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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Supervising Engineer
Job Requisition Number COA077724
Position Number 104755
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Utility Development Services
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.


Licenses or Certifications:


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas


     






Notes to Applicants

The Supervising Engineer in this position will:

  • Confirm that all new and rehabilitated water and wastewater infrastructures (and associated easements or license agreements) meet established State of Texas, City of Austin, County, and Utility standards, design criteria, specifications, and regulatory requirements
  • Assure all construction plans for distribution and collection systems adhere to State and local design requirements and sound engineering practice while applying reasonable flexibility in situations where there are disagreements and alternative solutions
  • Verify, as appropriate, engineering plans in the field to determine accuracy of “on the ground” conditions
  • Document processes through flowcharts and SOPs
  • Monitor and manage performance measures and Pipeline Engineering workgroup processes
  • Enhance the QA/QC review process
  • Provide technical oversight and support
  • Respond to customer, Council, and Commission inquires
  • Provide input and comments on new or modified Standards, Specifications, and Design Criteria
  • Research and employ best practices, and improve processes
  • Participate and support transition to AMANDA, ProjectDox, and Electronic Plan Review
Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:
  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.
If you are selected to interview:
  • Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
If you are selected as a top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.
  • A valid Texas Driver License is preferred.
  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.
Technical Licensure:
  • This position requires the employee to hold a valid State of Texas Professional Engineer License (PE).
  • Please review the requirements for licensing on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers website at: https://engineers.texas.gov/lic_basic.htm

Pay Range

$38.60 – $51.01 per hour

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Job Close Date
02/21/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications
  • Civil Engineering Major (Bachelor degree or higher)
  • Knowledge of City of Austin and State of Texas water and wastewater design criteria, standards, specifications, rules, and regulations
  • Experience with the City’s development processes including the permitting and plan review processes
  • Extensive experience in designing centralized water and wastewater infrastructure in which dry and other wet utilities already exist
  • Experience preparing, reviewing and approving plans for water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Extensive field experience with site plan corrections involving water, wastewater, electric, telecommunications, gas, drainage facilities, etc.
  • Experience resolving engineering conflicts in a fast paced and high stakes environment
  • Experience interacting effectively with the public to resolve challenging and highly technical engineering and customer issues
  • Experience using geographic information systems, HANSEN and AMANDA databases or similar software applications
  • Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License
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.


  1. Provides technical advice and direction to internal and external customers. Manages, coordinates, implements, and/or monitors projects/programs including the review of plans and development proposals for impacts related to project/program. Recommends revisions and permit requirements to mitigate negative impacts of development and assures plans conform to City policies. Resolves conflicts in difficult situations

  2. Develops, manages, and/or monitors the budget of projects. Assist in develop, managing and submit proposed budget forecast planning for short and long term city planning.

  3. Develop and implements standard operating procedures, policies, codes, and ordinances by applying advance technical knowledge and applying changes to meet departmental business goals and objectives. Monitors projects for regulatory compliance

  4. Develops and evaluates a variety projects/programs/ and/or plans. Develops long and short term planning/strategies for programs

  5. Develops design criteria. Reviews and/or approves plans and specifications, change orders, and estimates.

  6. Negotiates contract terms, fees, scope of contract including, reviewing monthly progress reports, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, reviewing change orders, and auditing as-built records. Acts as a liaison among consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, fabricators or suppliers and City. Negotiates problems of changes, errors or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements

  7. Attends meetings and conducts presentations to City Council, Board, commission, and other related agencies. Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies, departments, divisions and private utilities involved in or affected by project(s).

  8. Interacts with internal and external customers to assess needs by responding to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of the development process. Investigates and resolves complaints from the public

  9. Reviews and evaluates technical and management audits

  10. Develops training and team building programs by determine business needs and scope of work performed by personnel and implementing programs.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

  • Employees at this level are typically responsible for supervising a staff of at least six (6) full-time equivalent positions performing engineering functions, including Engineer C’s who supervise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Knowledge of supervisory and/or management skills to programs, projects and personnel

  • Knowledge of diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships, and utilize such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems;

  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry

  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.

  • Knowledge of City of Austin budget planning, purchasing and contract policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.

  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.

  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within the local and state ordinances and laws

  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports

  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution

  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.

  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel

  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions;

  • Ability to observe, compare, or monitor objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of engineering experience do you have?
    • Less than 8 years
    • 8 years to less than 10 years
    • 10 years to less than 12 years
    • 12 years or more
  4. * In what state(s) are you currently registered as a Professional Engineer?
    • Texas
    • Texas and other states
    • Other states (not Texas)
    • None of the above
  5. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have, including hiring, training, assigning work, counseling, and evaluating employee performance?
    • No Experience
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2-4 years
    • 5-7 years
    • More than 7 years
  6. * Briefly describe your lead or supervisory experience. Include any experience hiring, training, assigning work, counseling and evaluating employees.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your Engineering degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How many years of applicable experience do you have in the field of water and wastewater utilities?
    • None
    • Less than 5 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • 10 to 15 years
    • More than 15 years
  9. * Describe your knowledge and experience with the City of Austin’s Utility Criteria Manual, and the City of Austin and State of Texas water and wastewater rules and regulations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Briefly summarize your experience with the City’s development processes including the permitting and plan review processes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your experience in designing centralized water and wastewater infrastructure in which dry and other wet utilities already exist.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Describe your experience preparing, reviewing and approving plans for water and wastewater infrastructure.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Describe your field experience with site plan corrections involving water, wastewater, electric, telecommunications, gas, drainage facilities, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Provide your most complex example of your experience resolving engineering conflicts.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Provide an example of your experience interacting effectively with the public to resolve challenging and highly technical engineering and customer issues.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Briefly describe your experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and work order and case management systems such as the HANSEN and AMANDA databases, or similar software applications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee’s full name.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents