Performs complex professional work planning, organizing, and directing municipal engineering, traffic engineering, and personnel activities, assisting with the development of the department budget; related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the DPW Director. Supervision is exercised over all personnel within the engineering division.
Pay for this position is $74,730.32 - $97,149.44 and includes health, vision, dental and life insurance; 457 ICMA Retirement Plan, as well as participation in our deferred compensation Retiree Health Savings Plan (RHSP). Note that dental is provided at no cost to the employee. This position is also eligible to participate in the City's Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) pension plan, a defined benefit with a multiplier of 2.5.
Assists with the development and implementation of the department budget; oversees the department budget and monitors expenditures.
Approves bid specifications, and construction/engineering plans submitted for construction, maintenance and repair projects.
Plans short and long range projects in support of departmental operations.
Plans, organizes, and directs the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of municipal streets, bridges, water, and sewer systems; administers projects including contract development and implementation. Insures compliance with street lighting contracts. Implements contracts with outside jurisdictions for various services. Administers consultant contracts for professional services including testing and engineering.
Conducts investigations/make recommendations regarding zoning ordinance problems. Makes recommendations for revisions of City Codes.
Recruits and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains, and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels, and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions; oversees staff development, safety, and participates in succession planning.
Performs long term capital investment planning including development and implementation of asset management programs for water, sewer, and streets programs in support of departmental operations.
Prepares various correspondence, records, and reports.
Provides annual update to internal Pavement Management System for future treatments.
Coordinates all downtown infrastructure, including parking and communicates status with relevant businesses.
Designs all storm water system and permit requirements for our community.
Serves as City representative on job-related Boards/Commissions as necessary; attend City Commission and other meetings as necessary to clarify/explain programs/activities.
Handle citizen inquiries, comments, and complaints regarding departmental work activities.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
This work is sedentary and requires the occasional exertion of up to 14 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, bending, reaching, hand dexterity (grasping, holding, keyboarding, repetitive movements), reading, writing, eye-hand coordination, seeing (near and/or far, color, depth, field of vision), hearing, using the telephone, contact with government officials and the general public, working overtime, and working inside and alone. Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree with coursework in civil engineering, or related field. Graduate degree in related field preferred.
3-5 years experience in the design and construction of water, sanitary, storm, and street systems including knowledge of current State, Federal, and local applicable regulations and municipal budget preparation.
10 years experience in progressively responsible public works activities to include construction, maintenance, repair, and administrative activities, and in directing the work of various personnel engaged in construction and other engineering tasks.
Possession of State of Michigan Professional Engineer (PE) licensure upon hire.
Valid driver's license in the State of Michigan.