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Engineer

Company: City of Kissimmee
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, serves as the Engineering liaison between the department and contractual design consultants hired to design capital construction projects; works with grant programs assisting in providing all necessary engineering requirements to comply with grant administration; handles minor in-house design for building, road, recreation and drainage projects, ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, contracts, specifications, schedules and standards. Manage/direct staff and to oversee the Utility, all Environmental permits including NPDES & NRP permits, FEMA flood & CRS programs, various drainage concerns & projects and other assigned duties as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Assists with development and oversight of consultant preparation of plans and specification for capital projects including items such as engineering drawings, site plan reviews, technical reports, permit applications, contracts, pay requests, analytical reports, etc.

Conducts site visits of proposed design projects and construction sites assisting in gathering information needed for supervisors and consultants.

Reviews proposed construction drawings and special provisions for contracts. Coordinates with consultants and regulatory agencies.

Provides general assistance to other engineers in regards to field operations, storm water systems review, traffic systems, site plan review, etc.

Reports to supervisor regarding review of project costs, change orders, amendments, grant compliance conditions, grant funds available, consultant budget and project status including deadlines and milestones.

Recommends approval of invoices for consultants.

Assists with field surveying, locates, delineations and other field work as necessary.

Performs office duties including attending meetings, entering computer data, use of AutoCadd, GIS or other design software, prepares reports and correspondence.

Processes grant paperwork and assists in audits of required grant information and site visits. Issues requests for proposals and qualifications.

Interacts with representatives of engineering firms, utilities, contractors, state and county government agencies, regulatory personnel, business leaders, consultants, customers, and the general public.

Minimum Education and Training

Requires a Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering supplemented by two (2) years of experience in public works/engineering project management, operations, and CFM certification or ability to obtain within one year, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. An Engineer Intern Certification is preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida drivers license.

Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required

Skill Requirements:

Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Public Works and Engineering Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Engineer I. Has thorough knowledge of the organization of the Department and of related departments and agencies. Has considerable knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of the City and other governmental agencies. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has comprehensive knowledge in the areas of civil engineering and construction, transportation planning, stormwater managements, regulation of private and public development, etc., as applied to municipal public works projects and programs.

Is able to analyze and critically evaluate the best solution for a design problem or goal. Is able to draw construction plans. Is able to understand basic concepts of land conveyance, easements, legal descriptions, legal documents, etc. Is able to supervise and coordinate multiple projects with multiple people. Is able to read and interpret surveys and construction plans, and to perform minor field surveys. Has thorough knowledge of related equipment, tools and materials.

Has comprehensive knowledge of all applicable codes and regulations, and is able to ensure compliance with such in all department projects. Has knowledge of bidding procedures and contract administration. Is able to make sound, educated decisions. Has the ability to plan and develop daily, short- and long-term goals related to City purposes.

Has the ability to offer assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required. Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Is able to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job. Is able to assemble and analyze information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department.

Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation. Has the ability to communicate professionally in confrontational situations. Knows how to make public presentations. Has thorough knowledge of proper English usage, vocabulary, spelling and basic mathematics. Is able to compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of project budgets, and knows how to prepare and monitor budgets. Has knowledge of modern office practices and technology. Has knowledge of and skill in the use of computers. Has knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, survey instruments, etc. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time and performing light manual labor. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to twenty pounds.

Responsibilities:

Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal and external entities with whom the position interacts.

Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.

Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches issues, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Working Conditions:

Works indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.

Other:

It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations enumerated in the job description is not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions.

Keywords: City of Kissimmee, Kissimmee , Engineer, Other , Kissimmee, Florida

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