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