Director of Engineering/City Engineer
Company: City of Moline
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Director of Engineering/City Engineer
Application Deadline: Open until filled
First review of resumes will be January 8, 2021.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Salary: $104,134.78 - $145,788.86
For this position, you must be licensed as a Professional Engineer
(PE) in the State of Illinois.
Characteristics of the Job
Manages, administers and coordinates the activities of the
Engineering Department in support of policies, goals and objectives
established by the City Administrator by performing the following
duties personally or through subordinate supervisors and employees.
This position entails considerable initiative and independent
judgment and the ability to work with others to accomplish
departmental and City goals and objectives.
Examples of Duties Other duties may be assigned.
Manage all services and activities of the Engineering Department,
including engineering design, engineering planning, development
coordination, survey, construction management and architectural
Work collaboratively with the City Administrator, Department
Directors and other appropriate staff members to develop,
prioritize, coordinate and execute the City's Capital Improvement
Research, and apply for alternate funding sources for future
capital improvement projects. Manage and administer grant funds and
other agency funding.
Execute delegated authority in relation to permits for water and
sewer main extensions entered into with the Illinois Environmental
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the City Council, City
Administrator, other City departments and divisions, contractors,
developers, engineering firms, local, state and federal agencies,
business owners, residents to provide uniform and superior
engineering and customer service.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of
goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Department;
recommend appropriate service and staffing levels.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness
of construction techniques, means and methods, as well as materials
and specifications; assess and monitor work load, administrative
and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify
opportunities for improvement.
Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for the
Department; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems;
assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow;
review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Review and approve all plans and specifications, designs,
environmental documents and reports for the City.
Serve as liaison for the Department with other City departments,
divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant
and controversial issues.
Participate on a variety of management committees and boards;
attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast
of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries
and complaints; review contractor claims against the City; review,
investigate and settle disputes between developers and the
Promote communication and adequate information flow.
Develop operating policies, procedures and programs consistent with
parameters set by the City Administrator.
Review analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data
to determine departmental progress toward stated goals and
objectives and report findings to the City Administrator.
Ensure that the responsibilities, authorities and accountability of
all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
Ensure that all organization activities and operations are carried
out in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and
laws and conformance to acceptable standards and practice.
Provide timely, accurate responses to requests for services and
Hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge,
direct, evaluate, reward and discipline employees, adjust employee
grievances or recommend any of these actions.
Prepare legal and highly confidential information, including
information related to collective bargaining.
Develop budget estimates based on anticipated needs and administer
Explain, apply and enforce City and department policies and labor
Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited college
or university and seven (7) to ten (10) years progressively
responsible experience in civil engineering, including at least
five (5) years of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination
of training and experience which provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of acceptable practices and standards of
civil engineering, including design, construction and maintenance
of public works projects; thorough knowledge of the laws and
regulations that impact the work performed and supervised; good
knowledge of public works administration; knowledge of mapping,
surveying, traffic engineering and subdivision infrastructure
Exceptional skill in public, employee and labor relations and in
maintaining effective working relationships; customer service;
skill in preparing, reviewing and approving plans and
specifications for construction contracts, grant and permit
applications, intersection studies, design reports, environmental
assessments, subdivision plats and mitigation plans; and project
Ability to read, analyze and interpret the complex and technical
documents; sign, seal and be the responsible professional engineer
for City documents and programs; obtain delegated authority from
the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for water and sewer
main extension projects; obtain authorization through the Illinois
Department of Transportation to execute documents for develop and
coordinate the City's capital improvement program; manage the
City's geographical information system; respond effectively to the
most sensitive inquiries or complaints; write materials using
original or innovative techniques or style; communicate effectively
verbally and in writing; make effective and persuasive speeches and
presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management,
public groups and elected officials; define problems, collect data,
establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive
variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of
Valid Illinois driver's license or equivalent.
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to
sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach
with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually quiet.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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