This position, under general supervision, is responsible for coordinating and supervising interdisciplinary engineering design and construction work on a variety of public works projects including building construction, renovations, maintenance and repairs. This position develops project lists and priorities and assists in the development of budgets and policies related to the county's infrastructure. The position is also responsible for assembling and maintaining the county's master plans.
Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hours Per Shift: 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: 10
Position FTE: 1.00 full-time, salaried exempt
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Act as a department representative in short and long term facilities planning in order to accommodate centralized master planning efforts.
Lead, coordinate, and develop department space utilization studies; supervise remodeling requests.
Coordinate annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) updates and work with county departments on annual updates to 5-year plans. Supervise associated proposal estimate process.
Coordinate division project lists and set priorities based on internal and external factors.
Plan, organize, oversee, and supervise the coordination of county department operations and tenants, and external parties involved in the operation, design, construction, maintenance utility, and energy conservation projects of existing county facilities.
Manage architectural and engineering assessments, designs, specifications, reviews, estimates, bids, quality control, and technical oversight of new and existing county facilities and other properties.
Act as managing professional on all assigned projects and coordinates work with county's contracted architects and engineers. Review plans and specifications prepared by consultants for county projects from project development to completion; schedule and coordinate all design and construction processes.
Perform engineering design, estimating, specification writing and contract administration for smaller in-house and special projects.
Write bid specifications and requests for proposals and participate in the bidding process for major purchases, construction work, and consultant services for the Department of Public Works.
Perform construction supervision and inspection on assigned projects including schedule and budget monitoring, attending progress meetings, reviewing contractor submittals and payment requests, and preparing contract change orders for public works contracts.
Obtain all necessary permits and licenses, when required.
Manage County Engineer/Project Management Records and Database Systems.
Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in architecture, civil engineering, construction management, or related field with a minimum of three years of engineering and construction experience in a leadership or technical advisory role. Job costing and project management experience required. Proven experience with AutoCAD and other engineering programs required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of standards for public works construction.
Ability to interpret engineering reports and communicate opinions both in writing and verbally.
Ability to coordinate complex projects utilizing contract management skills.
Knowledge of civil and construction engineering principals applied to the preparation of plans, specifications, estimates and reports for public works construction.
Knowledge of Wisconsin Commercial Building Code.
Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, piping, controls, energy management, energy conservation, and architectural or structural systems including design, layout, and specifications.
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience with all aspects of HVAC including, but not limited to, design, operation, maintenance, acoustics, controls, and diagnostics.
Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with associates, county representatives, contractors, and consultants.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license. Employee is required to furnish his or her own vehicle for business related travel and must maintain minimum limits of auto liability insurance.
State of Wisconsin Professional Engineer (P.E.) license – if license is not held at the time of hire, as a condition of continued employment, license must be obtained within 2 years of hire.
Interactions and Communications
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise.
This position has authority to make decisions that are within general procedures and protocols. These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking and Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges and problems in this position are typically diverse and complex, relating to broad operating policies for facilities owned by the county, and are typically covered by precedent or established practice.
Tools & Equipment Used
Telephone Personal Computer/Printer
Calculator Copy Machine
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Selection Process: TO INCLUDE:
Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Education & Experience Review
Verification of Driver's License
Oral Department Interview
Post Offer Physical Exam
Other job related tests may be required.