The primary work function of this position is to oversee the coordination of schedules and construction progressions for major capital projects. Projects will include the Northwest Water Treatment Facility and the Biological Nutrient Removal project. Combined, these projects represent $1 billion dollars in investment.
Supplementary work in civil or mechanical engineering coordinating contracted public infrastructure projects, which generally includes supervision of project inspectors and managing project budgets. Projects generally include construction of sanitary sewers, water mains, storm sewers, site grading, street pavement, and sidewalk.
Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation progress toward goal attainments. Reports directly to the Division Manager.
Examples of Work Performed
Monitors construction activity for schedule coordination and review of pay applications.
Oversight of Design-Builder and Owner’s Representative activities.
Ensures conformity of construction work with plans, specifications, standards, and policies and assists in resolving construction problems.
Monitors project budgets and schedules through completion of construction.
Conducts pre-construction conferences.
Conducts site reviews of the progress of construction projects.
Approves partial payments, change orders, and final payments for projects.
Resolves problems with contractors, citizens, and inspectors.
Completion of work assignments will require operation of a vehicle.
These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of professional civil or mechanical engineering
Knowledge of techniques applied to the construction and maintenance of public improvement projects.
Knowledge of advance construction scheduling and tracking applications.
Ability to effectively plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
Ability to use a computer to access, interpret, and record information.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain, ascend and descend steps or a ladder, and tolerate airborne environmental nuisances associated with construction sites.
Ability to lean and reach as needed to read and interpret plans and specifications from a print that may be as large as 36 by 48 inches with information printed as small as twenty characters per inch.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other departments, representatives of other organizations, and the public.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver's license.
Required Experience and Training
Bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering, with preference for the civil discipline. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. Preference for persons with experience using PrimaVera P6 or other advance construction scheduling and tracking software applications. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal records check.
Internal Number: Engineer B
About CITY OF WICHITA
The department of Public Works & Utilities' mission is to provide world-class infrastructure and environmental health programs. The Public Works & Utilities department manages multiple infrastructure systems, asset groups, and environmental compliance activities. It is the City's largest department with 858 positions, an annual operating budget of $255 million, and nearly $1.7 billion in Capital Improvement Program projects, through 2025. There are 12 funds and 24 division budgets that support annual activities. The utilities section manages approximately 5,000 miles of water and wastewater distribution and collection lines, provides drinking water and wastewater service to nearly half a million people, and delivers and treats and average of 18 billion gallons of water each year. In November 2017, Wichita City Council voted to optimize the Water and Sewer Utilities through a City-led approach to “Utilities Optimization – Phase II”. The objective of Phase II will be to identify and implement efficiencies in water and sewer operations that will lead to savings. With a focus on preventive maintenance, Phase II will allow the City to take a more proactive approach to asset manag...ement.Faced with more than an estimated $1 Billion in deferred maintenance, Public Works & Utilities is looking for operational savings in order to allow for more aggressive capital investment. Over the last several years, the City has worked to replace aged water and sewer lines and is now focusing on the water and wastewater treatment plants. With a single water treatment plant that has aged past its useful life and new regulations facing wastewater treatment, the City continues to look for innovative and efficient capital investment strategies.