Utility Engineer Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Director, performs skilled professional engineering work coordinating, planning, designing, reviewing, inspecting and/or implementing assigned projects.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Designs, writes specifications, prepares plans, and calculates costs for various engineering projects.

Reviews, or coordinates the review of, development plans, specifications and related applications for compliance with applicable engineering codes, ordinances and regulations.

Conducts or coordinates special engineering studies as assigned.

Reviews engineering calculations; analyzes materials and data submitted to the City.

Prepares engineering reports and recommendations for presentation to superiors.

Coordinates implementation of assigned construction projects; monitoring progress, analyzing problems, recognizing solutions, and reviewing recommendations by consultants.

Provides professional engineering direction and guidance to other staff, developers and consultants.

Oversees the maintaining and updating of the department's utility atlases, as well as the computer model of the department's water distribution system

May inspect, or direct the inspection of, construction projects in progress to determine compliance with plans and specifications.

May oversee and coordinate the work of consulting engineers and contractors.

May supervise subordinate staff.

Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A.    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field.  Seven (7) years of experience in public works related engineering.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or the ability to obtain registration within six (6) months of hire.

(Note:  The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function which may be performed in the job class.  The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering related to public works facilities (i.e. solid waste, stormwater, streets, wastewater and water).

Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations associated with public works related facilities.

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in public works related engineering projects.

Thorough knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding public works engineering.

Ability to review engineering computations.

Ability to perform research in the area of assignment.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to analyze and/or review plans, specifications and other technical materials in the area of assignment and make conclusions or recommendations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to develop designs and/or plans for complex engineering projects.

Ability to direct the work of personnel engaged in a variety of assignments.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read, write and design technical reports, specifications and drawings in English.

Ability to read and write for extended periods of time.

Ability to climb ladders.

Ability to climb in and out of confined spaces.

Ability to stand, walk and work on unstable soil.

Ability to smell odors and identify shapes and colors.

Ability to grasp objects.

Ability to hear.

Ability to use keyboards on calculators and computers.

Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.

Ability to work in extreme heat and humidity.

Ability to respond to extended periods of time without sleep.

Ability to work at heights and deep trenches.

Ability to work accurately in a noisy and often stressful environment.

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 - 11/18/03