WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION Under direction of the Development Engineering Manager, the Senior Engineer I - Development has primary responsibility for managing a variety of difficult civil engineering tasks related to the project management of development projects including but not limited to: construction drawing, site plan, plat and zoning reviews, cost estimate approvals, obtaining or reviewing easements, and conducting meetings with developers, consultants, engineers, and homeowners. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical decisions of considerable difficulty. Incumbents typically oversee and review studies and design work prepared by outside consultants, although some positions apply their professional registration seal to plans and specifications prepared in-house under their direct supervision. Performs other related work as required.
Serves as the project manager for assigned projects, including reviewing and approving project construction drawings, preparing management and council reports, reviewing drawing changes and managing consultant performance for the duration of the project.
May develop plans, specifications, cost estimates and contracts for major projects. Conducts site inspections during all stages of construction projects.
Reviews subdivision and commercial plans/plats for approval, verifies right-of-way dedications, drainage requirements, parking, and paving as per local, state and federal standards and codes.
Acts a liaison with consultants and external engineers.
Supervises professional and technical level engineering staff, contractors and/or consultants.
Develops and updates design manuals within their specified discipline.
Responds to public inquiries and inter-departmental inquiries relating to departmental functions.
Presents information and provides recommendations to City Council and Administration with respect to engineering-related projects.
Prepares ordinances and resolutions for City Council action.
Updates and revises City geographic data as needed, including but not limited to base maps, subdivision locations, right-of-way dedications and utility easements.
Confers with the supervisor and other departmental professionals and comprises various forms of written documentation in acquiring information for accurately performing essential functions such as civil engineering drawings, final plats, standard construction specifications and zoning maps.
Utilizes a variety of technological equipment and modem software applications in the performance of functions such as computers, CAD programs, stations and plotters.
Provides technical direction, training and support to other divisional professional and other City departments.
Performs research and routine clerical functions when necessary.
Performs as the supervisor in his/her absence.
Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
Requires the ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
Requires the ability to review or check the work of others to ensure conformance to standards.
Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as technical study reports, engineering drawings, budget printouts, zoning and subdivision codes, planning maps, engineering designs and city ordinances. Knowledge of engineering and legal professional language.
Requires the ability to perform moderately complex algebraic and geometric operations; ability to utilize principles of basic probability and statistical inference.
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables, and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
Requires the ability to apply civil engineering principles and techniques to theoretical and practical problems with versatility, judgment, and perception.
Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Requires the ability to operate a vehicle and perform skilled coordinated movements necessary for the use of a personal computer for the operation of engineering applications such as AutoCAD.
Requires the ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
Requires the knowledge of the development and derivation of formulas and relationships, the basic assumptions made, and the limitations and areas of applicability of established civil engineering principles, methods and techniques.
Requires the knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to construction activities, the environment, and various City programs.
Requires the ability to pass a drug screen and background check.
The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering supplemented by six (6) years previous experience required, eight (8) years with supervisory experience preferred in Civil/Municipal Engineering and/or training that includes engineering drafting and design; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Supervisory experience desired. Texas Professional Engineer license (or the ability to obtain one within six months) required. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with Tyler Technologies' EnerGov system preferred.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen and background check.
Must have Class C Texas Driver's License
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Limited exposure to environmental conditions.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: 171800152
About City of McKinney
The elements that made McKinney unique from its beginnings are the same that continue to attract residents, visitors and businesses to our community today. Beautiful tree-lined streets, diverse residential neighborhoods, outstanding educational opportunities, a robust business environment, a charming historic downtown and a strong sense of community make McKinney truly stand out. The city's Unique by nature brand is more than a tagline, it embodies the community's willingness to work together to make McKinney a great place to be. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, residents, businesses and visitors show that they strongly embrace the community's vision and strong overall quality of life.
Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex's urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belie the fact that McKinney, with a population of 180,000, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.
A Stand-Out Community
The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community. Money Magazine ranked McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2...014. Factors considered included employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life aspects including a feeling of community pride. This adds to the accolades the city has already received.
While many factors combine to make McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these vibrant qualities to life. That community spirit is evident in a friendly, safe and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history while enjoying rapid economic development and continually adding new amenities that compliment and expand our unique quality of life.
This is McKinney, Texas, and we are Unique by nature