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City Engineer

Employer
City of Fernley
Location
Fernley, Nevada
Salary
$94,230.86 - $134,615.52
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Specialty
Planning & Development
Position Type
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Government

 

CITY OF FERNLEY

City Engineer

Salary Range: $94,230.86 - $134,615.52

DEFINITION
Under general supervision performs a variety of civil engineering assignments that require application of engineering principles, practices, and theories.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is a single position management class responsible for the broad spectrum of engineering functions, formulating policies, goals, and directives; providing expert professional assistance to City management staff on engineering matters, program planning, fiscal management, and operation of assigned functional areas, including professional civil engineering work and design for a variety of development and public works programs; oversees a wide range of engineering work in the review of designs, studies, and research in municipal utilities; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager and; represent the department on a variety of matters at the City, State, and National level.

EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below. Marginal duties (shown in italics) are those least likely to be essential functions for any single position in this class.

  1. Prepares or examines public and private engineering plans, specifications, designs, cost estimates, bid proposals, and legal descriptions for utility construction and maintenance projects.
  2. Represents the City in meetings with contractors, developers, and other agencies.
  3. Provides engineering services and consultation to a variety of field and other personnel.
  4. Prepares project-related studies, draft reports, recommendations, and correspondence for the City Manager, City Council, and other departments or the public.
  5. Makes oral presentations before the City Council, commissions, committees, community groups and boards of other governmental agencies.
  6. Participates in the selection and monitoring of consultants and contractors.
  7. Serves as project manager and/or resident engineer on a variety of construction or capital improvement projects.
  8. Researches new materials and techniques and monitors current developments in civil engineering, and hydraulics and hydrology.
  9. Performs contract administration activities; approves progress payments on contract construction projects; negotiates prices, and prepares contract change orders.
  10. Supervises engineering staff; determines staffing needs; hires, trains, schedules, evaluates, and implements disciplinary action, if appropriate, to assigned staff.
  11. Researches new materials and techniques and monitors current developments in civil engineering.
  12. Completes improvement reviews for geo-technical engineering reports, construction materials design, submittals and test results related to quality assurance.
  13. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required and other duties assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

 

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering design, land development and construction;
  • Principles and practices of utility design, development and construction;
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goals and objectives development and work planning and organization;
  • Principles and practices of contract administration, project management and evaluation;
  • Theories, principles, techniques and equipment used in public works construction and maintenance;
  • Legal guidelines for public works engineering;
  • Grant funding application and administration;
  • Computer applications related to engineering analysis.

Ability to:

  • Prepare and evaluate engineering studies of large projects;
  • Prepare complex plans, specifications and legal contracts;
  • Perform difficult, technical research and analyze complex engineering problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action;
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to gain the required knowledge and ability is:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and five years of full-time professional engineering experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

 

Have at a minimum of one year of experience as a supervisor.

 

Licenses and Certificates:
Valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Nevada, or if registered in another state, the ability to obtain a Nevada registration within one year of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. In compliance with applicable disabilities laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.)

 

The physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Frequent sitting, standing, and occasional walking on uneven construction sites, lifting manholes and storm drain covers. Position requires typing and writing. The employee must be able to give, receive, and understand written and oral instructions. Requires climbing into confined spaces, hearing, seeing, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50lbs. Stamina to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Visual stamina to view a computer monitor for long periods of time.

 

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed under the following conditions:

 

Standard office environment with some work in outdoor conditions, which can include wet, dusty, poor lighting, dirty, and noisy circumstances. Exposure to all types of weather. Some exposure to grease, dust, chemicals, and other potential health hazards.

The City of Fernley offers competitive and generous health insurance, PERS, Deferred Comp program, 13 paid holidays, Annual and Sick Leave program.

Please submit a completed application along with your resume to: The City of Fernley, Human Resources, 595 Silver Lace Blvd., Fernley, NV 89408. Our application can be found on our website by using this link, Job Postings • Fernley • CivicEngage (cityoffernley.org) For additional information, please contact Mitzi Carter, HR Manager at 775.784.9863 or mcarter@cityoffernley.org

The City of Fernley is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. 

 

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