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Director of Engineering/City Engineer

Company: City of Moline
Location: Moline
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

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 services.



Work collaboratively with the City Administrator, Department Directors and other appropriate staff members to develop, prioritize, coordinate and execute the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).



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 Protection Agency.



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 City.



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 information.



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 assigned budgets.



Explain, apply and enforce City and department policies and labor contract provisions.



Requirements



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 evaluation.



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 management.



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 Illinois.
Valid Illinois driver's license or equivalent.



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 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.





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