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City Engineer

at City of Killeen Texas

Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2453644
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:City Engineer
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:Depends on Qualifications
Job Type:Full-time
Location: Public Works/Engineering/Street Operations Building - Killeen, Texas
 
The City of Killeen is looking for a highly passionate City Engineer! Are you self-motivated? Are you a problem solver? Do you think out of the box? Do you have the necessary skills to be the best in the Engineering field? Come join our phenomenal team and become our City Engineer!!

You could perform complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the engineering division, to include Transportation/CIP, Streets/Traffic, and Development Engineering teams, and be responsible for the development and adherence to the City's design and construction standards in all infrastructure areas.  Also, you could ensure that all designs for infrastructure facilities are in compliance with the City's long range planning documents!!
 Essential Duties:
Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates programs, plans, services, staffing, equipment, and infrastructure of the division.
 
Determines work procedures and prepares programs and actions to ensure compliance requirements for local, state, and federal regulations and programs are met.
 
Formulates and implements short and long range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility, including transportation, road and other infrastructure project design, engineering, and construction management.
 
Studies and standardizes internal policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations in collaboration with the Executive Director of Public Works.
 
Develops and/or implements and maintains the City's Transportation Plan that includes mobility planning, maintenance programs, and the construction of roadways and other infrastructure projects.
 
Reviews and/ or supervises the review of private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, standards, and adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans in the area of infrastructure.
 
Plans and controls the City's traffic signal development, maintenance, and programming, and street maintenance activities to achieve optimum mobility within the City.
 
Acts as the City's liaison with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and other local, state, and federal agencies in the development of and maintenance of local, regional, state, and federal roadway systems in all matters affecting the City of Killeen's mobility, growth and development.
 
Coordinates and interacts with various regulatory and governmental agencies, and consults various data sources concerning engineering standards, regulatory compliance and requirements for development activities
 
Represents the City as a member of various committees and organizations.
 
Coordinates with railroad companies to ensure railroad crossings and signalization meets the City's safety and long range development goals.
 
Prepares, negotiates, processes and administers contracts with professional engineering, surveying, general and subcontracting companies. 
 
Monitors construction projects and Public Works contracts and presents status reports of such projects as requested.
 
Reviews and evaluates plans and specifications, reports and studies, and various drawings/diagrams for the purpose of checking accuracy, to provide recommendations, and to provide approval.
 
Attends City Council workshops and meetings in order to provide staff input to the City Manager, Committee members, and City Council. 
 
Prepares and performs verbal and written presentations to City Manager, City Staff, Boards, Commissions and City Council as required
 
Responds to public or other inquiries relative to department policies and procedures. Works closely with other department and division heads, engineers, developers, and contractors regarding public works activities and projects.
 
Prepares and manages a five (5) -year Capital Improvement Program in collaboration with the Executive Director of Public Works
 
Assists in the training of city personnel in transportation systems and techniques, construction management, and other areas as assigned.
 
Prepares the division budget.
 
Possesses and maintains a valid driver's license and comply with City of Killeen driving policy.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.  
 Required Minimum Qualifications:

(A)  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a closely related field; and,
(B)  Five (5) years previous professional engineering experience; and,
(C)  Two (2) years supervisory experience; or,
(D)  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Thorough knowledge of engineering principles, practices and methods  applicable to a municipal setting;
  2. Advanced knowledge of applicable City, State and Federal policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities;
  3. Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects;
  4. Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment;
  5. Advanced ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City management and elected officials and the general public;
  6. Advanced ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports;
  7. Advanced ability to work well with others in a supervisory and collegial manner , develop professional relationships, resolve conflict and remain professional at all times; and
  8. Advanced ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. 

 Supplemental Information:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 
  1. Employee must have a valid Texas driver's license by date of hire.
  2. Employee must hold a current license as a Professional Engineer within the State of Texas before date of hire and maintain a current license while in this position.
  3. Employee must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
 
Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment; motor vehicle; telephone; mobile radio; and appropriate safety equipment as necessary.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Work is performed mostly in office settings.  Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hand to
finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk; hear; and smell.
 
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
This position is a safety sensitive position. 
 
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 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, and vibration.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
 
SELECTION GUIDELINES
 
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
 
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position of the work if 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.