Job Description

Salary: $64,147.20 - $106,953.60 Annually
Closing: Continuous
Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's

INTRODUCTION:

You can do great work and love what you do with the City of Delaware. We are an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity, and the innovative spirit of all our employees. The City of Delaware is an award-winning local government organization known for its professionalism, customer service orientation and a strong commitment to distinctive and well-planned community development. The work environment is stable with excellent benefits and retirement packages. Our mission is to ensure an effective government, a healthy economy, being a safe city and welcoming you to be a part of this great community!

Under the immediate supervision of the Deputy City Engineer and the general supervision of the Director of Public Works/City Engineer, the Project Engineer is responsible for providing professional engineering support to various Public Works staff, divisions, and other city departments in the management of capital transportation and utility initiatives, and the review of public infrastructure plans associated with land development project initiatives. Position requires regular and reliable attendance, especially during peak construction season (May - September).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: For purposes of 42 USC 12101

Project Engineer I

  1. Assist with non-complex capital project initiative tasks including review of consultant plans, technical specification and bid document preparation, bidding and contract award, construction management and inspection, public involvement process, and project close-out.
  2. Assist with the review and back check of residential subdivision, multi-family project and commercial development plans, specifications, analysis, reports, and calculations prepared by consulting engineers to ensure compliance with City construction standards, design criteria, specifications, regulations, codes, and ordinances.
  3. Prepare reports and recommendations regarding project progress, schedule changes, contractor invoice review and funding, and design considerations.

Project Engineer II

  1. In addition to those of a Project Engineer I, provide project management oversite and direction for complex capital project initiatives to individual project managers, technicians, and inspectors, and to professional contract engineering service providers for both design and construction administration activities.
  2. Manage project tasks including; project scope, scheduling, consultant selection, consultant management, plan review, technical specification and bid document preparation, bidding and contract award, construction management and inspection, public involvement process, and project close-out.
  3. Provide detailed review and back check of residential subdivision, multi-family project and commercial development plans, specifications, analysis, reports, and calculations prepared by consulting engineers to ensure compliance with City construction standards, design criteria, specifications, regulations, codes and ordinances; particularly with regard to all aspects of civil engineering and land development.
  4. Provide direction and instruction to contractor, engineers, inspectors, and other personnel involved in construction activities as to engineering plan interpretation.
  5. Prepare, review, and update timely reports and recommendations regarding project progress, schedule changes, individual project budgets, funding status, grant management, and reimbursement requests.

Project Engineer III

  1. In addition to those of a Project Engineer I and II, provide management and oversight to division crews and project teams for various program objectives including daily work schedules and assignments.
  2. Coordinate project and program activities with other Public Works divisions and city departments.
  3. Represent the City in high level internal and external project planning and coordination meetings.
  4. Work with Supervisor in preparation of annual project work assignments, schedules, and funding requirements.
  5. Coordinate major grant project initiatives including application preparation, administration, and construction.
  6. Provide training and direction to project managers, engineers, technicians, and inspectors, and to professional contract engineering service providers for both design and construction inspection activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

Project Engineer I

  • Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Sharepoint, OneNote, and Teams) and other computer software.
  • City and Department goals and objectives.
  • City and Department policies and procedures.
  • Government structure and process.
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Project management.
  • Codes administered by the Public Works Department.
  • Engineering practices and procedures.
  • Construction practices and procedures.
  • Standard practices and principals utilized in the building trade (residential, commercial, industrial) industry.

Project Engineer II

  • Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Sharepoint, OneNote, and Teams) and other computer software.
  • City and Department goals and objectives.
  • City and Department policies and procedures.
  • Government structure and process.
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Project management.
  • Supervisory principles and practices.
  • Codes administered by the Public Works Department.
  • Federal, State and Local laws that pertain to the operation of the Public Works Department.
  • Engineering practices and procedures for non-complex and complex projects.
  • Construction practices and procedures.
  • Standard practices and principals utilized in the building trade (residential, commercial, industrial) industry.

Project Engineer III

  • Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Sharepoint, OneNote, and Teams) and other computer software.
  • City and Department goals and objectives.
  • City and Department policies and procedures.
  • Government structure and process.
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Project management.
  • Supervisory principles and practices.
  • Codes administered by the Engineering Department.
  • Federal, State and Local laws that pertain to the operation of the Engineering Department.
  • General City operations and departmental interaction.
  • Engineering practices and procedures for non-complex and complex projects.
  • Construction practices and procedures.
  • Standard practices and principals utilized in the building trade (residential, commercial, industrial) industry.
  • Plan review software (e.g., Bluebeam) and project management software.


SKILLS

Project Engineer I

  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, accuracy, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Civic engagement and customer service.
  • Familiar with the fundamental application of engineering techniques, regulations, and practices.
  • Familiar with CADD applications and operations.
  • Familiar with use of social media applications for project information dissemination.

Project Engineer II

  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, accuracy, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Civic engagement and customer service.
  • Experienced in the use of engineering techniques, decision making, regulations and practices.
  • Experienced in use of project management software (Smartsheet, Microsoft Teams)
  • Experienced with use of social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor etc.) for project information dissemination.
  • Communicating instruction, questions, and concerns regarding project activities.

Project Engineer III

  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, accuracy, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Civic engagement and customer service.
  • Proficient in the use of engineering techniques, decision making, regulations and practices
  • Proficient in the coordination and management of large project teams
  • Proficient in project scoping, planning, estimating and construction administration.


ABILITIES

Project Engineer I

  • Organize and direct the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations.
  • Deal with many variables, define and solve problems, collect, analyze, and interpret data, establish facts, and determine specific action, evaluate, and improve process and/or program efficiency/ effectiveness.
  • Operate assigned equipment.
  • Organize, oversee, and complete multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality about information within the office.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Compile and prepare reports.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate effectively, both in oral and written form and to prepare and present effective public presentations.
  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions, and faulty equipment.
  • Analyze detailed engineering plans, technical specifications, and calculations to determine compliance with all applicable City construction standards, design criteria, codes regulations, ordinances, and policies.

Project Engineer II

  • Supervise, organize, and direct the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations.
  • Deal with many variables, define and solve problems, collect, analyze, and interpret data, establish facts, and determine specific action, evaluate, and improve process and/or program efficiency/ effectiveness.
  • Operate assigned equipment.
  • Organize, oversee, and complete multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality about information within the office.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Compile and prepare reports.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate effectively, both in oral and written form and to prepare and present effective public presentations.
  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions, and faulty equipment.
  • Effectively manage a team of technicians, laborers, and engineers.
  • Analyze detailed engineering plans, technical specifications, and calculations to determine compliance with all applicable City construction standards, design criteria, codes regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Advance utilization and effectiveness of planning and project management software in the Engineering department.

Project Engineer III

  • Supervise, organize, and direct the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations.
  • Deal with many variables, define and solve problems, collect, analyze, and interpret data, establish facts, and determine specific action, evaluate, and improve process and/or program efficiency/ effectiveness.
  • Operate assigned equipment.
  • Organize, oversee, and complete multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality about information within the office.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Compile and prepare reports.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate effectively, both in oral and written form and to prepare and present effective public presentations.
  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions, and faulty equipment.
  • Follow complex written and verbal instructions.
  • Effectively manage a team of technicians, laborers, and engineers.
  • Analyze detailed engineering plans, technical specifications, and calculations to determine compliance with all applicable City construction standards, design criteria, codes regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Advance utilization and effectiveness of planning and project management software in the Engineering department.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. The primary duties of this class are performed in a general office environment, although some work is accomplished in an outdoor environment that may involve exposure to adverse weather conditions or potential personal danger.
  2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively, to discern verbal instructions and to use a telephone.
  3. Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, and to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and text materials.
  4. Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee which permits the employee to operate a vehicle and standard office equipment, including a personal computer.
  5. Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and to sit for extended periods of time and to lift and carry objects, up to twenty-five (25) pounds for varying distances, to work in an office environment and to perform field inspections.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED

Assigned vehicle, Computer, computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Teams, Project Outlook, MUNIS, NEOGOV, BidExpress, and other applicable engineering computer software), survey level, hand tools, traffic counting equipment.

Training, Experience, and Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Project Engineer I

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  2. One to three years of experience in land development, transportation or utility engineering design and construction.
  3. Certification as an Engineering Intern in the State of Ohio with the ability to obtain Professional Engineering license within three years.
  4. Possession of valid State of Ohio driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.

Project Engineer II

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  2. Minimum of five (5)E years of project management experience in land development, transportation or utility engineering design and construction.
  3. Possession of valid registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.
  4. Possession of valid State of Ohio driver license and ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy

Supplemental Information / Special Requirements

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The City of Delaware offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including: health, dental, and life insurance, retirement pension and savings plans, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and longevity pay and in many positions, paid uniforms or clothing allowance. This position is part of the Management Pay Plan. Details about the compensation and benefits for this position can be found in the agreement by clicking here.

The information above is intended to be illustrative of the kinds of duties that may be assigned to the position and should not be interpreted to describe all the duties which may be required of employees holding this position.

The City of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), the City of Delaware will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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