Engineer I - Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Grand Island | Grand Island, NE

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Posted Date 8/06/2019

Salary: $67,410.30 - $94,843.84 Annually

The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Engineer I- WWTP position.  This positions serves as the project manager on wastewater projects such as Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrades, new and rehabilitation of sanitary sewer lift stations, including forcemains, new and rehabilitation of sanitary sewer collection systems and development of assessment sanitary districts and continued growth of the collection system.

Essential Functions:

Monitor construction projects for needed field revisions; coordinate various phases of construction projects with contractors; review construction plans, specifications and testing procedures; ensure contractor compliance with City contracts, plans, specifications and standards.
Coordinate Public Works engineering activities with those of other departments, divisions and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Assistant Public Works Director; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
May assist in preparing the division or special program budgets; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved construction budget.
Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvement. Recommend goals and objectives; assist in the development of policies and procedures.
Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.

Handle and/or assist with public requests/inquiries.
Design complex engineering plans; review the preparation of construction plans, legal plats and miscellaneous projects by technical staff; check and proofread plans, plats and other engineering related materials; prepare project cost estimates.
Direct and organize engineering activities including survey, design, estimation, drafting, specification, mapping and inspection activities.
Prepare construction specifications, requests for proposals and quantity and construction estimates for the wastewater treatment facility, sanitary sewer lift stations and the sanitary sewer collection system and other miscellaneous Public Works or other City department's construction projects.
Review construction plans prepared by consultants prior to final approval by the Public Works Director; coordinate construction contracts awarded through the Public Works Department; coordinate design changes during construction.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering.
Perform research regarding special projects.
Additional continuing education in the field of wastewater will be required on an annual basis.
Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of civil, mechanical, electrical and/or environmental engineering.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Operations and application of computers including project management software, hydraulic modeling, and computer aided drawing, mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), word processing and spreadsheets and other engineering related software.
Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering.
Principles, practices and materials used in Public Works projects.
Various construction methods and procedures.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to:
Prepare and administer a project budget.
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Coordinate proper design methods with governmental requirements and construction methods to obtain the best overall project results for the least possible price.
Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Supplemental Information:

The following combination of experience and training is required.
Experience in project management or government engineering or a closely related field. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering.

License or Certification:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Nebraska EI certification is required.
Nebraska Professional Engineer license is preferred.
If registered in another state, must obtain Nebraska registration within six (6) months of employment.

Working Hours: 

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Must submit a copy of your Bachelor's diploma or transcripts and EI certification with your application. 

Candidates are subject to a background check.

 For more information & to apply visit  Position will remain open until filled.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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