City of St. Joseph

1100 Fredrick
Saint Joseph , MO
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City Engineer

City of St. Joseph
Saint Joseph, MO Full time
Posted on October 11, 2017

Job Summary/Scope
Oversees engineering division activities and programs. Work involves technical assistance to the Director of Public Works and Transportation. Supervisory and budgetary responsibility.
Supervisory Responsibility
Integral to the position of City Engineer is the responsibility for developing subordinates to their fullest potential by exercising appropriate degrees of coaching, training, guiding, evaluating, correcting and, if necessary, disciplining.
 Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervises, manages, and coordinates projects in the City engineering division.  Supervises and advises engineering employees.
  • Meets with city staff including engineering staff, public works and other departments to provide engineering advice. Researches data and information as needed. 
  • Plans for future projects. Estimates all costs associated with projects, including design, land acquisition and construction. Prepares and monitors schedules for all projects.
  • Develops data on revenue needs of the department.
  • Evaluates, recommends and negotiates contracts for outside professional services, both engineering and architectural.  Reviews work in progress and upon completion and recommends payment.
  • Analyzes impact on and recommends methods of implementing federal and state legislation/regulations which affect Public Works & Transportation projects.
  • Conducts trips to the field to inspect construction on city contracts, work by other Public Works divisions, drainage problems and to handle citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Reviews plans submitted by other professionals for sanitary sewers, subdivisions and storm water appurtenances. Prepares, maintains and updates City standards for construction and infrastructure development.
  • Responds to citizen complaints and questions. 
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs other duties as assigned.
Employee Behavior and Conduct
City employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.
 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities, Materials & Equipment, Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
Required (Essential) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Five years experience in Public Works, with at least three years at a supervisory level, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Requires 3-5 years experience as licensed professional engineer and registration by the State of Missouri as a professional engineer.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of operations, as applied to public works activities and projects within a city environment.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must develop a general knowledge of City Code of Ordinances, State and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to general public works operations within six months from date of employment.
Materials and Equipment Directly Used
Uses a wide range of materials and office equipment such as computer with various software applications, printers, and copiers. Also uses a wide range of tools when conducting inspections on city contracts. There may be times when use of personal vehicle may be required.
Working Environment/Physical Requirement
Work is mainly performed in an office setting with a controlled environment. Required to perform field visits in a wide range of weather conditions. Must be able to routinely lift objects weighing up to thirty pounds, occasionally lift objects weighing 50+ pounds with assistance. Some overnight or day travel may be required for business purposes. Vacation and other leave scheduling shall be requested of and approved by the appropriate supervisor.
Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering required. 
Passing of a drug screening required prior to appointment.
The City is a Governmental entity subject to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
 which requires that otherwise qualified handicapped individuals be protected from discrimination.