$71,632 - $89,540
The Assistant City Engineer coordinates and manages the day to day construction project activities and assists the City Engineer with public improvement projects (i.e. storm water infrastructure, streets, bridges, signage, etc.) and administrative duties for the City of Chaska.
1. Plans and organizes the operational activities for the Engineering Department.
- Makes personnel assignments and coordinates departmental activities with respect to priorities and scheduling constraints.
2. Responsible for coordinating the development, design, easement acquisition, and assessment of public
improvement projects, and includes the following:
- Preparation and updating of certain elements within the Capital Improvements Program related to the public water system, the sanitary sewer system, the storm drainage system, the public street system, and other elements as may be assigned.
- The compilation and transition of public improvement petitions into project form.
- Preparation of feasibility reports and develops the schedule for public improvement hearings.
- Schedules and attends neighborhood meetings typically in the capacity of moderator.
- Assists City Engineer in the presentation of feasibility reports and other reports at public hearings.
- Working closely with the Planning Department and coordinating the engineering review of development proposals for proposed plats, rezoning’s, and special land uses.
- Preparation of easement documents and the acquisition of easements necessary for public improvements projects.
- Imposition of special assessment with respect to public improvement projects.
3. Coordinates activities with other departments, consultants, utilities, and other governmental agencies in conjunction with departmental activities and private development.
- Coordinates all activities associated with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and watershed districts agencies.
- Technical liaison to and represents the Engineering Department.
- Assists the Planning Department for the purpose of providing site plan and development review related to water resource management, wetland alterations, and grading.
- Coordinates field inspection with Sr. Technician to assure development review related to water resources management, wetland alterations, and grading.
4. Responsible for review and processing of grading permits, as routed from the Planning Department.
- Review of all grading permits as required by city ordinance, or as required as conditions of approval for lot divisions, site plan development, planned unit development, building constructions, and residential home construction.
- Coordinates the Engineering Department’s field inspection and verification of compliance with permits, particularly upon release of a project’s financial security.
5. Responsible for overseeing contract construction activities, and inspection of public improvement projects including scheduling and coordinating the activities of all contractors and communicating and coordinating with consulting engineers and all other government agencies (MnDOT, County) implementing those projects.
6. Responsible for coordinating and completion of City’s Bridge inspection program with City department
7. Manages engineering website and coordinating with City’s communications manager including project
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Responsible for the preparation and publication of legal notices, notification of property owners, and placement of applicable items on the appropriate City Council agendas.
2. Receives general and technical supervision from the City Engineer.
3. Responsible for communication and provision of engineering data to various boards, commissions, and
task forces: officials of the State of Minnesota, Carver County, Metropolitan Council, watershed authorities, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission: consulting engineers, planners, and architects; contractors, developers, citizens, and civic and special interest groups.
4. Provides information to residents about all aspects of Engineering Department activities via telephone, written correspondence, personal meetings, and public meetings.
5. Serves as acting City Engineer in their absence.
6. Assists with evaluating drainage complaints which can include conducting field reviews, responding to complainants, and any other needed follow up.
7. Assists with evaluating street signage secure requests which can include field reviews, communicating needs to Public Works Department, and responding to petitioner as well as any other needed follow up.
8. Assists the City Engineer in administering the City MS4 and MSA street system certifications
9. Performs other duties and assumes responsibilities as apparent or assigned.
1. Education and Experience
- Four year degree in civil engineering or related field
- Three years of engineering experience in a municipal engineering setting
2. Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of Minnesota statutes regarding public improvements
- Knowledge of City ordinances, policies, and procedures as they relate to public improvement initiatives
- Proven analytical skills, with ability to present technical and complex information in a user-friendly way to all interested parties
- Supervisory responsibility
- Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; GIS; CAD systems, PowerPoint and other applicable software
- Computer, office machines
MENTAL & PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Mental Effort
- Ability to analyze and present complex plan design and problem solutions to city departments, City Council and the general public
2. Physical Requirements
- Ability to sit/stand at computer a significant portion of the day
3. Working Conditions
- Office environment
- Occasional driving to and from project sites
- Visits to construction sites; may be exposed to inclement weather