Under general supervision, to lead, coordinate, and perform public works development review activities; to work with the public on water, wastewater, drainage, flood management, transportation and right-of-way issues; and to perform related duties as required.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assumes lead role on the most complex, high profile, development review projects by acting as engineering expert, public works development review team leader, and principal public works development review contact for the community.
2. Coordinates, manages, reviews, and approves development applications, subdivisions, site plans, engineering construction drawings, hydrologic, hydraulic and transportation studies, floodplain development and state highway access permits, and traffic control plans. This includes the following:
• Independently analyzes engineering studies to determine whether studies are accurate and based on appropriate assumptions, and to determine if design is adequate, and code requirements are met.
• Reviews and approves engineering construction drawings and site plans for conformance with City design standards, code requirements, and standard engineering practices.
• Performs complex engineering calculations, consults reference materials (codes, design manuals, computer software programs) and sketches designs to determine accuracy of engineering and offer recommendations for revisions.
• Reviews and assists in preparing development agreements, easement and right-of-way dedications, and vacation requests.
• Interacts with professional engineers and planners to discuss and resolve design related problems.
• Reviews development applications to ensure compliance with City codes, ordinances, design criteria, standard specifications, policies, and master plans.
• Prepares development review comments, reports, drawings and information packets concerning development applications for applicants, consultants, developers, the public, City staff, Planning Board, City Council, and other public entities as required. Modifies information as requested.
• Maintains related files and records for individual development applications.
3. Interacts extensively with the public applicants, the public, developers, staff, and engineering consultants on public works issues. This includes the following:
• Resolves conflicts and revisions with development review applications.
• Investigates complaints, performs field visits, and resolves problems related to design and public works infrastructure.
• Responds to public inquiries.
• Provides information, determines requirements, and makes recommendations regarding fees, ordinances, codes, design standards, policies, and specifications for public works.
• Serves as primary engineering technical liaison to the Planning Board, community groups, and others concerned with development review issues.
4. Acts as Engineering Review Supervisor in the Supervisor's absence.
5. Updates job knowledge regarding development review and engineering design methods, standards, City land use and public works regulations, and the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and associated master plans on an ongoing basis. Remains aware of and is sensitive to community issues impacting the development review process.
6. Tracks and resolves issues related to the City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards. On an annual basis completes an update of the Design and Construction Standards. Recommends public works related revisions to the City's code, design criteria, standard specifications manuals, policies, and master plans.
7. Researches legal documents, surveys, construction drawings and as-builts, grants or dedications, development agreements and historical development/project records for information related to easements, ordinances, property ownership, public improvements, and reimbursements. Maintains related records.
8. Assists other staff as necessary in approving building, right-of-way and access permits, and assessing and evaluating fees and financial guarantees.
9. Reviews and maintains current records of as-built drawings and public works infrastructure.
10. Assists as required in the review and development of City Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and maintenance projects. Provides related research, design recommendations, and analysis.
• Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
• Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience with a minimum two years education. Licensed Professional Engineer. A minimum of four years of civil engineering experience demonstrating a knowledge, understanding, and performance of related technical functions including hydrologic, hydraulic, transportation, and traffic analysis and design. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret engineering construction drawings, surveys, plats, engineering studies and technical reports, design manuals, codes, and regulations. Effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise written correspondence, reports, and recommendations, and to make public presentations. Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to deal with the public on complex issues. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability and willingness to attend occasional night meetings. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history and motor vehicle record.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications: Certified Floodplain Manager. Advanced studies or degree in Civil Engineering. Experience in public works infrastructure engineering including development review and code interpretation in a municipal environment. Familiarity with municipal codes and design standards, the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and engineering methods and materials. Computer experience including, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, engineering design, and analysis applications.
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CITY VISION AND VALUES:
The City of Boulder is committed to service excellence for an inspired future and the following values:
Customer service - We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our community and our co-workers by demonstrating consistent and professional service with a solution-oriented approach
Respect - We champion diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions. We are open-minded and treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
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Collaboration - We are committed to organizational success and celebrate our shared dedication to public service. We believe community collaboration and the sum of our individual contributions leads to great results.
Innovation - We promote a forward-thinking environment that supports creativity, calculated risks and continuous improvement. We embrace change and learn from others in order to deliver leading edge service.
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