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Engineer-I AF or Project Manager AF

Department: Development Svcs/Engineering
Office: City Hall
Position Number:50-30-434-1002-9
Job ID#:16224
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:9/19/17
Opening Date to the Public:9/26/17
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:10/16/17
Starting Salary (or salary range):if hired as an Engineer-I: Annual Min. $58,242 - Annual Mid. $72,802 if hired as a Project Manager: Annual Min. $52,827 - Annual Mid. $66,034
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.

This job will be posted internally for 7 calendar days for current employees to apply first, then will be released for external applicants.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :M-F 8-5


                                                           

Position Title: Project Manager AF or Engineer I AF

Department: Public Works or Development Services   

Reports to: Section Manager or Division Manager  

FLSA Status: non-Exempt  

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME  

Pay Grade: Project Manager AF 26A  or Engineer I AF 28A

Job Status: Permanent,  Full-time  

Full Time Equivalent: 1.0  

Position Summary - The City of Rio Rancho is recruiting to fill either of these positions

The Project Manager AF manages and coordinates engineering design, inspection, review, and construction management of the City’s infrastructure systems including planning, monitoring, budgeting, and implementing to completion engineering design and, review, construction management, and, inspection of City infrastructure and capital improvement projects and oversees their completion.  

The Engineer-I AF plans, monitors, budgets, implements, coordinates, inspects, oversees and/or manages City infrastructure and capital improvement projects for design and construction (i.e., water, sewer, drainage or transportation systems). 

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: Bachelor's Degree 

            For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Civil engineering, construction management, or directly related discipline. 

Minimum number of years of directly related experience for Project Manager AF: Two years of work experience in municipal engineering to include transportation or water and wastewater engineering. In lieu of a degree incumbent must possess 6 years of experience.  

Minimum number of years of directly related experience for an Engineer I AF:  Five years' work experience in municipal engineering in a directly related field of engineering

Education and/or experience preferencesDepending on the Division to which the position is assigned, experience might be preferred in transportation, water and wastewater, roadway, structural or drainage engineering.

 Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Infrequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      Required Endorsements: None  

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: Engineer-I AF requires licensure as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New Mexico.  A Project Manager AF does not require a P.E.  

Time given after hire/promotion to obtain certification or licenses: Engineer- I AF  Obtain P.E. certification within 6 months of hire.  Project Manager AF  n/a

 Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: Registration as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training is preferred.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Specific knowledge and skills in municipal engineering, transportation and utilities construction, surveying, engineering/construction specifications, standards, methods and procedures. General knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing environmental permitting. 

Skills:  Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position.   Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment.   Reading and interpreting engineering plans, City codes and related ordinances, and developing reports and budgets. Operating a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and engineering and computer mapping and modeling software. Reviewing engineering drawings and specifications. 

Abilities: Read, analyze, and interpret technical reports, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Develop and monitor budgets. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Clearly write professional reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public. Work with mathematical concepts to analyze problems, interpret data and apply to practical situations found in the workplace.  

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities:    Internal:   Works with engineering staff, inspectors, and operations managers on   complex engineering and special project including transportation, drainage,   water, wastewater and development projects.   Works with City Attorney, Finance Department, and other department   staff. Maintains harmonious,   courteous, and understanding relationships, while fostering a collaborative   teamwork environment. External: Works   with contractors, developers, government agencies, consultants, and the   general public on planning and implementing City infrastructure projects and   resolves complaints and issues.   Presents a friendly, courteous image for the City to the general   public, customers, and public officials.    

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: High--incumbent is expected to analyze complex situations and take appropriate action 

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low -- Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City 

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations. 

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

        Public Works/Engineering Division:

  • Coordinates planning and provides research for the design and development of construction plans and specifications for infrastructure projects; estimates construction costs and prepares budgets for future projects and studies.
  • Evaluates infrastructure needs and makes recommendations for construction, rehabilitation or maintenance projects.
  • Reviews engineering plans and specifications to ensure compliance with City standards as well as accuracy of cost estimates and other bid document items.
  • Participates in negotiations of contracts with private developers, contractors, and engineering/design professionals.
  • Sets project schedules based on assessment of project design, budget, and other user requests.
  • Conducts pre-construction meetings to establish project protocols and compliance with applicable construction standards, and coordinates City staff, design and inspection teams.
  • Reviews and oversees progress and quality of construction; interprets design intent, facilitates solutions, and negotiates change order settlements.
  • Maintains and tracks project budget, recommends revisions, and monitors contract amendments.
  • Coordinates with contractor and other government entities to ensure contractors and projects have proper permits and licenses.
  • Represents the City at meetings with government agencies, consulting engineers, developers, contractors and the general public.

Development Services/Engineering Division:

  • Provides research, calculations, design and development of construction plans and specifications for City water, sewer, transportation, drainage, or other infrastructure projects.
  • Conducts studies and evaluates needs for water, sewer, transportation, drainage, or other infrastructure improvements. Participates in planning these infrastructure improvement projects.
  • Represents the City at meetings with government agencies, consulting engineers, developers, contractors, and the general public.
  • Participates in negotiations of contracts with private developers, contractors, and engineering/design professionals.
  • Sets project schedules based on assessment of project design, budget, and other user requests.
  • Runs pre-construction meetings to establish project protocols and compliance with State and City construction standards, and coordinates City staff, design and inspection teams.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for City projects or land development projects to ensure compliance with City standards as well as accuracy of cost estimates and other bid document items.
  • Reviews and oversees progress and quality of construction; interprets design intent, facilitates solutions, and negotiates change order settlements.
  • Maintains and tracks project budget, recommends revisions, and monitors contract amendments.
  • Coordinates with contractor and other government entities to ensure contractors and projects have proper permits and licenses.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Primarily sedentary 

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Must be able to see in dim light; Exposure to high noise levels; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Work activities produce impact on hand, wrist, forearm, elbow from vibration; Involvement in verbal or physical confrontations; Bending/kneeling/crawling; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 50 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; Walking long distances;   Working more than 8 hours/day; Working more than 5 days a week 

Exposures: None 

Extraordinary working conditions: None 

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None 

Required personal protective equipment: Safety Glasses with or w/o side shields; Protective clothing (i.e., bullet-proof vest, reflective vest, apron); Steel-toed boots; Ear Plugs; Hard hat;  Protective gear


If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).

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