This is complex technical engineering project management work for the Public Works Engineering Department, specifically for the Douglas County Transportation Capital Improvements Program.
Examples of Duties
(The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive.)
Develops, analyzes and reviews Engineering and Survey Plans, Studies, Reports and Design Documents. Examples of those plans would include: subdivision plats, roadway plan and profiles, signage and striping, storm drainage improvements, water quality and detention improvements, grading, erosion and sediment control, traffic control, traffic signal plans and signal timing. Examples of those Studies, Reports and Design Documents would include drainage reports, storm water management report, pavement design report, traffic studies, alternative road standards, environmental documents, service plans, subdivision improvement agreements, intergovernmental agreements, improvement agreements, geotechnical reports, bridge design and inspection reports, easement documents and right-of-way documents.
Manages engineering projects from conceptual design to project completion. Coordinates and manages consultants and other engineering staff while managing projects. Studies, investigates, and conducts location analysis, prepares designs, plans, and specifications.
Prepares referrals and referral responses for and to other County Departments and supporting agencies for all land development projects.
When applicable, coordinates project design and construction with Douglas County Divisions and other governing agencies such as adjacent County Governments, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Tri County Health Department, Urban Drainage Flood Control District, US Army Corp of Engineers and local Metropolitan/Special Districts.
Prepares written technical correspondence on all assigned projects. The correspondence evaluates project conformance with County criteria and offers design solutions acceptable to County criteria, and CDOT and AASHTO criteria, when applicable.
Meets and coordinates with individual developers, engineers, architects, contractors and other County staff to discuss project conflicts and agree on acceptable solutions in order to satisfy all entities involved, while meeting County criteria.
Negotiates public improvements where criteria is subject to interpretation or is deficient.
Prepares or directs the preparation of reports, studies, specifications, plans, construction schedules, traffic analysis, and project designs and construction details relative to individual projects.
Coordinates with other Douglas County staff regarding changes to floodplain criteria to meet County, State, and Federal requirements. Participates in revision of Douglas County Flood Insurance Rate Maps with state and local officials.
Analyzes existing and proposed storm sewers and drainage ways. Determines overload sections and required relief systems. Drafts preliminary design and recommends changes.
Utilizes computer assisted engineering programs and design software to prepare and evaluate engineering and design documents. Such programs and software include AutoCAD Infrastructure Design Suites software (or similar tools such as In-Roads).
Prepares justification for recommending approval or denial of appropriate plan deviations or variances from County criteria to the Public Works Engineering Director; and also prepares justification for reasons or denying deviations and variances for concurrence from Director.
Prepares or reviews Intergovernmental Agreements and Subdivision Improvements Agreements in association with the County Attorneys office, and the other agencies / parties involved.
Calculates quantities and estimates for engineering projects. Determines project feasibility based on analysis of collected data. Acquires and secures fair shares contributions based on improvements agreements for future public improvements.
Attends Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners hearings and makes presentations to both when required. Attends neighborhood meetings to discuss projects with interested and affected property owners and homeowner groups.
Provides public assistance by evaluating existing problems and making recommendations for the appropriate corrective actions to property owners, homeowners and their consultants.
Conducts site inspections. Inspects and reviews work during construction. Monitors progress and ensures conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards. Advises and provides supervision on surveying, construction staking, and other problems on complex project issues. Advises and assists on complex surveying and other difficult engineering problems.
Manages and coordinates the preparation, development, and refinements to technical standards and County engineering criteria to meet state and federal standards.
Responsible for training new engineering employees in regards to County policy and criteria.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position involves project management and extensive coordination in order to complete assigned projects, which sometimes will require supervising other engineers and/or labor/trades personnel.
CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR: This is complex professional Engineering work. Consequence of error may result in faulty design, inaccurate decision making, or incomplete analysis resulting in permanent or long-term problems and inadequate construction and create economic, operational, and health and safety hardships. May result in untimely delay of projects and increase construction costs.
CONTACTS: This position requires substantial collaboration with developers, contractors, consultants, other governmental agencies, and the public.
INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves a high degree of independent judgment.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and seven years of progressively responsible engineering experience in Civil Engineering.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific journals, reports, and documents. Ability to respond to inquiries and/or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or the public. Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written form. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, or Boards of Directors.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform complex math calculations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the State of Colorado, State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors or ability to obtain within six months). A valid State of Colorado Driver's license is required at hire date.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, techniques, and methodologies. Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and County regulations. Knowledge of engineering design related to Public Works projects. Knowledge of regionally accepted hydrology, hydraulics, drainage design, and analysis. Knowledge of methods, techniques, and equipment used in design and improvements of Public Works related projects. Knowledge of surveying methods and tools. Ability to check and verify legal land boundary descriptions, easements and right-of-ways as well as compile field survey notes. Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of technical team members.
The ability to successfully complete pre-employment screening including but not limited to: reference checks, criminal background, motor vehicle record check and drug screen is required.
COMMENTS: Due to the variety of functions within the department, the department may provide a list of specific duties and responsibilities assigned to a particular Engineer IV position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is generally performed in a typical office environment and may work outside for site inspection work. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position requires the incumbent to remain available via mobile or cellular device/email access during and after normally scheduled business hours.
In the event of an emergency/disaster in or near the County, all County employees are expected to make every effort to be available to assist the County Manager, Elected/Appointed Officials and Department Directors to ensure the continued operation of any and all necessary County functions. This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required. In the event that an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of County operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate wage compensation in accordance with existing County policies or at the discretion of the County.