Supervising Engineer (Project Connect - Mobility & Relocations), Austin, Texas

Employer City of Austin, TX
Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479783
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years of related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, including two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

Notes to Applicants
Position Overview
This position is part of a team which includes overseeing duties related to Project Connect, the COA Corridor Mobility Program, and TxDOT projects.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

When completing a City of Austin employment application:
  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected to interview:
Candidates selected to interview will receive information and instructions for preparing a short presentation to be given at the time of the interview.

If you are selected as a top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free.

Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
$42.71 - $56.59

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, with some flexibility.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin, 78701
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in capital improvement project planning and management including project tracking, preparation of cost analysis, budgets, and schedules, negotiating proposals for implementation, and monitoring performance against goals.
  • Experience successfully leading a team responsible for projects and monitoring their activities to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Experience in project management and project sponsorship, overseeing projects related to the design, construction, and relocation of wastewater lines including working successfully with state and local governmental agencies and departments in underground utility design and construction involving major road reconstruction and relocation of water and wastewater lines along State Highways and County roads.
  • Experience successfully interacting with and coordinating the efforts of a variety of individuals, teams, and external departments or groups to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, and working with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Provides technical advice and direction to internal and external customers. Manages, coordinates, implements, and/or monitors projects/programs including the review of plans and development proposals for impacts related to project/program. Recommends revisions and permit requirements to mitigate negative impacts of development and assures plans conform to City policies. Resolves conflicts in difficult situations. Develops, manages, and/or monitors the budget of projects. Assists in developing, managing, and submitting proposed budget forecast planning for short- and long-term City planning. Develops and implements standard operating procedures, policies, codes, and ordinances by applying advanced technical knowledge and applying changes to meet departmental business goals and objectives. Monitors projects for regulatory compliance. Develops and evaluates a variety projects, programs, and/or plans. Develops long- and short-term planning/strategies for programs. Develops design criteria. Reviews and/or approves plans and specifications, change orders, and estimates. Negotiates contract terms, fees, and scope of contract including reviewing monthly progress reports, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, reviewing change orders, and auditing as-built records. Acts as a liaison among consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, fabricators or suppliers, and the City. Negotiates problems of changes, errors, or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements. Attends meetings and conducts presentations to City Council, boards and commissions, and other related agencies. Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies, departments, divisions, and private utilities involved in or affected by project(s). Interacts with internal and external customers to assess needs by responding to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of the development process. Investigates and resolves complaints from the public. Reviews and evaluates technical and management audits. Develops training and team building programs by determine business needs and scope of work performed by personnel and implementing programs.

Responsibilities-Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and/or management skills to programs, projects, and personnel.
  • Knowledge of diversified and fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships and utilizes such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin budget planning, purchasing, and contract policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within the Local and State ordinances and laws.
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports.
  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution.
  • Ability to rapidly and accurately perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical and cost effective solutions.
  • Ability to observe, compare, or monitor objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years of related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, including two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* In what state(s) do you have a Professional Engineer License?
  • Texas
  • Texas and other states
  • Other states (not Texas)
  • None of the above
* How many years of experience do you have in a lead or supervisory capacity performing duties related to this position?
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 4 to 8 years
  • Over 8 years
* Briefly describe your experience in capital improvement project planning and management, including project tracking, preparation of cost analysis, budgets, and schedules, negotiating proposals, and monitoring performance.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience in project management and sponsorship related to the design, construction, and relocation of water and wastewater lines, including major road reconstruction and relocation along state highways and county roads. Please include what state and local governmental agencies you have worked with related to these duties.
(Open Ended Question)
* This position will include working with frequent interruptions, changes in priorities, and collaborating with other departments. Describe your expereince working in this type of environment and how you have used organizational and planning skills to continue meet business objectives.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience with technical writing, presentation, and communications to technical and non-technical audiences.
(Open Ended Question)
* If selected as Top Candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
* Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee's full name.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
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