Utilities Engineering Project Manager

City of Avondale, AZ - Avondale, AZ (30+ days ago)


Job Description
The City of Avondale Public Works Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full time Utilities Engineering Project Manager position. To apply, please submit your online application. First application review date is scheduled for July 25, 2018.

The Utilities Project Manager manages and coordinates water and wastewater engineering related functions for the Public Works Department. Under general direction, manages the development and implementation of the water and wastewater Capital Improvement Program, and oversees engineering projects and studies. Performs project management for capital improvement, operational and private development projects including coordinating and administering contracts for professional services and construction. Assists in developing the City's current and long-range utility planning efforts. Reviews private development and capital improvement plans to ensure compliance with City ordinances and Engineering design standards. Provides customer service to residents, business owners, developers and engineers.

Essential Functions
Performs project management and administration of contracts for engineering and construction projects by preparing RFP's, bid packages and specifications, acquiring various ROW, easements and other approvals as necessary, recommending contract awards and issuing Notice to Proceeds, processing submittals, progress payments and change orders, and project close-out.

Prepares monthly updates of project progress for City Leadership. Works with consultants and contractors to maintain project schedules, budgets and goals.

Plans and develops projects, advises inspectors, helps in dispute resolution and assists in the interpretation of plan/spec discrepancies.

Coordinates the review of public/private sector water/sewer systems. Represents the Public Works Department on professional and technical committees.

Provides customer service by responding to various concerns and complaints from residents and local business owners, provides information or recommendations as needed and providing general information to developers and engineers.

Stays informed of professional issues. Evaluates plans and reports by reviewing and approving submitted plats, improvement and "as-built" plans, and associated reports to ensure compliance with City design and construction standards and other applicable engineering principles.

Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Water Resources or a related field. Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field.

Five (5) years of progressively responsible project management and public works engineering, civil plan review and/or design experience.

Professional Engineering License required and valid Driver's License required.

Supplemental Information
Work requires the ability to read construction plans and specifications, county, state and federal regulations, legal documents and descriptions, contracts, and engineering reports.

Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, trigonometry, geometry and quantitative equations.

Work requires the ability to write technical and quantitative documents, engineering design guidelines, construction specs and policies and procedures.

Planning responsibilities include scheduling capital improvement projects, supervising public works inspectors and managing the construction of capital improvement projects.
The incumbent prepares documents and does research to justify language used in documents for a unit of a department and may recommend budget allocations.

Work requires supervising and monitoring performance of professional and para-professional staff including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, and realigning work as needed.

Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. Citywide policies, procedures, or precedents are developed and/or recommended. Deals with civil engineering principals. Provides plan and specification clarification.

The incumbent in this position contacts others within the organization. These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the City such as Development and Engineering Services which may be involved in decision making or providing approval or decision making authority for purchases or projects. In addition, these incumbents work with individuals outside the City who may belong to professional or peer organizations. Working with various state and federal agencies may also be required of the employee. Meetings and discussions may be conducted with customers, developers, contractors, and design engineers to resolves specific engineering issues. Employee must maintain regular attendance. Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.