Assistant Engineer

OPENED:  September 14, 2020

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled. Priority given to those who apply by September 28, 2020

WORK HOURS:  Typically Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.  

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department:  Public Works & Engineering

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as Assistant Engineer for the Public Works/Engineering Department.  Manages, plans and conducts capital improvement projects, including design, planning, supervision of contracts, and supervision of survey and engineering technician staff.  Coordinates and reviews the work of engineering consultants hired by the City.  Supervises assigned staff in construction inspection and administrative support as directed.  Works under general supervision of the Director of Public Works/Engineering. 

   

COMPETITIVE PAY

  • Salary range begins at $61,968
  • Opportunity for annual increases; current eligible employees up to 5% more for 2020
  • Excellent growth opportunities for fully engaged employees

Medical Insurance:

  • Up to 100% of employee only coverage is available
  • Option for three plans to fit your needs
  • $0 deductible available for a nominal monthly cost
  • HSA plan where nearly $100 monthly is deposited to your account
  • 2/3 of dependent coverage paid by the Employer

Dental Insurance

  • 100% of employee coverage paid by the Employer
  • Dependent coverage available

Paid Time Off Work

  • Vacation - begin with 80 hours accrued vacation a year
  • Sick Leave – 96 hours accrued sick leave a year
  • 12 paid holidays a year

Retirement

  • Pension plan through Missouri Local Government Retirement System (LAGERS)
  • Vesting in only five years
  • Employer contributes 14% of annual wages to LAGERS on employee’s behalf
  • Monthly payment from LAGERS upon retirement for life
  • Two 457(b) retirement plans to choose from for additional retirement income

Other

  • Life and AD&D insurance to 1x annual salary paid by the Employer
  • Vision coverage; supplemental insurance (disability, cancer, accident, etc.) available
  • No cost employee membership to CoxHealth Fitness Center at the Branson RecPlex
  • No cost admission for employees and their families to the Branson AquaPlex

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Requires a regular and consistent physical presence at the Pacific Street Water Tower in Branson, Missouri, and other locations in and around the City; the duties include the following:

  1. Behaves in a manner that promotes a productive, healthy, safe and positive work environment by:
    1. Depicting trustworthiness through integrity, truthfulness, consistency and honesty, and while protecting confidential information as necessary;
    2. Creating and maintaining positive relationships at all levels by treating others with courtesy, respect and in a conflict-free professional manner, and believing the best in others;
    3. Taking into consideration the effects on others, on costs, and on intended outcomes of decisions and actions taken;
    4. Upholding the public trust by being safe, enforcing safety, and working promptly, diligently and with a focus on quality;
    5. Showing impartiality and equity toward others, and not using job responsibilities to provide nor elicit special favors, and by not making promises that conflict with job duties and responsibilities;
    6. Adhering to all policies, laws and regulations as applicable to the role and to being a citizen.  
  2. Follows the legal and ethical direction of supervisor(s).
  3. Supervises engineering activities and required personnel relative to public improvements and program management for assigned area of responsibility as directed. 
  4. Reviews and recommends approval of public and private development plans and projects to ensure they meet the city’s minimum design standards; provides advisement and assistance to city staff such as project managers and utility staff regarding the design of plans as they relate to city standards, policies and requirements. 
  5. Reads and analyzes survey data, construction plans and drawings, legal descriptions, written instructions, field notes, property descriptions, etc. to perform engineering work. 
  6. Maintains city design, construction standards and specifications. 
  7. Represents the department through preparing and delivering formal and informal presentations to civic groups, neighborhoods and community members as part of the department’s commitment to working with the community. 
  8. Represents the department at Planning & Zoning, and Open for Business meetings and may represent department at city council meetings in absence of Director of Public Works/Engineering. 
  9. Prepares reports, makes presentations and maintains accurate records, notes and other required documentation for assigned projects. 
  10. Meets and discuses complaints, concerns and engineering issues with citizens and city staff members. 
  11. Reviews plans and drawings for private development and municipal infrastructure of public improvement projects including street, sanitary sewer, water, stormwater detention, traffic studies, engineering reports, water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater pumping facilities and other public improvements. 
  12. Manages planning, design, and construction of city-wide recreational trail system. 
  13. Participates in preparation and maintenance of master plans for transportation, stormwater, water and wastewater facilities. 
  14. Participates in the development and implementation of department policy and advises the Director of Public Works/Engineering of policy issues regarding capital improvement programs including making recommendations and decision when appropriate. 
  15. Travels to a variety of construction and/or work sites to review project and interpret plans. 
  16. Utilizes computer applications such as email, work processing, spreadsheet and specialized engineering software.
  17. May serve as the Director of Public Works/Engineering in his absence as required.
  18. Prepares and/or assists with preparation of Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s)/Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for infrastructure projects which will consist of transportation, stormwater, water and wastewater. 
  19. Reviews, analyzes and evaluates project proposals, bid packets, specifications, plans, feasibility studies, cost estimates and reports and makes recommendations to Director of Public Works/Engineering regarding approval of projects and bids.
  20. Reviews work in progress and verifies satisfactory completion of projects.
  21. Recommends approval/disapproval of payments.
  22. Reviews site master plans and development plans including grading and paving, drainage and sanitary sewer, stormwater, topographic and boundary surveys, rights-of-way and legal descriptions, prepares agreements, monitors services and evaluates reports. 
  23. Designs and conducts a variety of traffic engineering oriented activities, including traffic flow analyses, intersection studies, reviews traffic signal design for the installation of traffic control signage. 
  24. Estimates costs for a variety of capital improvement projects.
  25. Reviews plans and plats and ensures they conform and/or compliant with subdivision and zoning regulations, city standards and city codes and ordinances.
  26. Performs effectively as a member of the Public Works/Engineering department team in carrying out the City’s stated mission and philosophy.
  27. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: *Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of civil engineering including surveying, design, and construction management. 
  • Knowledge of design and operation of the hydraulic and electrical control systems for wastewater lift stations. 
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant and water treatment plant design and operation. 
  • Knowledge of SCADA system design and operation for water and wastewater systems including wireless and fiber optic data networks. 
  • Knowledge of GIS systems and applications. 
  • Knowledge of traffic signal operation, complex mathematics as it relates to engineering work and calculations.
  • Knowledge of ADA Transition plans.
  • Knowledge and understanding of stormwater principles and practices and use of hydrology software.  Able to calculate stormwater runoff utilizing rational method or other methods.
  • Knowledge of details required for construction plans, statistics and engineering related math, computer applications in assigned area of responsibility. 
  • Working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and standards pertaining to assigned area of responsibilities. 
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting municipal capital improvement projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of people including consultants, architectural firms, city officials, contractors, associates, assigned staff and the general public.
  • Ability to accurately make engineering cost estimates on complex projects.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment.  Analyze situations and problems with a results oriented focus, identify and evaluate solutions, and effectively implement determined action.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic designs, manuals professional textbooks, etc.
  • Ability to effectively prepare and present both written and verbal reports.  Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English. 
  • Ability to use various types of computer software (including Microsoft Office) and hardware.
  • Ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and working environment, which follow, is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms from ground level to six feet in height, bend, squat, kneel, talk and hear.  The employee must be able to push and pull up to twenty-five (25) pounds with assistance or specialized equipment, for general administrative duties.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to make periodic on-site inspections with regard to a wide variety of capital improvement projects.  Some sites may involve heights in excess of 100 feet. 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when working at construction and/or off site work locations.  Possible exposure to hazardous conditions and/or disease when at construction work site.  Possible safety hazards associated with working in and around traffic and construction.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Requires graduation from an accredited Engineering college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience required.
  • Experience in design/construction of civil engineering projects required
  • Experience with Microsoft based programs required. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri as issued by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is required. Or the ability to obtain the registration through reciprocity within 6 months of employment. 
  • Additional licenses or certifications may be required for this position.
  • National Career Readiness Certificate preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation and drug and alcohol screenings.