County Engineer

Lincoln County Government
Published
August 9, 2021
Location
353 North Generals Blvd., Lincolnton, NC
Category
Billing Address
PO Box 738
First Name
Candace
Last Name
Stevens
Phone Number
704-736-8493
County
Lincoln
Closing Date
Open Until Filled

Description

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• Coordinates the department’s utility engineering, operations, sewer collections and water distribution, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and solid waste management functions, as assigned by the Director.

• Coordinates the work of contractors and vendors; ensures compliance with county specifications and codes.

• Develops and implements short- and long-term capital improvement budgets; manages capital improvement projects.

• Develops equipment, project, and supplier bid specifications.

• Develops and proposes ordinance revisions and updates.

• Works closely with the Director to ensure budgets of the departments are properly monitored and is maintained within the budgeted amounts.

• Work assigned by the Director may include training of various personnel.

• Prepares or directs the preparation of a variety of regular and special reports.

• Coordinates with other government agencies, including emergency services, as needed and approved by the Director..

• Coordinates the work of and/or confers with county, state, federal, and regulatory agency officials, and/or private consultants, engineers, and contractors during development, implementation, and operation of programs; provides interpretation of applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations; ensures compliance.

• Serves as technical advisor to the County Manager and Board of Commissioners on construction, engineering-related matters, and capital improvement projects; attends job site meetings as appropriate.

• Maintains various and accurate data and records to compile reports; submits records and reports, as required.
• Plans and coordinates the County’s engineering activities with other County departments, divisions, and outside agencies.

• Reviews monthly payment requests, change orders, and related project documents; makes recommendations to the Director and County Manager.

• Monitors and evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identifies improvement opportunities; reviews recommendations with the Director and management.

• Assists in preparation of requests for proposals and evaluation of proposals received; assists in negotiations to obtain contracted services at rates most favorable to County.

• Manage, train and mentor Engineering staff.

• Reviews the technical aspects of construction crews during project construction phase.

• Manages public works project development and execution including face-to-face contact with contractors and on-site visits to ensure work is progressing satisfactorily.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary

Grade 26: $95,784.00 - $143,665.60

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Certification as a Professional Engineer.

Special Requirements

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Knowledge of public works management principles.

• Knowledge of budget development and management principles.

• Knowledge of capital improvement planning principles.

• Knowledge of project management principles.

• Knowledge of general construction and maintenance practices.

• Knowledge of solid waste management principles.

• Knowledge of work safety principles,

• Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, county ordinances, and department policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

• Skill in drafting, communicating, and executing complex work plans.

• Skill in management and supervision.

• Skill in problem solving.

• Skill in prioritizing and planning.

• Skill in interpersonal relations.

• Skill in oral and written communication.