GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, performs professional engineering and project management work in the review of developer submittals and oversight of third-party consultants and associated contracts.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Performs engineering work related to the review, construction, investigation, development and design of projects primarily related to submissions for land development, construction improvements and building permits.
Reviews plans and specifications submitted by developers to assure they are in conformance with City development codes and ordinances, state statutes, and federal laws; evaluates need for design changes and makes appropriate recommendations.
Collaborates with developers, engineers, multiple departments and various agencies in completion of complex projects and assignments.
Engages in research and preparation of engineering reports, and makes computations, time and material estimates.
Observes projects during construction to assure work quality and that jobsites and work activities are in compliance with all laws, regulations, policies and safety standards; participates in decisions regarding necessary field changes and their documentation; confers with and advises inspectors.
Monitors assigned projects, resolves discrepancies between field conditions and design plans, and recommends methods of resolving complex problems.
Performs investigative and public relations work related to development engineering activities.
Writes technical and analytical reports, and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with development projects.
Presents reports to the Planning Commission, City Council and other relevant boards and commissions regarding plats and other development related submittals.
Manages third party consultants as needed for development plan reviews.
Responds to questions from citizens, applicants and agencies on development engineering projects and plans.
Maintains records and files.
Interprets and explains technical specifications, and Federal and state rules and regulations.
Attends public hearings and meetings as assigned or required.
May lead and/or assist with special assignments/projects, including but not limited to ADA Coordination, Floodplain Administration, CRS Program, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and seven (7) years work experience in construction management, project management, and civil engineering projects, preferably in the public sector; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Current license as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) is required.
Required Knowledge of:
Local government organization, operations, policies and procedures.
Fundamental principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering.
Civil engineering mathematics including geometry and trigonometry.
Civil engineering methods and practices for project planning, designs, technical plans, specifications, estimates, and reports.
Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects.
Principles of hydraulics and hydrology.
Federal, state and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards, protocols, specifications and guidelines for public works construction.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) rules and regulations.
Required Skill in:
Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, City policies and procedures, and department standards and protocols.
Reading and interpreting engineering plans and specifications, plats, site plans, maps and other related documents.
Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation.
Collecting, tabulating, organizing, evaluating, analyzing and presenting data and information.
Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects.
Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations.
Making accurate drawings and maps, and keeping accurate field notes.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with coworkers, elected and appointed officials, representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies, businesses and the general public.
Applied critical and analytical thinking to solve complex problems, develop recommendations, and effectively discuss with pertinent individuals or groups.
Effective communication, both verbal and written: correct grammar, composition, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment subject to sitting, standing, bending, and reaching for extended periods of time; and must be able to pull, push, lift, and carry items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.
Field work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions to observe site conditions and construction is required.
May be required to work immediately before, during or after an emergency or disaster.
NOTE: This position is designated safety and/or security sensitive.
About City of New Braunfels
We are a Municipality and we employ approximatley 500 employees.