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Engineering Designer – Landscape Designer job in Mesa

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Organization:  City of Mesa
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Arizona (AZ)
City:  Mesa
Post Code:  85211
Salary and Benefits:  $59,675 - $80,329 annually

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website: http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/

Engineering Designer – Landscape Designer
($59,675 - $80,329 annually)

The current vacancy is a Landscape Designer Assignment in the Engineering department.

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. City of Mesa is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Under general direction, an Engineering Designer performs advanced paraprofessional engineering or architectural work (based on assignment) entailing design layout and plan review, and related work as required. An employee in this class is responsible for project management and design. Project management involves taking a project from the initial development of the scope of work to the completed plans stage to construction in order to attain the desired results, whether the project is designed in-house or by a consultant. Employees in this class may also coordinate/manage projects performed by outside consultants. Work may include the design of public work improvements or installation of facilities such as: sanitary sewers, storm drains, street improvements, retention basins, site improvements, building remodels, and new buildings. Employees in this class are assigned to work on projects involving a variety of design work ranging in scope from standard or simple designs to those that are more difficult or complex in nature. Employees in this class may be responsible for supervising lower level clerical, paraprofessional, or technical staff. Considerable discretion is left to the employee in determining methods for accomplishing work objectives.

Landscape Design Assignment: An employee assigned to landscape design will be responsible for performing the full range of landscape design tasks which includes preparing landscape plans and specifications used for landscape design projects; planning and developing landscape and irrigation designs; preparing design criteria and bid documents; monitoring and developing budget cost estimates; preparing reports and calculations related to landscape designs; assisting with the bidding and Council award process; directing and coordinating landscape design and construction of municipal projects, including designing Capital Improvement Program (CIP) landscape projects, from the conceptual draft phase through construction and completion of landscape projects for the City; performing comprehensive project management duties under the direction of the Landscape Architect; directing and coordinating projects with other departments and outside agencies and/or companies to review landscape design projects; performing project quality control and assurance through conducting construction inspections, and by securing permits and approvals for project work; verifying project quantities and pay applications, and negotiating change orders; communicating with the general public regarding landscape projects; completing projects within established timeframes; managing consultants designing City landscape projects through reviewing consultant design work and project schedules to ensure compliance to project contract and plans and specifications; reviewing landscape plans for other project managers with the purpose of providing professional review and comment regarding the design of landscape projects, and ensuring compliance with project specifications; and acting as lead over paraprofessional technical staff in planning, designing, and creating landscape projects. Work is performed under the direction of a Landscape Architect.

This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Minimum Qualification(s) Required.
• Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field
• 1 year of engineering experience (landscape drafting, landscape design or related experience)
• Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license by hire date
• Civil engineering and/or architectural experience desirable
• College coursework or technical school coursework in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Commercial Art or closely related field desirable
• Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture preferred

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications will be available as of the opening date of 08/22/14. Apply by 09/04/14. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs.

The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. EOE/AAE

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