Assistant City Engineer
$75,753.60 – $102,481.60 Annually
A position in public works is more than a job – you’ll become a member of our family. We are hard-working, honest, reliable professionals who work behind the scenes to make sure our community’s infrastructure needs are met. When you join us, you will work on a variety of projects, develop your skills, and solve problems for the benefit of all Newton residents.
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Under the supervision of the Director of Public Works/City Engineer, the Assistant City Engineer performs administrative and professional engineering duties in directing the activities associated with the Engineering Division. The employee in this position is responsible for the supervision of the development of designs, plans and specifications for city public works projects. The position will supervise contract administration, construction and major maintenance work requiring engineering review.
- Develops plans, designs and specifications for city public works projects;
- Supervises contract administration and construction inspection of city public works projects;
- Prepare and update City construction specifications and design standards;
- Prepares cost estimates of proposed public works projects;
- Prepares Request for Proposals for various public projects;
- Supervises & performs surveying and reviews work of subordinates;
- Interprets Subdivision Regulations and City Code and communicates such with developers and citizens;
- Interpret MUTCD and traffic engineering data & perform traffic engineering analysis of local conditions, including temporary traffic control for construction & maintenance projects;
- Gives technical advice concerning engineering of construction and maintenance projects for other divisions and departments;
- Reviews development plats and construction drawings for compliance with city regulations;
- Maintain bridge files and manage necessary repairs and replacement;
- Write technical reports and analyze data;
- Provide public presentations as needed;
- Review Drainage Plans and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans;
- Assist with preparation of the City’s Capital Improvement Program and maintenance of the CIP documents;
- Assist with compliance of City Storm Water Management Plan for NPDES permit.
Experience: Considerable experience (5 years) as a professional engineer in a technical and administrative capacity similar to or of a municipal public works nature. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after one year in the position. Possession of a valid driver’s license; Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Kansas or ability to obtain registration within 6 months.
Education: College degree in Civil Engineering. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving history.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skills: Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering. Thorough knowledge of federal, state and city codes, laws, rules and regulations relative to municipal public works. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to operate survey equipment.
Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position. Problems include design and planning of municipal public works projects, working with contractors and property owners during construction of public works projects.
Decision Making: Frequent decision making in determining technical decisions and engineering problems and construction computations, estimates, designs, plans and specifications.
Accountability: Employee is responsible for assuring compliance with plans, specifications and codes and does participate in the annual department budget process.
Personal Relations: Frequent contact with other city employees, contractors, engineers, other government agencies, and the public.
Supervision: Employee in this position has supervisory responsibility over subordinate technical and semi-skilled personnel.
Working Conditions: Adverse conditions may exist during on site review of public works projects.
Physical Requirements: The Assistant City Engineer’s physical job demands include occasional maximum lift of 50 lbs from floor to waist; occasional maximum lift of 25 lbs from waist to shoulder; occasional maximum carry 30 lbs 100 feet; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 90 lbs; occasional maximum horizontal push/pull force of 30 lbs; frequent maximum grip force 25 lbs; frequent climb; frequent forward reach; occasional overhead reach; frequent bend; occasional crouch/kneel; frequent balance; frequent sit; frequent stand and frequent walk. See Job Analysis for details.
PDC Level: Heavy
This description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.