Engineer I

County of Macomb - Clinton Township, MI (30+ days ago)

Classification Details

JOB TITLE: Engineer I

CLOSING DATE/TIME: Fri. 06/22/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time

SALARY: $50,226.32 – $66,968.42 per year

DEPARTMENT: Office of the Public Works Commissioner

HIRING AUTHORITY: Public Works Commissioner


EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m.

JOB SUMMARY: The employee in this classification, under the direction of an assigned supervisor, reviews plans and specifications for county drains, sanitary sewers and water supply systems; prepares drain contracts and developer agreements on petitions for drain improvements; reviews and issues permit applications for drain taps and drain crossings; maintains engineering plan files and utilizes GIS mapping; responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for information; provides back-up supervision in the soil erosion control permit office; performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Reviews drainage plans for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Prepares project-based review letters as part of the approval process.

Reviews permit applications for drain taps and drain crossings.

Assists in the preparation of contracts and developer agreements as well as the management of construction projects.

Responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for information from the public, staff, consulting engineers, contractors, developers, governmental agencies and other parties.

Performs technical computations regarding drainage areas, storm water run-off, grades, elevations and sizing of drains.

Performs field work such as preliminary surveying, inspections, setting grades, staking boundaries and reporting field conditions to supervisors.

Maintains engineering plan files, utilizes GIS mapping for drain related information and researches archived plans as necessary.

Reviews and approves as-built drawings.

Reviews and approves drain easements for recordation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

*QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience):

A Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.

A minimum of three (3) years of engineering and/or construction experience.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.

Knowledge of the methods of survey, nomenclature and symbols used in design and construction.

Ability to plan, cost, organize, supervise and evaluate engineering work.

Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.

Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license and on operable, insured automobile for authorized travel.

Ability to effectively speak, write and understand the English language.

Ability to speak and understand a language other than English is preferred.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials,
Administrators, Department Heads, staff, union officials and the public.

Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.


Continuously requires sitting and manual dexterity (e.g. tasks involving fine finger movements such as operating a keyboard, writing, etc.), grasping, hearing, seeing/vision, smelling, speaking, and touching/tactile.

Frequently requires standing and walking/running.

Occasionally requires driving.

May rarely require bending, climbing/working at heights, crawling, digging, kneeling/squatting, leg/foot movement (e.g. to operate machinery), lifting/carrying up
to 50 pounds (with or without assistance); pushing/pulling objects away from or toward the body; and reaching.

May be exposed to:

Biological products (e.g. wastewater, garbage)
Chemical exposure (e.g. dust, gases, fumes, liquids)
Confined space
Congested area
Electrical hazards
Extreme temperatures
Hazardous substances
Inadequate lighting
Slippery surfaces
Working around machinery
Working outside
Working at heights

General Requirements and/or Disclaimers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of personnel so classified.

Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State's Emergency Management Act and the County's Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by these statutes.

Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 412 - General bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,226.32 to $66,968.42 /year


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