Civil Engineer

Lebanon, Tennessee
Jul 14, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Position Type
Contract Type
Organization Type

Reviews and approves site plans, subdivision construction drawings, water and sewer extension plans, and specifications developed by engineers and architects for private developments for compliance with city standards.

Signs plat certificates related to water, sewer and roads within the City of Lebanon.

Serves as a civil engineering consultant to the City of Lebanon Planning Commission.

Works with developers, consultants, and contractors to ensure compliance with all local and/or state regulations.

Reviews and recommends updates to technical specifications and typical standards for all current regulations as related to roads, drainage, sewer and water, gas, etc.

Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project.

Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects under the supervision of the Engineering Services Director.

Provides technical engineering advice to various city departments.
Confers with the general public concerning engineering complaints and problems as related to roadways, drainage, water, sewer, etc.

Prepares plans, contracts, and/or specifications for various city projects under the supervision of the Engineering Services Director.
Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.

Monitors construction, inspection, and records maintenance as necessary.
Applies engineering knowledge and computer technology engineering standards in review and/or design of roadway, drainage, traffic plans, water, sewer, etc.

Prepares work orders when engineering knowledge is required under the supervision of the Engineering Services Director.

Prepares documents for advertisement, awarding of contracts and supervision of construction of various projects under the supervision of the Engineering Services Director.

Coordinates with other local and state agencies.
Assists general public, contractors, developers, and engineers in search of general information.

Inspects construction site to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards as directed.

Directs construction and maintenance activities at project site.
Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.

Other duties as required.

Under the direction of the Engineering Services Director (Director), takes the lead as assigned on various civil and environmental engineering activities for the City of Lebanon including plans and designs for civil engineering projects such as roads, airports, drainage, recreation, bridges, irrigation systems, pipelines, storm-water, etc. Also assists with review and approval of plans and designs for new subdivisions and site development plans.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common engineering reports and documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write reports and specifications for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or City Council members.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Knowledge of general civil and municipal engineering. Knowledge of related computer hardware and software (micro station, Intergraph, AutoCAD, etc.).

Knowledge of water, sewer, and gas line distribution. Knowledge of work orders when engineering knowledge is required.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees. Ability to deal with the public with tact and diplomacy.

Knowledge of public works design, construction and maintenance methods, materials and equipment.

Knowledge of modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil engineering and municipal public works. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes related to the development and construction of public improvement projects.

Ability to plan, schedule and supervise complex civil engineering programs. Ability to supervise, coordinate, delegate and negotiate.

Ability to analyze and resolve complex and sensitive problems.

Must have the ability to read and understand construction drawings and topographical maps and identify geotechnical features.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Must be able to comprehend both oral and written instructions and to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

Must have the ability to report to work on time and perform duties of the job for a complete workday and perform work beyond normal hours, at night or weekends.

Must have the ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks to meet deadlines despite interruptions.

Must be able to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously or in rapid succession.

Examples of other work to perform:

Assists other departments as directed under the supervision of the Engineering Services Director.
Attends Planning Commission meetings.
Attends Board of Zoning Appeals, City Council, and Airport Commission meetings as directed under the supervision of the Engineering Services Director.

Supervisory Responsibility
May supervise 1 to 2 employees as directed by Engineering Services Director. Responsibilities include training, planning, assigning, directing work, appraising performance, disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving problems, and carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City’s polices and applicable laws.

Education and Experience -

Four (4) years of responsible experience in general civil and/or municipal engineering related to site and/or subdivision development.
Must have valid Tennessee driver's license.

Professional engineers (PE) license from the State of Tennessee for a professional engineer, license preferred, but not required for project engineer.