• Waco, Texas
  • May 11, 2021
Administration and Management Engineering

Job Description

Engineering Division Manager City of Waco, TX 1 of 3

Under limited supervision, manages the Engineering Department through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation; assures the effective completion of Engineering projects and compliance with state and federal regulations and City policies and goals.
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:
• Working with the Department Director, plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the staff and functions of the Engineering Department through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation; directs Engineering programs and projects, including engineering design, development, floodplain, drainage, surveying, water and wastewater design and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); assures activities are in compliance with all laws, policies and regulations.
• Serves as the principal professional engineering advisor on engineering programs and technical engineering issues including economic development initiatives; provides leadership, direction and guidance in operational strategies and priorities; reviews and approves contracts, agreements, plans and reports; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of operational data; assures that quality standards are met and appropriate services are provided.
• Evaluates City needs and plans and determines strategic engineering division plans, staffing and allocations of work, priorities and resource requirements; assures the integrity of the work products and procedures; reviews technical documents for accuracy and compliance with standards and practices; reviews status reports and recommends appropriate actions.
• Oversees the engineering plan review process and ensures that timely reviews of plan submittals occur. Interacts and meets regularly with the Planning Department, Inspections, Code and the greater business development community served. Prepares analytical reports on plans submitted versus plan reviews completed.
• Writes technical and analytical reports and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with engineering projects, contracts and regulatory issues; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions and determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects.
• Directs contracted projects; assures project deliverables meet cost and quality requirements.
• Assures effective communication of engineering issues; interprets and explains federal and state rules and regulations and City codes and ordinances; coordinates strategies to integrate projects and services with federal, state and regional organizations and City departments.
• Analyzes engineering financial and resource information; develops and manages budgets; evaluates budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, makes adjustments as necessary and reports budget information.
• Directs the activities of the Engineering management staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills and evaluates performance; analyzes workload trends and implements staffing and assignment adjustments.
• Directs design work on Water and Wastewater projects assigned to Public Works and meets on a regular basis to assure design quality and schedules.
• 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 Engineering Division Manager Management / Supervisory 2590 Physical Type # 1 Director of Public Works Public Works - Administration 138 Exempt Engineering Division Manager City of Waco, TX 2 of 3 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.
• Duties, powers and authority of a City Engineer.
• Fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics.
• Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects.
• Methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair.
• Principles and practices of government project management and methods of evaluating construction contract compliance.
• Federal and state codes and regulations governing public works infrastructure.
• Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and personnel rules.
• Techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
Skill in:

• 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.
• Analyzing City needs and prioritizing and promoting PWD programs and projects to meet future needs.
• Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation.
• Checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects.
• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority and coaching to improve staff performance.
• Preparing, reviewing and presenting management reports.
• Design of water and wastewater infrastructure.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required; AND seven years' work experience in engineering design, project management and civil engineering, preferably in the public sector; 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. Engineering Division Manager City of Waco, TX 3 of 3 o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. 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.
• 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. 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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