Open untill filled
Hiring Range: $8,638 - $9,535 per month
A 3.5% pay increase will take effect April 2020
Our Ideal Candidate:
An experienced project manager with a record of project delivery success, working with a variety of agencies, including CDOT, utilities and local governments.
An initiative taker who can follow through in a timely manner on detailed assignments.
An enthusiastic, positive person who has a pleasant customer service attitude.
A team player that can maintain effective interpersonal relationships with staff, other departments,other agencies, and the public.
A good communicator with effective writing and oral presentation skills, and experience in working with the public.
Situated halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City, Grand Junction provides easy access to a plethora of natural resources and stunning outdoor amenities. Grand Junction serves as a regional hub for eastern Utah and western Colorado. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic congestion.
Grand Junction is set in awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument. Outdoor adventures include hiking, camping or skiing on the Grand Mesa; hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails such as the Kokopelli Trail, 18 Road system and Lunch Loops; incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River; and stunning golf courses whose green fairways are set against the craggy Redland desert. The area remains one of Colorado's largest food producers, including peaches, pears, cherries and corn. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the first grape vines were planted, and now is home to more than 20 wineries and is known as Colorado's Wine Country. World class mountain biking with a 10 minute bike ride or 5 minute drive of our office at the Lunch Loop Trailhead.
Check out Grand Junction! https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/
What You'll Do:
Assume management responsibilities for all services and activities of the Engineering division including project engineering and CADD, construction services, real estate and surveying, transportation, utility and parks engineering.
Participate in the development, implementation and administration of the City's capital improvement programs for Public Works, Utilities, and Parks operating divisions, general engineering and transportation engineering; review engineering reports and budget estimates prepared by staff, outside consultants and other City departments.
Perform long range planning and budgeting for the Engineering division including the preparation of cost projections and annual Operating and Capital budgets.
Perform long range planning, monitoring and budgeting for Public Works, Utilities, Parks and occasionally other departments capital programs including the rehabilitation, expansion, and continuous improvement of the City street network, City utility systems, parks and other facilities; participate in the identification and prioritization of Capital projects.
Coordinate and present Public Works related CIP, development, public policy and long range strategic planning issues to various groups including City Council, Planning Commission and other civic groups.
Conduct long-term feasibility studies utilizing in house staff and/or consultants.
Manage the process for revising and updating engineering design manuals, construction standards and specifications.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Monitor, evaluate and recommend improvements, if necessary, to the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate engineering personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
Review construction drawings, specifications, bid documents, and cost estimates for Capital Improvement, new development, and other projects prepared in house and by consultants.
Prepare Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals for procurement of private consultants to perform surveying, design, engineering studies, and other engineering services; evaluate and rank bids and proposals; prepare and review staff reports to justify contractor/consultant qualification, verify funding and recommend City Council award of contracts and professional services agreements.
Oversee the administration of Public Works related grants including the application process, City Council approval, contract preparation and coordination of CIP projects.
Regularly meet with local contractors, utility companies and consulting engineers to improve processes and procedures for the design and construction of CIP projects.
Serve as the liaison for the Engineering section with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Provide responsible staff assistance to the Public Works Director, Utilities Director and the Parks Director; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommend modifications to engineering programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; receive, research, and respond to citizen requests for service and information pertaining to Public Works plans and activities.
What We're Looking For:
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive municipal civil engineering program.
Civil engineering theory, principles, practices and methods and their application to a wide variety of engineering services and programs.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles and practices of engineering project management.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Recent developments, current literature and information related to civil engineering.
Manage, supervise, and coordinate Engineering section services and activities.
Supervise, direct, and coordinate the work of highly technical staff.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
Select, monitor and oversee the work of outside contractors and consultants.
Participate in the development and administration of program goals, objectives and procedures.
Prepare and administer large program budgets.
Prepare clear and concise technical, administrative and financial reports.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Review, understand, interpret, and analyze engineering plans, specifications, drawings, and technical engineering reports for conformance to standards, function, economics, completeness, and constructability.
Make accurate and complex mathematical computations.
Manage multiple complex engineering projects.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Five years of increasing responsible professional civil engineering experience with a municipality or other local government agency including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
License or Certificate-
Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.
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