Please Post: February 3, 2020
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Public Works Department
Job Title: City Engineer (1100- DH02, 2764)
Department: Public Works, Engineering Division
Reports To: Public Works Commissioner, City Manager and other designated personnel.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Union: Non-Union; Ordinance
Salary: $95,424.68 (min) to $112,084.44 (max) annually; 35 hours/week
Responsible for the management, leadership, administrative, technical and supervising work in planning, organizing and directing the operations of the Engineering Division.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervises the overall administration and operation of the Engineering Division including survey design, construction and repair specifications for City Buildings, roads, sidewalks, bridges, parking lots, drainage systems, traffic control devices and a variety of other construction projects.
Provides engineering support to all DPW divisions, City offices, Boards, and Committees to insure professionally designed structures and systems.
Plans the divisions annual and long-range work programs, schedules, work assignments.
Organizes and supervises the preliminary study and design of cost estimates, preparation of bid documents, advertising, evaluation of bids or proposals and recommendation for awards to Commissioner.
Reviews and inspects work in progress and upon completion.
Assists in annual preparation of department budget.
Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project.
Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.
Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.
Maintains various records and information required by law, ordinance, City Manager etc.
Inspects construction site to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.
Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
Other duties as may be assigned
Directly supervises employees in the engineering division. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with 7-10 years of technical and professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, soils and material in which three were in a supervisory capacity is preferred. Master's degree desired. Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of civil engineering; knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of surveying, knowledge of algebra, plan and solid geometry, trigonometry and calculus; knowledge of the types of equipment and materials used in the construction and repair of bridges, highways, roads, streets and water systems; knowledge of mathematical techniques used in solving civil engineering problems; knowledge of engineering properties and related tests of soils and solids such as compressibility, sheer strength of soils, triaxial strength tests, and soil classification tests; knowledge of the properties of concrete and asphalt; knowledge of the mechanical properties of fluids such as: statics, critical flow, momentum in conduits under pressure and pipe systems, flow resistance in open channels and continuity; knowledge of the principles of hydraulics as applied to surface drainage;, pipes and culverts; knowledge of the principles of hydrology including Hydrologic cycle, groundwater flow, flood and flood control and runoff storage; knowledge of inspection techniques following in civil engineering projects; knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and administration in civil engineering work; knowledge of the mathematical calculations and formulas associated with civil engineering work; knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation; ability to read, understand, interpret and apply technical literature and regulations relating to work.
Computer skills/experience in CAD and Microsoft Office applications required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, etc.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
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
Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of MA, Board of Registration of PE required. Professional Land Surveyor license is preferred but not required. Valid motor vehicle license required.
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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.
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 high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.
Qualified individuals send resume with cover letter to the Human Relations Office, Mary Callery, HR Director, Room 19 - City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by Deadline: Open Until Filled. Applicants may also send resume with cover letter to fax 978-446-7102 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org