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Organization:  City of Dickinson
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  North Dakota (ND)
City:  Dickinson
Post Code:  58601
Salary and Benefits:  $65.000 - $72,000 DOQ. Temporary housing available and includes a full benefit package: retirement, medical insurance, life insurance, flexible benefits, vacation/sick leave and paid holidays. (Position closes 5/24/13.)


This position is responsible for technical civil engineering and supervisory engineering work performing a variety of engineering tasks. Work is performed under the managerial direction of the City Engineer. Supervision is exercised over lower level engineering support staff.


Essential Duties (5D): (May not include all of the duties performed.)

Serves as project manager on engineering projects; conducts field work, survey, research, preliminary and final design; determines construction quantities, writes proposals, prepares contract documents and right of way and easement descriptions, and estimates costs; coordinates project among outside agencies, property owners, other city departments and other divisions within the department; prepares reports and memos describing the project; conducts inspections of work.Performs inspections and maintains records on federal aid projects.Reviews and comments on submittal of preliminary plats and final plats.Reviews plans for streets, sidewalks, curbs, sanitary sewers, water mains and storm drainage submitted for private developments within the City ensure compliance with regulations and standards; reviews “as-built” plans submitted after construction is completed.Prepares engineering designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for the construction of streets, sidewalks, curbs, sewers, water mains, storm drains and the like; participates in public hearings, right of way acquisitions, finalizing plans, drafting specifications and so on.Drafts memos for City Council consideration.Reviews easement vacation requests to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.Performs inspections of all storm water facilities to ensure compliance with local, state and federal Phase II Stormwater regulations. Prepares public service announcements and other communication initiatives regarding Phase II Stormwater regulatory requirements.Answers inquiries and complaints from the public regarding sanitary sewers, water mains, storm drains street projects, easements, subdivisions, flood plains, and the like.Maintains a variety of records pertaining to public works installations and projects; prepares reports related to the work.Provides information to and works with architects, engineers, contractors, developers and the like to ensure adherence to proper standards and codes.Serves as Acting City Engineer in the Absence of the City Engineer.Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of professional civil engineering principles, practices and methods applied to public works construction.Knowledge of design principles, strength of materials, and stress analysis required in planning construction projects.Knowledge of suitable computer applications to engineering projects.Knowledge of construction standards and regulations.Knowledge of maps, deeds, plats and plans.Ability to plan, organize, coordinated, assign and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.Ability to prepare accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates and engineering reports.Ability to operate personal computers and computer aided drafting processes.Ability to maintain a variety of technical records and adapt records systems for computerization.Ability to make accurate engineering computations and drawings.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to prepare reports of a complex technical nature.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, engineers and contractors and the general public.Ability to operate surveying equipment in the field and to maneuver on foot around construction sites, on uneven terrain.

Judgment/Decision Making (5D):

Assists in developing strategic direction, goals, plans and policies for the engineering department.Suggests broad objectives and is accountable for overall results in respective area of responsibility.Authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance. Requires a high degree of independent judgment and problem solving of complex problems.Errors in judgment could jeopardize one or more areas of business.


Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities (4D):

Will plan, organize, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of support staff; provides counseling and training as needed.Makes disciplinary and hiring recommendations.Serves as Acting City Engineer in the Absence of the City Engineer.

Relations to Others (4D):

Considerable and consistent contact with others in key positions within the community and state.Requires advanced interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain internal and external relationships. Communication will include one-on-one, regular small group presentations and possibly large group (20+) presentations. Likely to be involved in media related activities; background work/information gathering. Offers suggestions to improve the activities of the department and the operation of the City in general. Exhibits a positive image and outlook when interacting with coworkers and/or the public. Serves as a positive role model for others.


Education (6D) and Experience (4D):

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and three years of experience in professional Civil Engineering or an equivalent combination of training and experience that would be expected to lead to registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of North Dakota.

Special Requirements

Valid Driver’s LicenseRegistration as an Engineer-in-Training in the State of North Dakota – at hire.


Environment (2D):

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.Work conditions involve some exposure to moderate risk of accident and require following basic safety precautions. Requires prolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objects and/or using or carrying equipment. Work may require routine travel.

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