Development Engineer - Public Works

City of Hood River | City of Hood River, OR

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Posted Date 5/08/2020
Description

$70,536-$93,040 DOE PLUS EXCELLENT BENEFITS

THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER is offering an excellent career opportunity for an engineer to make a difference in the community by administering, coordinating and facilitating the construction of privately financed public improvements.

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Development Engineer is responsible for overseeing the program that reviews plans and issues permits for all privately financed public improvement projects in in Hood River.

The City of Hood River is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A more detailed explanation of this position, including minimum qualifications can be seen at the City website www.cityofhoodriver.gov

Applications must be received by May 22, 2020, 5PM.  Applications may be obtained at the City website www.cityofhoodriver.gov. Please submit application and resume to Jennifer Gray, City Recorder at j.gray@cityofhoodriver.gov

Administers, reviews, coordinates, and facilitates the construction of privately financed public improvement projects from pre-application plan reviews through the construction phase, final inspection, release of bonds and acceptance of public facilities for City of Hood River ownership. The Development Engineer independently performs complex duties related to coordinating and processing public facilities issues of major development applications.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works as a member of the City’s community development team. Staff supervision provided by the Director of Public Works.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May exercise supervision over assignedstaff, including training, coaching and reviews.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administers, reviews, coordinates, and facilitates the construction of privately financed public improvement projects from pre-application plan reviews through the construction phase, final inspection, release of bonds and acceptance of public facilities for City of Hood River ownership. The Development Engineer independently performs complex duties related to coordinating and processing public facilities issues of major and minor development applications.

 

Reviews engineering studies and reports (i.e. traffic analysis, drainage and water studies, etc.), technical drawings, construction plans, and calculations; analyzes data; makes recommendations based on review findings.

Reviews land use applications and development plans for compliance with the City of Hood River Codes and Standards, and for compliance with local and state regulations. Reviews development permits for compliance with public works standards. Researches effects of proposed developments on public facilities and requirements for additional improvements.

Prepares cost accounting and reconciliation for City deposits and fees; reviews and approves design modifications during construction; reviews and processes recording of documents; reviews and approves financial guarantees and releases of funds; resolves construction problems and conflicts; coordinates final inspections; authorizes release of building permits; reviews final documents and prepares final documentation.

Responds to inquiries and complaints from the public regarding development projects. Provides information to developers, property owners, contractors and other interested parties pertaining to privately financed public facilities applications, plan reviews, ordinances and codes.

Presides over pre-construction, pre-design, and utility/transportation meetings, works closely with the Public Facilities Inspectors on the coordination of the inspection of the project to ensure code and standards compliance.

Prepares correspondence and reports, as needed by individual projects and circumstances.

Resolves inquiries, complaints, or problems affecting the assigned project, adjacent properties, and interested parties.

 

Develops agendas, organizes meetings, prepares staff reports, communicates official plans,policies andprocedurestostaffandthegeneralpublic;makesprivateandpublicpresentationstosupervisors, boards, council, civic groups and the generalpublic.


Performs related duties as assigned. 

 

May perform general municipal civil engineering work for capital improvement projects

Conducts inspections of work-in-progress and ensures projects are completed in compliancewith applicable codes, regulations andstandards.

 

Responds to questions and inquiries from the public and other agencies regarding street and city utility issues, public works standards and permits.

 

Coordinates assigned engineering projects with outside contractors, government agenciesand organizations and the public, and provides assistance to internal Citystaff. 

 

Meets with citizens, developers, contractors, other agencies, and City departments regularly. Responds to questions and complaints from the public concerning drainage, private construction, and other relatedissues.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required to be a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon or ability to obtain within one year of hire date.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A)      Financial acumen and able to articulate the cost and budget implications of ongoing infrastructure

(B)      Employ a leadership style that invites participation, supports teamwork

(C)      Knowledge of methods and technology for construction, maintenance and repair activities.

(D)      Ability to read and comprehend construction plans for civil development.

(E)       Work safely and independently for long periods of time.

(F)       Communicate effectively with coworkers, public and supervisors in a variety of situations and using different methods. This position interacts with the public in stressful situations and is expected to behave in a manner that reflects a positive image for the City.

(G)      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other department staff, and the public. Ability to work with a variety of interest groups while maintaining professionalism, showing respect and being courteous is a must; especially in stressful situations.

(H)     Ability to independently follow instructions and seek assistance when needed.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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