Staff Engineer I


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City Hall
109 3rd Ave S
United States of America
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Purpose of Job

Under general supervision to perform engineering support to the Engineering Department in the collection and analysis of civil engineering data. Responsibilities may include reviewing development plans for compliance to city specifications, may function as a project manager for capital improvement projects, and providing technical knowledge to City staff, elected officials, and the general public.


Essential Job Duties 


A.  Plans examination

  • Reviews development plans for sites, subdivisions, and City projects for compliance with applicable regulations and standards; evaluates studies, reports, and comments concerning such plans; identifies required changes and prepares departmental responses to submitted plans.  Coordinates plan review and staff comments with other necessary departments. 


B.  Project management

  • Ensures that projects stay within prescribed budget and payments are made in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the management of contracts to ensure adherence to scope, resolution of design conflicts, and adherence to budget constraints; accepts or rejects work performed under contract and negotiates changes as required.
  • Assist in the management of project progress, performance and completion of reports, purchase requests, requisitions, change orders, oversees invitation/receipt of bids and reports of claims against the City.
  • Assist in the research, investigation, and recommendations on project problems; provides technical support in the updating of various city projects.


C.  Provides technical expertise

  • Performs engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, and modification of public capital works projects such as water, sewer, street, drainage, and other items.
  • Calculates probable construction costs for upcoming projects or for grant applications.
  • Investigates complaints related to public works infrastructure, projects and construction.


D.  Administrative

  • Assist in the review of federal grant applications and oversees any grant monies received. 
  • Assists general public, contractors, developers, and engineers in search of general information pertaining to public works activities.


Minimum Requirements




Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, or related field (B. S.), plus 0-2 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Certifications/Licenses:

TN Engineer Intern Certification

TN EPSC Level 1

TN EPSC Level 2

Valid TN Driver Licenses