Associate Engineer - Utilities

  • City of Boynton Beach, FL
  • Boynton Beach, FL
  • Aug 02, 2018
Full Time Engineering Public Works Utilities

Job Description

Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to perform engineering work for the development and review of public and utility infrastructure. The position is also responsible for managing design, bidding and construction services contracts with consulting engineers and contractors.
 
Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification.  They are not listed in any order of importance.  The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
 
Reviews work requirements, status of work, and problems; assists with complex or problem situations; provides direction, advice, and technical expertise.
 
Consults with division managers, director and other officials as needed to review activities, provide recommendations, resolve problems, and receive advice/direction.
 
Coordinates work activities with those of other departments, contractors, consultants, outside agencies, or others as needed. Ensures close cooperation with the ITS Department to ensure that all control systems meet appropriate standards.
 
Reviews, permits, and inspects new construction; reviews plans for improvement projects; manages construction projects; and prepares project construction schedules under the supervision of Senior Engineers or City Engineer.
 
Coordinates procurement of equipment and contracted services; researches new products, systems, and materials; obtains pricing from contractors and suppliers; prepares specifications for materials, equipment, and services; writes, prepares, and reviews bid documents/specifications; recommends award of contracts; ensures contract compliance for all contracts and specifications.
 
Compiles or monitors various administrative and statistical data pertaining to departmental operations; performs research as needed; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares or generates reports; maintains records.
 
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, plant operational reports, regulatory reports, change orders, specifications, permit applications, budget documents, performance appraisals, agenda items, or other documents.
 
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, budget reports, equipment submittals, payroll sheets, vehicle maintenance requests, accident reports, operations reports, regulatory reports, production reports, quality analysis reports, engineering reports, contract documents, construction documents, engineering plans, electrical drawings, blueprints, specifications, master plans, comprehensive plans, union agreements, codes, regulations, standards, manuals, maps, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
 
Responds to complaints and questions related to department operations; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
 
Attends City commission meetings or other meetings; serves on committees as needed; presents information and presentations to community and other outside customer groups.
 
Maintains a current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
 
Performs other related duties as required.
 
Utility Civil and Environmental Engineers perform the following functions:
 
Assists in design, permitting and construction of water, wastewater, reuse and stormwater facilities and infrastructure.
 
Utilizes hydraulic and hydrology computer models to develop simulations and scenarios for operational optimization and project design.
 
Works with the senior staff and the regulatory agencies to develop and obtain required permits.
 
Assists in design, permitting and construction of stormwater facilities and infrastructure.
 
Coordinate and monitors utility inspection and locations staff activities
 
Utility Electrical and Control Systems Engineers perform the following functions:
 
Assists with the selection of control hardware and software to ensure adherence to the City's overall asset management strategy.
 
Directs the installation of control equipment either as part of a major project or as manager of a control project.
 
Develops and maintains control system standards such as Tag Naming, HMI Screen definition, Alarming, and the collection of online measurement data in a central Historian.
 
Programs PLC's and SCADA systems both within the plant and at all remote pumping, storage or other utility systems, and maintains up to date copies and/or records of all control algorithms and programs.
 
Trains both the electrical and instrument & control maintenance staff in the installation, calibration and planned maintenance of all online control equipment.
 
Ensures that all control systems are providing and/or receiving all appropriate information from other elements of the asset management system, in particular the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and the laboratory information management system (LIMS).
 
Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
 
Public Works Engineers perform the following functions:
 
Reviews and approves site development plans  to ensure they are in compliance with City Standards
 
Assists in the design, permitting and construction of parks, roadway and city owned infrastructure.
 
Assists in the design and installation of traffic control devices including signs, signals and roadway features
 
Assists in the design, plan review, bidding and construction of City facilities.
 
 
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Bachelor's degree in electrical, or civil engineering, or closely related field; Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Two (2) years of experience in electrical or civil engineering, or closely related field, specifically pertaining to Utilities or Public works.
 
Supplemental Information KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 
Basic knowledge of road design and construction principles and practices as applied to the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of municipal infrastructure.
 
Basic knowledge of utility engineering and construction principles and practices as applied to the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.
 
Basic knowledge and understanding of rules, regulations, and procedures concerning operations and maintenance of utilities systems.
 
Basic knowledge of regulatory permitting, reporting and operating requirements for public infrastructure and utility systems.
 
Basic knowledge of designing standards for utility infrastructure.
 
Basic knowledge of the capabilities and results of AutoCADD plans and Profile Drawings, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and hydraulic modeling.
 
Ability to use hydraulic and hydrology software models.
 
Ability to articulate and convey presentations using multiple platforms, in a clear and concise manner.
 
Ability to create clear and comprehensive reports.
 
Ability to read and understand plans and specifications and determine engineering compliance, as specified in City, state, and local codes, ordinances, resolutions, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures.
 
Ability to conduct field inspections for engineering compliance as specified in City, state, and local codes, ordinances, resolutions, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures.
 
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
 
Physical Ability :  Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
 
Sensory Requirements :  Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
 
Environmental Factors :  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
 
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
 
 
CAREER PATH ADVANCEMENT REQUIREMENTS
 
The follow requirements must be met to advance to Staff Engineer:
 
 
  • Possession of the Professional Engineering (PE) Certificate;
  • Four (4) years of experience in electrical or civil engineering, or closely related field, specifically pertaining to utilities or public works.
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience in the realm of Utilities, Public Works or electrical engineering, or closely related field.
  • Recommendation from the Department Director.
  • Must be reviewed by the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management and approved by the City Manager.

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