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Civil Engineer I - Construction Inspection

General Nature of Work
This Employee is primarily responsible for oversight and implementation of construction projects per approved plans and accepted standards of the City of Sanford. The Employee will also assist the Department of Public Works Operations and Maintenance with other activities requiring engineering skills, background, and training.
Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Public Works and City Engineer with some independence of action in accordance with applicable laws and job requirements. Employee Appraisals are performed by the Director of Public Works and City Engineer as well as the Director of the Highways Division.
Job Environment
Work is performed under both construction site and office conditions and environments. Field work is performed utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as described in the Department of Public Works’ Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manual.
Essential Functions
The essential functions or duties of the position listed below are illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. These include but are not limited to:
·        Conducts site inspections, documents quantities, tracks costs, performs engineering audits, and verifies implementation of the City of Sanford’s Technical Manual standards and City Ordinances. Typical assignments include major Capital Improvement Program roadway projects, private site development projects, and Operations and Maintenance work performed by DPW. Performs and supervises field work.
·        Regularly organizes and attends monthly utility coordination meetings
·        Overhead utility coordination including utility pole replacements, City street light relocation, transfer of respective tenants, and removal of obsolete utility poles
·        Implements the tenets of the City of Sanford Technical Manual as well as numerous referenced accepted technical and engineering standards. Ensures construction compliance with Federal and State regulations relative to all engineering activities otherwise.
·        Provides compliance engineering review and inspection during the construction phase of development projects in conjunction with the Planning Department and the Code Enforcement Office including and after the Construction Kickoff Meeting
·        Maintains the City’s Technical Manual construction practices including a mandatory annual review and update
·        Documents as-built utility/facility locations for incorporation into the City’s GIS system
·      Coordinates Highway Excavation and Traffic Control Permits with Contractors and the Police Department
·   Direct coordination with other Departments within the City, Residents, Consultants, Developers, Contractors, County, State, and Federal contacts
·        Attends City Council meetings when needed
·        Attends other meetings when directed
·        Performs other work as directed
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Training and Experience
Although not required, a Professional Engineering (PE) License in the State of Maine, a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, an Engineering in Training (EIT) Certification, and/or equivalent pertinent career experiences are preferred milestones for the position.
Must possess a valid Maine Drivers License and have an acceptable driving record.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
·        Knowledge and active practice of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Code of Engineering Ethics
·        Knowledge of the principals and practices of civil engineering as they apply to the planning, location, design, permitting, construction, and operation of Municipal streets, sidewalks, bridges, and storm water management systems
·        Thorough knowledge of the City of Sanford’s Technical Manual
·        Knowledge of appropriate use of PPE as described in the Department of Public Works’ Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manual
·        NETTCP Certified for HMA Inspection
·        OSHA 10-Hour Certification for Construction
·        Knowledge performing project quantity and cost estimates
·        Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control (Ch. 6: Temporary Traffic Control)
·        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with:
o  City Employees
o  City Officials
o  State Officials (particularly MaineDOT and MaineDEP)
o  Federal Officials (particularly ACOE, USEPA, and FHWA)
o  Residents, Developers, Consultants, Contractors, and the General Public
·        Ability to review and provide objective written reports concerning site inspections for compliance with approved plans as well as the appropriate Municipal, State, and Federal development laws and regulations for consistency with respective guidance provided in the City of Sanford’s Technical Manual
·        Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
·        Ability to obtain trainings and certifications listed in this job description
·        Ability to track and document time on assignments
·        Communications by phone, email, written correspondence, and in-person with those listed as requiring effective working relationships above
·        Making decisions and solving complex problems
·        Electronic documentation of notes, meeting minutes, and correspondence
·        MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
·        CAD (MicroStation, AutoCAD, and HydroCAD)
·        MaineDOT Local Project Administration (LPA) Certified
·        Public speaking in meetings and presentations
·        Resolving conflicts and negotiating
·        Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to challenges
·        Time management and task prioritization
Physical and Mental Requirements
Light physical effort generally required in performing administrative duties. This position also requires moderate physical effort while performing field reviews and site inspections. Must be able to access all areas and levels of a construction site; sometimes requires spending several hours walking or standing, exposed to outdoor weather conditions, and extremes of heat and cold. While performing the duties of this position, the Employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to lift up to sixty (60) pounds. Performance of essential functions may also require Employee to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Normal vision requirements. Equipment used includes light equipment such as hand tools or survey equipment.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and it is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job may change.