This is professional, technical, and managerial work associated with municipal public works engineering and construction. Under general supervision, the employee in this class performs a variety of municipal design and construction engineering duties at a professional working level. A great deal of self-motivation is required. Employee is responsible for organizing and managing multiple assignments critical to the operations of the Public Works & Engineering Department and other City departments. Within a short time of employment, the incumbent is expected to attain a general working knowledge of the Department's and City’s operations, resulting in the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out work assignments. Employee may be expected to oversee the work of subordinate technical / clerical staff and/or the work of City construction / maintenance / operations crews. Work is performed under the general oversight of the Department Director and/or assigned supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED
Evaluates options and prepares written recommendations for various public works projects including, but not limited to, traffic engineering, stormwater management, streets / roadways, drainage, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and solid waste improvements;
Under the direction of a professional engineer, prepares design plans, specifications, contract documents, and cost estimates for public works construction and maintenance projects;
Administers construction / maintenance contracts by performing on-site inspections, specification interpretations and field adjustments, and overall project coordination with contractors, utilities, and departments;
Coordinates work of technical and clerical staff in the completion of plans and specifications, collection of field survey data, and field inspections;
Reviews, responds to, and resolves citizen inquiries or complaints regarding City services, construction projects or municipal public works problems;
Performs difficult engineering computations such as determining quantities, horizontal and vertical roadway layouts, grading plans, water & wastewater designs, etc.;
Prepares and administers TDOT local programs transportation grants and agreements;
May oversee work of drafters, technicians, and / or survey crews;
Inspects or oversees the inspection of public and/or private construction projects;
Works overtime as required;
Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;
Reports to work as scheduled and on time, even under inclement weather conditions.
OTHER DUTIES PERFORMED
Develops schedules, reviews work and makes recommendations on city projects;
Performs field surveying and drafting duties;
Reviews and approves public works improvements constructed in residential, commercial, and industrial developments;
Oversees the maintenance of records;
Provides information to developers and their engineers, architects, planners, and contractors regarding engineering and public works matters;
Prepares technical reports and studies and gives presentations of same;
Assists other Department staff in the performance of their jobs;
Participates on various employee teams as assigned;
Performs related work as required;
Performs other duties as assigned.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to prioritize, plan, schedule and manage multiple assignments/projects;
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications;
Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly;
Ability to prepare concise and effective records, reports, and correspondence;
General knowledge of the basic theories, principles, and practices of civil engineering;
General knowledge of current practices in the design and construction of municipal public works facilities;
General knowledge of the use of tools and equipment associated with engineering work;
General knowledge of computer-aided drafting and design and electronic surveying equipment;
General knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to public works design and construction;
Ability to ensure adherence to construction plans and specifications;
Ability to make and check relatively difficult engineering computations;
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
Ability to analyze engineering problems and recommend solutions;
Ability to plan, assign, and review the work of others;
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with persons from a variety of demographic, cultural, and educational backgrounds;
Skilled in all aspects of customer service.
Possession of an Engineer Intern certificate issued by the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners;
Level I certification by the State of Tennessee in Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) or the ability to obtain the same within six (6) months of employment;
Level II EPSC certification by the State of Tennessee or the ability to obtain the same within eighteen (18) months of employment;
Local Government Guidelines Manual & Right-of-Way Training and first level TDOT Construction Engineering Inspection Course within twelve (12) months of employment;
Successful completion of Professional Engineer exam within six (6) years of employment;
Possession of other certifications identified by the Department Director;
Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the State of Tennessee.
Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from 80 to 85 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required while surveying, collection of field data, and in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.
The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
About City of Alcoa
The Alcoa Public Works and Engineering Department is a team of professionals dedicated to serving the citizens and utility customers of Alcoa. The Department is composed of seven divisions:
Administration and Engineering
Street and Stormwater Services
Water and Wastewater Services
Water Quality Services