Project Engineer - Civil

City of Fort Smith   Fort Smith, AR   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 20, 2024
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CIVIL ENGINEERS NEEDED - entry level up to senior level

Description:
The incumbent, under the guidance of the Director of Engineering, provides civil engineering services for the planning, design, project development, implementation, coordination, and contract administration of public works facilities and related municipal functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Review studies, plans, specifications, and design data for projects to assure compliance with design criteria, standards, and ordinances.
  • Prepare preliminary studies, estimates, and schedules for facility improvements.
  • Prepare scope and criteria for engineering services contracts; review consultant qualifications and proposals and negotiate fees for services. Administer engineering contracts.
  • Prepare designs including plans, specifications, contract documents, estimates, and schedules for projects; supervise or coordinate filed surveys, subsurface investigations, testing, and drafting. Perform inspections as needed. Prepare design standards, standard construction specifications, ordinances, and other documents.
  • Prepare legal descriptions, easements, and other documents. Coordinate with appraisers and attorneys and develop cost data and other information regarding right-of-way acquisition. Contact property owners, review project impact, and obtain easements.
  • Administer construction contracts, review and analyze bids, coordinate utility relocations, review quality control reports, pay estimates, change orders, and related documents.
  • Assist other city departments and/or programs in review and analysis of data, project development, programming, scheduling, and contract administration.
  • Consult and provide assistance/information to consulting engineers, surveyors, agencies, contractors, outside representatives, and the general public regarding design methods, materials and construction procedures, and administrative guidelines. Investigate citizen complaints.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are required.

Note: All City of Fort Smith positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees, and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive. Must always show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors.

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience:
    • Senior Project Engineer (III):
      Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is required; Civil Engineering is preferred. Minimum of 8 years of civil engineering experience with a background in public works facilities, including water and wastewater systems, streets, drainage, and land development, along with knowledge of the various regulatory agency requirements. Knowledge of real property titles, rights-of-way, platting, and legal descriptions is necessary. Must already be a registered P.E. and become registered in the State of Arkansas within 12 months of employment.
    •  Project Engineer II:
      Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is required; Civil Engineering is preferred. Minimum of 5 - 7 years of civil engineering experience with a background in pubic works facilities, including water and wastewater systems, streets, drainage, and land development, along with knowledge of the various regulatory agency requirements. Knowledge of real property titles, rights-of-way, platting, and legal descriptions is necessary. Must already be a registered P.E. and become registered in the State of Arkansas within 12 months of employment.
    • Project Engineer I:
      Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is required; Civil Engineering is preferred. Minimum of 0 - 4 years of civil engineering experience with a background in public works facilities, including water and wastewater systems, streets, drainage, and land development, along with knowledge of the various regulatory agency requirements. Knowledge of real property titles, rights-of-way, platting, and legal descriptions is necessary. Must be registered as an Engineering Intern in the state of Arkansas or become registered within 12 months of employment.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The incumbent should possess knowledge of the selection of materials, methods, and techniques for construction and layout of operations sequence for public works facilities. The incumbent must have good verbal and written communication skills as well as good organizational skills. Problem-solving and analytical abilities are required to perform the duties of this position. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required. The incumbent should know modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. Must be proficient in the use of word processing programs, spreadsheets, and technical/analytical software.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently stand, walk, talk, and hear. Occasionally sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. The incumbent must also reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, color, distance, and peripheral vision. Depth perception and the ability to adjust focus are also necessary.
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position the incumbent is exposed to outdoor weather conditions and wet, humid conditions (non-weather). The employee works in conditions such as, near moving mechanical parts, construction equipment, and in highly precarious places, and is at risk of electrical shock and vibration. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals as may be present at a treatment facility or construction site.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Pay:

  • Hourly Rate Range: $30.09-$54.16

Benefits:

  • Free Teladoc services (virtual appointments with licensed doctors)
  • Free access to Edison Health
  • 10 observed holidays and 12 days of paid holiday leave
  • Language incentive pay for those who speak another language
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,000 per year after your first year of employment
  • Affordable insurance options with three plans to choose from based on your needs
  • Education incentive for those with college degrees in positions where a degree is not required
  • The City contributes 5% of your gross earnings into your retirement account. You have the option to contribute more, but it is not required.

The City of Fort Smith is an equal-opportunity employer. In the recruitment and selection process, equal employment opportunity is guaranteed to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam era, special disabled or other war campaign veteran or, any other factors not related to merit and fitness for the position.

About the City of Fort Smith:
The City of Fort Smith is committed to providing high-quality, resident-focused services for the advancement of a thriving community. Fort Smith strives to be a dynamic, business, family, and military-friendly destination that welcomes people from all over the world. For more information, visit www.fortsmithar.gov.