PRIMARY DUTY: Under limited supervision, directs the Engineering Department through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation; assures the effective completion of Engineering projects and compliance with state and federal regulations and City policies and goals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the staff and functions of the Engineering Department through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation; directs Engineering programs and projects, including engineering design, development, floodplain, drainage, traffic operations and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); assures activities are in compliance with all laws, policies and regulations. • Serves as the principal advisor on Engineering programs and technical engineering issues including economic development initiatives; provides leadership, direction and guidance in operational strategies and priorities; reviews and approves contracts, agreements, plans and reports; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of operational data; assures that quality standards are met and appropriate services are provided. • Evaluates City needs and Capital Improvement Program plans and determines engineering operational plans, strategic plans, priorities and resource requirements; assures the integrity of the work products and procedures; reviews technical documents for accuracy and compliance with standards and practices; reviews status reports and recommends appropriate actions. • Writes technical and analytical reports and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with engineering projects, contracts and regulatory issues; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions and determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects. • Directs contracted projects; assures project deliverables meet cost and quality requirements. • Assures effective communication of engineering issues; interprets and explains federal and state rules and regulations and City codes and ordinances; coordinates strategies to integrate projects and services with federal, state and regional organizations and City departments. • Analyzes engineering financial and resource information; develops and manages budgets; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of administrative, operational and financial data. • Directs the activities of the Engineering management staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills and evaluates performance; analyzes workload trends and implements staffing and assignment adjustments. • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. • Develops and evaluates budget request, monitors budget expenditures, makes adjustments as necessary and reports budget information. • May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency. • Driving is essential.
Knowledge: • City organization, operations, policies and procedures. • Duties, powers and authority of a City Engineer. • Fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics. • Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. • Methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair. • Principles and practices of government project management and methods of evaluating construction contract compliance. • Federal and state codes and regulations governing public works infrastructure. • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and personnel rules. • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources. Skill in: • Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings. • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. • Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and state regulations and City policies and procedures. • Analyzing City needs and prioritizing and promoting Engineering programs and projects to meet future needs. • Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation. • Checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects. • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority and coaching to improve staff performance. • Preparing, reviewing and presenting management reports. • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies. • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Driver's License: Valid Class C Texas DL Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required. Experience: Seven years’ work experience in engineering design, project management and civil engineering, preferably in the public sector; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certifications: Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers is required. Testing: None. Physical Demands: Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Environmental Factors: Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment; occasional field environment with travel from site to site.
COMMUNITYBrimming with Texas history, economic opportunities, and cultural experiences, Waco, Texas, is ideally situated along the I35 corridor, 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin. This progressive and diverse city offers major attractions, museums, recreation, and abundant shopping to more than 132,000 residents. Waco is the 23rd largest city in Texas and the county seat of Mc...Lennan County. Waco is commonly referred to as "one of Texas' best kept secrets" and enjoys a vibrant community spirit in a centrally located and easily accessible region. The Huaco Indians settled on the banks of the Brazos River in the late 1700s and Waco was founded in 1849. Historically, the City has been a trade and agricultural center for the Central Texas region. The iconic Waco Suspension Bridge is a timeless symbol of Waco's role in the historic cattle drives that helped shape the Texas frontier economy.According to the Greater Waco Chamber, America’s most successful cities are making walkable, urban places a priority as they build mixed-use, compact development (apartments above coffee shops, office space above grocery stores). In the process, they are driving down energy costs and building competitive advantages. A healthy downtown core is essential to a sustainable economy. Since 2007, more than $750 million of new private development activity has been announced in downtown Waco. The Greater Waco Chamber recognizes that investment in downtown as a center of commerce, entertainment and a regional destination will drive transformational growth throughout Greater Waco.The Chamber believes that this urban development pattern will make Waco more attractive to the more than 400,000 people who will live in McLennan County by the year 2050. Waco’s not just for young professionals and empty-nesters, but for families with children who will enjoy walking in the city and to schools, parks, libraries and churches.Forbes Magazine has listed Waco as #174 for the Best Places for Business and Careers, #54 in Cost of Doing Business, #142 in Job Growth and #173 in Education. According to Forbes, Waco has a very low unemployment rate of 4% and a median home price of $116,900.From local art and theater to annual events, including the Brazos Nights concert series and seasonal and holiday activities, there is always something to see and do in Waco. The City boasts the 400- acre Cameron Park which features the award-winning Cameron Park Zoo. Waco’s amenities also include the Waco Mammoth Site which was designated a National Monument through a declaration from President Obama on July 10, 2015 through the National Park Service of the US Department of Interior. The Waco Symphony Orchestra and the Waco Hippodrome Theatre are also among Waco’s featured attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy access to 60 parks and abundant areas for biking, hiking, and rock climbing. A haven for nature lovers, the Lake Waco Wetlands was created when Lake Waco was raised by seven feet to create an additional 20,000 feet of water to serve the community. The addition of the project's Research and Education Center has resulted in an important living laboratory for research, education, and recreation. History buffs from all over enjoy The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the official State museum of the legendary Texas Rangers law enforcement agency known worldwide for its collection of firearms, badges, memorabilia, and research.DOWNTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICTWaco’s Cultural District contains museums, art galleries, public art, performance venues, and restaurants and bars serving locally produced food, wine, beer and even award-winning whisky. There are numerous stores selling locally designed and manufactured art, crafts, home furnishings, clothing, and jewelry. Cultural attractions include a thriving riverside Farmer’s Market, diverse festivals, live music, exhibitions, poetry readings, and events for the whole family.EDUCATIONEducational needs in the Waco area are served by Waco ISD, Midway ISD, China Spring ISD, Lorena ISD, Robinson ISD, and Bosqueville ISD. Those interested in pursuing higher education have many opportunities within the Waco city limits including the nationally ranked Baylor University, McLennan Community College with the University Center and Texas State Technical College-Waco.MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTWaco is a Home Rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, elected at-large, and five City Council Members representing single member districts, all serving two-year terms. The City Council sets the tax rate, approves the budget, appoints members to City boards and commissions, enacts City ordinances, and appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Court Judge.The City Council, City Manager, and staff conceptualize and prioritize strategic planning for Waco's growth. A consistent priority is the efficient delivery of quality products and services to citizens and visitors. One of the organization's top goals is upgrading the City's aging infrastructure as Waco continues to grow both residentially and commercially.The City provides a full range of municipal services including Airport, Animal Services, Budget, Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Finance, Fire, Health, Housing and Economic Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Library, Municipal Court, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Police, Public Works, Transit, Utilities, and Zoo Operations.The City has a strong Financial Management Policy that guides the operation and delivery of quality city services, contributes to an excellent AA+ bond rating, and maintains an 18% unassigned fund balance reserve. The City of Waco has more than 1,500 employees and a FY 2016-17 Operating Budget of over $283 million.Additional information about Waco is available at:www.Waco-Texas.comSelected Waco Demographics(US Censes – 2015)Total population132,356Caucasian59.2%Hispanic29.6%African American21.5%Two or more races2.8%Asian1.8%American Indian & Alaskan Native0.6%Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander0.1%High school graduates77.8%Bachelor’s degree or higher21.3%Households (2014)45,874Persons per household2.61Owner occupies housing unit rate46.1Median value of owner occupied housing$92,500Median gross rent$747Median household income$32,862Per capita income$18,623
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