City Engineer

CITY OF MAUMELLE   Maumelle, AR   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on June 30, 2024
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The City of Maumelle invites applications for City Engineer. 

The City of Maumelle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Description: The City Engineer's primary job objectives are to review plans for street, drainage system, and private development construction projects and to inspect construction for compliance with approved plans and specifications; perform the administrative duties associated with the City's compliance activities mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). *Please note: to be considered for this position, you must provide both a résumé and cover letter.

Requirements: The knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in this role are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related area and five (5) years of related experience, (local government experience preferred).

Essential Job Functions: Serves as liaison for major street, drainage system, and private development construction projects by relating information to City employees, consulting engineers, contractors and affected agencies and by ensuring that affected agencies are notified of project specifications, funding requirements and any applicable federal, state or local regulations. Manages the NPDES Storm-water Management and Floodplain Administration Programs; consults with, and relates information to, City employees, consulting engineers, contractors, and state and federal agencies. Reviews plans for street, drainage, and private development construction projects to ensure compliance with specifications, master plans and ordinances. Analyzes recommendations for resolving specific street and drainage problems for cost and long-term effectiveness prior to implementation. Plans, designs, and directs construction activities of assigned street and drainage projects including the purchase of property, project staff, and funding requirements. Consults with engineers, contractors, utility companies, and other affected agencies to schedule specific phases of construction in accordance with project specifications and applicable federal, state, or local regulations. Negotiates contracts with consulting engineers, appraisers, and contractors; supervises the maintenance of street and drainage construction contracts. Inspects contractor's work during construction to assure compliance with approved plans and specifications; performs semifinal inspection of construction and lists items to be corrected before final approval. Serves as project manager for construction projects by maintaining records of funds available and amount spent, and by inspecting construction periodically. Investigates citizen complaints regarding street and drainage systems and recommends methods of correcting problems. Recommends street and drainage construction projects needed to eliminate specific problems or to implement portions of master plans. Prepares material for presentation to City Boards and Commissions regarding specific projects as assigned. Prepares and reviews designs for assigned projects, including drainage calculations, material specifications, estimates of materials needed and total cost. Evaluates drainage plans submitted by consulting engineers and other developers to determine whether they meet organizational requirements. Performs special engineering studies as assigned, such as review of specific ordinances related to street and drainage systems and related engineering areas. Reviews proposed designs for capital improvement projects to ensure compliance with federal, state, and city regulations and project specifications and to determine the feasibility of the proposed design; designs street and drainage projects to include analysis of hydrology, hydraulics, geotechnical reviews, and pavement design of in-house projects as required. Serves as project manager for assigned capital improvement projects by reviewing designs for compliance with regulations and supervises the inspection of work under construction, including utility construction for conformance with right-of-way regulations, ordinances, and approved plans. Maintains a file for each project, including plans, correspondence, design changes and fund availability and usage. Develops record maintenance systems and ensures proper maintenance of all records related to capital improvement projects, including in-lieu contributions, tri-party agreements, utility agreements, maintenance bonds, and preliminary engineering studies. Composes correspondence to engineers and consultants related to construction projects and inspection findings. Prepares and reviews consultant's computer-generated analysis of drainage systems checking flow capacities, hydraulic grade lines, and velocities. Prepares right-of-way acquisition documents for in-house projects; prepares legal documents for temporary construction easements for in-house projects. Monitors project expenditures to ensure budget amounts are not exceeded; processes purchase orders for payment to vendors and contractors with supervisor's approval; authorizes payment for completed work. Compiles and presents interim and completed project reports to members of the City Boards and Commissions as requested. Answers questions and provides information to contractors, engineers, developers, and members of the public regarding street and drainage systems. Operates a computer with database, spreadsheet, and word processing software in the performance of essential job functions. Recommends changes in design policies and regulations; compiles and updates policy and procedure manuals, listing regulations and standard specifications.

Secondary Duties: Reviews data compiled from technical studies and surveys to determine most feasible approach for the development and construction of street and drainage systems. Supervises the inspection of work under construction, including utility construction for conformance with right-of-way regulations, ordinances, and approved plans. Writes specifications, cost estimates, and requisitions for street and drainage construction projects; reviews plans and legal descriptions to ensure consistency with master plans and ordinances. Additional Requirements Must possess registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) before employment; must possess registration in the State of Arkansas as a Professional Engineer (PE) within one (1) year of employment; must maintain registration for the duration of employment in this position. Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D (Non-Commercial Vehicle) Driver's License before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position. Must possess certification as a Flood Plain Manager in the State of Arkansas within one (1) year of employment; must maintain certification for the duration of employment in this position.

Summary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of Civil Engineering principles and practices. Knowledge of engineering mathematics. Knowledge of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. Knowledge of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations. Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations governing stormwater management. Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment required for public works civil engineering projects. Knowledge of City policies, procedures, and ordinances governing street and drainage construction. Knowledge of computer fundamentals and business software, including database, spreadsheet and word processing software. Skill in the operation of a computer, utilizing database, spreadsheet and word processing software. Skill in the operation of surveying equipment. Skill in the operation of drafting equipment. Skill in the operation of an automatic transmission vehicle. Ability to design assigned street and drainage projects. Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics. Ability to review construction plans and specifications for feasibility and compliance with City policies, procedures, and ordinances. Ability to detect discrepancies in construction work. Ability to maintain detailed files and records. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

DISCLAIMER: This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Drug-free Workplace It is the policy of the City of Maumelle to maintain a work environment free from the unlawful manufacture distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance as defined by the Federal Control Substance Act or similar state statutes and free from the use possession, and effect of alcoholic beverages. The City of Maumelle recognizes that drugs and alcohol impair employee judgment, which may result in increased safety risks hazards to the public, employee injuries, faulty decision-making, and reduced productivity. Therefore, the City of Maumelle expects all employees to be in a state of mind and physical condition fit to complete their assigned duties safely and competently during work hours. The City of Maumelle complies with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (City Ordinance 118)