General Definition of Work Performs a variety of professional technical duties related to planning, organizing and coordinating assigned engineering projects. Employees in this job classification may be assigned in various departments of the city including but not limited to Land Use (planning), Public Works Engineering (project engineering/traffic), and Public Utilities Engineering (water/wastewater). Supervision Received Works under the general guidance and direction of the department director or an assigned supervisor. Supervision Exercised May provide close to general supervision to engineering support staff on a project-by-project basis. Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. A position may not include all of the duties listed and the listed examples are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be found in a position of this class. Essential Functions For Assignment in Land Use/Planning: Coordinates and oversees subdivision projects, processes and procedures related to permit reviews. Proposes problem resolutions and makes recommendations related to construction inspection, performs flood plain administration and prepares reports. Reviews subdivision plans and plats and performs field inspections to assure compliance with City Code and special development requirements. Assist in interpreting and understanding technical documents, documentation requirements, law, rules, regulations, plans and programs. Reviews request for building permits for construction of commercial buildings. Represents the Department Director before City Council, Planning Commission and other boards and committees. Conducts final subdivision inspection with follow-up reviews on needed corrective work. For Assignment in Public Utilities/Water Division: Performs technical project management for construction and maintenance operations in the areas of water generation, distribution, transmission, gathering, and/or processing, assuring safe delivery of service that is economical and reliable. Provides engineering and project management support to the City’s construction programs, design, preparation of specifications, cost and schedule development, and technical support during installation and start-up, and overall project management. Conducts or participates in studies/evaluations and provide recommendations. Provides engineering support to the generation, transmission, distribution, gathering, and/or processing operations. Supervisory tasks within the division are assigned. Communicates engineering ideas, recommendations, and evaluations effectively. Provides leadership necessary to direct/coordinate the activities of the City to achieve goals. Represents the City’s interest in matters involving the City. Provides technical support to and interacts with other associates. Develops and maintains knowledge of plant, systems, current technologies, and industry practices. For Assignment in Public Utilities/Wastewater Division: Oversees the technical processes related to construction and maintenance of wastewater collection system and evaluation of wastewater plant operations. Directs field studies in the wastewater collection and treatment system and in surface and subsurface bodies of water. Monitors sanitary sewers design review in compliance with City standards, rules and regulations. Develops and manages capital improvement projects. Performs wastewater engineering studies and assists with wastewater utility master plans. Collects and reviews water, wastewater and solid waste operational data to evaluate operational status and to recommend operational changes. Plans and directs field studies, measurements, observations, and tests in support of Public Utilities Department operations sections. Prepares engineering reports including design and cost analysis. Develops specifications for bid for equipment, materials, and services required for operation and maintenance of the City water, wastewater and solid waste systems. Performs design review of engineering plans for water, wastewater and solid waste facilities. Supervisory tasks within the division as assigned. Designs and/or approves plans and/or improvements for public utility extensions and related facilities. Determines service connection requirements, implements infrastructure management databases and the utility geographic information system. Assists in the development of water, wastewater and solid waste utility master plans. For Assignment in Public Works Engineering Division: Performs public works project development and management; acts as principal liaison between City, business community and public on public works engineering projects. Performs coordination of public and environmental review processes and procedures. Develops strategies for completion of major construction projects with potentially significant environmental, social and business impacts. Coordinates bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements that support “Complete Streets” principles. Works with Departments, agencies, task forces, business and neighborhood groups to determine project requirements, budgets and schedules. Prepares funding applications. Develops Special Assessment District documents and makes recommendations to City Council. Organizes and conducts forums for public review of projects. Provides engineering designs and oversees contractor to provide engineering designs. Administers contracts with and directs work of consultants, general contractors, surveyors, engineers, title examiners and appraisers. Organizes and directs project design teams to review, provide feedback on and approve design recommendations. Reviews right-of-way maps and appraisals to ensure compliance with project requirements and laws and makes recommendations to City Right-of-Way Committee. Coordinates R.O.W. closings and condemnation notices. Approves plans, coordinates bidding and award of construction contracts. Conducts pre-construction meetings and issues Contractor Notice to Proceed. Conducts meetings with contractors and businesses to assess progress and resolve disputes. Issues instructions, interpretations of contract specifications, laws, regulations and design requirements to contractors and general public. Conducts construction inspections and/or supervises and trains project personnel making inspections to ensure work is in compliance with plans and specifications. Administers construction contracts, initiates change orders, contract close out documents. Accepts work for City and directs warranty work to correct problems. Reviews and approves Public Works aspects of subdivision projects. For assignment in the Public Works Engineering Traffic Section: Coordinates and performs engineering studies and reviews. Prepares multi-modal traffic impact analysis to determine impacts on public/private infrastructure. Performs coordination of mitigation of traffic impacts on public/private infrastructure. Conducts studies and prepares reports on present and future traffic, bicycle and pedestrian flows and safety. Develops recommendations for improvements to City maintained traffic control systems. Participates in the monitoring and management of transportation projects. Prepares transportation/traffic engineering studies. Prepares multi-modal traffic impact analysis to determine impacts to infrastructure and evaluates studies prepared by others to determine sufficiency of findings and recommendations. Reviews plans for multi-modal traffic impact to infrastructure and to assure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and specifications Develops mitigation measures for traffic impacts to infrastructure. Assists field maintenance personnel. Develops and implements recommendations for improvements to the City’s traffic control systems Develops strategies for completion of transportation engineering projects. Works with departments, Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization, agencies, task forces, business, and neighborhood groups to determine project requirements, budgets, and schedules. Prepares funding applications. Organizes and conducts forums for public review of studies and projects. Provides engineering designs for in-house projects consisting primarily of traffic signal, bike lanes, pedestrian safety countermeasures, ADA compliance, roadway lighting, and intersection safety improvements. Administers contracts with and directs the work of other professionals. Organizes and directs project teams to review and approve studies and designs. Coordinates right-of-way acquisitions. Coordinates bidding and award of construction contracts; administers construction contracts, change orders, inspections, contract compliance, project closeout, and warranty inspection with follow-up remedial work. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working knowledge of federal, state and city laws, rules, regulations, documentation requirements and standards as applied to environmental reviews and right-of-way acquisition; or the design, construction and maintenance of subdivision developments; and of the principles and practices of program administration and budget preparation. Skill in effective communication and interpersonal relations. Skill in the use of computer keyboard in the creation of technical documents and reports. Ability to prepare construction drawings, contracts, bids, studies and budgets; to read, interpret and work from field notes, land descriptions, surveys, aerial photographs, plans, specifications and other data; to plan, assign, coordinate and review work of other professionals; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, business owners and the general public; organize and complete work independently handles multiple demands and meet severe time constraints; to provide direct responsibility for safety, well being, and work output at construction sites; organize and complete work independently handles multiple demands and meet severe time constraints. Land Use/Planning: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of subdivision projects/developments. Public Works: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, scheduling and public involvement; of civil engineering design as related to hydrology, storm drainage, complete streets, municipal arterial roads, multi-use trails, pedestrian safety countermeasures, and traffic control; of construction inspection and materials testing, construction site safety, surveying, office management and contract compliance. Public Works/Traffic Section: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation and multi-modal traffic engineering, project planning, scheduling, and public involvement; of engineering analysis, studies, and design as related to transportation systems, bicycle and pedestrian safety and traffic control; of computer simulation techniques and models used in evaluating and developing solutions to enhance transportation system operations; of engineering construction techniques, inspections, materials testing, and contract compliance; of office management; of multi-modal traffic maintenance operations as related to urban transportation systems. Wastewater: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of water, wastewater and solid waste collection and treatment; utility design; and construction practices. Water: Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of water engineering, project planning, scheduling, and public involvement; of engineering analysis, studies, and design as related to water systems; of computer simulation techniques and models used in evaluating and developing solutions to enhance water system operations; of engineering construction techniques, inspections, materials testing, and contract compliance; of office management; of water systems operations. Water: Considerable knowledge of and proven ability to apply engineering principles to and perform economic and decision analysis studies or complex issues in areas such as generation, processing, transmission, distribution, fuels, system gathering, planning, financial and regulatory issues, asset utilization, and environmental controls and regulations. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve broad technical and/or organizational issues involving the City.
EEO/ADA Compliance The City of Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans’ Hiring Initiative Pursuant to City of Santa Fe Resolution No. 2013-079, the City of Santa Fe Human Resources Department has implemented a Veterans’ Hiring Initiative policy in order to provide opportunities for veterans who meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for city employment to obtain City employment. The Governing Body does not guarantee that a veteran shall be hired for the position being applied for, only that the veteran will be given an interview; and, it does not intend to supersede or modify any collective bargaining agreement that is currently in place with the City of Santa Fe. Job applicants who are veterans with an honorable discharge from the military or are members of the National Guard or Reserve who have successfully completed basic training, must use the Veterans’ Certification Form to identify themselves and then must attach a copy of their DD214 or DD215 and/or their proof of current Active, Guard or Reserve enlistment in order to certify their status for the position in which applying for. Applications must be submitted online at: https://santafenm.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/ Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the city application form, unless the position status is at-will. When required of the position, high school diploma/GED, college degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) must be attached at the time of submission of the application. Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on the application submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications become public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection upon request. Pre-placement physical exams, and drug and alcohol screenings are required for some positions. This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Education Requirement Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation/Traffic Engineering or Construction Engineering. Experience Requirement Three (3) years of progressively responsible engineering experience, two (2) of which must have been in subdivision design and/or development, wastewater system design, water systems, project engineering, transportation/traffic engineering, civil engineering design or construction management with experience in hydrology and municipal arterial design projects. Education and Experience Equivalency Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements. Licensure and Certifications ? Must possess a New Mexico Professional Engineer's License or be eligible to obtain licensure through reciprocity. ? Obtain and maintain a valid New Mexico class 5 or D driver's license. Special Requirements Obtain and maintain a City of Santa Fe driving permit within three (3) months of hire. Physical Requirements The incumbent must be able to occasionally lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs. This position involves regular interaction with the public and frequent walking, standing and sitting. ? Duties occasionally require bending, twisting, squatting, reaching and frequent repeated hand, arm or finger motion. During site investigation, the position requires climbing, lifting, driving, hand/grip strength and both manual and finger dexterity. Good visual acuity, color vision, and the ability to hear and speak is required. Working Environment Work is performed in both an office setting and in the field, under occasional inclement weather conditions and unpredictable site conditions. This position is occasionally exposed to loud noise and vibration, sunlight, UV rays, electrical energy and/or shock, allergens, dust, animal or insect bites, fumes and contact with oils and/or petroleum products. Evening, weekends and irregular hours may be required.