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City Engineer

Company: City of Albany
Location: albany
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Description

The Engineering Manager/Assistant City Engineer at the City of Albany, Oregon will provide leadership, supervision, and management of assigned programs related to the public/private interface of development projects within the Public Works Engineering workgroup.

First review of applications will begin Monday, May 3, 2021.

NOTE: This is a newly established position with an anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2021 . Essential Functions/Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed are intended only as Illustrative examples of the various types of work that may be performed by individuals in this classification. Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents and do not include all specific essential functions and responsibilities the incumbent may be expected to perform.

Position Function/Duty:

  • Reviews and supervises Public Works customer service, permitting, private construction plan review, easement dedications, developer reimbursement agreements, determination of infrastructure adequacy for service connections, assessment of public works permitting fees and systems development charges, and other development services activities of subordinates and develops in-service training programs for subordinates.
  • Organizes, supervises, and participates in the development of departmental policies, technical enforcement of design standards, construction standards, and ordinances as they relate to permitting of private construction of public infrastructure or private construction in the public right-of-way.
  • Develops and evaluates studies and proposals for Public Works infrastructure.
  • Represents the City in utility related discussions with outside agencies that includes, but is not limited to: Linn County, Benton County, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation (CWACT), and the Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO).
  • Acts as Public Works infrastructure liaison to communicate information and coordinate efforts with other departments, governmental agencies, citizen groups, and local business and industry. Represents the City as a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) member on regional agencies such as CWACT and AAMPO.
  • Manages and directs subordinates in providing technical Public Works infrastructure review for development applications including scoping and review of traffic studies, preparation of findings and conditions, presentations and public hearings, and calculation of system development charges.
  • Works closely with public works operations staff related to infrastructure maintenance and management.
  • Works closely with Planning staff to develop and/or amend standards to meet Comprehensive Plan goals, polices, and objectives.
  • Conducts public meeting presentations and coordinates responses to the public on infrastructure related engineering, planning, and policy topics.

  • Classification Function/Duty:
  • Responsible for the planning, controlling, directing, and supervision of the activities of specific Public Works Engineering work groups and programs. May serve as City Engineer as needed.
  • Supervises assigned employees, develops work plans and project schedules, assigns responsibilities, monitors and directs work and project progress to secure consistent quality and conformance to standards and schedules. Facilitates subordinate training and goal setting; evaluates subordinate performance, takes disciplinary action, and recommends hiring and termination decisions. Provides evaluation of staffing needs, drafts job descriptions, leads recruitment efforts, and personnel selection. May represent the Department at grievances, labor negotiations, and mediations.
  • Demonstrates understanding and good judgment in the evaluation of complex technical and/or financial information and alternatives related to policy development and/or engineering project management, planning, design, design review, surveying, construction standards, drafting standards, and mapping/records. Will utilize Professional Engineering License for construction plans and/or other engineering evaluation approvals for subordinates as deemed necessary.
  • Communicates effectively in writing and orally with a variety of technical and non-technical groups and individuals regarding work unit goals, budgets, and performance and engineering projects. Negotiates with other government agencies, contractors, and others to resolve issues and disputes. Coordinates and builds positive relations with other City departments.
  • Assists in the preparation and management of the biennial budgets for the Public Works Department. Reviews and monitors expenditures to remain within established budgetary constraints. Authorizes purchases and signs purchase order documents, contract payments, and change orders. Prepares project requests for the five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Ensures compliance with state and local purchasing laws; coordinates and/or negotiates with governmental agencies, contractors and consultants regarding projects, consulting engineering services agreements, or inter-jurisdictional utility service agreements.
  • Reviews and establishes design standards and sets priorities for construction projects and work programs. Drafts and negotiates intergovernmental agreements. Prepares staff reports and drafts ordinances and policies for City Council and community review and adoption.
  • Coordinates and directs subordinates in the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, the bidding process, contract award, and construction inspection and administration. Directs subordinates in the development, negotiation, and management of consultant contracts.
  • Monitors employee activity and equipment operations to ensure safety practices; implements and maintains safe operating practices; and assures compliance with proper safety procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains professional networks and attends training sessions and conferences as necessary to advance skills and keep abreast of issues and practices in all areas of responsibility.
  • Represents the City of Albany by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor. Regards everyone, internal and external, as a customer and deliver the best service possible in a respectful and patient manner.
  • Serves as a member of various City committees as assigned.
  • Assists other staff in the performance of their duties as assigned.
  • Maintains regular job attendance and adherence to working hours.
  • Operates a motor vehicle safely and legally.
  • May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.

  • Supervision/Lead Work Exercised

    This is a supervisory position. This position supervises assigned employees which includes scheduling and assigning work; mentoring, coaching, and training; developing work plans and reviewing work for completion; evaluating performance and providing necessary feedback to employee; setting work standards; imposing or effectively recommending necessary disciplinary action; responding to grievances; and making or effectively recommending hiring and termination decisions.

    Qualifications & Requirements


    Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental engineering and five years' responsible engineering experience including at least two years in a supervisory position, preferably with a municipal public works department; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.


    General knowledge of: principles of transportation and utility system management and operations; engineering design and long-range facilities and financial planning; regulatory requirements for utility and transportation systems; local, state and federal government procedures; personnel management and supervision.

    Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other work groups and departments, agencies, interest groups, supply vendors and the public; analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals; and communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

    Ability to: supervise and train subordinates; productively utilize goal setting and progress monitoring to promote accomplishment of tasks; communicate and provide leadership skills necessary to resolve conflicts; effectively negotiate contracts; foster positive working relationships with individuals, working teams, other divisions/departments, consultants, and other governments or agencies; and prepare and present comprehensive written and oral reports on technical and complex issues to a nontechnical audience.


  • Registration as a Professional Civil or Environmental Engineer in the state of Oregon or professional registration as a Civil or Environmental Engineer in another state and the ability to become registered in Oregon within six months of employment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license.
  • The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.

Keywords: City of Albany, Albany , City Engineer, Other , albany, Oregon

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