Engineer C

Company

 City of Austin – Development Services Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Job Description

The Development Services Department (DSD) coordinates all private development reviews and inspections in cooperation with 12 other city departments and Travis County, all of which are involved in some aspect of the plan review and inspection process. Most new land development proposed in Austin must process an application with DSD from initial entitlement to detailed engineering plan approvals and final construction inspection. This “Gateway” for development in the City is critically important to both the quality and effective timely processing of new developments both large and small. DSD is staffed by specialists who focus on the myriad of city code regulations applicable to new development who have the expertise and capacity to process new development projects to assure conformance to Austin’s code, design standards, and environmental regulations.

The Land Use Review (LUR) Division is responsible for the review of development applications including zoning changes, site development permits, and subdivision applications for compliance with the City’s adopted code and criteria. This Engineer C position will perform Team Lead duties for 2-3 employees, and will serve as the Erosion Hazard Zone technical lead.

Purpose:

Under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, perform highly complex engineering functions that include: work in designing, planning, overseeing work in support of construction, maintenance, alteration of structures, facilities, processes, equipment, and systems. May plan, assign, and/or lead the work of others.

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.

* Approve, process, and seal plans/specifications/construction documents by applying engineering standardization of practices and principles of highly technical and complex calculations for applied discipline within the local and state regulatory requirements.

* Manage engineering projects that are technically complex, highly visible, priority projects or programs. These projects require a high level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative and administrative responsibility. May require the ability to coordinate the efforts of a multi-discipline, multi-agency project team to complete a defined assignment or CIP.

* Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects that may be complex and non routine. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Provide technical oversight of project progress from design through completion.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures prepare cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Writes complex technical specifications for construction contracts.

* Review plans and approve permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within local and state regulatory requirements.

* Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise negotiates and recommends financial arrangements for changes to contract.

* May lead activities of a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, and agreements.

* Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.

* Research and perform statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats

* Develop standard operating procedures, policies, and ordinances for various contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.

* Responsible for designing and maintain database systems for project and/or program areas.

* Prepare and deliver presentations to public, city council, or customers.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

* May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

* Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects that may be complex and non routine. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Provide technical oversight of project progress from design through completion.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures prepare cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Writes complex technical specifications for construction contracts.

* Review plans and approve permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within local and state regulatory requirements.

* Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise negotiates and recommends financial arrangements for changes to contract.

* May lead activities of a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, and agreements.

* Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.

* Research and perform statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats

* Develop standard operating procedures, policies, and ordinances for various contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.

* Responsible for designing and maintain database systems for project and/or program areas.

* Prepare and deliver presentations to public, city council, or customers.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

* May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas


Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience with assessment of stream bank erosion.
* Experience with drainage analysis and knowledge of water quality controls.
* Demonstrated abilities to coach, develop, and train others.
* Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills.
* Experience with GIS.

Salary

Commensurate

Contact Information

To apply, please visit the City of Austin job portal for this position at:
https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/63746