• Waco, Texas
  • Oct 05, 2020
Engineering Transportation or Transit

Job Description

Engineering Manager City of Waco, TX 1 of 3

Under general supervision, supervises the development, design, review, and execution of engineering projects. Responsible for signing and sealing calculations, designs and reports completed under their supervision.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Evaluates, prioritizes and assigns work based on division's needs.
• Actively develops staff by providing instructions, training, guidance, and performance goals.
• Supervises staff and civil projects (public works, public utilities, traffic, stormwater and development) through all phases from initial project assignment to completion according to project schedules, budgets, state and federal regulations and City standards.
• Serves as Design Engineer for in-house design.
• Serves as Project Engineer for selected consultant projects.
• Serves as Project Engineer for construction projects.
• Prepares plans, specifications, estimates, special provisions and funding documents.
• Conducts various meetings including pre-bid, bid-openings, and pre-construction.
• Reviews engineering designs for in-house, consultant and developer plans.
• Develops notices, exhibits, and presentations for public meetings.
• Assist with development engineering plan review.
• Assist with traffic engineering work.
• Performs other duties assigned in support of Engineering.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
• Driving is essential.


• City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
• Fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics.
• Principles and practices of public works design, construction, and maintenance.
• Principles and practices of public utilities design, construction, and maintenance.
• Principles and practices of government project management
• Federal and state codes and regulations governing public works, utilities, development, and traffic
• Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Skill in:
Engineering Manager Management / Supervisory 8114 Division Manager Public Works 136 Exempt Engineering Manager City of Waco, TX 2 of 3
• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. 
• Supervising staff, assigning tasks and delegating authority.
• Mentoring and coaching of staff. 
• Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and state regulations and City policies and procedures.
• Developing and checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects.
• Preparing, reviewing and presenting reports and presentations.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
• Strong oral and written technical communication skills. 
• Proficiency with software including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS and Microsoft Office a plus. 
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Science, or related field is required; AND seven years' work experience in design engineering or construction project management with two years' of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
• Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers is required.
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 the essential functions.
• The physical activities of this position include: o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound. o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
• The physical requirements of this position: o Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Engineering Manager City of Waco, TX 3 of 3
• The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision. o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. o The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment; occasional field environment with travel from site to site. o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. o The worker is subject to close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, enclosed rooms, sewage and line pipes and other areas that could cause claustrophobia. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship. Job Description Acknowledgement I verify that I have received a copy of my job description by the signature below. As an employee of the City of Waco, I understand the duties and responsibilities assigned to me. Furthermore, I understand that the duties listed above are guidelines and will change over time, as necessary. From time to time, I understand that I may be asked to perform duties and handle responsibilities that are not specifically addressed in my job description.
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