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County Engineer

Coweta County Board of Commissioners

Posted: May. 8, 2018

End Date: May. 18, 2018

County Engineer

Dept/Div:  Public Works/Engineering                                                                                                                          FLSA Status:  Exempt
General Definition of Work
Performs complex professional work planning, directing, and designing engineering projects; developing and administering environmental policies; administering engineering contracts; maintaining records and files; preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Public Works Director. Continuous supervision is exercised over Engineering Technician, Right of Way & Utilities Manager, and Transportation Construction Inspectors.
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions
Reviews conceptual layouts, preliminary plans, traffic studies, final plans and other engineering documents to ensure compliance with Federal, State, regional, and local guidelines and policies.
Serves as project manager on various construction projects; participates in and manages the inspection of construction projects; provides technical assistance to associates and the general public.
Participates in consultant selection process and manages consultant-designed County transportation projects.
Prepares cost estimates for County projects and maintains database of proposed projects and estimated costs for tracking of expected annual and programed expenditures.
Prepares bid packages for County projects and schedules project lettings and bid openings.
Administers active construction contracts for County projects. 
Communicates and coordinates with FHWA, GDOT, GRTA, and other agency representatives concerning the operation of existing transportation facilities and during the design, right of way, utilities, and construction phases of joint or permitted projects.
Prepares traffic engineering studies and reports and makes recommendations related to traffic operations on County Maintained roadways.
Manages the operations of County owned traffic signals and school flashers.
Prepares and supervises the preparation of conceptual layouts, construction drawings and plans for County owned facilities; prepares and recommends drainage design and conceptual planning for County projects and facilities.
Assists in the recruitment and selection of division personnel; recommends candidates for hire; allocates personnel resources; plans, directs and supervises the work of assigned personnel; conducts and/or reviews performance appraisals; recommends promotions, salary increases, disciplinary action and termination.
Provides customer service support via telephone and written correspondence for citizens, Board members, developers, industry professionals, associates, etc.
Assists other Public Works sections and other County Departments with engineering related functions.
Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints; investigates various complaints and recommends appropriate remedial action.
Encourages and promotes a culture of excellent customer service.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications in the area assigned; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design of public works projects; ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make recommendations on engineering problems and planning; skill in the use of civil engineering instruments and equipment; skill or knowledge in the use and application of computer aided design software; ability to communicate complete ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to calculate complex cost reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors and the general public.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, or related field and considerable experience in design and construction of transportation projects.
Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires sitting and speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Special Requirements
Possession of Georgia Professional Engineering license, ability to obtain State Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level II Designer certification within six months of hire.
Favorable background history as determined by review of Local, State and Federal records.
Valid driver's license with favorable driving history (MVR).