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Civil Engineer

Company: City of Loveland
Location: loveland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Direct and coordinate work within the Public Works Transportation Engineering Division (Division) for capital projects (dealing with, but not limited to, intersection improvements, street widening, sidewalk improvements, bike lane improvements, new road construction) and planning/coordination projects (dealing with, but not limited to, transportation plans and updates for all modes, the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization, CDOT and other regional partners), under the general supervision of a Senior Civil Engineer. Perform duties as the Project Manager for assigned projects. Assist Public Works managers and staff in the analysis and planning for transportation needs of the City and Northern Colorado Region. Employ project management skills to gain informed consent from affected parties on assigned projects while working to expedite project planning, design and construction in a logical, safe and responsible manner.

The salary range for this position is $72,800- $112,800 per year with a hiring range of $72,800 - $102,800, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will close to applicants at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T on Monday, May 10, 2021.

With over 300 days of sunshine, proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, endless outdoor recreation options and a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene Loveland is an award winning City. In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the 2020 Governors Award for Downtown Excellence. Loveland is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years. Additionally, Loveland has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. Featured by USA Today in 2017 as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America. As the rest of the world is figuring out what we have known for quite some time Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! ~ Love What You Do, Land With Us!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

2 Medical plan options HDHP & PPO

Dental

Vision

Medical and Dependent Daycare flexible spending

Flexible Spending Medical and Dependent Daycare

Retirement 401(a) and 457

Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave

Short and Long term disability

Life insurance

Wellness Clinic and programming

City of Loveland training opportunities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provide professional and technical expertise to:

Maintain a detailed knowledge of City of Loveland, CDOT and AASHTO standards, specifications, design criteria and construction practices for use in the execution of the City's Transportation Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Implement professional judgment in the best interest of the City in the assessment of requirements, goals or standards.

Maintain a detailed knowledge of the Citys Transportation and related plans to assist in implementing the current requirements and developing future updates.

Prepare Request for Proposals (RFP's) for the selection of consultants. Interview, evaluate, negotiate with and hire consultants to assist with transportation master planning, street design, structural design, construction management, property acquisition, surveying, aerial mapping, bridge inventory work and/or related drainage design work.

Monitor and direct consultants performing design/construction plan preparation for projects in the City's Transportation CIP. Duties include interacting with other City departments, other governmental agencies, utilities, affected property and business owners, and other impacted parties.

Perform critical project management duties including cost estimating, project tracking / reporting, specification preparation, and bid package development.

Perform construction management functions for CIP projects, including quality control, progress payment preparation, writing and approving change orders, handling contractor disputes/claims, interfacing with affected property and business owners, public information, utility adjustments/relocations, and project closeout.

Make formal presentations or explain assigned projects at meetings with affected property owners, citizens, service clubs, City Council, Planning Commission, and other boards, commissions, and others as necessary.

Compose a wide range of written communications ranging from memos and letters to detailed reports in support of the Division goals and objectives.

Provide feedback and direction to assigned inspection and technical staff, helping them understand assignments, analyze situations, and make decisions. Make field design decisions to correct plan deficiencies as needed.

Assist with department projects, programs, activities, and objectives.

Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Maintain an understanding of the State and Federal funding mechanisms for state highway improvements and bridge improvements. Employ this toward the acquisition of funds for the maintenance and or upgrade of bridges and State highways within the city limits.

Maintain an understanding of the procedures/requirements to administer the use of State and Federal funds for highway, road, bridge, bicycle, and pedestrian facility projects.

Maintain a general knowledge of the City of Loveland storm drainage and water quality design and construction criteria.

Maintain an understanding of geotechnical sampling/testing and pavement design procedures.

Perform or oversee the efforts of a transportation planning consultant for the periodic update (approximately every 5 years) to the Citys Transportation Plan(s).

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:

This position is responsible for supervision of City employee(s). Ability to perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Citys policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering related to transportation planning, design and construction. An understanding of the fundamentals of supervision and leadership. Knowledge of business management (revenues, expenditures, budgeting, cost tracking, goal setting, delegation, evaluation, and communication). Ability to compose complex reports and deliver detailed presentations regarding potentially controversial issues. Ability to solve complex problems regarding transportation related planning, design and construction issues. Ability to prepare contracts for professional services and construction of CIP projects, including planning, design or construction. Ability to negotiate property acquisition. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Proficient computer skills. Experience using AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Project, and other computer software. Ability to independently solve problems, work under pressure, and meet reasonable deadlines. Capable of maintaining confidential information. Strong organizational skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, arithmetic, and business English. Ability to learn and apply technical terminology related to the Public Works Department. Must be a self-directed team player able to multi-task to provide assistance to both internal and external customers while maintaining a positive attitude. Must function as an effective team member who can follow directions and provide concise information and answers, sharing resources and adapting work schedules and priorities to accomplish goals and objectives set by supervisor. Ability to respond to change and to special requests with flexibility and in a positive manner. Ability to take initiative to successfully resolve conflicts with others independently. Maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers, customers, contractors and representatives of other governmental entities by employing effective interpersonal skills.

Core Competencies:

Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy & Kindness

Job specific competencies:

Job knowledge, Business Acumen, Project Management, Communication, and Decision Making

Education and/or experience:

B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field or a combination of eight (8) years of education and/or experience may substitute for the B.S. degree. In addition, a minimum of six (6) years of experience in civil engineering with a background in urban street widening and intersection design and construction, transportation master planning, and/or project management required. Without a B.S. degree, the combination of education and/or experience is a minimum of 14 years. A minimum of three (3) years supervisory or management experience preferred Experience directing consultants with a wide range of professional skills to address civil design, funding, land surveying, environmental, social, utility and other concerns facing urban transportation projects required. Experience in developing, monitoring, and regulating budgets, including professional services and capital construction projects required.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Must possess a valid driver's license. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire required.

Working Environment and Required Background Checks:

Performs duties within an office environment and in the field at various project sites in an outside environment. May be exposed to long periods of sitting or standing at a desk or computer. Outside environment may be in hot, cold or inclement weather and may require the incumbent to traverse (by vehicle or foot) over certain rough or uneven ground surfaces.

Material and equipment directly used:

Multi-line telephone, personal computer, printer, calculator, fax machine, copier, and communications equipment including cell phones.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

Keywords: City of Loveland, Loveland , Civil Engineer, Other , loveland, Colorado

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