Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
Summary of Duties: Under general supervision, the Engineer, Senior is responsible for the daily operational activities in the management and administration of the CIP or Development program.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the advanced journey-level classification in the Engineer series. The incumbent plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy. Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures. Works under indirect supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Advises City staff, engineers, contractors, and residents on State, Federal, and local storm water permitting requirements, design issues, construction issues, and enforcement actions.
Coordinates the Engineering and other departments’ review of engineering plans.
Provides analytical and developmental recommendations relating to standard detail and specifications revisions, policy development, project management and program implementation.
Coordinates the activities of plan review and project management by scheduling and assigning work to meet target dates.
Develops, implements and monitors professional services and construction contracts.
Verifies work completed and processes associated design and construction payments.
Negotiates and mediates differences with contractors and reviews change orders.
Evaluates and responds to technical inquiries from inspectors, consulting engineers, developers and contractors.
Reviews exhibits and descriptions for easements and right of way acquisition.
Prepares council agenda items for assigned capital, private development or other special.
Provides technical assistance to inspectors, consulting engineers, developers and contractors by reviewing documents to ensure compliance with City procedures, ordinances, and other requirements.
Prepares ordinances, resolutions, abandonments, and construction contracts/bid documents.
Assists and leads staff engineers on plan review, use of proper procedure and interpretation of City requirements to insure conformance with City standards; conducts final inspection of construction projects.
Designs CIP projects and/or performs as Project Engineer on more complicated projects with limited direction.
Participates in providing mandated storm water training; prepares the department’s Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) annual report.
Represents the City of Plano on the North Texas Council of Governors storm water committee.
Addresses and resolves citizen inquiries.
Negotiates and develops professional service contracts (CIP only); approves pay requests (CIP only).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent reviews the engineering plans to verify compliance to City design standards, coordinates work with existing and proposed development in the area, incorporates requirements of master plans, verifies that the proposed plan is the most economical over the long term, and resolves construction problems.
Knowledge of: Civil engineering techniques; construction practices; Engineering Department functions, policies, practices and procedures; State and Federal storm water and environmental regulations; methods and practices of storm water management; State, Federal, and local permit regulations.
Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; managing more difficult engineering projects; working independently with little supervision; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Must possess a Professional Engineer License. If P.E. license is not from the State of Texas, selected candidate must obtain Texas Registered Professional Engineer license within 6 months from the date of employment.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience, after registration as a Licensed (professional) Engineer, reviewing and designing civil engineering plans and consulting with developers and contractors concerning municipal ordinances and requirements.
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
Licenses and Certifications: Registration as a Licensed (Professional) Engineer. Registration as a Licensed (Professional) Engineer in Texas is required within 6 months of being hired. Registration as a Surveyor in the State of Texas is desirable. Texas class C driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance and repairs. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, extreme heights, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.