The Town of Fountain Hills (https://www.fh.az.gov/) has an excellent full-time job opportunity available as the Assistant Town Engineer*. This posting is open until filled; with applications reviewed weekly.
The Assistant Town Engineer performs various functions within the Engineering division including review and comment of engineering reports and plans for new development within the Town, review of CIP projects, updating Town engineering standards, assistance in the design of Town infrastructure and coordinating with other departments within the Town. Assists and acts as Town Engineer as delegated. Performs residential and commercial plan reviews by applying knowledge of applicable codes, ordinances and standards. Writes letters, interprets codes, and coordinates reviews with other Town departments. Provides direction to the public, architects, engineers, developers and contractors regarding Town development and permitting processes.
**Applicants must apply through the Town's website to be considered for this position.
Please apply for this job through the Town's website. Please go to WWW.fh.az.gov then click on employment opportunities at the bottom of the page under "Popular Links"
Examples of Duties:
Assists the Town Engineer in planning, directing, coordinating, and managing general engineering, traffic engineering, development, construction, utilities and environmental compliance, in accomplishing the Town’s objectives.
Reviews and comments on construction improvement plans and reports for water, sewer, reclaimed water, paving, landscape, street light, traffic signal, signing & striping, grading & drainage, fire line, and storm water pollution prevention. Ensures these documents comply with applicable zoning codes, ordinances, standards, and amendments governing uniform construction.
Prepares and maintains records of plan reviews, and enters project data into the Town’s tracking system. May assist with the development, maintenance, and training in the use of electronic plan review software.
Approves or denies plans, reports, and encroachment permits related to infrastructure not limited to water, sewer, storm water systems, streets, etc. Signs off on and if necessary obtains additional signatures as required for approved plans and reports.
Reviews and comments on zoning, site plans, preliminary plats, final plats, parking, lighting, maps of dedication, preliminary and master reports for water, sewer, reclaimed water, traffic, and drainage. Ensures these documents comply with applicable codes, ordinances, and standards. Assists in the review of rezone applications and general plan amendments.
Assists and acts as Town Engineer as delegated. Assists the Town Engineer in the creation, implementation and maintenance of engineering design standards.
May attend pre-application meetings and other meetings and provide external customers with guidelines to comply with town standards and ordinances; and presents known issues on projects.
Works directly with external customers and town staff to resolve potentially challenging situations related to plan and report requirements, permit procedures, status reviews, problem areas, changes needing correction, contractor responsibilities, etc. External customers include the general public, property owners, developers, contractors, engineers, architects, and consultants.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, or a related field or equivalent years of education and experience. Requires ten (10) years of recent and responsible experience in a civil engineering environment (municipal experience preferred), including supervisory experience. Also requires extensive experience with engineering matters related to land development in a municipal environment including determination of compliance with Town codes and ordinances. Experience in the preparation of project cost estimates, value engineering, construction reviews and inspection procedures is also required.
Requires ten (10) years of recent and responsible experience in a civil engineering environment (municipal experience preferred), including supervisory experience.
A valid Arizona driver license is required. Registration as an Arizona professional engineer or ability to become registered in Arizona at the soonest available examination date after date of hire with the State of Arizona Board of Technical Registration. ICC (or equivalent) certification (s) related to plans examination is preferred.
Equivalent combinations of experience and training that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.
Ability to read and understand general correspondence, technical manuals, codes, construction plans and engineering documents.
Ability to preform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, geometry, and algebra calculations.
Basic writing skills should include proper use of grammar and structure for the purpose of correspondence and report writing in order to ensure clear communication.
Requires skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which may affect the design and implementation of programs, solutions for complex issues, and/or processes. Some decision-making abilities may be necessary to apply skills effectively.
Interactions may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may also involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.
**Applicants must apply through the Town's website to be considered for this position.
The Town of Fountain Hills is a beautiful community in the Valley of the Sun nestled in the foothills adjacent to Scottsdale and close to downtown Phoenix. The centerpiece of Fountain Hills is one of the world’s tallest fountains that attracts thousands of visitors annually.
Fountain Hills consists of 20.32 square miles and is adjacent to the McDowell Mountains to the west, the Fort McDowell Tribal Community on the east, the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community on the south, and the McDowell Mountain Regional Park to the north. The community is 80% built out with opportunities for new commercial, residential development, and redevelopment. The Town has a population of approximately 24,000 with a projected population of 34,324 at build out in 2030.
Fountain Hills’ climate and close proximity to cultural attractions provide a quality of life that is second to none. The Town of Fountain Hills has one of the finest municipal art collections in Arizona located throughout the civic center and downtown area. The community is also known for its numerous art festivals, street fairs, farmer’s markets, special events, and concerts. Fountain Hills Theater offers numerous plays and ...musicals popular with residents and visitors. Restaurants, performing arts, museums, shopping, and major league sports are either found in or near Fountain Hills.
While Fountain Hills is nestled in the foothills, it is minutes away from Scottsdale, downtown Phoenix, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. With a low crime rate, residents appreciate a small town atmosphere while enjoying quality municipal services and big-city amenities just a few miles away. The Fountain Hills School District has a stellar reputation in the delivery of quality K-12 education. The Fountain Hills Charter School offers education for kindergartners through eighth graders and there are also private educational facilities available. Residents have easy access to medical facilities in town as well as the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.
Fountain Hills is an outdoor paradise with four community parks, a 740 acre mountain preserve, and numerous hiking trails and washes. The Town’s namesake and landmark Fountain Park, is a 64-acre park located in the downtown. The park includes a 29-acre lake with a “world famous fountain” that sends a jet stream up to 560 feet into the air. The park includes an 18-hole championship disc golf course, Veterans Memorial, walking paths around the lake, a children’s splash park, and a children’s playground. There are four 18-hole golf courses in town and three additional courses within ten miles. Hiking trails in the McDowell Mountains, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Four Peaks, and Saguaro Lake Recreation areas are moments away.
Additional community information about Fountain Hills can be found on the Town website at www.fh.az.gov/380/About-Fountain-Hills.
The Town of Fountain Hills is an Arizona Municipal Corporation, acting as a general law Town as prescribed in the Arizona Revised Statutes. The Town was incorporated in 1989 with the governmental and administrative affairs of the Town operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested under the Town Council, which consists of a Mayor and six Councilmembers. The Town Council is responsible for the adoption of local ordinances, budget adoption, development of citizen advisory committees, fees for service, and hiring of the Town Manager. Councilmembers are elected to staggered four-year terms. The Mayor is elected biennially by the voters and presides over Town Council meetings. The Vice-Mayor is selected by the Council every eight months on a rotating basis.