Do you want to play a part in ensuring the local community has a high-quality, lasting and manageable developed environment by utilizing your engineering knowledge, skills and abilities? If so, the Community Development Department's Engineer career may be the right fit for you!
The Engineer is a full-time position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $56,264 - $64,708 annually. The ideal candidate for this position will perform difficult skilled technical and professional work involved with the review, design, construction, inspection and maintenance of City projects.
Reviews engineered comprehensive site plans and ensures compliance with the City's Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM), Stormwater Management Ordinance, Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance, and other applicable land development regulations;
Coordinates work with other agencies and departments;
Serves as project design/inspection engineer and manager of engineering and construction related projects;
Inspects projects for conformance to construction plans and specifications;
Provides technical assistance to engineers, contractors, developers and the general public that are planning land improvement and construction activities;
Assists with the acquisition of properties for public use;
Supervises and directs subordinate personnel;
Prepares a variety of technical reports and gives presentations;
Prepares and maintains engineering files and records;
Designs and prepares specifications, schedules, and cost estimates for projects;
Processes monthly pay estimates;
Administers design and construction contracts;
Assists with the preparation and monitoring of the division budget.
Physical Requirements: This is light work requiring the exertion of 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.
Bachelor's degree with coursework in civil engineering, environmental science, or a related field and considerable experience in professional civil engineering work with some supervisory experience preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid driver's license is required.
Certification in Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is required.
VADEQ certification in erosion and sediment control and/or stormwater management is preferred.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred.
The ideal candidate should have:
Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of public works projects including erosion control and stormwater management;
Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of engineering drafting;
Skill in the use of civil engineering instruments and equipment;
Ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on engineering problems;
Ability to calculate complex cost estimates and prepare technical reports;
Ability to plan and implement regulatory programs for compliance with city, state and federal regulations;
Ability to plan, lay out and direct the work of others;
Ability to plan projects and prepare related designs, estimates and specifications.
Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV record check and must complete a satisfactory drug screen and criminal background check.
To Apply: All candidates must complete a City of Harrisonburg online employment application in order to be considered. The position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (posted 11/15/2018)
The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & ICMA-RC), life insurance, paid leave, holidays and more.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About City of Harrisonburg, VA
Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County.
The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government which combines elected officials in the form of a governing body with an appointed local government manager. The City Manager then oversees the delivery of public services through the city departments. Each city department then has a role in how services are provided to the citizens.