Summary: Performs supervisory, engineering and administrative work assisting in both office and field operations of the city’s environmental, water, sewer, street and public works projects;
Supervision Received: City Administrator, Board of City Commissioners
Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision over Engineering Department personnel
FLSA Status: Exempt
Essential Job Functions:
Develops department policies; plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all related engineering activities.
Confers with department heads and furnishes technical advice on all related engineering City projects.
Represent the City on engineering matters in various meetings with governmental agencies, private firms and general public.
Prepares department and project budgets annually.
Prepares construction cost estimates, calls for contractor bids and advises on the awarding of contracts;
Assists in applying for grants and federal funds.
Trains, mentors and evaluates department staff on routine basis.
Attends City Commission meetings to report and present information to Commissioners for public record; Responds to Commissioners’ requests for information and executes tasks as required.
Participates on various city and community committees; attends a variety of meetings related to the work.
Works closely with other City departments, community groups and agencies on various city projects and initiatives.
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Peripheral Job Duties:
Supervise and administers public works improvements; prepares and updates city maps.
Permits construction projects, reviews plans and specifications submitted to the City.
Review building department permits for compliance with codes, regulations, standards, etc.
Provide project management for the construction of municipal public works projects.
Administer excavation and sidewalk permits.
Supervise, direct and coordinate public works projects with the contractor, utility companies, developers, and other city departments.
Provide preliminary and construction surveys and review of survey plats, consulting firms plans and specifications for City developments.
Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.
Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Minimum Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of municipal public works projects. Considerable knowledge of the laws and ordinances relating to public engineering practices. Working knowledge of public works administration. Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of others. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
Education: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering including two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
Necessary Special Requirement: Registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer in the state of North Dakota; valid North Dakota driver license or the ability to obtain one within thirty days.
Desirable Requirement: Registration or eligibility for registration as a land surveyor in the state of North Dakota.
Equipment Used in Job Performance: Engineering equipment, computer, calculator, construction inspection equipment, drafting equipment, surveying equipment, motor vehicle, mobile radio, telephone.
Physical Demands: Work is performed in both office and field settings. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities, While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle , feel or operate objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must often lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment. Must be physically present in attendance at the worksite.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and fast moving construction equipment and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock or radiation, explosives and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to very loud.
The City of Williston offers a completitive salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include fully paid health insurance for either a single or family plan, life insurance, pension plan, and a generous leave package to include vacation, sick, and holiday leave. The salary range for the City Engineer will be $120,000 to $150,000 based upon education and experience.
To apply, please complete the following information:
Chery Pierzina, Human Resources Director 809 5th Street East PO Box 1306 Williston, ND 58802-1306 P: 701.713.3802 F: 701.577.8880
To be granted veterans preference, the required forms, letters or certificates must be submitted with the application.
The City of Williston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
The City of Williston is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
About City of Williston
Situated at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, Williston, North Dakota, covers 23 square miles and is the county seat of Williams County. Located just 60 miles from the Canadian border and 18 miles from the Montana border, Williston is commonly referred to as the “Western Star” and takes pride in its western heritage. The City is recognized as a regional center for business, leisure, and economic development. Residents and visitors alike enjoy convenient access to extraordinary historic sites, world-class hunting and fishing, and beautiful national and state parks.
Due to its proximity to the Yellowstone and Missouri, the Williston area has been a booming commerce center for centuries, earning the nickname “Boomtown” early on in its history. It was a gathering place for the earliest inhabitants of the plains and a rendezvous point for fur traders and explorers. It has drawn together generations of agricultural producers. Today, with the Bakken oil formation, Williston is home to hardworking residents making North Dakota the nation’s second largest oil-producing state.
While population growth in the area has started to normalize, the City of ...Williston experienced explosive growth over the past several years due to increased activity in the oil and gas industry. The City has grown 210% in size since 2010, jumping from a population of 12,120 to 27,500 currently. This prosperous community has managed its incredible growth issues with great success, being named the fastest growing micropolitan (cities under 50,000) in the nation for the last five years.
Williston’s economy is built on oil, agriculture, and tourism. It is home to over 200 oil service companies. Several of the top ten oil service companies in the world have operations in Williston.
The City aggressively pursues development and improvement opportunities. Currently, it is following a five-year infrastructure improvement plan totaling more than $1 billion including a new airport, Waste Water Treatment Plant, surface transportation, public fire and safety building expansions, and quality of life enhancements. Williston is currently in the process of relocating the Sloulin Field Airport. This will free up 800 acres, resulting in a significant redevelopment opportunity for the community. In conjunction with this effort, Williston has entered into a public-private partnership with Cardon Global to assist in the Sloulin redevelopment project, which will include a ten-year economic diversification plan for the area.
Leisure and recreation opportunities abound in Williston. The amazingly designed course of the Links of North Dakota appeals to golfers of every skill level and has been ranked one of the “Top 100 Modern Courses” by Golf Week. Residents and visitors marvel at the $74 million Williston Area Recreation Center (ARC) which provides opportunities to participate in virtually any sport and activity, including indoor surfing, zero depth pool, water slides, and a lazy river.
Hikers and water sport enthusiasts enjoy the self-guided nature trails and marina at Lewis and
Clark State Park. Fishing in the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers and Lake Sakakawea is a popular past-time amongst visitors and residents and there are ample opportunities for hunting waterfowl, upland game, pronghorn, whitetail and mule deer. There are also many opportunities for recreation during the winter months, including ice fishing, indoor archery, curling facilities, and two indoor ice arenas for youth and adult hockey and skating activities.
The City offers a variety of cultural and historical experiences for all ages. The James Memorial Art Center is housed in what was once the City’s first library, and it showcases professional art exhibits, offers art education for adults and children, and provides a venue for community functions and events. Entertainment, Inc!, a local non-profit arts organization, offers artistic entertainment, programs, and services to provide an educational outlet for individuals and groups within the community and is the arts and culture leader for the region. Historical sites of interest around the area include the Fort Union Trading Post, Fort Buford, and the Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.
Williston’s education needs are met by Williston Public School District #1, which consists of six elementary schools, a middle school, a new high school, and an alternative school, and New Public School District #8, which serves students in surrounding rural areas. Enrollment has increased 64% since 2007, and a new $56 million high school opened in the fall of 2016. Area private schools include Trinity Christian School, serving K-12, and St. Joseph’s Catholic School, serving K-6.
For those seeking higher education, Williston State College operates a two-year public community college in the North Dakota University System. The college is one of eleven institutions under the jurisdiction of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Williston State offers free first year tuition to Williston high school graduates.
The City is within easy distance of several excellent healthcare facilities. Located in town, CHI St. Alexius Health and Trinity Community Clinic equipped with advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of skilled healthcare professionals providing comprehensive hospital and clinical services to the region.
The City’s median income is $74,620 and the average home value is $275,000.