City Engineer - City of Evans

SUMMARY: 

Evans is seeking a dynamic City Engineer to serve as a member of a collaborative team to pave the way for future success. The City Engineer will lead a team of professional staff to ensure high quality design, construction, and functionality of City infrastructure; collaborate with community development and public works staff to ensure effective and efficient, customer–centered service; and represent Evans in regional infrastructure planning forums.   

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: 

Public Works is a critical and essential department for maintaining City infrastructure and services.  Over 32 full-time Public Works employees are dedicated in developing, constructing, inspecting, improving and maintaining the City’s infrastructure.  Infrastructure includes roadways, traffic lights, street lights, and sidewalks.  In addition, this department is responsible for wastewater, stormwater, water distribution, sanitation services, forestry, parks and cemetery maintenance.  Engineering is a division of the Public Works Department.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages, supervises, plans, coordinates and reviews the work plan for staff assigned projects and responsibilities.
  • Performs professional engineering services for development review of public improvements; oversees the design and construction of capital improvement projects for various City departments. Develops and monitors annual work plans for capital improvement and development review sections.
  • Supervises the design, review and inspection of private and City development to meet standards and specifications.
  • Manages and monitors contracts with consultants. Reviews the work of consultants and ensures the timely completion of projects within the established budget. 
  • Manages, supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff and functions.
  • Represents the City in meetings with professional organizations, regional groups, other public agencies and appointed committees; meets and confers with groups and organizations concerning municipal issues and services.
  • Assists the department director in assessing local needs and updates the strategic plan for the future of the department.
  • Proposes and justifies programs, projects, operations and services; develops a strategy and work plan for the successful achievement of program and project goals.
  • Applies for grants to fund CIP and other special projects. Monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws, local statutes, ordinances, standards, procedures, and trends related to division’s functions, and ensures their implementation.
  • Manages the stormwater quality program.
  • Oversees pavement and bridge management programs.
  • Works with the City’s water resource consultant in maintaining water use accounting.
  • May perform the duties of Floodplain Administrator.

TOP CITY ENGINEER PRIORITIES:

Capital Improvement Program Management

  •  Plan and manage a challenging range of capital improvement projects in a way that enhances communication and community engagement and ensures the timely completion of projects within budget.

Leadership and support of engineering department staff

  •  The City Engineer will lead and empower a dynamic group of talented engineering staff that currently consists of two engineers and one utility locator/construction inspector.

Provide support for land development review applications

  •  Partner with developers and others to ensure successful high quality development.
  •  Collaborate with others to review for annexations, platting, developer’s agreements, and related development requirements.
  •  Engage with developers, design engineers, and contractors; constructively, yet creatively, resolve any design and construction issues to meet the City’s standards and specifications and enhance the community.

Public Engagement

  •  Supports the Public Works Director and other City staff in providing information to the public regarding on-going City capital improvement projects and programs.
  •  Attends public meetings as needed to provide information and updates to the public regarding various City projects and proposals.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field; six years of experience in civil engineering; two years of lead work or supervisory experience; current Professional Engineering License; possession of or ability to obtain a Colorado driver's license upon hire; and ability to obtain Flood Plain Manager Certification. Master’s Degree and previous municipal civil engineering experience are desirable.  Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE: 

The City is seeking a highly experienced, motivated, collaborative, and engaging professional with well-developed leadership, management, planning, organizational, budgeting, and communication skills to oversee the City’s Engineering Division, including the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have robust experience in CIP project management and best practices, and a proven track record of community engagement. Strong candidates will also have a customer-centered service orientation and be responsive in working with numerous customers to come up with practical answers to issues/problems.  This individual will enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and will be an effective, respected representative of the City.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and practices that are applicable to Public Works, including surveying, inspection, construction practices, and GIS.  Candidates with the demonstrated ability to mentor, develop and motivate talented staff will be favorably considered.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

This position offers a highly competitive salary.  The salary range for the City Engineer position is $82,200—$123,200/year and will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and match with the desired attributes being sought by the City. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including: excellent medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and disability insurance, up to 7% City contribution into a 401(k) Plan, 11 paid holidays, vacation leave and health leave, tuition reimbursement, educational incentives, wellness incentives, and optional pre-tax flexible spending account, health savings account, 457 plan and 529 plan.  Further details on compensation and benefits may be obtained on the City’s website.

The City of Evans may conduct pre-employment drug testing and background investigations as a condition of employment.

This recruitment will remain open until filled with the first review of resumes occurring on February 28, 2018.  To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please officially apply at  www.evanscolorado.gov.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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