The Engineer-Stormwater performs engineering work for municipal projects. This position administers and manages the design and implementation, and/or delivery and execution of consultant and contract services, for all projects required for the improvement and expansion of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department System.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Perform construction administration tasks for municipal engineering projects. Prepare plans, drawings, specifications and detailed computations for municipal engineering projects. Prepare requests for proposals and evaluate proposals for consultant contracts. Evaluate bids for construction contracts. Attend construction meetings. Assist with field and design issues on construction of projects. Review and enforce consultant work and responses. Develops, administers and enforces City policies, rules and regulations of stormwater management infrastructure for all existing, proposed improvements/retrofits and new construction. Performs review of stormwater infrastructure projects of residential and non-residential developments. Performs engineering and design work of the stormwater infrastructure projects, manages design and construction of contracts and projects. Plans and manages stormwater management projects, programs and operations to ensure planning, development and construction are in compliance with all applicable City/State/Federal codes and regulations and according to all acceptable engineering practices. Inspect properties to assess current conditions for impervious area reductions including green roof and porous pavement evaluations, downspout disconnection evaluations, and tree canopy cover analysis, and for any other credit eligibility. Inspect properties with approved credit to determine if the site remains eligible for the credits. Participate and review all site surveys. Oversee and devise testing related to proper maintenance and operation of equipment. Review and approve stormwater retrofit projects Assist management with engineering reports and other correspondence. A valid Michigan Driver’s License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain. Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties. Provide on the job training.
RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist in obtaining consultant approvals and in construction contract advertisement. Obtain contract number(s) and other required information for consultant and construction contracts. Process consultant invoices. Prepare requests to approve hiring a consultant. Prepare blue sheet updates. Perform related work duties as assigned.
The Engineer – Level 4 may be required to perform team coordination activities within the functional unit.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Water and wastewater, distribution and collection processes, equipment and systems
Principles and practices of engineering design and construction management
ArcGIS and basic Geographic Information Systems
Devise solutions to engineering problems
Manage multiple projects
Use advanced technology
Prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive reports
Use survey instruments, tools and other equipment
Develop and understand critical path methodology/scheduling
Provide operational support
Read and interpret contract drawings/specification and schematic drawings
Conduct precise observations
Plan, manage and administer the engineering function
Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
Make complex arithmetic computations
Read and interpret schematics
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Communicate frequently with the team members and other units across the Department about process, equipment or potential problems
Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
Work independently and lead multi-disciplined teams
Direct team activities or to work as a team member
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry)
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering or related engineering field with specialization in stormwater management projects analysis and design. Master’s degree in related field preferred
A minimum of 5 years work experience related to stormwater management project planning, analysis, design and construction involving hydrologic and hydraulic design methodology
Must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in the State of Michigan
Engineering and construction management experience preferred
Experience in landscape architecture and planning.
Experience in the preparation of NPDES Permit application for stormwater management projects.
Experience with AutoCAD and engineering design software for stormwater management projects.
Experience conducting hydraulic and/or hydrologic and water quality modeling studies using public domain tools (particularly SWMM) strongly preferred.
Experience with EPA, state, or municipal water resources or GSI projects.
Must be proficient in the use of standard word processing, spreadsheet, database, GIS software, and other Microsoft Office applications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This position requires the ability to climb, bend, twist, carry, stack, push, pull and other efforts requiring considerable physical strength. This position also requires the ability to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds, walk, stand, or work for long periods of time, demonstrate normal color perception, hear audible alarms, detect abnormal equipment sounds, visually inspect equipment and processes at any time of the day or night. Employees will be required to wear respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment; perform scaffold, confined space, elevated and underground work. Employees will also be required to pass a vision test, yearly baseline physical and fit test for respirator/Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use hands to handle, feel or operate equipment.
Environmental Working Requirements:
Work is performed at the plants or in a field environment. This position requires the ability to work in all conditions involving exposure to outside elements and seasonal weather. Work may be performed near open water and systems with hazardous chemicals that are acidic, highly corrosive, heat producing and potentially explosive. Work may be performed in confined spaces, hazardous areas that require respiratory protection and personal protective equipment (PPE), and under slippery and wet conditions.
Level Progression Requirements:
See Engineer Job Progression Chart
Valid Michigan Driver’s License
Ability to work irregular hours, to commute to DWSD facilities and work sites
THE WAY WE WORK
The Employees of DWSD....
Work and accept responsibility to search for, create and execute new and innovative approaches to improve the performance of DWSD’s services and objectives
Assist external and internal customers to serve their needs and take responsibility for continuously improving customer service
Foster meaningful interaction among people through the exchange of information to produce understanding
Continuously develop and use effective strategies and interpersonal styles to engage and guide others towards the accomplishment of identified objectives and goals in the best interest of the City and community
Consistently work toward the common good of the organization and encourage others to do the same
Conduct themselves at all times in a professionally appropriate and respectful manner in accordance with the DWSD Common Behaviors
Apply the proper safety/security practices according to established protocols, guidelines and policies
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the class. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Specific job duties may vary from position to position. Employees in this class are required to undergo alcohol and drug screening and are subject to a criminal background investigation.
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