City Engineer Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, performs professional level work of considerable difficulty in directing the City's Civil Engineering program. Work includes planning, developing, and directing major programs and projects of the City. Incumbent performs professional engineering work and coordinates and supervises complete engineering projects. Work also includes review and approval of development construction plans. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and for results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Prepares engineering designs for City projects; reviews and evaluates proposed projects; prepares reports and recommendations to superiors.

Plans, directs, and coordinates the inspection of City and developers’ construction projects to ensure compliance with engineering plans and specifications and the City code.

Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinates.

Oversees the operation of the traffic engineering division including signs and signal maintenance, transportation related capital projects, and traffic calming measures.

Administers the Stormwater utility program including the calculation of non-ad valorem assessments for billing purposes, identifying program objectives, and implementing projects.

Coordinates compliance with the NPDES permit requirements for effected departments to insure goals are met, documented, and reported in and annual report submittal to state and federal agencies.

Oversees the review of developers’ construction plans, approves plans for construction, and certifies city’s acceptance of infrastructure improvements.

Maintains liaison with appropriate County, State, and Federal agencies regarding joint projects.

Meets with the public and developers to discuss the City's codes and regulations.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, and a minimum of five years experience in civil engineering at the managerial level.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering.

Knowledge of civil engineering and construction methods and techniques as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works.

Knowledge of the City's code of ordinances and applicable State and Federal laws.

Knowledge of current management methods and practices.

Ability to plan, organize, direct, and appraise the work of subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to evaluate the work of contractors on projects and to determine compliance with plans, specifications, and applicable laws, ordinances, and policies.

Skill in making engineering computations and conducting engineering research.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to speak on and operate a telephone for extended periods of time.

Ability to operate a City vehicle.

Ability to read and write the English language for extended periods of time.

Ability to hear and interpret conversations in the English language of a technical nature.

Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders.

Ability to sit for extended periods of time not to exceed 8 hours in one day.

Ability to identify standard symbols and markings on construction plans.

Ability to work in inclement weather, unpleasant conditions, excessive noise and around various chemicals.

Ability to work for extended periods of time without sleep.

Ability to walk, stand, and work on unstable soil.

Ability to walk for extended distances not to exceed 300 yd.

Ability to grasp objects that are considered difficult to hold.

Ability to deal with mental demands such as deadlines, personnel matters, and work emergencies.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 04/18/2005