City of Moab
Job Title: City Engineer Department: Engineering
Full-time. Exempt. Effective Date: 3/21/2017
The City Engineer is responsible for a variety of professional, technical and supervisory civil engineering functions, including but not limited to engineering design, project management, private development application review, capital project construction oversight and inspection, survey and GPS data collection, GIS development and application, CAD, and pavement management.
Supervision Received: The City Engineer works under the general and broad policy guidance of the City Manager.
Supervision Exercised: The City Engineer may supervise other engineering-related employees.
The City Engineer is an essential member of a small team of Moab City employees who plan, review, and implement development-related projects and initiatives to improve the lives of Moab’s residents, visitors, and businesses. This position is the official City Engineer signatory.
The City Engineer participates in the long and short term infrastructure planning activities of the City and is part of an internal team that reviews private site plan applications and requests for services, interprets city ordinances, and from time to time recommends code and procedure changes to the City Manager for Council consideration as appropriate.
The City Engineer oversees all engineering-related management duties, including:
- Directing activities of personnel in the carrying out of functions;
- Setting strategic goals for engineering-related endeavors and participating in citywide goal-setting processes;
- Evaluating employee work performance with assistance of the appropriate supervisor and in consultation with the Human Resources Manager;
- Coordinating engineering related training and education programs for City Departments
This position approves the design of City public works, community development and public facilities construction projects, including but not limited to: streets, sidewalks, storm water facilities, water and sewer lines, trails and park improvements.
The City Engineer ensures that field measurements and assessments as required for the design and construction of city construction projects are performed as required, and also assists with the acquisition of easements and rights of way for city construction projects.
The City Engineer is responsible for preparing bid specifications for city construction projects, providing cost estimates for city construction projects, supporting the administration of construction contracts, and in some cases performing project management and construction project inspection services for selected projects. This position assists with the selection and supervision of consultant professional engineers for specialized engineering work and with the administration of selected professional service contracts.
As a senior member of the administration, the City Engineer participates in the annual budget preparation, monitors expenditures in the Engineering Department, determines equipment, personnel and materials needs for the Engineering Department, and participates in the process for preparing the City’s Capital Facilities Improvement Plan.
Finally, the City Engineer ensures compliance with all standards and regulations for the engineering functions of the City.
Education and Experience
- A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or closely related field, AND
- Five (5) years of experience in professional civil engineering work, including one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of the modern principles, practices, methods, materials and techniques of civil engineering as applied to private development projects and public works, utilities, and construction projects
- Considerable knowledge of applicable laws and codes relevant to civil engineering.
- Working knowledge of project management and contract administration;
- Working knowledge of capital improvement planning and budgeting.
- Ability to use a full range of computer programs, equipment and materials as applied to civil engineering, including word processing and spreadsheet applications as well as GIS and CAD-based software programs;
- Ability to motivate, supervise and evaluate subordinates;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and agencies, and the public.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- The City Engineer may work in variable weather and traffic conditions and other potentially hazardous circumstances with the use of safety equipment;
- The City Engineer performs light labor;
- Tasks regularly include walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, climbing and lifting; and
- Talking, hearing and seeing are necessary for performing most essential duties. Common eye, hand and finger dexterity is required for most essential functions.
Formal application and résumé required; finalists will interview with the appropriate hiring authority. Applicant must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.