Assistant City Engineer
The Assistant City Engineer reports directly to the City Engineer. Basic responsibilities are to perform professional engineering work: monitoring, analysis, planning, budgeting, design, construction management, inspection and maintenance. The Assistant City Engineer will serve as a project manager and perform supervisory, engineering, and administrative work assisting in both the office and field operations of the city’s building, environmental, street, and Public Works projects. Serves as acting City Engineer in the absence of the City Engineer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Designs and/or oversees designs of Public Works improvements; prepares and updates construction plans and specifications.
2. Serves as Project Manager on Engineering and Public Works projects.
3. Review building and grading permits for compliance with codes, regulations, standards, etc.
4. Inspects construction projects, reviews plans and specifications submitted to the City.
5. Permits and inspects contractors’ work within the public right of way.
6. Assists contractors with new developments, businesses, homes and connection to city services.
7. Prepares construction cost estimates, calls for contractor bids and then advises on the awarding of contracts; administers contracts.
8. Assists in the training of technical personnel.
9. Prepares budgetary estimates as well as regular and special reports.
10. Organizes/prioritizes engineering department workload.
11. Reviews easements, plats and right-of-way vacations.
12. Reviews building and grading permits for compliance with right of way conflict/resolution.
13. Resolves complaints issued by citizens (in compliance with city ordinances).
14. Hires and manages additional staff for seasonal work.
15. Represents the city at various meetings, construction functions, etc.
16. Investigate new materials and methods for potential use and pilot projects.
17. Assists in applying for grants and federal funds.
18. Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures.
19. Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.
PERIPHERAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Prepares and updates city maps.
2. Provide project management for the construction of municipal public works projects.
3. Fills in for City Engineer when needed.
4. Provide supplementary engineering design for the City Engineer.
5. Supervise, direct and coordinate public works projects with the contractor, utility companies, developers, and other city departments.
6. Provide preliminary and construction surveys and review of survey plats, consulting firms plans and specifications for City developments.
7. Attend weekly meetings of supervisors and other meetings as required.
8. Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.
Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or approved equivalency.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering including two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
· Registration as an Engineering Intern (E.I.) in West Virginia with the eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in West Virginia;
· Valid West Virginia driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within thirty days.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of municipal public works projects. Considerable knowledge of the laws and ordinances relating to public engineering practices. Working knowledge of public works administration. Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of others. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public. Knowledgeable in the use of computer aided engineering and office software and applications such as; Microsoft Office, Autodesk Civil 3D, ESRI GIS and hydraulic modeling software. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a P.E. in West Virginia. Certification as a Floodplain Manager
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in both office and field settings. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must often lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers, survey equipment and various pieces of office equipment. The City of Morgantown does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and fast-moving construction equipment and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, or risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is varies from quiet to very loud noise. EQUIPMENT USED IN JOB PERFORMANCE: Computer, calculator, smart level, construction inspection equipment, drafting equipment, surveying equipment, motor vehicle, telephone, printer, scanner, plotter. The City of Morgantown is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The City of Morgantown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $61,318.00 /year
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement