This is very responsible administrative and technical civil engineering work involving civil engineering project design and management, and construction inspection. Work involves responsibility for designing Civil Engineering and Public Works projects, such as drainage, roads and sidewalks and the supervision of Design Engineering Consultants. Duties include construction inspection, survey work, the review of developer site plans and investigating complaints from the public. This position also has the responsibility for making difficult Civil Engineering technical decisions. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in Civil Engineering design, and fieldwork.
Works under the direction of the Town Engineer.
Provides technical direction to Engineering Technicians.
- Serves as project manager during the design phase of complex civil engineering projects. Designs public works construction projects.
- Coordinates design activities with Public Works staff, consultants, utilities, state agencies and other town departments. Provide support for construction project administration personnel.
- Reviews subdivision and site plans, easement descriptions and other proposals for conformance with professional standards and Town requirements. Identifies corrective actions to be taken and confers with developers on plan changes.
- Provides technical assistance to Town officials, developers and the public on engineering matters.
- Confers on problems identified and provides professional opinions on technical questions.
- Prepares subdivision development bonds, storm drain agreements, and bond reductions.
- Prepares reports, forms and compiles information on completed work assignments and employee effort.
- Uses computer engineering software for roadway design, hydraulic, GIS, pavement management, etc.
- Assists in coordinating short- and long-term activities to assure personnel, materials and equipment necessary for projects and objectives.
- Provides technical assistance to Public Works employees in the field.
- Performs survey work, as necessary, with the assistance of Engineering Technicians.
- Prepares specifications and bid packages, evaluates bids, recommends contractors for awards, prepares change orders, processes progress payments.
- Maintains the Town’s pavement history and historical database. Generates pavement repair and maintenance options and provides budge estimates for repair work.
Reviews complaints from the public regarding drainage and other subjects and recommends solutions.
- Considerable knowledge of Civil Engineering and Public Works project design principles and practices.
- Considerable knowledge of computer and engineering software packages, including AutoCAD.Ability to use ArcView is desirable.
- Good knowledge of public administration principles and practices as applied to a specialized work unit.
- Considerable ability to design difficult public works projects in accordance with accepted professional standards and Town requirements.
- Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, developers, contractors, other governmental agencies, and the general public.
- Good ability to communicate orally and in writing and to coordinate technical and specialized operational and administrative activities.
- Good ability to administer policies and procedures including scheduling, budgetary work, day-to-day problem solving and report writing.
- Good ability to lead a work group.
A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in civil engineering or Civil Engineering Technology plus four years of progressively responsible public works or construction engineering and design experience; Connecticut certification as an Engineer In Training (EIT) required; Connecticut Professional Engineer license desirable.
Must have a valid Connecticut driver’s license.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Standard engineering, drafting and surveying equipment, personal computer, engineering software, motor vehicle.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL 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 frequently required to sit and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers when operating computer and calculator; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations and to effectively present information and respond to questions from the public on a one-to-one basis and in groups. This position requires the ability to solve technical and practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
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. The work conducted in typical office working conditions with virtually no disagreeable features. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet. When conducting investigations or inspections in the field the noise level may be moderately loud, and may be required to traverse undeveloped land.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer