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Civil Engineer, Sr. (Site Dev)

City of Atlanta

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018

End Date: Sep. 18, 2018

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

Posting to Expire: Open Until Filled


General Description and Classification Standards

Provide plan review services and field support in the Site Development Division of the Department of Watershed Management.  Site Development reviews all the engineering design and construction plans for any and all private sector construction in the City of Atlanta that involves “earth disturbing activities.” Issues reviewed include, but are not limited to, stormwater management, sanitary sewer design and capacity, paving and grading.  The scope of the review of the engineering design and complexity of the issues necessitate that the reviewer be highly skilled in all aspects of Civil Engineering – especially hydrology, hydraulics, and related issues.

Supervision Received

Direction received is very general and focuses on end results and is typically collaborative in nature.  Makes decisions on technical issues, diagnoses, or procedures in collaboration with supervisors or managers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Oversees designs, plans, and manages the scheduling of capital infrastructure projects; develops scope of work and cost estimates for projects while maintaining compliance with state, local regulations. Manages capital transportation, roadway, and trail projects for the City.
  • Oversees engineering surveys and studies, evaluation, and analysis of capital infrastructure projects to include reports, cost analysis, budget availability, and feasibility. Directs project field inspection and engineering staff, ensuring that project deadlines are met.
  • Reviews permit applications for appropriate erosion control measures, proper sewer connections to the public sewer, and proper grading and drainage of proposed work.
  • Represents the City of Atlanta as the owner's representative Field Project Engineer for watershed project construction. Responds to emails and phone calls from citizens concerning stream buffer rules and regulations and assist them with the process of a buffer application.
  • Mitigates potential risks by incorporating clear and verifiable safety and quality requirements and procedures and enforcing the contract requirements for work plans, accurate specifications and safety.
  • Provides engineering surveying services to Department of Watershed Management as well as all other requesting City of Atlanta bureaus to support their operational activities.
  • Attend project status meetings, prepare bi-monthly, monthly & quarterly program and project cost reports. Formats and maintains bi-monthly project and award status reports utilized by the Director to determine existing and future project funding. Provides a quarterly update of program costs and publishes updates.

Site Development Essential Duties & Responsibilities  

  • All job duties typically assigned to this position as listed in the City of Atlanta standard job description for this job title and grade.
  • Specific Job Duties related to Site Development as listed below:
  • Review all aspects of engineer drawings, studies, hydrology reports, etc.
  • Provide written comments pertaining to review and permitting
  • Route plans through the review process by entering data in Accela permitting software
  • Enforce City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances concerning engineering design requirements
  • Enforce City of Atlanta and OCGA requirements for Best management Practices in Soil and Erosion Control, Floodplains, and Stream Bank Buffers
  • Coordinate with other City Department, e.g. Public Works, and Planning and Community Development
  • Coordinate with other agencies as necessary, e.g. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District, County Health Dept.
  • Provide guidance to applicants on required standards
  • Provide guidance and advice regarding Easement, Right of Entry Agreements, access requirements, and Indemnity Agreements
  • Provide guidance and enforce City of Atlanta Bonding requirements
  • Perform due diligence of City records for sewers and drainage, connections to City Wastewater system
  • May assume management responsibility for the Site Development Division in the absence of other Managers.

Decision Making

Exercise Engineering Judgment in the review of proposed projects.  Determine appropriate applicable standards and requirements for various contexts.

Leadership Provided

Has review authority over multiple diverse projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction; knowledge of surveying, engineering, and construction methods; knowledge of Planning, Engineering Design, and Project Management.
  • Skill in Oracle, Discoverer, Excel, and other technical software in order to create well-structured documents, reports, spreadsheets, presentations, proposals and other documents; skill in preparing effective and strong oral and written communication; skill in reading, interpreting, and producing legal documents such as legal descriptions of property.
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult or sensitive situations; ability to work effectively, as part of a team to ensure team and business goals are met effectively and efficiently; ability to work independently when required, working effectively without supervision; ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public.

Site Development Specific Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Employee must possess the skill and ability to read, interpret and critique:
  • Engineering Plans and Drawing
  • Hydrology studies and calculations
  • Plats and surveys
  • As-built Drawings and Easement Plats
  • Contour maps
  • Profile drawings
  • Cross-section drawings
  • Employee must become thoroughly familiar with and ensure specific conformance with relevant City of Atlanta specification concerning the following construction works:
  • Sewer construction and pipe line installation including manholes, wyes, and cleanouts
  • Roadway standards and construction including pavement and drainage
  • Stormwater Detention and Drainage regulations and standards
  • Types and requirements of temporary and permanent easements

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related area.
  • 2 years' of Construction or Project Management related experience.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related area.
  • 3 years of Construction or Project Management related experience including 1 year of managerial and/or supervisory experience.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level II Certification or ability to acquire is required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental  conditions associated with job.