POSITION: Sr. Engineer
DEPARTMENT: Watershed Engineering
DATE POSTED: Mar 17, 2017
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 130 MINIMUM
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, and/or coordinating all phases of engineering work in large, complex, and/or multiple projects of varying size and scope.
SARA’S EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE:
• Adheres to SARA policies and procedures
• Takes advantage of education and training opportunities to expand knowledge of primary duties
• Demonstrates initiative in performing tasks without prompting
• Acts as a responsible steward of SARA’s welfare and resources
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK:
• Performs work that involves conventional engineering practices but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
• Reviews, inspects and/or coordinates construction contract document enforcement including; shop drawing review, preparation of field changes, change orders, and pay estimates.
• Prepares and professionally seals detailed plans, specifications, and empirical models.
• Assists with departmental management activities, including but not limited to, interviewing and hiring new employees, performance management, merit increases, departmental meetings, budget preparation, specific project management, department’s public relations, and leave approval.
• Participates in departmental and organizational committees.
• Works with consultants and coordinates the work of other consultants.
• Reviews, comments on, and develops department policy and equipment needs.
• Prepares estimates, monitors complex and/or multiple project budgets, and makes recommendations concerning budgetary status and/or adjustment.
• Plans, directs, and accomplishes complex design and construction projects concurrently.
• Analyzes engineering data, develops effective solutions, and prepares technical reports.
• All other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This position directly supervises engineers and technicians.
LANGUAGE AND REASONING SKILLS: The ability to understand written or oral instructions; read, analyze and interpret documents, instruction manuals, policies, and procedures is essential. Strong interpersonal skills are essential to maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, agency representatives, civic groups, employees, and members of the general public. Must have experience in successfully directing, coordinating, and supervising the accomplishment of tasks by others. Must have excellent technical writing and report preparation skills. The ability to work effectively and efficiently, under sometimes stressful conditions, to ensure deadlines are met is essential.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is largely sedentary; must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and intermittently walk, climb, balance, bend, crouch, and reach while performing office duties. Regularly and safely lifts, carries, and handles supplies and equipment weighing at least 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts and carries up to 30 pounds approximately 15 feet.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is typically performed in a well-lit and adequately heated and ventilated office environment and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards. Works outdoors occasionally, sometimes in adverse weather, and is exposed to such typical hazards of outdoor work as poison ivy, wasps, snakes, and other natural and mechanical hazards. The stress level for this position is moderate and the workload often requires this position to work non-traditional hours to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner. Must be able to perform in a small but highly professional team oriented environment. Must be able to function in a principle based organization that has a culture built on character and SARA Core Values of Stewardship, Integrity, and Excellence.
Please apply at www.sara-tx.org