SUMMARY: To plan, direct, manage and oversee Public Works Projects and perform other duties as directed by Deputy Public Works Director. Coordinate activities with other City Departments and outside agencies; provide highly responsible and technical administrative support for street, drainage, solid waste, landfill and related projects; including construction, restoration or repair, and various other miscellaneous work to ensure conformance with the City Standard Specifications and other State or Federal Agency Safety and Construction Standards.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Assume technical management responsibility for all services and activities of the Public Works Department including coordinating Public Works construction projects and managing consultant staff.
Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the municipal landfill site; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work projects, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and solve problems. Coordinate compliance efforts to meet state and Federal environmental regulations.
Conduct a variety of organization studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to Public Works construction programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; administer construction contracts for all Public Works contracts; provide resolutions and make recommendations regarding engineering activities; coordinate construction contractor teams; assist department divisions in engineering matters.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Review public and private construction plans to ensure compliance with engineering requirements, codes and regulations; attain various easements and rights-of-way for public works construction projects.
Provide staff assistance to the Deputy Public Works Director and serve in his or her absence; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Verify project progress and initiate contractor payments; develop and compile specifications and cost estimates; deal with private contractors, engineers, architects, utilities, and staff on construction contract procedures; ensure compliance with procedures and labor regulations.
Inspect work quality and materials used in a variety of Public Works projects during various stages of construction and remodeling to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinance and regulations.
Maintain detailed data of construction progress and inspection; review various reports on daily operations and activities.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations; maintain awareness of new developments in the field of engineering; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Operations, services and activities of a Public Works engineering program.
Principles of civil engineering.
Principles of Solid Waste Engineering
Principles in Environmental Engineering
GIS computer systems.
Construction administration and management for public works projects.
Principles of highway and multimodal design.
Principles of traffic operations and design.
Principles and practices of hydrology and hydraulics.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Properties and appearance of engineering materials, including soil, aggregates, concrete, and asphalt.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff
Read and interpret working drawings, technical reports, calculations, and special studies.
Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:- communicating with others- operating assigned equipment.
- reading and writing
- making observations
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:- demonstrating intellectual capabilities
- making sound decisions
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering is preferred. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil or Environmental engineering or a related field.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of a valid Engineer Intern Certificate.
Possession of a valid Wyoming driver’s license.
Encouraged: Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wyoming or the ability to obtain a license within 5 years.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor environment working closely with others; irregular work hours. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds; reaching above the shoulder; walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
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About City of Cheyenne
City of Cheyenne is located about 90 miles north of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne is the Capital of Wyoming and is big enough to offer a wider variety of amenities and culture while retaining the feel of a smaller town. There are a great number of outdoor activities with the Rocky Mountains being a short drive from the City. Cheyenne is home to the Frontier Days Rodeo, affectionately known as the “Daddy of ‘em all,” which brings rodeo fans and participants from all over the world. The City operates under a mayor-council form of government, offers affordable living, and has no state income-tax.