Planning Engineer

  • 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Engineering Planning and Development

Job Description

Johnson County Public Works is looking for a qualified applicant to fill the position of ProjectEngineeron the Urban Services Team within the Engineering Division. First review of applicants will take place on May 10, 2021 . Duties include.
  • Be the Public Works lead and attend the weekly Planning/Public Works meeting as well as the Development Review Committee meetings. Research and provide an engineering technical review to zoning and development applications. Prepare a technical response as necessary which includes, but is not limited to comparison with the Public Works appropriate Zoning and Subdivision Regulation articles, Public Works engineering design standards, state and federal transportation requirements, the Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations, and appropriate area studies. Develop and maintain a database for the plan and development reviews. Provide department representation for Planning Department led studies. Represent Public Works at the County Planning Commission and Township Zoning Board meetings, and the Board of County Commissioners as required. Coordinate the review and acceptance of subdivision street plans. Work with developers to ensure County and engineering standards are met. Coordinate with the Construction Engineering Division to manage, inspect, and accept the construction of new subdivision streets and storm sewer systems. Review and approve plats to ensure County standards are met.
  • Manage and maintain the Stormwater NPDES requirements for work/development in Unincorporated Johnson County. Review and accept Land Disturbance Permit applications - creating, tracking, and documenting the land disturbance permit process from submittal to closure. Review and accept Post-Construction Best Management Practices (BMPs) applications - creating, tracking, and documenting the post-construction permit process from submittal to completion of construction. Document property owner compliance with annual Post-Construction BMP inspections. Provide support, including annual NPDES summary information, to Public Works staff for proof of completion of EPA requirements and documentation of Unincorporated Johnson County Stormwater NPDES compliance. Investigate, document, and follow-through with potential Stormwater NPDES violations.
  • Be the lead on Public Works studies related to transportation and/or planning for proposed developments. Develop scope; coordinate consultant selection; negotiate contract; prepare briefing sheet and present to the Board of County Commissioners as necessary; and manage the project to a successful completion. Make presentations to the Township Zoning Boards, the Planning Commission, and the Board of County Commissioners as necessary. Assist with the development of long-range transportation goals for Unincorporated Johnson County and work to implement these goals with Johnson County as a community and the metropolitan area.
  • Coordinate the Public Works Department involvement with projects, planning studies, and other identified efforts with other County departments; the Johnson County cities; other adjacent jurisdictions; the Mid America Regional Council; and other regional, state and federal agencies/groups. Negotiate the appropriate Public Works Department's involvement (both staff time and financial) in these projects. Review and guide studies to avoid conflicts; promote integration and good transportation system planning; protect taxpayer monies through proper and appropriate coordination.

Job Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant engineering specialty is required. A valid driver's license and good driving record may be required based on department or assignment. Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer. Licensing in the state of Kansas may be required based on assignment. If a Kansas license is required, six months will be provided to complete the reciprocity process. Four years of related infrastructure, design, or project management experience is also required.

Education may be substituted for experience.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Excessive standing and/or walking.
Exposure to extreme temperatures.
Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals.
Exposure to heights.
Exposure to loud noises.
Exposure to confined space entry.
Lifting weight: 50lbs.
Safety-sensitive job.
Weather essential job-department essential.
Physical abilities, including mobility, agility, strength, dexterity, balance, coordination, and/or endurance.
All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation.

Driving Status

Occasional (less than 5%)


Engineering, Transportation, and Infrastructure

Job Address

111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States View Map