Senior Civil Engineer
Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of professional engineering support activities. Duties include: monitoring the work of technical employees and work crews; organizing capital improvement projects; supervising environmental projects for the City; preparing professional engineering drawings and specifications for various assignments and projects; investigating, answering, and addressing customer questions, comments, concerns, and complaints; serving as a liaison to engineering personnel, administrative officials, and committees; performing inspections and contract administration; and performing right-of-way and easement acquisitions according to federal requirements.
Examples of Duties
- Monitors technical employees and work crews to include: assigning and prioritizing duties and tasks; making hiring recommendations; providing direction and disciplinary action; and, conducting training;
- Organizes road, bridge, culvert and/or sidewalk capital improvement projects to include: identifying needed additions and modifications; developing budgets; preparing bid specifications; selecting contractors; establishing, reviewing, and approving design criteria; providing guidance; reviewing construction plans; performing inspection and contract administration; and, recommending safety or capacity improvements.
- Supervises environmental projects for the City to include: participating in the development of action plans; arranging sampling; reviewing technical materials; overseeing outside contractors; and, communicating with City and environmental employees and consultants;
- Serves as a liaison to engineering personnel, administrative officials, and committees by: attending meetings; taking and preparing minutes; providing analyses, recommendations, and design for projects in area of assignment; advising and coordinating activities; facilitating resolution of concerns; and, informing City Manager's Office of issues;
- Performs right-of-way and easement acquisitions according to federal requirements which includes determining fair market values, reviewing evaluation criteria, preparing legal documents, negotiating purchase and acquisition, and recording documents;
- Investigates and addresses customer questions, concerns, and complaints in area of assignment by gathering data, identifying possible solutions, and making appropriate recommendations.
- Prepares professional engineering drawings and specifications for various assignments and projects by reviewing data, performing surveys, and determining method of cost estimate and
- Performs other duties of a similar nature.
- Engineering practices, methods, and fundamentals;
- Hydraulic and hydrology principles;
- Sanitary and Storm sewer systems;
- Public administration;
- Management supervision;
- Architectural design;
- Safety precautions;
- Roadway treatment and maintenance;
- City of Kalamazoo ordinances and specifications;
- AASHTO and FHWA design guides and manuals
- Construction practices and principles;
- Project management techniques;
- Testing methods;
- City, State, and Federal policy and procedures.
- Using computers and related software applications;
- Using required equipment;
- Speaking publicly;
- Estimating and budgeting for project costs;
- Supervising employees and contractors;
- Preparing and analyzing construction projects;
- Evaluating employees;
- Designing projects;
- Writing specifications;
- Preparing and interpreting technical engineering drawings;
- Writing reports;
- Managing projects;
- Surveying data;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Acceptable Training and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or field related to area of assignment and two years of engineering or related experience;
- Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
- Must be able to work in the United States without organizational sponsorship, both now and in the future.
Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):
- Valid Michigan Driver's License
PE preferred EIT required