Associate Public Works Engineer

City of Burlington, Vermont - Burlington, VT

30+ days ago
General Purpose
Under the supervision of a Senior Public Works Engineer, the Associate Public Works Engineer is responsible for entry level professional and administrative engineering work involved in the development and implementation of various civil engineering projects within the public right-of-way for the City of Burlington, generally including streets, sidewalks, and structures but excluding water, wastewater, and stormwater.

Essential Job Functions
Assist the community, the City Administration, and all departments and commissions in developing engineering plans/drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for construction and/or improvements to roads, structures and facilities.
Collaborate and work cooperatively. Communicate regularly with officials at all levels within the City administration; City departments; local, regional, and state transportation planners, engineers, and providers; consultants and contractors; and the public.
Balance needs and resources. Collaboratively prioritize projects and develop conceptual improvement plans that balance the needs of the public, the City, and the region with the availability and constraints of known resources.
Encourage inclusivity. Understand the importance of diverse participation and include all relevant stakeholders in project development. Advance public participation and outreach for the Engineering Division.
Monitor the performance of contractors and consultants to ensure success of the projects.
Assist with maintenance of financial records for projects and make recommendations for payments to contractors and consultants.
Solicit and utilize the services of consulting engineering and designers.
Represent the City at various public forums and meetings.
Support in-house traffic engineering and safety projects from conceptual design to project completion. May prepare preliminary plans, specifications and bid documents, including an engineer's opinion of probable cost. Document and make recommendations for appropriate plan deviations or variances from a standard as appropriate.
Prepare and/or review transportation planning reports, traffic studies, and traffic engineering specifications/plans/estimates of cost, construction schedules, and project budget, design and construction details relative to individual traffic projects.
Collect and analyze data.
Stay abreast of and ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal rules and regulations.
Provide survey support to projects.
Perform field inspections of projects.
Review traffic requests and prepare staff recommendations for the City Engineers review.
Perform Traffic Engineering studies under the direction and guidance of an engineer (Traffic Signal Warrant Studies, Stop Control Warrant Studies, etc.).
Place, install and maintain traffic counting equipment for the purpose of collecting traffic related volume and speed data.
Draft/prepare traffic regulation amendments for the legal process.

Non-Essential Job Functions:
Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering required; a Bachelor's Degree in a related field may be considered. Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis.
No minimum experience is required for this position.
Demonstrated surveying experience required.
Strong computer drafting skills (AutoCAD, etc.) required.
Competent in developing plan sets making use of AutoCAD required.
Preferred functional understanding and experience with ArcGIS.
Construction and/or project management experience preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required.
Ability to work with a diverse population with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, among City staff and the general public.
Familiarity with computer programs, such as spreadsheet and word processing, preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain good relations with co-workers.
Ability to receive constructive criticism and react appropriately.
Must be able to assess situations, solve problems, manage multiple projects, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in public situations.
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
Ability to facilitate and attend meetings at times other than regular business hours.
Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
Additional Information
The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information. The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities.

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