The Assistant Public Works Director - Engineering ensures that public improvements are constructed in accordance with State laws and accepted engineering standards while minimizing risk to the public as a result of these improvements and that the public's resources are managed responsibly.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & SUCCESS FACTORS:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.)
Leads the Engineering Division staff through selection, orientation, training, performance management and discipline according to standard operating procedures, City policy and departmental rules and regulations.
Develops and directs the Engineering Division policies, procedures, regulations, programs, systems, operations, goals and objectives.
Oversees the financial aspects of the Engineering Division operations, including accounting for division revenues, approving expenditures, keeping accurate inventory and preparing the annual CIP and budget request.
Reviews plans submitted by consulting engineers and utilities to ensure conformance with established requirements.
Provides direction, coordination and oversight for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), development projects, environmental, transportation, and construction or development areas of Public Works for public infrastructure.
Ensures that public infrastructure and associated rights-of-way/easements are managed and maintained in accordance with State laws and accepted engineering standards.
Performs other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.
Take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making; identify the important dimensions of a problem, determine potential causes, obtain relevant information and specify alternate solutions that result in effective resolutions..
Create positive energy in both individuals and groups to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Actively support all efforts to increase cooperation, communication and collaboration between and among co-workers, departments, City officials, other jurisdictions, the business community and the general public.
Create and participate in a team environment.
React to a work environment that will change day-to-day, requiring quick departure from and reorganization of one's schedule.
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
Safeguard confidential information and use it or disclose it only as expressly authorized or specifically required in the course of performing specific job duties.
Contribute to overall City effectiveness by providing critical staff support to task forces and by participating, as necessary, in assisting all other teams.
Utilize high level of conflict resolution skills with staff, community members, elected officials and all stakeholders.
Attentive to the City's standards for customer service, accuracy, quality, efficiency and all City policies and procedures ensuring that all work performed and all staff members meet those standards while exhibiting consistent treatment of all staff.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in designing, planning and directing engineering projects related to municipal public works projects.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
State of Iowa Professional Engineering (PE) license required or must be able to obtain Iowa license within six (6) months of appointment.
Must possess a valid Iowa Driver's License and meet the requirements of the City's motor vehicle policy.
Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Knowledge of federal, state and local codes and regulations governing design and construction of public works projects.
Thorough knowledge of engineering information sources and in the application of engineering methods.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:
Able to read plans, and observe and evaluate job sites.
Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of directors, staff, developers, contractors, colleagues, elected officials and the general public
Able to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.
Able to maneuver in undeveloped areas on uneven surfaces for up to one mile in various types of weather.
Able to distinguish sounds to troubleshoot equipment.
Able to function productively in a standard office environment accessing cabinets, shelving, work areas and office equipment.
Able to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on project such as computer screen.
Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and over the telephone) and in writing (using electronic devices and handwritten) in English with other employees and the community.
Climate-controlled office with hazards typical of that environment.
Position requires travel within and outside of the City which imposes common travel hazards.
Position requires outdoor work where heat, cold, precipitation and the results of weather and nature may be encountered.
May be exposed to dust, noise, and moving machinery causing potentially dangerous conditions.
Must be able to maintain standard work hours with flexibility to attend meetings, presentations and events during weekends and evenings.
To successfully fulfill the essential functions of this position, employee must maintain standard work hours within Waukee Public Works Building.
There is no residency requirement for this position.
About City of Waukee
Waukee is part of the Des Moines metropolitan area located 15 minutes west of downtown Des Moines. With a population of approximately 23,000, Waukee is part of rapidly growing Dallas County which has 90,000 residents and is among the nation's fastest growing counties.Waukee is a friendly community that is especially known for its excellent schools, attracting new residents and development at a strong pace. As the city continues to grow and develop, there is a desire to maintain the sense of a close-knit community. Employees consider it a privilege to work for the City of Waukee and hold themselves to high level work ethics and personal standards. A criminal background check will be conducted. Individual will comply with the City’s drug testing requirements.