The City of Steamboat Springs is seeking a Civil Engineer to join our Public Works team!
This individual performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, supervisory, technical and professional work related to civil engineering, project management, and program oversight. Duties including budgeting, design, construction inspection, meeting facilitation, project management, and short and long range planning to support planning and programming within the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.
Application, cover letter, and resume is due April 25, 2021
SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the City Engineer.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED Performs supervision of administrative, maintenance, engineering, or consulting staff as assigned.
THE QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL:
Serves as project engineer on all phases of annual Public Works capital improvement program as assigned such as roadway, storm water, water and wastewater projects. Duties include but are not limited to preparation of construction plans or review of consultant work, development of specifications, preparation of bid documents, cost estimates, bid advertisement and evaluation, contracting and procurement support and negotiation, project management, project inspection, utility coordination, and project close out.
Performs on-site construction inspections of City projects during building construction to ensure compliance with plans, permits, engineering standards and specifications, and applicable regulations.
Reviews building permits, development plans and construction/civil plans and performs inspections for compliance with codes, regulations and standards. Provides reviews of technical information such as soils reports, traffic studies and drainage studies.
Responsible for preparing engineering designs, including all applicable calculations for roadways, drainage systems, and other civil disciplines as required. Prepares written reports and oral presentations.
Serves as the departmental project representative with other City departments, outside agencies, special interest groups, and the public. Leads project teams through various phases of the development process. These development phases include: schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration, and project close out.
Responsible for the management of local, state and federal grants including grant writing, presentations to selection committees, state and federal grant compliance, reporting, and final documentation.
Coordinates the public involvement process and represent the Department at various meetings, hearings and on planning committees. Prepares and delivers presentations that include charts, graphics, written materials and oral presentations; provide information to the public, committees and media.
Prepares and conducts briefings and presentations on projects and controversial issues to City officials and community groups.
Prepares written reports, correspondence, advertisements, and official documents and gives presentations.
Coordinates inter-department or inter-agency planning efforts and assists higher level staff in presenting recommendations to elected officials and advisory commissions.
Attends and facilitates planning meetings to determine objectives, program plans and project scopes.
Plans and designs research and evaluation methods; gathers research, analyzes and evaluates data; and prepares recommendations or alternatives for various designs, programs, issues or policies.
Assists the City Engineer as the primary contact and manager of one or more of the programs that comprise the Engineering Division: Capital Improvements; Multi-modal Transportation Engineering; Development Review; Right of Way Management; Base Area Urban Renewal Authority: Stormwater - Asset Management; Stormwater – MS4 Permit Program & Water Quality.
Assists with departmental financial activities in order to maintain budget and schedule of project assignments, verify accuracy of product and service invoices and project accounting, authorize payments to contractors, consultants and vendors, prepare and process change orders, and coordinate project closeout, budget reconciliation and evaluation, and annual budget preparation in accordance with City procedures.
Provides excellent customer service by appropriately responding to conflicts, evaluating and suggesting solutions, and coordinating resolution. Participates constructively and effectively with other City staff and the public, may represent the City at selected applicable meetings, and provide leadership with regard to implementing the department and city mission. Proactively identifies and resolves potential conflicts.
Assists with management of the construction inspection program by reviewing construction site management plans, monitoring sites for compliance, issuing permits, work orders and correction notices, resolving disputes and other related duties.
Assists in managing and evaluating the City’s construction testing and inspecting program for public infrastructure.
Provides engineering support and project management services to Public Works divisions including Streets, Transit, Airport, and other City departments as assigned.
Prepares feasibility studies and master plans.
Attends, leads, and makes presentations at public meetings (Boards, Commissions, Council, etc.) as assigned.
Conducts technical or administrative projects as assigned.
Assists the City Engineer in identifying engineering needs and makes recommendations relating to policies and procedures to improve engineering effectiveness or efficiency.
Follows department and project budgets.
Examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
Coordinates with other department’s staff as needed.
Develops and maintains contacts with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding division activities and services.
Assists with maintaining the Department’s Geographic Information System (GIS) data including layer manipulation and attribute inputs Maintains spreadsheets to track work tasks and maintain record documentation of infrastructure construction.
Proactively seeks grant opportunities available for public infrastructure improvements including completion of technical aspects of grant applications, scheduling and conducting meetings with various granting agencies, ensuring that project plans, contract language, and execution is in line with grant stipulations.
Composes, types, processes, and delivers departmental correspondence such as letters, presentations, resolutions, ordinances, or contracts that may be complex and/or confidential.
Manages and maintains various support software programs used in the delivery and work execution of the division such as permitting, documentation management, system modeling, and asset management.
Manages and maintains department file system
Performs work in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
WE ARE SEEKING THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
(A) Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or closely related field; and (B) A minimum of six (6) years civil engineering experience. Must have civil engineering knowledge, particularly as it relates to municipal applications; or
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, or
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable in a municipal setting; Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies and regulations affecting Department activities;
Ability to interpret and implement applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities;
Excellent written and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public;
Ability to read and interpret civil drawings, site plans, and specifications;
Makes accurate and effective engineering computations, estimates, and designs in the preparation of plans and specifications;
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with officials, employees, consultants, contractors, and the public;
Knowledgeable in conducting engineering research and skill in compiling detailed reports;
Skill in the use of engineering field and office instruments;
Basic skills in using Computer Automated Drafting (CAD) and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs as well as office software programs.
Proactive approach to problem solving.
Knowledge of planning and construction methods.
The ability to monitor projects, timelines and expenditures.
Expert knowledge of the construction contract process and the ability to negotiate with contractors and consultants on design and construction issues.
Ability to handle a variety of demands and tasks and the flexibility to multi task while working in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of design standards and permitting processes.
Ability to travel as required for meetings, conferences, etc. throughout the state.
Ability to work remotely and manage projects, clients, and project team members.
Ability to interpret and implement applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possess a valid Colorado Driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment; Be physically capable of moving about construction work sites.