City Engineer

$80,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • City of Ferguson
  • 110 Church Street, Ferguson, MO, USA
  • Jul 25, 2022
Full time Public Works

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

The City of Ferguson is seeking applicants for the position of Public Works Director. Primary responsibilities include assisting with planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the City’s municipal engineering activities. This person has some responsibility for developing the departmental budget and administrative policies, negotiating contracts, and determining departmental regulatory action. Project management includes the review of plans, negotiating easement and right-of-way acquisitions, creating bid documents, project construction oversight, and the review and payment of invoices. The work requires close coordination with the City Council, the City’s boards and commissions, staff, local agencies, businesses, and residents. This includes attending some public meetings, workshops, professional conferences, and presentations.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1.Supervises the City’s right-of-way permitting and sewer lateral program.
2.Assists with department planning and budgeting.
3.Supervises project management and acts as project engineer for Public Works improvement projects.
4.Assists with securing and administering the requirements of local, state, and federal grants for capital improvement projects.
5.Responsible for shaping, guiding, ad implementing the City’s stormwater policies and programs. Reviewing private development plans to ensure that the City’s stormwater requirements are met. 
6.Coordinate with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), other local and state agencies,  to meet the City’s stormwater permitting obligations. 
7.Manages and implements department permits through the City’s permitting software. 
8.Provides project management for the construction of capital projects, ensuring contractor compliance with time and budget parameters. Evaluate issues and options and make recommendations. 
9.Manages traffic engineering studies including but not limited to origin and destination, parking, and speed studies. 
10.Reviews development site plans for stormwater management, utilities, streetscape, traffic, and other right-of-way issues for the Public Works Department in preparation for Architectural Review Board/Plan Commission Meetings and issuance of permits.
11.Effectively communicate and respond to resident, citizen, and contractor inquires regarding Public Works activities.
12.Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years of progressively responsible experience in design, supervision, and inspection of public works projects.
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri, or the ability to obtain licensure within 1 year of appointment. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal engineering, particularly as they are related to public works.
  • Considerable knowledge of construction and maintenance methods, materials and equipment employed in municipal public works.
  • Considerable knowledge of engineering design, surveying, drafting and specification preparation.
  • Experience working with ArcGIS.
  • Working knowledge of design, project management, and construction.
  • Additional desirable certification/training: Certified Stormwater Manager, traffic signal timing and data collection. Possession of a valid Missouri driver’s license. 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Obtain a Professional Engineer License or pursuing certification within 1 year of appointment. Additional desirable certification/training: Certified Stormwater Manager, traffic signal timing and data collection. Possession of a valid Missouri driver’s license. 

 

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.

Work is performed in an office setting as well as on-site involving outdoor work in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, and residential streets and parkways. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Ferguson is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 

The City of Ferguson makes every effort to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. If you need assistance or accommodation for the application, interview, or a particular testing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-524-5256.