ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER

Branson, Missouri
PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEERING - ENGINEERING
07-25-2019
City Hall
19.31  Hourly
Non-Exempt
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

CLOSING DATE:     Open until filled; Priority consideration given to applications received by Friday, August 9, 2019.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Engineering Project Manager plans, directs and coordinates a wide variety of capital improvement projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial and industrial structures, and infrastructure projects.  Phases of such projects typically include conceptual design, project scope, engineering design, environmental assessment and documentation, right-of-way negotiation and acquisition, construction and project close out and warranty work.  Under general supervision of the Director of Public Works/Engineering.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Requires a regular and consistent physical presence at the City of Branson Facilities and the duties include the following:

1.        Behaves in a manner that promotes a productive, healthy, safe and positive work environment by:

  • Depicting trustworthiness through integrity, truthfulness, consistency and honesty, and while protecting confidential information as necessary;
  • Creating and maintaining positive relationships at all levels by treating others with courtesy, respect and in a conflict-free professional manner, and believing the best in others;
  • Taking into consideration the effects on others, on costs, and on intended outcomes of decisions and actions taken;
  • Upholding the public trust by being safe, enforcing safety, and working promptly, diligently and with a focus on quality;
  • Showing impartiality and equity toward others, and not using job responsibilities to provide nor elicit special favors, and by not making promises that conflict with job duties and responsibilities;
  • Adhering to all policies, laws and regulations as applicable to the role and to being a citizen.

2.       Follows the direction of supervisor(s).

3.       Coordinates and supervises the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, making sure that the project gets done on time and within budget.

4.       Performs inspection responsibilities including renovation and repair work for quality, materials and workmanship of contractor work for new construction including major street and bridge construction, sanitary sewer lines, lift stations, force mains, water lines, booster pumps, water towers, municipal buildings, municipal infrastructure or other public improvement.

5.       Determines the probable construction cost for various projects.

6.       Responds to phone and in-person informational requests from contractors and the general public regarding sanitary sewer, street, storm water, traffic signals, etc.

7.       Reviews complex engineering, structural, and architectural plans and ensures they conform and/or are compliant with Branson Technical Specifications for Public Improvement Projects and Design Criteria.

8.       Drives to various construction locations and/or work sites to gather on-site information and perform inspections of city and private construction as required.

9.       Plans, organizes and coordinates capital improvement projects including preliminary engineering drawings using field data and profiles, preliminary design on plans and cross sections, estimates of materials, final contract engineering drawings, proposals and contracts, bidder evaluations and recommendations, pre-construction meetings, traffic controls, inspection schedules, inspections, material testing, accurate record keeping, submittals of requests for design changes and change orders, calculation and preparation of monthly pay estimates and project reports.

10.     Reviews engineering and architectural design and construction plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, cost estimates and related documents prepared by consulting engineers, architects and contractors for compliance with professional and city standards and specifications.

11.      Negotiates change orders with contractors.

12.     Coordinates reviews with other departments and agencies.

13.     Reads and interprets construction plans, topographic maps, aerial photos and other drawings as assigned.

14.     Reviews and approves public or private development plans and projects, provides advisement and assistance to other public works/engineering department and city staff, such as inspectors, technicians and engineers regarding the design of plans as they relate to city standards, policies and requirements.

15.     Ensures that assigned projects are completed within the guidelines established by local, state and federal laws regulations, standards and/or policies.

16.     Serves as liaison with city staff, developers, engineers, consultants, local business owners, the general public and external agencies on capital improvement projects.

17.     Explains the nature of proposed city improvements to affected property owners.  Explains rights-of-way needed and the impact of the proposed project to affected property owners.

18.     Secures right-of-way and property for public infrastructure and public uses including determining ownership of property, negotiating purchase price, assists in compiling records and data for condemnation proceedings when necessary and contacts property owners to have them execute dedication deeds.

19.  Other duties as assigned by supervision.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

*Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, equipment and applicable math equations involved in plan review and/or inspection work in one or more of the following areas including storm water, streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewers and/or erosion control, computer, math calculations relating to design work, applicable laws and regulations as they relate to assigned discipline such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Branson Technical Specifications and Design Criteria or Manual on Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering plans for streets, highways, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of architectural plans for city buildings, etc.
  • Knowledge of the instruments, equipment, material and techniques used in the appropriate specialty.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  • Ability to read and interpret relatively complex maps, plans and specifications.
  • Ability to perceive physical and spatial relationships.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other departments, other governmental entities such as MoDOT and DNR and the general public. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of private organizations, and the general public. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 
  • Ability to perform effectively as a member of the team in carrying out the City’s stated mission and philosophy.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job and protect the health and safety of others. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction and to communicate effectively in English.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • See under Experience, Education and Training below. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands and working environment, which follow, is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to (25) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment, and also exposed to outside weather conditions while at construction sites.  The construction sites can involve a variety of terrain, exposure to physical conditions and materials, and unpleasant atmospheric conditions.  The noise level while in the indoors work environment is usually low, but while outdoors the noise level can be loud.

 

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING:

  • Graduation from an accredited technical school program, college, or university with an Associates of Technology degree in Civil Technology or related field required.  
  • Three years of experience in the construction of streets, sanitary sewers or storm sewers construction, heavy highway construction, building construction, evaluation, material sampling, repair, rehabilitation or inspection. 

 

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:

  • National Career Readiness Certificate preferred.
  • Certification in specialty area is preferred.
  • Additional licenses or certifications may be required for this class.

 

MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  • Must possess a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.