Senior Engineer (PE)

City of Leander | Leander, TX

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Posted Date 8/21/2020

 $72,238.40 - $96,083.20 (Yearly Salary)

In this role, you will be managing a variety of civil engineering tasks related to the project management of development projects, including but not limited to: Review of construction plans, site plans, plat and zoning reviews, cost estimate approvals, easements, performing on-site field inspections of projects and public improvements and conducting meetings with developers, consultants, engineers, and other City staff. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical decisions under the supervision of the Assistant City Engineer. This position will typically overview and review studies and design work prepared by outside consultants. Performs other duties as requested.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage all aspects of reviewing and close-out of construction plans, specifications, for municipal engineering projects.
  • Review and approve subdivision plans from Concept through the Final Plat phase.
  • Visit project sites and meeting with clients as needed and perform onsite field inspections when conflicts and/or disputes occur.
  • Manage diverse project teams to accomplish project scope, schedule, quality, and budget
  • Manage multiple projects efficiently by Directing and helping to coordinate engineering works in progress.
  • Coordinate the operations of Engineering Services, Street/Drainage Departments, Utility Construction, Water Production/Distribution and Wastewater Treatment and Collection.
  • Coach, mentor, train, and develop junior Engineering personnel
  • Present status reports of construction projects to Asst. City Engineer, City Engineer and City Council as needed.
  • Support Assistant City Engineer in giving direction to the engineering functions of surveying, mapping, and flood plain issues.  Support preparation of plans, specifications, and contracts, including cost estimates, for major municipal projects.
  • Make technical engineering decisions and establish the technical criteria and standards.
  • Attend various City administrative meetings, i.e., Planning and Zoning, City Council meetings, and prepare and perform verbal and written presentations to City Manager, City Staff, Boards and Commissions, as required.
  • Respond to concerns and inquiries from both the public and private sector, communicating all aspects of engineering as requested.
  • Review and evaluate engineering plans and specifications, reports and studies, and various drawings/diagrams for the purpose of checking for accuracy, to provide recommendations, and to provide approval.
  • Administer all in-house and contracted engineering projects, and prepare contractual recommendations.
  • Work closely with other department heads, construction engineers, developers and contractors regarding engineering and public works activities and projects.
  • Assist City Engineer and Assistant City Engineer in planning, developing, and implementing annual maintenance programs; operating/capital improvement budget(s), and monitor cost/expenditures to ensure adherence to such, as well as established project financial goals and objectives.
  • Interact with various regulatory and governmental agencies, and consult various data sources concerning engineering standards, regulatory compliance and requirements for development activities.
  • Provides specialized knowledge in a unique role such as assisting the Floodplain Manager with flood studies and FEMA requests, performing traffic studies and an understanding of the land development process.
  • May provide support to the City Engineer with regional utility organizations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the field, and facilitate application of such to department policy and procedure as appropriate.
  • Read recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering.
  • Prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and special studies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  as assigned, may include direction & monitoring of engrg staff)


Preferred Education and/or Experience:
Master's of Science Degree (M. S.) in accredited engineering curriculum and eight experience working in land development or public works for a municipality or consulting engineer

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Requires possession of a current, active certificate or registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Texas and possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of engineering and public works administration; thorough knowledge of the federal, state, and local ordinances;  laws and regulations relating to departmental activities; thorough knowledge of planning, evaluation, and coordinating;  effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to balance time pressures, emergency situations, irregular schedules, frequent change of tasks, working closely with others as part of a team, performing multiple tasks simultaneously.  Comprehensive knowledge of GIS and CAD  systems preferably AutoCAD Map and ArcGIS and land based management software, mapping principals, database design and aerial photography. Be able to balance time pressures, emergency situations, irregular schedules, Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public; ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with customers or employees of organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Strong knowledge and application of accounting practices and principles for public entities.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with public officials, superiors, subordinates and the public; ability to type accurately.   Proficient in using Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel), other software packages as needed for data management and email applications.
Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids: 
Steel-toed leather boots, gloves, eye protection, head protection, safety vest, and ear protection are provided as needed.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (moderate, loud, very loud). The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.ce in using computer, calculator, telephone, tape recorder, fax machine, and copier. 

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Local Government
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