Title: Civil Project Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full-Time
Accountable To: City Administrator
Salary Grade: 14
Supervision of Others: None
Revision Date: February 2017
The primary objective of this full time professional position is to coordinate various aspects of project development and construction activities associated with public improvement projects, development review and right-of-way management. Ensures conformance with City specifications, ordinances, and applicable state and federal laws. Collaborates with other City departments, outside agencies, developers, consultants, contractors and other engineers in the implementation of City projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the positon.
- Coordinate with the City Engineer of the City of Rogers
- Prepare and oversee preparation of site plans, construction documents, feasibility studies, cost estimates, pay estimates, and project schedules for Capital Improvement Projects.
- Utilizes AutoCAD for designing of public projects, trails, park improvements, utility projects.
- Assists with overseeing contract construction activities, surveying/staking and field inspection of designated public improvement projects. This activity may include, but is not limited to, project inspection, scheduling and coordinating the activities of contractors, consulting engineers and all other government agencies implementing those projects.
- Responsible for providing timely reports on all ongoing construction activities to the city engineer, the director of public works, the city administrator, the city council and the general public as may be appropriate or as directed.
- Assists in the preparation and updating of the five-year capital improvements program for sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, street system, Parks, Trails and other public improvement projects.
- Responsible for the review of development proposals, proposed subdivisions, proposed lot divisions, combinations, easement vacations, proposed plats and proposed special land uses.
- Represents the City at preconstruction, construction progress and neighborhood meetings.
- Develop, coordinate and administer the city's annual maintenance projects including but not limited to mill/overlays, pavement seal coating, crackseal, striping and sidewalk and trail repairs.
- Responsible for field inspection and verification of compliance with construction documents for all active construction and reconstruction projects, grading permits, particularly upon release of a project's financial security.
- Assist with processing permit applications from other governmental agencies, public utilities, private contractors, and other parties proposing to work on public rights-of-way, public easements or other public property.
- Responsible for reviewing, and maintaining up to date As-Built drawing records from completed public improvement projects.
- Updating City Detail Plates and Specifications annually.
- Assist in maximizing the available funding program from Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Municipal State Aid annual certification.
- Works closely with the planning and public works departments to provide technical engineering as assistance in the review of subdivision plats and other proposed developments.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
- Consults with the City Administrator and or Public Works Director regarding the assignment of personnel to provide the most efficient and effective operations with respect to seasonal demands and other variations in the workload.
- Responsible for communication and the provision of engineering data on projects, construction, and permit related activities for various boards and commissions, representatives of other governmental agencies, consulting engineers, contractors, developers, civic and special interest groups and the general public.
- Represents the engineering department at meetings, as appropriate or directed.
- Serves as liaison to the public regarding public construction and permit activities and responds to requests for information.
- Provides assistance to other departments.
- Performs other duties and assumes responsibilities as apparent or assigned.
- A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from an accredited university/college.
- Minimum of four years of practical civil engineering experience, including some field experience.
- Professional engineers license from the state of Minnesota, or ability to obtain one in one year.
- Experience in the Minnesota DOT State Aid Program, including survey and inspection
- Experience with MPCA MS4 Program
- Professional civil engineering with a municipal engineering department or a consulting engineering firm working in the areas of municipal engineering.
- Experience in street preservation and rehabilitation relating to plan and specification preparation, and construction.
- Experience in preparing and/or reviewing plats, plans, and developer agreements for new subdivisions.
- Experience working with various public agencies.
COMMON PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
- Must have the ability to actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations
- Must be able to speak and write English clearly
- Must be able to read and understand correspondence, memoranda and directives
- Must be consistent in dealing with people
- Must be sensitive to others’ problems and concerns without direct involvement
- Must exclude personal biases from work performance
- Must have the ability to accept criticism and/or discipline
- Must have tact and diplomacy
- Must strive to promote a cooperative atmosphere in the department
- Must have a positive attitude
- Must have commitment to the organization, willingness to take initiative, dependability, maturity in relationships with others, and self-confidence
- Must represent the organization to other agencies staff and citizens with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-like attitude in all forms of contact.
Quality of Work
- Must be able to produce quality, accurate work
- Must be able to detect and correct errors
- Must be able to utilize work time properly and productively
- Must have the ability to maintain records in an accurate and accessible manner
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of all aspects of civil engineering as related to work within a municipality.
- Ability to clearly communicate concepts, explanations and recommendations in oral and written form.
- Design, planning, and review of proposed street and utility projects from a constructability and maintenance standpoint.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with City Administrators and Public Works Director, other city employees, city officials, citizens, and governmental agencies.
- Field and office environment, exposure to computer screens and inclement weather conditions.
- Works in City Parks, Streets, Municipally owned, and private properties in a variety of weather conditions.
- Works on the road or in the road right-of-way.
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