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City of Chandler

Company Description

City of Chandler, Arizona

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Job Location:
Chandler, AZ, United States
Primary Category:
Secondary Category:
Construction Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$82991.00 - $116210.00  year

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SALARY: $82,991.00 - $116,210.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE: 6/20/2018

CLOSING DATE: 07/22/18 11:59 PM


The City of Chandler Public Works and Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of CIP PRINCIPAL ENGINEER / ENGINEER.  (Depending on Experience). The ideal candidate will have technical expertise and experience in capital projects management within a municipal government setting; combined with the interpersonal skills to interface with both internal and external customers. 

Job Location:  Transportation & Development Administration Bldg., 215 E. Buffalo St.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Classification Summary:

The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform administrative and advanced professional engineering work in planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the work of a section within the Public Works & Utilities Department.  An employee of this class is expected to resolve problems of a high professional and technical nature when necessary.  Supervision is generally exercised over a group of professional, paraprofessional and technical employees engaged in design, review, estimating, inspections, materials, testing, surveying, mapping, drafting and other related engineering and planning work. 

Essential Functions (non-exhaustive):

CIP PRINCIPAL ENGINEER - (Salary Range: $82,991 - $116,210 Annually)

• Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions;

• Plans, prioritizes, assigns,  and reviews the work of staff involved in engineering design, construction management activities; 

• Conducts staff meetings; 

• Assists the divisional manager and director in developing, implementing, and revising division policies and procedures to improve efficiencies;

• Confers with engineers, architects, developers, citizen groups, and other public agencies to acquire and provide information;

• Makes presentations to City Council and other public and private groups;

• Performs special projects as assigned;

• Responds to inquiries and provides information to the public; 

• Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary for resolution; 

• Assists the divisional manager and director with developing work sections and managing the budget;

• Trains new and existing staff on work methods to ensure conformance with accepted standards; conducts staff meetings;

In addition, when assigned to CIP Design and Project Management:

• Prepares annual workload and staffing projections for engineering design and project management; 

• Prepares and manages budget and schedule for projects to be implemented by the Design Section; 

• Supervises the preparation and review of design contracts and specifications;

• Evaluates design and cost proposals submitted by consultants and/or contractors;

• Provides technical reviews and recommendations on designs or reports prepared by consulting engineers;

• Administers contracts between the City and vendors, consultants, and contractors;

• Ensures City compliance with the Certification Acceptance (CA) agreement with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for the planning and design phases of federally funded projects;

• Manages the design phase of Capital Improvement projects;

• Determines the scope of engineering projects; prepares requests for proposals and contracts for consulting services; reviews plans from consulting engineers; makes technical engineering design decisions; and establishes technical criteria and standards;

• Negotiates professional service agreements and cooperative project agreements with other agencies; 

• Provides oversight to professional staff and outside consultants in the preparation of technical and/or specialized planning or design reports; 

• Oversees and coordinates work performed by contracted service providers including professional engineers; provides input into selection criteria for consultants and contractors; reviews and develops requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for bids; recommends selection of consultants.

Essential Functions (non-exhaustive):

CIP ENGINEER - (Salary Range: $71,151 - $99,611 Annually)

• Provides project management for various capital improvement and public works projects from conceptual design through construction;

• Prepares plans and specifications for bidding and construction; prepares addendums during bidding, answers bidder's questions, evaluates bids, and prepares City Council memos to award construction contracts;
• Works within defined budget to negotiate contracts and amendments;
• Coordinates plan review and resolution of comments with various federal, state, county, and other agencies to obtain approvals for federal funding and permits for various types of projects;
• Coordinates plan review with utilities to resolve utility conflicts;
• Coordinates with in-house and outside professionals to obtain easements and right-of-way for projects;
• Provides technical reviews of plans and specifications for projects; prepares cost estimates for projects;
• Attends pre-bid meetings and assists in resolving change orders and requests for information;
• Prepares City Council memos for award of engineering contracts for review by superiors and the City Engineer;
• Conducts inspections of projects to determine soundness or proper installation of unusual designs, materials, or equipment;
• Evaluates consultant proposals and negotiates fees for capital improvement and public works projects; 
• Reviews and approves consultant and contractor invoices for various projects;
• Provides technical recommendations to support Public Works management staff;
• Prepares, coordinates, and/or reviews intergovernmental agreements with agencies for capital improvement and public works projects;
• Coordinates impact fee assessment and credit determination for new development; provides impact fee information to developers; annually updates fees; and processes permits for impact fees;
• Examines a wide variety of building plans for conformity with construction codes;
• Reviews plans for structural code compliance; ensures structural safety and integrity is adequately addressed;
• Provides suggestions for code changes and assists City inspectors in their understanding of engineering requirements in the field;
• Monitors and reports on water and reclaimed water supply and demand to assist in long-range master planning and to ensure the City maintains its assured water supply designation;
• Researches issues related to the City's water rights, water supply and demand, and effluent supply and demand; produces technical reports and analyses regarding water use and supply;
• Provides technical and strategic planning assistance and advice on matters relating to use of reclaimed water, groundwater, and surface water;
• Assists in obtaining ADWR permits for groundwater withdrawal, storage, and recovery of groundwater;
• Coordinates water supply planning efforts with the City's water treatment and water production staff;
• Assists in the preparation of requests for traffic control devices;
• Assists in preparation and administration of traffic studies and surveys;
• Supervises the inspection and testing of construction materials used within the City's right-of-way;
• Exercises engineering judgment for quality control of engineering plans and calculations;
• Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

 Minimum Qualifications - CIP Principal Engineer:

• Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field required; and 

• Seven (7) or more years experience as a registered engineer including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience; and

• Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona; or

• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.   

Minimum Qualifications - CIP Engineer:

• Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field required; and 

• Four (4) years' progressively responsible experience in civil engineering;; and

• Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona; or

• Valid Arizona Driver's License with acceptable driving record.   

Desirable Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in an Engineering related field; 

• Experience working in a government entity.

The position available is a regular full-time position. A register of qualified candidates will be active for 4 (four) months should another position become available. 

To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity, please apply on-line on this website at www.chandleraz.gov/hr/jobs by midnight July 22, 2018.

The City of Chandler fingerprints all applicants selected for hire to evaluate the fitness of prospective employees.  The examination process may vary if determined necessary. 
The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.


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