Associate Project Engineer I, II OR Project Engineer I

Location
Farmington, New Mexico
Salary
$22.3425 - $45.3118 DOQ
Posted
Jan 25, 2022
Closes
Feb 24, 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Government

The City of Farmington is seeking a full-time Associate Project Engineer I, II or Project Engineer I position (one position available - level will depend upon experience and qualifications) for the Community Works Department.  

 PAY CLASS:                                                            HIRING RANGE:

    Associate Project Engineer I  - “L”   $22.3425-$34.7606/hour

    Associate Project Engineer II - “M” $24.2987-$37.7599/hour

    Project Engineer I - “O”  $29.1378-$45.3118/hour

Job Duties:

Associate Project Engineer I or II:

Working under the guidance of the City Engineer or Water/Wastewater Administrator or Project Engineer, prepares plans, designs and directs construction of public works improvement projects, including water, sewer, streets, or irrigation systems, storm water. 

Oversees design of projects performed by consulting engineering firms under contract with the City. Works with and directs engineering consultants and City purchasing staff in preparation and award of bids and contracts, including the facilitation of pre-bid and pre-construction meetings.

Reviews plats for compliance with codes and standards and recommends proposed changes to the project engineer.

Assists in the design of assigned public works, water and wastewater projects, including water, sewer, streets or irrigation systems.

Works closely with engineering consultants and contractors under the direction of the City Engineer in reviewing deeds, easements, plats, computations, plans and drawings.  Reports findings and makes recommendations to supervisor.

Responsible for performing inspections, designs, plans, maps, profiles and preparation of specifications. Completes mathematical calculations required to complete survey data and design.

Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects. Performs technical research and economic analyses and writes technical solutions in regard to capital improvement projects as requested from other departments.

Qualifications:

Extensive background checks required.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering field.  Successful completion of the Engineering Intern (EI) exam is preferred; a current EI certification will qualify the successful applicant for the M pay range.  In the absence of the EI certification, the position will be classified as an  Associate Project Engineer I at L pay range:  

Associate Project Engineer I - L (without EI)  / Associate Project Engineer II - M (with EI)                             

Valid New Mexico driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Working knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.  Familiarity with applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities.  Must also be familiar with New Mexico land and survey laws.

Must possess a working knowledge of drafting and drafting techniques and the ability to understand and interpret working plans and drawings.  Ability to make field changes to enhance projects or correct oversights.

Requires considerable ability in communicating effectively both orally and in writing with employees, contractors, governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.  Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.

Must be able to work with minimal direction, following initial instructions in an accurate and timely manner.  Ability to meet time and cost constraints with accuracy, following appropriate guidelines.

Project Engineer I:

Working under the guidance of the City Engineer or Water/Wastewater Administrator, prepares plans and specifications, bid documents, designs and directs construction of city public works on improvement projects; including streets, sewer, water, storm, or irrigation systems.

Oversees design of projects performed by consulting engineering firms under contract with the city.  Works with and directs city engineering staff and engineering consultants and city purchasing staff in preparation and award of bids and contracts, including the facilitation of pre-bid and pre-construction meetings. Works independently on various projects approximately 70% of the time.

Exercises supervision over clerical, administrative, and professional staff as assigned.

Assigns duties and examines work for accuracy, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.  Supervises Engineering Division, Survey Division, Construction Inspection or Water Division when assigned.  Assists in supervision of other Engineering Divisions in the absence of that Division Head, when required.  Prepares job evaluations as required.

Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates.

Prepares budget in assigned area of responsibility.

Works with and directs Engineering Consultants and Central Purchasing in preparation of award of bids and contracts.

Reviews plats for compliance with codes and standards relative to engineering and/or water and wastewater issues, and recommends proposed changes to Planning and Zoning Commission or Administrative Review Board.

Performs technical research and economic analysis in regard to capital improvement projects or as requested from other departments..

Directs and coordinates the work schedules of consultants, contractors, and city work force as they relate to assigned projects.

Evaluates current operation of city facilities and prepares design for improvement and modification.

Writes technical solutions and makes presentations to the City Council and the public related to engineering considerations.

Reviews planning memorandums and makes comments on suitability of requests with respect to engineering considerations.

Design solutions to challenges facing the division, including determining solutions, preparing design plans, writing technical specifications, bid documents Must be able to perform accurate design calculations and cost estimates.

Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or closely related engineering field.  As a condition of employment, employee must be a Professional Engineer, preferably in the State of New Mexico, or able to obtain same within six (6) months of hire.

Valid New Mexico driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Working knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting. Familiarity with applicable city policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities. 

Must be familiar with New Mexico Laws regarding engineering, land and survey.

Must possess a working knowledge of drafting and drafting techniques, (AutoCAD preferred), and the ability to understand and interpret working plans and drawings.

Ability to make field changes to enhance projects or correct oversights.

Must be able to effectively communicate, in English, both orally and written, with employees, contractors, other governmental agencies, city officials and the general public in person and on the phone. 

Ability to conduct necessary environmental research and compile comprehensive reports.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position is Open Until Filled

Apply directly online at: www.cofjobs.com

Human Resources Department

personnel@fmtn.org, 505-599-1132