ASSISTANT ENGINEER

$57,797 - $72,246 yearly
  • Pueblo West Metro District
  • Mar 12, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Applications will be accepted on-line from March 9, 2020 until the position is filled at the website address https://pueblowestmetro.com/172/job-Opportunities.

Job Summary

 

Under limited supervision, manages the construction projects of the Public Works Divisions and general fund Departments; and develops, coordinates and reviews department programs.  Addresses public concerns and oversees District permits.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Plans, designs, coordinates and reviews construction projects.
  • Works with members of the Public Works Divisions and general fund Departments to assess needs and desires, supervises design, estimates necessary costs and quantities of material / labor / equipment, supervises the preparation of project specifications, and administers contracts.
  • Researches and prepares technical reports and documents.
  • Presents project and program information to various parties including supervisors and District Board.
  • Performs inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and applicable codes.
  • Inspects work, reviews drawings, provides on-site project consultations, mediates and implements change orders, approves pay requests and prepares progress reports.
  • Manages the preparation of schematics, drawings, layouts, and other technical documents.
  • Assists with technical operations evaluations and oversight.
  • Supervises contract personnel and others as directed.
  • Reviews and provides comments relating to compliance with District roadway standards for development projects and Pueblo County land use cases.
  • Oversees the access and right-of-way permitting program.
  • Administers the MS4 permit.
  • Provides support and coverage for Engineering Division staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Be advocates promoting health and safety in the workplace

 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position manages the Engineering Technicians and is responsible for the performance management and assists in the hiring of the employees within that department.
  • Serves as a positive and engaged member of the District Management Team and manages employees for optimum productivity.
  • This role takes a proactive approach to the management of employee performance while creating and maintaining a supportive, professional, and open environment, consistent with the District’s culture.
  • Participates in the employee selection process, evaluates employee’s performance, provides regular feedback and participates in quarterly performance alignment conversations.
  • Motivates, encourages and develops direct reports.
  • Develops and maintains training program for staff to ensure employee development, growth and engagement.
  • Demonstrates a respectful attitude toward customers, co-workers, elected officials, and supervisors that promotes teamwork, open communication and effective customer service.
  • Embodies the District Core Values of Customer Service Excellence, Integrity, Transparency, and Efficiency.

Qualifications

Knowledge

 

  • Knowledge of construction, maintenance, and repair of public works infrastructure.
  • Advanced computer skills to include the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite as well as an asset management program.
  • Thorough knowledge of current principles and practices applicable to assigned areas of responsibility; local, state and federal laws and regulations related to assigned functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable District and department policies and procedures as well as the willingness to learn and follow any policy or procedure that may be introduced in the future.
  • Theory, principles, practices and methods of project management.
  • Maps, engineering drawings, blueprints and technical specifications.
  • References and information sources relevant to projects.
  • Federal, state and local building and development codes, policies and regulations.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles, surveying practices, construction methods, land use regulations, street design standards, and stormwater design.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D.

 

Skills

 

  • Managing and inspecting construction projects.
  • Reviewing and interpreting maps, development plans, technical specifications, and associated reports.
  • Use of references and information sources relevant to engineering and construction management.
  • Skill in using common tools, equipment and materials of the trade.

 

Abilities

 

  • Ability to supervise the work of assigned employees, contract personnel, and others.
  • Ability to communicate with the public, to speak and write clearly, maintain effective working relationships with others, and operate equipment in a safe manner.
  • Decision-making to solve complex technical problems.
  • Interpret codes and regulations.
  • Use of computer design software to prepare plans, technical specification and reports.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organization skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, site plans, contracts and specifications.

 

Required Education/Certifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or other related technical field.
  • Four years of progressively responsible related experience at least two of which were in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Colorado class “R” driver’s license.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

 

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer preferred.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Regular District business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.  Actual work schedule for the specific Department/Division may vary to balance the internal and external needs outside of the normal business schedule.  Work is subject to recurring deadlines and interruptions.

 

This is a full-time position. Typical Division days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

Physical Demands

 

  • Frequent use of keyboard devices, heavy lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, crawling, crouching and climbing.

 

  • Work at work sites and construction zones requiring walking over uneven or rough terrain; awareness of surroundings; exposure to dust, weather conditions, equipment, noise, etc.  Work may require occasional exposure to hazards; exposure to dirt and soil; temperature extremes and unusual environmental conditions.  Subject to call back in emergencies.  Use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards, hand tools, mechanical tools and devices.  Appropriate professional interaction with others and in attendance at meetings of various sized groups and at various settings.

 

  • The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity, and is performed in office surroundings.  Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

 

This position is considered a “safety-sensitive” position and will be subject to monthly random drug and alcohol screening.

 

Pueblo West Metropolitan District is an Equal Opportunity Employer