Performs professional and technical duties for the City; performs supervisory and administrative duties in planning and coordinating the operation and activities of the Engineering Division; assists in the engineering activities of several divisions, including Streets, Parks, Water, Sewer, Solid Waste and Storm Water Quality.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Reviews and approves construction plans and bids, consultant agreements and change orders;
Prepares cost estimates for a variety of projects including street improvements, storm sewer construction, as well as water main and sanitary sewer extensions;
Supervises, participates in and reviews engineering work involving design and construction observation of bridges, streets, storm water systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste facilities and other public works related facilities;
Reviews consultant and staff designs and technical reports;
Works with other staff to solve engineering and technical problems;
Oversees maintenance and updates of plans, maps, engineering designs, GIS system, and all other materials related to public works infrastructure records;
Participates in the review of zoning requests, site plans, preliminary and final plats and other related material for compliance with City Codes and regulations;
Oversees and assists with recommending assessments for street, storm water systems, sidewalk, and sanitary sewer construction to City Council and the Board of Equalization; recommends rates for landfill wastewater and water customers;
Makes field inspections to ensure proper quality and quantity of work;
Ensures adherence to safety standards;
Prepares and administers the engineering budget;
Prepares staff reports and various other written materials related to the job;
Serves as lead staff for assigned project development;
Ensures that projects are scheduled and completed; commits resources to accomplish goals and objectives;
Prepares or contributes to grant proposals for construction projects and oversees administration of grant funds;
Leads the development of design standards, standard specifications, permitting procedures and standards relevant to the Engineering Division;
Prepares and presents information and reports in both verbal and written format to the City Council, City Management, other agencies or the public as assigned;
Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Principles and practices of administration as applied to the design and construction of public works and utilities projects and facilities.
Principles and practices of civil engineering as they relate to public works and utilities engineering projects.
Materials, methods and techniques utilized in the construction, maintenance and operation of public works and utilities projects.
Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
Various construction methods and procedures; and pertinent Federal, State and local laws,
Organize and coordinate activities of the Engineering Division.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Give verbal and written instruction.
Solve problems and work independently with minimal supervision and under tight deadlines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, elected officials, other employees and other individuals involved in the day-to-day activities of the City.
Apply engineering practices, principles and codes appropriately.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Training, Education, Experience and Qualifications:
Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering and thorough experience in the practice of civil engineering including managerial responsibility and planning and directing major aspects of public works and utilities engineering projects.
Seven to ten years of increasing responsible managerial and public works experience.
Experience in the field of preparation and/or revision of plans and specification for structures, construction, industry, or inspection work required.
Must possess Nebraska Professional Engineer License.
Must possess a valid Nebraska Driver’s License.
Four-year degree in Civil Engineering and Nebraska Professional Engineer license required or be able to obtain a Nebraska Professional Engineer License by Comity. Seven to ten years of increasing responsible managerial and public works experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Excellent fringe benefit package. Applications available at Human Resources Office, 309 North 5th Street, Norfolk, NE 68701 or online at www.ci.norfolk.ne.us. Please include college transcript. First review of applications beginning August 25, 2017. Open until filled. For more information contact Andy Colvin, City Administrator, at (402) 844-2010. EOE
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and education.