Under the general supervision of a Senior Civil Engineer, direct and coordinate work within the Public Works Transportation Engineering Division including but not limited to capital projects dealing with intersection improvements, street widening, sidewalk improvements, bike lane improvements, new road construction, and bridge maintenance/construction. Perform duties as the Project Manager for assigned projects. Assist Public Works managers and staff in the analysis and planning for transportation needs of the City. Employ project management skills to gain informed consent from affected parties on assigned projects while working to expedite project planning, design and construction in a logical, safe and responsible manner.
The salary range for this position is $75,700.00- $117,300.00 per year with a hiring range of $75,700.00 - $96,500.00, depending on qualifications and experience.
Position will close to applicants on: Monday, 1/23/23 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.
The City of Loveland is looking for a problem solving, analytically skilled engineer. Our chosen leader will be well-versed in modern principles and practices of transportation, engineering, and possess solid communication skills. This position interacts with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, exceptional interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance. The successful candidate will have a proven work history of growth, the ability to effectively implement projects, and interact with staff professionally and positively. Join our team of individuals who have a passion for public service, collaboration, and project delivery!
*Please include a cover letter and resume with application.*
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide professional and technical expertise to:
- Maintain a detailed knowledge of City of Loveland, CDOT and AASHTO standards, specifications, design criteria and construction practices for use in the execution of the City's Transportation Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Implement professional judgment in the best interest of the City in the assessment of requirements, goals or standards.
- Prepare Request for Proposals (RFP's) for the selection of consultants. Interview, evaluate, negotiate with and hire consultants to assist with transportation master planning, street design, structural design, construction management, property acquisition, surveying, aerial mapping, bridge inventory work and/or related drainage design work.
- Monitor and direct consultants performing design/construction plan preparation for projects in the City's Transportation CIP. Duties include interacting with other City departments, other governmental agencies, utilities, affected property and business owners, and other impacted parties.
- Perform critical project management duties including cost estimating, project tracking/reporting, specification preparation, and bid package development.
- Perform construction management functions for CIP projects, including quality control, progress payment preparation, writing and approving change orders, handling contractor disputes/claims, interfacing with affected property and business owners, public information, utility adjustments/relocations, and project closeout.
- Function as liaison between the City and consultant performing biennial bridge inspection and rating program. Compile and furnish consultant with data on new structures to be added to the inventory and provide information to requesting entities.
- Make formal presentations or explain assigned projects at meetings with affected property owners, citizens, service clubs, City Council, Planning Commission, and other boards, commissions, and others as necessary.
- Compose a wide range of written communications ranging from memos and letters to detailed reports in support of the Division goals and objectives.
- Provide feedback and direction to assigned inspection and technical staff, helping them understand assignments, analyze situations, and make decisions. Make field design decisions to correct plan deficiencies as needed.
- Assist with department projects, programs, activities, and objectives.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Maintain an understanding of the State and Federal funding mechanisms for state highway improvements and bridge improvements. Employ this toward the acquisition of funds for the maintenance and or upgrade of bridges and State highways within the city limits.
- Maintain an understanding of bridge structural design techniques to allow for the review of design drawings, cost evaluation, safety, and value engineering.
- Create and manage a bridge inventory database and an inspection/maintenance plan for the City that includes major and minor roadway structures within the public right of way. Coordinate with administrative staff as necessary to maintain updated structure information on the City’s geographic information system.
- Maintain an understanding of the procedures/requirements to administer the use of State and Federal funds for highway, road, bridge, bicycle, and pedestrian facility projects.
- Maintain a general knowledge of the City of Loveland storm drainage and water quality design and construction criteria.
- Maintain an understanding of geotechnical sampling/testing and pavement design procedures.
This position is a second-line supervisor responsible for supervision of first-line supervisors and may also supervise non-exempt and/or non-supervisory exempt employee(s).
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering related to transportation planning, design and construction. Understanding and utilization of the fundamentals of supervision and leadership. Knowledge of business management; revenues, expenditures, budgeting, cost tracking, goal setting, delegation, evaluation, and communication. Compose complex reports and deliver detailed presentations regarding potentially controversial issues. Solve complex problems regarding transportation related planning, design and construction issues. Prepare contracts for professional services and construction of CIP projects, including planning, design or construction. Negotiate property acquisition. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Proficient computer skills. Experience using AutoCAD, Microsoft suite and other computer software. Solve problems independently, work under pressure, and meet reasonable deadlines. Maintaining confidential information. Strong organizational skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, arithmetic, and business English. Learn and apply technical terminology related to the Public Works Department. Must be a self-directed team player able to multi-task to provide assistance to both internal and external customers while maintaining a positive attitude. Must function as an effective team member who can follow directions and provide concise information and answers, sharing resources and adapting work schedules and priorities to accomplish goals and objectives set by supervisor. Respond to change and to special requests with flexibility and in a positive manner. Take initiative to successfully resolve conflicts with others independently. Maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers, customers, contractors and representatives of other governmental entities by employing effective interpersonal skills.
Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy & Kindness
Job specific competencies:
Job knowledge, Business Acumen, Project Management, Communication, and Decision Making
Education and/or experience:
B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field or a combination of eight (8) years of education and/or experience may substitute for the B.S. degree. Additionally, a minimum of six (6) years of experience in civil engineering with a background in urban street widening and intersection design and construction, structural engineering related to bridge maintenance/design/construction and funding, transportation master planning, and/or project management required. Without a B.S. degree, the combination of education and/or experience is a minimum of 14 years A minimum of three (3) years supervisory or management experience required. Experience directing consultants with a wide range of professional skills to address civil design, funding, land surveying, environmental, social, utility and other concerns facing urban transportation projects required. Experience in developing, monitoring, and regulating budgets, including professional services and capital construction projects required.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid driver's license. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire required.
Material and equipment directly used:
Multi-line telephone, personal computer, printer, calculator, fax machine, copier, and communications equipment including cell phones
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Performs duties within an office environment and in the field at various project sites in an outside environment. May be exposed to long periods of sitting or standing at a desk or computer. Outside environment may be in hot, cold or inclement weather and may require the incumbent to traverse (by vehicle or foot) over certain rough or uneven ground surfaces.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!
In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.
Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.
A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!
Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
- Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
- Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
- Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
- Flexible spending including Dependent Care
- Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
- Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- Voluntary 529 College Invest program
- Personal and Professional Development opportunities
- Discounted recreation passes
- Employee recognition program
- Exceptional work-life balance
- Market based pay & regular performance reviews
- Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Qualifications Education Preferred
Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field.
Experience in developing, monitoring, and regulating budgets, including professional services and capital construction projects.
Experience directing consultants with a wide range of professional skills to address civil design, funding, land surveying, environmental, social, utility and other concerns facing urban transportation projects.
3 years: Supervisory or management experience.
6 years: Experience in civil engineering with a background in urban street widening and intersection design and construction, structural engineering related to bridge maintenance/design/construction and funding, transportation master planning, and/or project management.
Without a B.S. degree, the combination of education and/or experience is a minimum of 14 years.
Licenses & Certifications Required
Valid Driver's License