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Senior Civil Engineer

City of Celina
Celina, Texas
Dependent on Experience
Closing date
Dec 28, 2022

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Engineer, Senior Engineer
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It is an exciting time to work for the City of Celina. We are growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative people to join our team of talented and valued employees. High performing organizations have a set of principles, core values that are used to implement their goals and objectives. Those values represent what we are deeply passionate about and guides the decisions of the individual employees and the organization. At the City of Celina, we demonstrate our high performance by modeling the Values of Excellence, Community, Integrity and Service and it is expected of all we employ.


Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Engineering, the Senior Civil Engineer is responsible for designing and managing projects in the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) throughout the entire life of the project. During the construction phase of a project, the Senior Civil Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the project is completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications. The Senior Civil Engineer is also responsible for reviewing and permitting private development projects to be built in the City of Celina. Duties as project reviewer of civil plans are comprehensive, including responsibilities for such tasks as reviewing prepared design documents and reports for utilities main line extensions, street improvements, and storm drainage plans. In addition, the Senior Civil Engineer assist with the supervision and direction of professional and technical level staff members. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical decisions of considerable difficulty. For purposes of emergencies and inclement weather events, this position is emergency non-essential.


The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) duties include, but are not limited to the following.


Essential Job Functions


• Provides technical assistance to Staff Engineers and Inspectors on plan review and use of proper procedure and interpretation of City requirements to ensure conformance with City standards.

• Provides analytical and developmental recommendations relating to engineering plans, specifications and reports on improvements to infrastructure for the City.

• Assists with the development and implementation of design manual, ordinances, procedures, and multi-year infrastructure preventative maintenance and repair projects.

• Manages all phases of assigned infrastructure maintenance and repair projects and coordinates all plans and projects with related City Departments.

• Manage multiple aspects of the construction process, including citizen inquiries, the relocation of utilities, investigating problems in the field, and negotiating prices with engineers and contractors for additional services.

• Review and manage capital improvement projects, including plat applications, subdivision plans, Excellence Community Integrity Service building permit applications, and water/sewer connections, to meet City regulations.

• Review, approve, and process final construction plans for subdivision developments, three-way agreements, and water/sewer connection permits.

• Support development by answering questions, meeting with walk-in customers, attending predevelopment meetings, researching archived plans, and visiting project sites.

• Process Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and earthwork permits for private development projects.

• Review and approve easements and abandonments by separate instrument.

• Provides direction to consultants regarding the review and approval of plans, construction specifications, details and reports for infrastructure maintenance and repair projects.

• Applies consistent design standards, construction details and specifications to meet City standards and engineering practices.

• Develops, implements and monitors professional services and construction contracts. Verifies work completed and processes associated design and construction payments. Negotiates and mediates differences with contractors and reviews change orders.

• Evaluates and responds to technical inquiries from inspectors, consulting engineers, developers and contractors.

• Reviews exhibits and descriptions for easements and right of way acquisition.

• Prepares council agenda items for assigned infrastructure maintenance and repair or other special projects.

• Attends meetings with consultants, developers, contractors and other staff as necessary.

• Conducts site inspections as necessary for infrastructure maintenance and repair projects at all phases of construction. • Review, recommend and make field changes to plans.

• Use GIS system to retrieve utility and property information.

• Evaluates and responds to public, inter-departmental and city official inquiries.

• Coordinate developments in the floodplain for both City projects and private development.

• Negotiate and coordinate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality concerning the City's MS4 permit.

• Train and coordinate city staff in multiple departments on MS4 permit reporting.

• Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Education and Experience:


• Bachelor's degree related to civil engineering, engineering technology, or other engineering field, and a minimum of five years engineering experience in the Civil Engineering Field, one year of which is in a lead or supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Municipal civil engineer experience and Master's degree preferred.

• Must possess a Texas Registered Professional Engineer License.

• Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

• Must possess State of Texas Driver's License


Required Knowledge and Skills:


• Knowledge of civil engineering practices and principals.

• Knowledge of construction engineering design, specifications, construction materials and supply specifications and standards.

• Knowledge of contract preparation, negotiation and implementation. Excellence Community Integrity Service

• Knowledge of construction inspection and investigation practices and procedures. Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software.

• Knowledge of City policies and procedures.

• Skill in effective oral and written communications.

• Skill in reviewing and detecting deviations in specifications from approved engineering practices, codes and ordinances.

• Skill in preparing, developing and presenting technical information to public officials, developers, contractors, consultants and the general public.

• Skill in assisting with the planning and implementing departmental procedures and objectives.

• Skill in effectively supervising and delegating duties to assigned staff. Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.

• Knowledge of government policies, operations, and processes at the local, state, and national levels.

• Knowledge of computer programs such as Windows and Microsoft Office


Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:


• Work is performed in office and construction site environments.

• Must be able to maneuver around construction sites and maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.

• Must be able to make rational decisions through sound logic.

• May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor

• May be subject to walking over rough terrain, bending, reaching, kneeling or climbing ladders into trenches or up on roofs when inspecting construction and land development sites

• May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous materials, chemicals and fumes, heavy construction equipment, confined spaces, heights, and air and water borne pathogens

• May be subject to exposure to loud noises, heavy equipment, chemicals and fumes, infectious diseases, air and water borne pathogens, insects, snakes and rodents common to the construction or renovation of streets, sewers and drainage systems.

• Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds


Equipment and Tools Utilized:


• Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, other standard office equipment, probes, measuring instruments, and department vehicles.


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