Civil Engineer

Reference: JOB260481
Location: Balck Hawk, CO
Employer: City of Black Hawk

CITY OF BLACK HAWK
JOB TITLE: Civil Engineer
SALARY RANGE: $66,270 / $86,151 Annual
SUMMARY
This is highly responsible work in planning and coordinating a variety of capital programs/projects in the Public Works and Water Departments. This position includes capital improvement project contract administration and coordination; review of projects related to utility improvements and private developments; and monitoring existing programs and activities related to the Water Operations and Water Resources. Work is reviewed by the Director of Public Works, Senior Civil Engineer and Senior Water Resources Engineer through observation, conferences, reports, and achievement of desired objectives. Prepares written reports and memoranda. Carry out related administrative duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
 None
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Manage City Projects including design, service and construction contracts for street, infrastructure, preservation, water treatment and distribution, and building projects.
 Schedule and attend regular project meetings
 Review contractor/consultant pay applications and change orders
 Reviews plans, specifications, and contract documents prepared by consulting engineers or private contractors for propriety, adequacy, and accuracy.
 Manage Consultants and assists with the management of feasibility studies, Environmental Impact Statements for water resources, and water treatment projects.
 Helps to develop the Public Works and Water Departments annual and 5-year Capital Improvement Projects budget in cooperation with Department staff.
 Coordinate consultant selection, and write request for proposals, and contract administration. Oversees construction bids, review bids and manages the construction contracts for City.
 Answers inquiries regarding projects and other engineering matters, prepares staff reports, request for Board of Aldermen action memos, and similar periodic reports.
 Design of small projects as may be required and ability to clearly write reports, memoranda, and documents for Board of Aldermen.
 Assist with the development & updates for the water distribution hydraulic model in order to analyze system operation and development updates.
 Coordinate with all utility companies, state agencies, federal agencies, and other City staff, as applicable, on project design and construction issues.
 Respond effectively to inquiries and complaints from the public, contractors, engineers, architects, residents, and property owners regarding project design and construction issues.
 Report regularly to Public Works Director regarding project status, design, and construction issues.
 Review submittals, Right-of-Way and Street Cut permits, and other permits for conformance to City ordinances, and make approvals of same.
 Inspect projects and public improvements for conformance to plans, specifications, and City ordinances.
 Initiate surveys and design meetings for new project concepts.
 Compile information regarding ownership of property easements and right of way.
 Expected to use judgment and initiative in developing work methods.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 May coordinate with water rights consulting engineers for monthly water rights accounting.
 May consults with water rights attorney for water rights legal documents.
 May serve as alternate staff liaison to the Upper Clear Creek Watershed Association and the South Platte Basin Roundtable
 May serve as alternate staff liaison to Clear Creek County for operation and maintenance of the Green Lake Water Storage Project.
 May serve as alternate staff liaison to the Town of Georgetown for operation and maintenance of Georgetown Lake
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 Knowledge of utilities and water resources, construction, structure and historic preservation and renovation, capital improvement projects, and operations, principles and practices as related to road construction and maintenance, treatment plants, distribution, field operation activities, and water resources facilities, including hydraulic modeling, storm drainage and floodplain management.
 Ability to conduct and evaluate engineering and technical studies and analysis on various programs to determine recommendations based on the information received.
 Ability to gain a thorough understanding of City codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards governing public utility facilities construction, maintenance, and repair.
 Ability to make public presentations, present ideas, data, and reports clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, consultants, contractors, State and Federal officials, and other people contacted in the course of a workday.
 Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as it relates to Public Works and Utilities projects.
 Ability to gain knowledge of water quality concerns as related to municipal Public Works and Utilities operations, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, and its amendments; NEPA. RCRA Super Fund; Clean Water Act; NPDES; CERCLA; and discharge permit regulations.
 Ability to make difficult engineering computations and to design a variety of standard and complex Public Works and Utilities projects quickly and accurately.
 Knowledge of current and innovative computer applications is desired such as word processing, spreadsheets, CADD, GIS and water distribution modeling.
 Ability to gain basic knowledge of water rights and administration.
 Ability to obtain Water Treatment and Distribution licenses
 Knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools used in capital project construction work.
 Knowledge of safe and efficient work practices that comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
 Knowledge of accepted engineering practice, and inspection and documentation techniques.
 Knowledge of methods and procedures of estimating cost of projects and construction work.
 Chair project meetings and keep focused when coordinating with other staff, engineers, contractors, and the public.
 Maintain accurate and up to date records.
 Read and interpret plans, diagrams, specifications, and construction drawings.
 Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
 Adhere to project schedules and budgets.
 Present a professional, courteous, competent image that will reflect well on the Department and the City.
 Work independently in the absence of supervision.
 Communicate through written reports and documents that accurately summarize complex technical issues clearly, concisely and in a manner that can be understood by the general public, elected officials, and staff.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Computer terminals, keyboards, personal computer, telephone, cellular phone, facsimile machines, calculator, photocopier, survey equipment, and computer software programs. Will operate City vehicles.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
This position involves both sedentary office work and trips to construction areas. Exposure to various weather conditions, noise levels, and a variety of construction activity. Occasional lifting and carrying of objects; some walking, standing, and climbing; vision for reading and interpreting information; speech communication; and having to maintain communications with regulators, consultants, contractors, and employees.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND FORMAL TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or related field. Public Works and Utilities design/review experience required, Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration in the State of Colorado is required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-placement physical and a substance screen prior to employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, talk or hear, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, and maneuver steep slopes and rough undeveloped terrain. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is exposed to the use of a computer monitor for extended periods of time.
COMMENTS
The intent of this classification is to describe the types of job tasks and levels of responsibility and difficulty required of persons assigned to this classification title. This is not to be considered a detailed description of every duty/responsibility of the job.
The City of Black Hawk is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the Immigrations Reform and Control Act, it is the City’s intention to hire only individuals who are United States citizens or aliens authorized to work and live in the United States.