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Employer: City of Manhattan
Division: ENGINEERING
Job Title: ENGINEER I - II
Salary: $52416.00 Annually


Job Description:

ENGINEER I - II                   City of Manhattan, Kansas  →  www.cityofmhk.com  

Salary Range:  $52,416.00 - $86,840.00     DOQ     (Regular Full-Time   Exempt)      

Open Until Filled

To apply, please complete the online application and upload a letter of application, resume with references and official transcripts.  Only qualified candidates should apply.  

Review of applications begins immediately.    To apply, please complete the online application.  

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Engineer I or II is responsible for the design and maintenance of all studies, analysis, designs and documentation for all projects or studies as assigned.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Must be able to communicate in English language, orally and in written form with the general public and staff members using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.  Ability to use standard business writing practices and report preparation.  (Daily)
  2. Knowledge gained from a degree in Civil Engineering and possession of an FE (EIT) certificate to design or assist in the design of in-house engineering projects and studies and insures the proper recording of these documents. (Daily)
  3. Ability to compose correspondence to prepare studies, cost estimates, and other documentation which support or are related to engineering projects. (Weekly)
  4. Ability to utilize knowledge of engineering to review plats, engineering plans, and other studies as necessary to insure they meet the city's requirements and accepted engineering principles. (Daily)
  5. Ability to apply knowledge to review, verify, research, and perform the following tasks:  traffic studies, drainage studies, property ownerships, design revisions and contract documents. (Daily)
  6. Communicate effectively through oral and written forms with developers, consultants, supervisors, subordinates, and other departments. (Daily)
  7. Interpersonal skills to assist other City departments by providing engineering expertise for their projects. (Daily)
  8. Knowledgeable of state-of-the-art methods to keep informed of new technologies and engineering practices. (Daily)
  9. Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision to direct and coordinate activities of the Engineering Technician (Daily)
  10. Ability to design using Auto-Cad software, including AutoCad 3D. (Daily)
  11. Ability to operate a vehicle legally and maintain a valid Driver’s license in the State of Kansas. (Daily)

NATURE AND SCOPE:

The Public Works Department encompasses three Divisions – Administration, Engineering/Operations and Utilities.  Administration includes the Director of Public Works, an Executive Secretary, an Administrative Assistant, and a City Engineer/Asst. Director of Public Works, Assistant Director PW Utilities, Principal Civil Engineer, Stormwater Engineer and Traffic Engineer.

The Engineering Division includes Engineering, GIS, and Traffic Control; Engineering Services includes Engineers, Engineering Aides, Project Coordinator, Engineering Technicians, and seasonal/temporary employees. GIS includes a GIS Coordinator, Infrastructure Analyst, and a GIS Technician. Traffic Control consists of a Traffic Superintendent, Traffic Signs & Markings Supervisor; Traffic Technicians, Maintenance Technicians, and seasonal/temporary employees.

The Utilities Division includes Water Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Environmental. Water Plant includes a Water Plant Supervisor, Plant Operators, and Plant Mechanics.  Wastewater Treatment Plant includes a Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor, Laboratory Specialists, Plant Operators, Instrumentation Technician, and Plant Mechanics.  Environmental Services includes an Environmental Compliance Manager, Environmental Specialists and a Biosolids/Lift Station Technician.

The Operations Division includes Streets, Fleet Maintenance, Water and Sewer Distribution and collection systems, Electricians, and Traffic Control. Public Works/Operations functions include Streets, Fleet Maintenance, Traffic Control, Water/Sewer distribution and collection, and Electricians. Streets include a Street/Fleet Superintendent; Street Supervisor, Maintenance Crewleaders, Equipment Operators, Maintenance Workers, Senior Administrative Assistant, and seasonal/temporary employees. Fleet Maintenance consists of a Maintenance Crewleader, Equipment Mechanics, and a Welder.  Water/Sewer distribution and collection consists of a Utility Superintendent, Crewleaders, Maintenance Technicians, Equipment Operators, a Utilities Location Specialist, and temporary/seasonal employees. Electrical services includes Electricians.

This position achieves accountability, in part, through supervision of the following:

The Engineer I or II designs in-house engineering projects and prepares in-house studies, keeps all records on them, and coordinates with the Principal City Engineer, Civil Design Engineer/ Traffic and or Storm Water Engineer regarding information required to process them; prepares contract documents, addresses design revisions after project begins, performs drainage studies, performs traffic studies, obtains ownerships, reviews plans and contract documents submitted to City for approval by engineering firms and developers; deals with other professional public inquiries and public agencies concerning projects and assists other City departments with projects; keeps abreast of the state-of-the-art methods of designing and addressing traffic issues and drainage issues and is responsible for computer applications used. The Engineer I or II is responsible for the construction administration of all construction projects as assigned.

Problems and challenges inherent in this position include adjusting project design to meet field conditions, especially from a theoretical perspective; creatively finding workable solutions to unique situations; handling inquiries from the general public when some information is difficult to locate; generally understanding special assessments, benefit districts and state statutes and municipal codes; managing many varied and unrelated projects at the same time, especially with many telephone and walk-in interruptions; coordination of the many engineering projects is difficult with the full schedules of the other departmental personnel.

Performance for this position can be measured, in part, by the quality and timeliness of completed design projects; the extent of accurate documentation for project support files; effectiveness and efficiency of the Engineering Technician.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Contributes to a quality and efficient project by creativeness, thoroughness and accuracy of designs and studies.
  2. Maintains an efficient staff by good supervision of the quality, efficiency and accuracy of the work done by the Engineering Technician. The Engineer I/II position is supervised by the Principal Civil Engineer position within the engineering section.
  3. Contributes to the timeliness of project completions by maintaining a good working relationship with fellow workers, subordinates, other professionals and agencies and the general public.
  4. Designs in-house engineering projects, completes in-house engineering traffic studies, complete in-house drainage studies, insures proper recording, and oversees their completion.
  5. Prepares cost estimates and other documentation that support engineering projects.
  6. Reviews, verifies, researches and performs the following tasks: drainage studies, traffic studies, property ownerships, design revisions and contract documents and plans.
  7. Reviews plats, engineering plans, and other studies as necessary to insure they meet the City’s requirements and accepted engineering principles.
  8. Responsible for the construction administration of construction projects as assigned.
  9. Responds to public inquiries and public agencies concerning projects and assist other City departments with projects.
  10. Assists the Principal Civil Engineer in the design of improvements to the community that may include sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, transportation, and or traffic signals.
  11. Assists the Principal Civil Engineer in review of subdivision documents such as specifications and plans.
  12. Assists the Principal Civil Engineer in developing and executive contracts for the annual street maintenance program for the entire City of Manhattan. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public and City Staff.  The Engineer I or II designs in-house engineering projects and prepares in-house studies, keeps all records on them, and coordinates with the City Engineer and Principal Civil Engineer regarding information required to progress them; prepares contract documents, addresses design revisions after project begins, performs traffic studies, performs drainage studies, obtains ownerships, reviews plans and contract documents submitted to City for approval by engineering firms and developers; deals with other professional public inquiries and public agencies concerning projects and assists other City departments with projects; keeps abreast of the state-of-the-art methods of designing and is responsible for computer applications used. The Engineer I or II is responsible for the construction administration of all construction projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

Required Knowledge:  The minimum required education and knowledge is Graduation from an accredited University with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and possession of a Fundamental in Engineering certificate.  The Engineer I position requires the minimum required knowledge and passed Fundamental in Engineering (FE) Exam (Older Term for the exam is E.I.T. Engineer in Training).  The Engineer II position requires at a minimum the incumbent to be within one year of being qualified to apply for a State of Kansas Professional Engineer’s license or a Professional Engineer with a State of Kansas License with less than 4 years experience as licensed professional.

Skills/Abilities

Ability to read and comprehend written material of a fairly technical nature.

Ability to organize files and effectively retrieve data.

Ability to compose business correspondence and provide written communications that are grammatically correct and punctuated properly.

Excellent verbal skills needed to communicate with citizens, answers questions and complaints in a highly professional and competent manner.

Ability to perform complex engineering calculations.

Ability to apply civil engineering principles.

Machines/Equipment Used:  Personal computer, Survey equipment.

Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Must be able to cope with stress brought about by dealing with potentially irate and/or defensive customers.

Must be highly organized and able to perform in a very professional manner at all times.

Must be able to exercise independent judgment in evaluating completeness and accuracy of technical information. Should be able to make public presentations.

Must be able to logically analyze situations and resolve discrepancies and correct errors

This work contains a mixture of office and fieldwork.  At times will require working at a desk for prolonged periods.  The position will also require field visitations for inspection, data collection and surveying purposes.

Lifts objects weighing up to 30 pounds occasionally

Supervision - Works independently with only occasional supervision needed.https://goo.gl/QNH8x1



Vacancy Number: 21713

Open Date: 8/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: