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Supervising Engineer- Office of the City Engineer

City of Austin, Texas

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted June 8, 2021.

Supervising Engineer
– Office of the City Engineer
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Position Information
Posting Title Supervising Engineer
– Office of the City Engineer Job Requisition Number COA083333 Position Number 116343 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Office of the City Engineer Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years of related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, including two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

Notes to Applicants
Position Description:
This position supervises two business teams of the Office of the City Engineer ( OCE ) and is responsible for the full range of the supervisory activities including selection, training, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.

This position is responsible for the OCE performance measures related to the Right-of-Way ( ROW ) infrastructure conditions, including pavements and retaining walls.

Office of the City Engineer ( OCE ) provides engineering support for the City roadways maintenance and to the Right-of-Way ( ROW ) development to ensure safety and mobility.

Department Mission:
At the Public Works Department, our mission is to build and maintain a better community by delivering services to every corner of Austin.

We want to set the standard for connecting people with safe and reliable infrastructure.

The Public Works Department values accountability, excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, safety, and unity.

These values are supported by how we work; exploring ideas, embracing kindness, and encouraging trust.

The City of Austin is committed to providing cost-effective, sustainable benefits that assist employees in being physically and mentally healthy.

This includes low cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more.

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Application Details:
A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications.

For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties.

Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Additional Information:
This position is considered “essential” to maintain critical operations and core services, including public health, safety and utility services, in the event of an emergency.

This means employees in this position will be required to report to work even in the event of bad weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances that necessitate an emergency closure of City operations.
This position may require a skills assessment.
This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy
If the same or an additional vacancy occurs within the Public Works Department in the same job title within 90 days after the start date of the top candidate, the additional position may be offered to another top candidate from the same candidate pool.

This may include filling other vacancies with the same job title in other division/work locations within the City of Austin Public Works Department.

Decisions on assigned selection may be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.
Pay Range
$42.50 – $56.31

Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs.

This position is considered essential, please see Notes to Applicants for more information.
Job Close Date
07/09/2021 Type of Posting External Department Public Works Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 4411 Meinardus Dr., Austin, Tx 78744 Preferred Qualifications Experience in team leadership including workload distribution, training, development, and team building of engineering teams.
Experience and knowledge in regulations and industry practices related to pavement maintenance, pavement preservation techniques, and bridges and retaining walls maintenance in the public Right-of-Way.
Experience in developing and implementing accountability measures for teams and or team members.
Experience preparing and delivering presentations to project sponsors, public, City Council, Commission and/or others.
Experience in a City Emergency response role supporting an Emergency Operation Center as needed.
Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following.

Other related duties may be assigned.

Provides technical advice and direction to internal and external customers.

Manages, coordinates, implements, and/or monitors projects/programs including the review of plans and development proposals for impacts related to project/program.

Recommends revisions and permit requirements to mitigate negative impacts of development and assures plans conform to City policies.

Resolves conflicts in difficult situations.

Develops, manages, and/or monitors the budget of projects.

Assists in developing, managing, and submitting proposed budget forecast planning for short
– and long-term City planning.

Develops and implements standard operating procedures, policies, codes, and ordinances by applying advanced technical knowledge and applying changes to meet departmental business goals and objectives.

Monitors projects for regulatory compliance.

Develops and evaluates a variety projects, programs, and/or plans.

Develops long
– and short-term planning/strategies for programs.

Develops design criteria.

Reviews and/or approves plans and specifications, change orders, and estimates.

Negotiates contract terms, fees, and scope of contract including reviewing monthly progress reports, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, reviewing change orders, and auditing as-built records.

Acts as a liaison among consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, fabricators or suppliers, and the City.

Negotiates problems of changes, errors, or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements.

Attends meetings and conducts presentations to City Council, boards and commissions, and other related agencies.

Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies, departments, divisions, and private utilities involved in or affected by project(s).

Interacts with internal and external customers to assess needs by responding to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of the development process.

Investigates and resolves complaints from the public.

Reviews and evaluates technical and management audits.

Develops training and team building programs by determine business needs and scope of work performed by personnel and implementing programs.

– Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of supervisory and/or management skills to programs, projects, and personnel.

Knowledge of diversified and fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships and utilizes such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems.

Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.

Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.