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Principal Engineer (Storm Water)

Rockdale County Department of Talent Management

Posted: Apr. 10, 2018

End Date: Jul. 10, 2018

Job Summary

 This position provides managerial, engineering, and technical services in a professional capacity to effectively prioritize, design, permit, procure, and accomplish all stormwater infrastructure projects.  This position also ensures that public and private construction activities conform to local, State and Federal regulations.
Essential Functions
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Oversees all engineering operations, personnel, and consultants; monitors and facilitates County construction activities.
Provides and coordinates planning, procurement, contract administration, surveying, engineering, plan review, permitting, easement acquisition, construction, project management, and inspection activities.
Assists with development and implementation of ordinances, policies, and programs which protect public safety, infrastructure, property, and the environment through better stormwater management.
Provides compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Erosion and Sedimentation Act, Georgia Safe Dams Act, and regulations imposed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Supervises and facilitates the preparation of procedures, schedules, scopes of work, bid documents, maps, drawings, construction plans, details, specifications, legal documents, calculations, models, analyses, recommendations, reports, presentations, manuals, brochures, correspondence and other documentation as needed.
Stays informed of changes in regulations, methods, and technology related to stormwater management.
Prepares technical and advisory information for citizen committees, homeowner associations, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Board of Commissioners, regulators, etc.
Attends, participates, and presents at various meetings, including after-hour meetings.
Assists with the hiring and training of new employees, and supervises evaluates, and makes disciplinary recommendations regarding existing employees.
The employee in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of civil engineering, surveying, drafting, land development, environmental permitting, hydrology, hydraulic engineering, water quality treatment, stormwater infrastructure maintenance, and erosion and sedimentation control best management practices (BMPs).
Knowledge of County and departmental policies and procedures.
Knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to stormwater management and environmental protection.
Knowledge of management, planning, fiscal, and organizational performance concepts, principles, and techniques.
Knowledge of principles and practice of effective supervision.
Knowledge of principles and practices of financial oversight.
Knowledge of quality improvement processes.
Knowledge of project management practices.
Skill in researching, compiling data, and preparing technical reports and presentations.
Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments.
Skill in using independent judgment and discretion.
Skill in cost accounting.
Skill in developing organizational goals and objectives.
Skill in the use of AutoCAD, or other CADD software.
Skill in the use of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software (e.g. HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HY-8).
Skill in the preparation of construction plans, stormwater management reports, and environmental permitting documents.
Skill in the procurement and management of surveying, testing, engineering, permitting, and construction services.
Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.
Skill in reading, analyzing, and interpreting construction plans, hydrologic studies, construction specifications, geotechnical investigations, surveys, and legal descriptions.
Ability to operate modern office equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, carry, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
Ability to use tools requiring some dexterity.
Working Conditions
Most work is performed in an office; however, some field work is also performed.  The employee is required to move around construction sites and over rough terrain.  The employee must have a high degree of personal safety consciousness.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or other appropriate field.
  1. Eight (8) years of years of progressively responsible experience in the design, permitting, and construction of stormwater infrastructure, or other closely related experience.
  1. Or have a combination of education, training, and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  1. State of Georgia Professional Engineer (PE) registration. If registered in another state, must obtain State of Georgia certification within six (6) months of the date of hire.
  1. Must obtain Advanced Fundamentals (Level 1B) and Introduction to Design Seminar (Level II) certifications from Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) within twelve (12) months of employment in this position, and must maintain certifications while employed in this position.
Minimum Qualifications (Continued)
  1. Valid State of Georgia driver’s license.
  1. Master’s Degree in civil engineering or other appropriate field.