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Utilities Process Engineer job in Cedar Rapids

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Organization:  City of Cedar Rapids
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Iowa (IA)
City:  Cedar Rapids
Salary and Benefits:  Annual Salary Range: $65,852.80 to $90,417.60

Utilities Process Engineer

This position offers a minimum starting salary of $65,852.80 in a nationally recognized City with a low cost of living.

“Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses that are invested in building a greater community now and for the next generation”. Come work with a City so dedicated to building a greater community that we made it our vision statement! We are the ideal home for a Water Utility Engineer I looking for a challenging fast pace environment and the ability to make a difference, as we continue to grow and recover from the flooding of 2008.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes: free employee dental care and low cost family dental care, low cost health and prescription coverage, flexible benefits plans, 11 paid holidays, a comprehensive wellness program with free annual screenings for you and your spouse, an IPERS retirement package, deferred compensation, flexible leave and tuition reimbursement.

To be considered for the exceptional opportunity you must meet the following criteria:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil/environmental engineering and hydraulics.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the development, installation, and construction of mechanical processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering design;
  • Ability to plan, develop and interpret construction plans and specifications;
  • Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports containing engineering calculations, discussion of design concepts, findings, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Working knowledge of current applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations for water supply and municipal water pollution control systems.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction contract management;
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering designs, blueprints, specifications and contracts.
  • Ability to make complex engineering calculations;
  • Ability to understand contractor cost issues and administration of contracts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with other City employees, Water Pollution Control and Water plant staff, supervisory personnel, engineering supervisory personnel, engineering staff members, contractors, federal, state and local regulatory representatives and the public.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities, such as WaterCad, EPANet, Biowin, etc.;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil, civil/environmental, or mechanical engineering or closely related field; and
  • Considerable experience in the methods, materials and equipment used in the development, installation, and construction of water and water pollution control mechanical and process systems; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

An application is required per City policy but to ensure complete consideration please supply a cover letter or tailored resume to address how you meet each of these requirements.

To help you gauge your interest please visit our website to learn more on the specific examples of job duties and additional details on qualifications for this position at: http://www.cityofcr.com

Details on the Community:

Cedar Rapidsis the second largest city inIowa, which translates to a stimulating work environment that offers room to grow and develop professionally. The City ofCedar Rapidsoffers a supervisory training curriculum and professional development courses throughout the year. We believe in upward mobility for our employees and the diversity and size of our organization provides real opportunity for advancement.

Cedar Rapids offers its residents a chance to experience small town life in a big city setting. Our community centered festivals and farmers’ markets add to the rural atmosphere but our diverse economic base has made us the second largest city in Iowa. Cedar Rapids was recently recognized nationally by Forbes Magazine as the number one city for projected job growth.

Cedar Rapids offers a variety of cultural and recreational amenities too. Enjoy a healthy life style in a city that has every sport and club imaginable, extensive walking and biking trails, a skate park, 6 swimming pools and 74 recreation areas (including 4 golf courses). And don’t worry about running out of things to do, Cedar Rapids is centrally located and you can be in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, St Louis, or Kansas City, within a few hours.

Cedar Rapids is the kind of community where you can enjoy a superior quality of life. Purchasing a home costs 40% less than the national average; property and violent crime rates are low and more than half of our community members enjoy commute times of less than 15 minutes. Visit http://www.cedar-rapids.org/city-news/more-cedar-rapids-rankings/pages/default.aspx to see how we compare to other top cities around the nation.


All of this adds up to a great community to live, work and play!


For more information on what it is like to live in the Cedar Rapids or the Corridor area visit http://www.cedarrapids.org/ or www.culturalcorridor.org/index.asp.


Visit our website to download an application: www.cedar-rapids.org


Submit your completed application to: hr@cedar-rapids.org

Applications accepted until filled.
Pre-employment drug screen required.
Assistance provided to disabled individuals upon request
Equal Opportunity Employer

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