City of Fort Wayne

Designer I, Designer II, Engineering Associate

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Job Code: 2022160
Posted On: Thursday, 7th April 2022
Department: City Utilities Engineering
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $54,000.00 - $78,000.00 depending on position

Job Description:

DESIGNER I

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the City Utilities Engineering Management, incumbent provides analysis, planning, design and construction engineering services per the policies and standards of Fort Wayne Utility Engineering. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

OPERATIONS

  • Performs set-up of the project, including set up of project filing systems and obtaining necessary project information to enter into PMIS (Project Management Information System);
  • Collects and/or assembles the project existing and historical information, field information and design data, verify as necessary and submit to appropriate project manager or Engineering manager for review and approval;
  • Analyzes, prepares reports and recommends improvements in the operation and condition of City Utility systems for localized or less complex issues and forward to management for review and approval;
  • Directs or performs construction plan drafting by AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other design software;
  • Drafts and seeks approval for improvement resolutions;
  • Assists with and/or performs planning, design and construction engineering services and/or project management for CU Engineering projects under the direct supervision and review of a project manager and CU Engineering management;
  • Utilizes Project Management Information System (PMIS) for project schedules, budgets, weekly and/or monthly status reports, general document management, construction engineering reviews and approvals, project tracking and other project management and administration activities.

 

Information/Communication

  • Implements easement acquisition plans and oversee process including request and/or development and review of plats, coordinating with Capital Project Services to secure easements,; attend public hearings; compile information requested by Capital Project Services and monitor progress until easements obtained and recorded;
  • Obtains and/or oversees permits including assembling required information; assists with the drafting of permit application and gets approval from management; prepares and processes permit checks; submits permit application to appropriate agency and monitor progress until secured;
  • Directs pre-bid activities by assembling documents and submitting for approval. Upon approval process and check bid advertisement. Finally, organize and direct the pre-bid meeting;

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or completion of equivalent Engineering course of study. Degree must be obtained from ABET accredited engineering program with proven ability to meet State of Indiana standards for Engineer Intern (EI) upon passing of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Six (6) months practical experience with word processing and spreadsheet software.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

  • Functions effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Utilizes computer based drafting and hydraulic modeling programs;
  • Working knowledge and general comprehension of hydraulics, hydrology, problem solving, design and project management;
  • Performs job duties as directed and necessary to fully utilize certifications, licenses, training, etc. that has been obtained per job description requirements and/or CU Engineering Skill Based Compensation Policy.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as surveys, design data, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, correspondence and summaries. Ability to speak effectively one-on-one or before small groups of co-workers and general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of different and unrelated variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to independently plan and keep supervisor advised of potentially complex or controversial situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Indiana Driver's License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving vehicles, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DESIGNER II

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the City Utilities Engineering Management incumbent provides analysis planning, design and construction engineering services per the policies and standards of Fort Wayne Utility Engineering. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

OPERATIONS

  • Includes all duties and responsibilities of Designer I;
  • Reviews engineering reports from Designer I, as well as analyze, prepare reports and recommend improvements in the operation and condition of City Utility systems. Steps include review and suggestion or development of alternative solutions; develop criteria to evaluate alternatives; evaluate alternatives; recommend solution;
  • Assists with and/or perform planning, design and construction engineering services and/or project management for CU Engineering projects under the general supervision and review of a project manager and CU Engineering management;
  • Utilizes Project Management Information System (PMIS) for project schedules, budgets, weekly and/or monthly status reports, general document management, construction engineering reviews and approvals, project tracking and other project management and administration activities;
  • Recommends and develops specifications, standards and special designs;
  • Develops facility plans for special circumstances large or more complex problems; Plan will include recommendation with associated costs and proposed schedule;
  • Performs training of other career path staff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or completion of equivalent Engineering course of study. Degree must be obtained from ABET accredited engineering program with proven ability to meet State of Indiana standards for Engineering Intern (EI) upon passing of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Successful completion of the training program as Designer I and minimum one (1) year satisfactorily evaluated post-training experience in that position or a minimum of one year of relevant engineering design experience is desired.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

  • Functions effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Utilizes computer based drafting and hydraulic modeling programs;
  • Comprehension and ability to apply fundamental hydraulics, hydrology, problem solving, design and project management;
  • Performs job duties as directed and necessary to fully utilize certifications, licenses, training, etc. that has been obtained per job description requirements and/or CU Engineering Skill Based Compensation Policy.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical documents, financial data, and legal requirements. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write reports, bids, and plans that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or executive boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to independently plan and keep supervisor advised of potentially complex or controversial situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Indiana Driver's License.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving vehicles, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE I

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of City Utilities Engineering Management and serving in the Sewer & Stormwater Engineering area, incumbent is responsible for planning, design and construction of wet weather/ sewer and stormwater programs and helps plan and coordinate the programs, policies and standards of Sewer/Stormwater. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

PLANNING/IMPLEMENTATION

  • Develops plan to provide adequate human and financial resources to meet current and future wet weather program needs;
  • Assists with establishing, implementing and monitoring of wet weather program policies, procedures and services level standards;
  • Assist with establishing, coordinating, implementing, updating and monitoring of technical standards, specifications policies, procedures and service level standards

MANAGEMENT/OPERATIONS

  • Assist with preparation & monitoring wet weather program O&M and Capital budgets and expenditures;
  • Assist with collection of information, analysis, evaluation of alternates and prioritization of projects in the sewer and stormwater programs;
  • Manages, supervises, assigns, and monitors progress and ensures the quality of work performed by program staff;
  • Performs wet weather program staffing functions related to the hiring, training, discipline, motivation and performance evaluation of personnel;
  • Assist with conducting and managing local (watershed based) and global stormwater system master planning and asset inventorying projects.
  • Keeps current with changes in the regulatory climate and monitors proposed changes that may affect the Sewer Utility and Stormwater Utility
  • Maintains a working understanding of City’s Consent Decree, LTCP, Combined Sewer System Operational Plan (CSSOP), Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance (CMOM), and its sewer and stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance requirements.
  • Manages and performs calibration and utilization of hydraulic and water quality models;
  • Develop, implement, manage or perform the engineering of improvement projects, including conceptual design through detailed construction design, preparation of contract documents, construction services, and regulatory permitting.
  • Manages or performs engineering services for combined sewer and stormwater facilities system capacity improvement projects;
  • Manages or performs engineering services for sustainable/LID stormwater practices, including post-construction monitoring;
  • Manages or performs engineering services for stormwater flood control projects
  • Utilizes Project Management Information System (PMIS) for project schedules, budgets, monthly status reports, general document management, construction engineering reviews and approvals, project tracking and other project management and administration activities;
  • Utilizes AutoCad, Civil 3D and hydraulic modeling software to complete project assignments
  • Prepares or manages development of engineering reports, hydraulic modeling assessments and work plans;
  • Oversees and coordinates the investigation and development of reports for stormwater and sewer complaints forwarded to Engineering from Water Pollution Control Maintenance or other stakeholders
  • Assists construction engineering and management in developing solutions to complications identified during construction;
  • Manage, prepare and monitor on-call construction professional service agreements and allocate on-call work assignments in accordance with departmental policies;
  • Perform work of subordinates as necessary to achieve program goals.

INFORMATION/COMMUNICATION

  • Advise other departments or agencies on wet weather related issues.
  • Responds to requests for information, analysis and consultation on engineering projects;
  • Represents the wet weather sewer and stormwater programs at Board Meetings, public hearings, City Council meetings, neighborhood meetings, professional association meetings and other forums;

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

  • Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team;
  • General understanding and comprehension of project management principles;
  • Ability to utilize computer based drafting and hydraulic modeling programs;
  • Working understanding of gravity hydraulics and hydrology ;
  • Working knowledge of Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities (10 State Standards);
  • General understanding of the principles of sustainability;
  • Strong analysis & technical problem solving skills.

MARIGINAL DUTIES

Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for direction, coordination, supervision and evaluation of employees in the Sewer & Stormwater Engineering Program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in an approved program of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or approved equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  

Passing score on the Indiana Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination.

Ability to pass IWEA collection system operator exam within eighteen (18) months of employment.

A minimum of two years of Sewer Engineering & Design experience is desired with emphasis on engineering of stormwater and sewer collection system capital improvement projects.   Experience with sustainable/LID design and the use of hydraulic and water quality modeling also desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical information, financial reports, and legal documents Ability to develop design documents such as technical specifications, addenda, and bid documents. Ability to communicate effectively in order to manage staff and represent the construction services program at various meetings. Ability to maintain effective work relationships with developers, attorneys, engineers, contractors and utility customers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Indiana Driver's License;
  • Engineer-in-Training certification required, Professional Engineers (P.E.) license desired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving vehicles and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, wet or humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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