Assistant City Engineer
The Watertown Engineering Department is seeking an Assistant City Engineer to support our
City’s continued growth! Interested candidates will provide cover letter, application, and resume highlighting their contributions in the civil engineering field as they relate to the full job description posted on the city web-page.
This is a professional and supervisory position whose duties involve the management, coordination, short and long-term planning, and organization of the Engineering
Department to provide maintenance of structures, and facilities such as roads, bridges, dams, and storm sewer systems and in developing solutions to engineering problems. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in civil engineering to include registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin with three (3) years of progressively responsible experience some at a supervisory level in municipal engineering and an equivalent combination of training and experience which would provide the following knowledge, skill and ability.
Salary range is $70,844.80-$85,009.60.
Applications available at City of Watertown or online at www.ci.watertown.wi.us
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
106 Jones St. PO Box 477
Watertown, WI 53094
Monday – Friday From 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020 or until position is filled
Equal Opportunity Employer
Employment based on Pre-Employment
Drug & Alcohol Testing
WATERTOWN POSITION DESCRIPTION
This job description has been prepared to assist in the evaluation of various classes of responsibilities, skills, and working conditions. It indicates the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty generally required of positions given this job. The principle duties and responsibilities enumerated are all essential functions except for supplemental duties and responsibilities.
Supplemental duties are described beginning with the word "May." This job description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees. Nothing contained herein is intended or shall be construed to create or constitute a contract of employment between any employee or group of employees and the City. The City retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to, or delete from any section of this description as it deems, in it's judgment, to be proper .
Date: June 3, 1995
Update: December 18, 2018
Title: Assistant City Engineer Department: Engineering FLSA: Exempt
This is a professional and supervisory position whose duties involve the management, coordination, short and long-term planning, and organization of the Engineering Department to provide maintenance of structures, and facilities such as roads, bridges, dams, and storm sewer systems and in developing solutions to engineering problems.
Under general direction of the City Engineer assignments are performed with a great deal of independence in connection with the design and development of municipal projects. Assignments are broad in nature and afford the exercise of independent judgment in accomplishing program and effectiveness of operations. Work is reviewed through periodic performance reports, observation of results achieved, and conferences. Supervises the activities of technical and professional employees.
Also, indirectly supervises other employees.
1. Plans, coordinates, directs and implements the various activities of the Engineering Department to affect sound application of scientific and engineering principles and adequate research to insure the highest technological effectiveness with economic and timely results.
2. Write bid contract specifications for various projects and process for final purchase.
3. Audit contracts, estimates, and assessments for partial or full payment approval for subcontracted work, materials and supplies.
4. Supervises the preparation of and evaluates designs, plans specification contract documents and construction of public improvement projects.
5. Report and initiate corrective action for noncompliance with mandatory statutes, codes, regulations, ordinances, deviations from operational procedures, techniques, craftsmanship or use of inferior materials.
6. Review and approve or reject engineering plans submitted by private land developers, subdividers, and contractors where city owned property, public streets and sewers and utilities are involved.
7. Designates staff assignments, establishes work priorities and evaluates cost and time requirements.
8. Inspect construction as needed to ensure that city specifications and standards are met.
9. Act as consultant and prepare and present information to the members of the Common Council, commissions, boards, and other department heads and the public related to engineering projects to expedite decisions.
10. Consults with staff contractors, engineers, manufacturing representatives and others in carrying out various public works projects.
11. Work with various local, state and federal agencies such as Department of Transportation, etc. to qualify for public works project funding.
12. Perform technical research and prepares engineering reports and recommendations.
13. May utilize automation technology such as computer AutoCAD, GIS etc., as aids in developing solutions to engineering problems.
14. Evaluate, recommend, organize and/or administer controls, procedures, records, preparation and maintenance work programs, staff training and a preliminary operating budget for the engineering department.
15. Attend Public Works Committee meetings.
16. Acts as staff liaison in developing and reviewing proposals for code compliance.
17. Draft subdivision development agreements.
18. Administer management of environmental site assessment studies and contaminated site remediation efforts.
19. Acts as staff representative to Public Safety Committee.
20. Assist in the evaluation, recommendation, organization and/or administration of a preliminary capital budget for the annual street program.
21. Assist in the evaluation, recommendation, organization and/or administration of controls, procedures, records, preparation and maintenance work programs, staff training and a preliminary capital budget for the Storm Water Utility.
22. Coordinates bridge inspections with Dodge County and Jefferson County officials.
23. Coordinates dam inspections to meet State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requirements.
24. Draft ordinances and resolutions as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in civil engineering to include registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin with three (3) years of progressively responsible experience some at a supervisory level in municipal engineering and an equivalent combination of training and experience which would provide the following knowledge, skill and ability.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the administration of diversified public works activities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations related to civil engineering activities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and application of such principles for budgeting.
- Demonstrated ability to direct and supervise employees and activities in a coordinated manner.
- Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, private and public agencies and the general public.
- Ability to prepare and interpret complex drawings, plans, graphs, charts, maps and specifications.
- Comprehensive knowledge of office and field work related to the preparation of plans, charts reports and construction of engineering projects.
- Comprehensive knowledge of constructive and maintenance laws, codes, department rules, regulations and policies.
- Good knowledge of and ability to apply a variety of computer software programs used by the department to create and store files and plans.
- Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply safety precaution in work assignments and perform light physical tasks under varying weather conditions.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to utilize AutoCAD, spreadsheet, survey, maintenance management, and other software.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $70,844.00 to $85,009.60 /year
- relevant: 3 years (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition reimbursement