Under specified direction, manages, administers, and coordinates various development projects which include water, sewer, storm drainage, roadway, intersection, traffic signal, and other infrastructure related to the projects assigned while ensuring conformance with applicable city, state, and federal standards. This position manages development projects generally funded by the development community and does not manage capital projects funded by the City of Thornton.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and may be filled by advancement from the Project Manager level or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Project Manager: Under direction, this is the entry-level class in the Project Manager/Civil Engineer series. Incumbents entering the class are required to have related work experience. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion. Positions at this level oversee and direct moderately complex to complex development projects and engineering system models.
Civil Engineer: Under general direction, this is the journey-level class in the Project Manager/Civil Engineer series. Incumbents in this class are expected to perform the full range of duties assigned to this class and to work independently, exercising independent judgment and initiative. Positions at this level oversee and direct complex to very complex development projects, and/or oversee engineering system models.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Administers and coordinates development projects to ensure conformance with applicable city, state and federal standards.
Provides staff assistance to development engineering supervisors and managers.
Reviews designs and approves changes; develops technical solutions; serves as a team leader.
Assists or manages and coordinates the activities of construction projects; reviews or analyzes and evaluates construction on site for compliance with contract documents. Makes recommendations for technical solutions to problems encountered during project design and on-site inspections.
Performs engineering services for review of development projects; reviews and approves construction plans, drainage reports and utility studies for conformance to City standards. Provides reviews to City Development.
Conducts public meetings; responds to inquiries and complaints from the public. Resolves disputes with contractors and vendors.
Prepares technical reports, project progress reports, project review meeting reports and surveys. Prepares and maintains comprehensive technical documentation.
May perform elements of GIS mapping as required.
May provide functional supervision or coordinate work activities of assigned staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; two years of related job experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; five years' progressively responsible experience in development review, engineering design, traffic engineering, construction management or related area including two years' experience managing major capital improvements, development projects, or traffic engineering design; or three years' experience as Project Manager with the City of Thornton. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
A valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.
Possession of a current Engineer-in-Training certification in the State of Colorado may be required.
Possession of a current Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Colorado is required.
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