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Sr. Civil Engineer

City of Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
Salary range: $85,523 - $114,601
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
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Essential Functions

  • Design and prepare plans and specifications and cost estimates for infrastructure projects including water and sewer lines, storm drains, irrigation facilities, sprinkler systems, paving projects and other street improvements, large scale City facilities and buildings and various park projects.
  • Determine steps to be taken to process project; prepare estimates as to time needed; schedule and coordinate the acquisition of data; coordinate the completion of designs in accordance with established schedule.
  • Participate in the planning, checking, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting City streets, sewers, drains and related infrastructure; ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements; analyze materials and design data submitted to the City. Recommend approval or disapproval of alternate designs or materials based upon an analysis of supporting materials from a project applicant.
  • Coordinate department activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies including consultants, engineers, developers and contractors. Provide technical and professional engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility; provide assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolutions of problems during construction; review as-built plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications.
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports; perform special assignments on engineering problems as necessary; prepare specific studies for council presentation and other City sponsored study groups.
  • Review engineering calculations and designs of other engineers or engineering technicians.
  • Prepare maps, deeds, legal descriptions and other contract documents.
  • Develop, revised, design, and construction standards for infrastructure and appurtenances.
  • Review field projects being studied, designed or constructed; investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations; conduct field investigations, inspections and on-site meetings as necessary to verify compliance with City of Tempe standards, codes, ordinances and approved drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.
  • Prepare various applications for State and Federal permits and grants.
  • Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on department or engineering matters.
  • Research publications and industry information sources to remain current with modern developments, principles and procedures.
  • Assign routine investigation, design and drafting tasks to technical staff; request survey, mapping, and data collection; review completed work; assist in the solution of difficult problems.
  • Provide customer service assistance, including over the counter plan review services and provision of technical advice.
  • Provide pro-active performance planning utilizing performance management tools.
  • Participate in conceptualization, review and approval of private development engineering plans relative to the water/wastewater infrastructure.
  • Perform system modeling studies of the distribution and collection infrastructure to include water, wastewater, stormwater and irrigation water system.
  • Maintain and develop databases for water infrastructure system models; prepare or supervise preparation of programs to meet the future water infrastructure needs of the community.
  • Exercise, update and maintain the City’s water and sewer infrastructure models.
  • Review water/wastewater capital improvement projects and coordinate with the Engineering Division to meet water utility needs.
  • Provide oversight to professional staff and outside consultants in the preparation of technical and/or specialized planning reports related to Water Utility Division infrastructure matters, including flow studies and other field studies.
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