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Utility Systems Engineer

Company: City of Sanford
Location: sanford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionPUBLIC WORKS/UTILITY DEPARTMENTUnder administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to conduct professional engineering work to plan, coordinate and implement Utilities engineering services, manage the Utility Inspector division to ensure all utility inspections conform to and meet City, State and Federal codes and standards. Employees in this classification perform at senior professional level, and are accountable for managing Utility projects in compliance with all applicable City/State/federal codes and regulations, and according to all acceptable engineering practices. Work includes assisting the Utilities Director with rate studies, public relations functions, and special projects. Employee works with considerable independence, however confers with the Utilities Director in unusual matters.Examples of DutiesReviews, directs and approves all utility engineering design work and calculations for compliance to City specifications, engineering standards and objectives of City Council.Manages and oversees the Utility Inspector division.Receives and responds to concerns, complaints and inquiries from both internal and external customers; participates in communication and public educational efforts regarding specialty assignment area.Manages and supervises major utility construction projects; conducts construction site visits; provides technical guidance and expertise to contractors and other professionals; ensures compliance with plans and specifications and all applicable Federal, State and City regulatory standards.Analyzes and provides recommendations and corrective measures to resolve various utility problems for customers.Reviews all utility plans for new subdivisions, business developments, lift stations and road improvements.Researches, analyzes and calculates sewer and water impact fees for new and expanding developments.Maintains and updates utility manual standards and specifications, Land Development Regulations, Record drawings and Department of Environment permits.Coordinates with Federal, State and Local agencies and prepares permits for utility projects.Confers with management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain necessary support and approval.Performs special assignments as requested, to include researching and preparing special reports and projects, developing and implementing compliance programs, administering state and federal grants and presenting technical data.Attends and participates in various meetings and committees; works collaboratively with other departments in coordinating inter-departmental projects.Inspects work upon completion to ensure conformance to prescribed standards and to ensure environmental safety.ADDITIONAL POSITION FUNCTIONSPerforms related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.Minimum QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years responsible technical experience in engineering, to include two (2) years project management experience in water and wastewater; and two (2) years' experience with AutoCAD 2000 or higher and (GIS) ESRI ArcMap 9.X or higher or closely related experience.Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.Employee shall obtain the National Incident Management System ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System and IS-700 National Incident Management System, An Introduction within six (6) months of employment. The following courses are designed to provide a baseline, as they introduce basic NIMS and ICS concepts and provide the foundation for higher-level Emergency Operations Center- (EOC), MACS-, and ICS-related training.Supplemental InformationKnowledge of industry fundamentals, principles and standard practices as applied to utility engineering functions.Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory standards and requirements applicable to the assigned specialty area.Knowledge of the principles and practices of right of way utility construction and development activities.Knowledge of advanced level mathematical computations, including planer geometry, trigonometry, calculus and analytical geometry.Knowledge of the body of available and current information resources applicable to the engineering specialty for technical research and for special projects as may be assigned.Working knowledge of the other industry disciplines as such relates to assigned specialty areas (electrical, controls, SCADA systems, general chemicals) for effective and efficient coordination and management of cross-departmental programs and projects.Interpersonal, leadership, planning, management and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and in presentations.Skill in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and related materials.Skill in design and development of improvement and project plans, related work specifications, and related design formats that render proposed project concepts.Ability to identify non-compliance, weaknesses and deficiencies in consultant project plans and specifications and develop recommendations for modifications to plans to bring about conformance with regulatory standards.Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications.Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.Skill in interpreting a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSWhile performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds.While performing the essential functions of this position in the field, there is potential for exposure to disagreeable environmental factors, such as outside weather conditions, dampness/humidity, vehicular traffic, toxic/caustic substances, fumes, odors, and unrestrained animals.THE CITY OF SANFORD IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Keywords: City of Sanford, Sanford , Utility Systems Engineer, Other , sanford, Florida

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