the City Engineer, the primary role is to oversee the planning, estimating, design, and construction of the City's facility and infrastructure improvement projects. This position is also responsible for reviewing the plans of proposed private developments within city limits. Specifically the engineer reviews plans for public rights-of-way, traffic/transportation, sewer, water, and other public utilities, making sure the proposed work is in conformance with city codes and professional engineering standards. The individual must have great problem solving and people skills including the ability to listen and to communicate clearly and professionally with coworkers, other staff, and members of the public. FLSA status: Exempt. Essential functions included in the job description may include other tasks, knowledge, skills, and characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Reviews and approves private development plans related to streets, storm water, sewers, water systems, and other public utilities and infrastructure within city boundaries or service areas
checks plans for conformance with regulations regarding grading, right-of-way, and public works standards
reviews subdivision plats, preliminary site plans, and final public improvement construction plans
evaluates the impact of the proposed developments and makes recommendations for improvements
reviews hydrologic and hydraulic analysis
performs ADEQ reviews for minor water and sewer extensions
coordinates with other city departments, outside engineers, and contractors
facilitates the economic development efforts of the city
Manage City Improvement Projects
Provides planning, design, specifications, construction plans, and reports in compliance with city codes and standard engineering practices
serves as project manager/project officer for capital improvements projects
participates in project planning and development
attends public meetings, prepares engineering cost estimates, and develops project budgets
works with the Procurement Division on securing outsourced professional work and construction services
reviews qualification statements, proposals, and contract bids
makes recommendations for contract awards; manages construction
explores, obtains, and coordinates grants from external sources to fund improvements.
General Engineering Functions
Assists with city's floodplain program
develops engineering standards, policies, and procedures
supervises daily tasks and activities of drafting, inspection, and secretarial personnel relating to the assigned projects
investigates and responds to individual citizen or Council requests involving public works infrastructure
represents the city with various governmental agencies, consultants, contractors, and the general public on engineering matters.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS & OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Principles and practices of hydrology and hydraulics
Principles and practices of civil engineering
Principles and practices of public utility design and construction
Principles of engineering as applied to planning, design, and construction of public works facilities and projects
Methods, materials, and techniques employed in traffic engineering and uniform traffic control devices
Construction materials, methods, and inspection techniques
The design, construction, and maintenance of public facilities and infrastructure, including, but not limited to, storm water, roadway, sanitary sewer systems, sewer treatment plants, water mains, water and sewer pumping stations, and other specialty projects
Preparing design plans and specifications
Hydrologic/Hydraulic calculations and modeling
Construction cost estimates and engineering economics
Planning, assigning, and supervising work of office and field personnel
Collaboration with other city departments and other public agencies to resolve complex issues with positive outcomes
Working with property owners, developers, contractors, and the general public to effect positive relationships
Communicating effectively, orally and in writing
Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with other agencies, contractors, city staff, elected officials, and the public
Conducting engineering studies and developing appropriate recommendations and reports.
Performing technical research and solving engineering problems.
Proficiency in personal computer skills utilizing MS Office, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and GIS software, such as AVEC and Arc GIS
Running HEC-HMS and other hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software
Senior Civil Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona. Valid Arizona Driver's license. Five years or more municipal experience is highly desirable. Degree must be from an institution accredited as recognized by the U.S Department of Education as indicated in the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.
Civil Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field with Engineering In Training (EIT) One (1) year experience in civil engineering design. Degree must be from an institution accredited as recognized by the U.S Department of Education as indicated in the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.