The Project Engineer coordinates the overall project management of the City’s public infrastructure projects and assists in the implementation of the design and construction of private development projects. This position requires independent decision making with some review and guidance.
Essential Functions / Responsibilities
•Reviews private development projects as it relates to traffic, drainage, public infrastructure, City right-of-way, and easements. Responsibilities include working with Community Development Department, Planning Commission, developers, and owners, plan and submittal review and approval, construction oversite, and final approval of public infrastructure, grading, and stormwater quality devices.
•Reviews and evaluates proposed storm drainage designs and grading plans for adequate drainage and erosion control; ensuring design and plans complies with City Standards and Codes and good engineering practices.
•Works with City consultant engineers to ensure traffic data provided to and received from external agencies is in conformance with City Standards and good engineering practice.
•Works with Construction Inspectors, developers, and contractors to ensure grading, stormwater BMPs, and public infrastructure is built to City standards and specifications. Responsibilities include providing engineering guidance, submittal reviews, regular jobsite visits, and enforcement of City codes and standards.
•May assist with in-house design projects and consultant designs for the accuracy of final plans and to ensure compliance with construction standards, city, federal, and state codes. Responsibilities could include establishing and monitoring the scope of work for each project, completing review of final plans and construction documents before seeking City Council or designated committee final approval.
•May assist with coordinating the planning, design, and construction of the City’s public infrastructure projects including streets, bridges, storm sewer, signals, lighting, and parks. Responsibilities could include administering the design scope, monitoring schedules and fees, creating and reviewing pay estimates, approving submittals, monitoring utility relocations, acquiring right-of-way and easements, assisting with engineering during construction, and coordinating close out.
•Employee may be asked by supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications / Requirements -
•Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Ability to comprehend and evaluate highly complex technical reports and problems.
•Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
•Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.
•Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.
•Ability to make decisions in the best interest of both the resident and the city.
•Ability to make rational decisions efficiently during variable and sometimes stressful conditions, including the ability to calmly interact with the public and other City personnel.
•Ability to use the City’s Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) software and Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
•Ability to understand the basic principles of Traffic Engineering.
•Ability to understand the basic principles of Stormwater Drainage and Management.
•Knowledge of standard good principles and practices of engineering.
•Knowledge of construction management.
•Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
•Standard office procedures, systems and practices including the use of a computer.
Education, Training, and Certifications Requirements -
•Must have a minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering school.
•Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in civil engineering design, construction, project management or equivalent experience.
• Eight (8) years of experience in civil engineering design, construction, or project management, preferred.
•Experience in a municipality or public works is preferred.
•Must hold and maintain a valid Certificate of Registration as Professional Engineer (PE) from the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions. If registered in another state, must obtain Kansas registration within one (1) year of hire.
• Project Management Certification, preferred.
•Completion of NIMS requirements within one (1) year of hire.
•Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.
Leawood, Kansas, a suburban community in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is located in Johnson County, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, MO. It covers 14.7 square miles and resembles an elongated rectangle running north/south. Interstate-435 crosses through the City and is just north of the center of the community. The City is bordered on three sides by the cities of Overland Park and Prairie Village, Kansas and on the fourth by Kansas City, Missouri. The City’s land area is approximately 75% developed and growth is expected to continue in the future.