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Associate Engineer

Posted: 02/07/2021

Resumes can only be submitted by going to the City of Waterloo website www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com, Career Opportunities, clicking on Associate Engineer, reading through the description and following the directions to submit your resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline is Noon on Friday, March 26, 2021. $75,630.18 - $80,305.81 annualized; additional $5.00/hr for PE GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Plans, directs and participates in technical design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for public works projects. The work is performed under the general direction of the City Engineer or Assistant City Engineer, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Plans, assists and supervises the work of engineering technicians, draftspersons and interns. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification. 1. Coordinates and administers public works construction projects and contracts for public works facilities such as storm and sanitary sewers, paving, grading and other road construction and reconstruction projects. 2. Reviews and supervises work of survey crews, technicians, inspectors and draftspersons. 3. Coordinates bridge inspection program including maintenance and repairs. 4. Coordinates sidewalk inspection program. 5. Coordinates storm water management program. 6. Inspects all flood control facilities including levees, walls, pump stations, gate wells and dams. 7. Inspects flood control system and notifies appropriate department as needed for necessary repairs and maintenance. 8. Prepares and analyzes transportation and street maintenance data. 9. Prepares grant applications and right-of-way acquisition papers. 10. Provides engineering support services to Public Works and other City departments as needed. 11. Compiles reports, performs data entry and completes forms using the applicable software. 12. Works inside and outside in all weather conditions to review construction sites, meet with contractors and attend meetings; drives passenger vehicle to and from the destination. 13. Works independently and with others with minimum supervision. 14. Attends work regularly at the designated place and time. 15. Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City, Engineering Department and OSHA policies, procedures and safety rules and regulations. 16. Performs all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering as applied to the design, maintenance, inspection and repair of public works facilities. 2. Ability to plan projects and prepare related designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates. 3. Ability to present materials and information in good report form, complete forms and perform required record keeping. 4. Skilled in use of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D software. 5. Skilled in use of civil engineering instruments and equipment. 6. Skilled in the use of GIS software. 7. Ability to function with independent judgment and skill to plan, assist and supervise the work of others as it relates to engineering principles and practices. 8. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to read, analyze, record and interpret complex technical data and computations, review materials on a variety of engineering projects, present facts and findings clearly and concisely, give advice and recommendations and respond to questions from the public, public officials, contractors and coworkers. 9. Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, supervisors, public officials, contractors, other government subdivisions and agencies and the public. 10. Ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil, construction or municipal engineering with major course work in infrastructure-related areas. 2. Prefer a minimum of one year experience in public works engineering with day-to-day supervision of skilled and semi-skilled subordinates. 3. Engineer Intern Certificate (EI) required. 4. Prefer Professional Engineer License (PE) or ability to obtain within five years of appointment. 5. Prefer storm water management program experience. 6. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. MISCELLANEOUS 1. Required to wear personal protective equipment as needed such as safety glasses, safety shoes and safety vest and ability to observe and enforce appropriate safety precautions. 2. Following a conditional offer of employment, the City of Waterloo reserves the right to require a physical examination and drug test by a physician of the City's choice to determine if an applicant is capable of performing the essential functions of the job. 3. The City of Waterloo will conduct a background investigation including education, employment and criminal history checks on any applicant being considered for this position. 4. Must submit to and pass Civil Service examination procedures including an oral interview. WORK SCHEDULE Generally Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with one hour unpaid lunch. Must be available for department or City activities or meetings that require the attendance of the Associate Engineer.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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