The Public Works Department, as a division of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, is responsible for planning, programming, design, constructing, and maintaining public works facilities. This includes street infrastructure, street lighting, traffic control, sanitary and storm water, water main, and waste water treatment facilities, as well as on-street and off-street parking, and coordination of mass transit modes.
Vision - "Reliable and sustainable public infrastructure to support a vibrant community"
Nature of Work The Civil Engineer - Water Resources is a professional level position responsible for engineering work related to the planning, design, inspection, and operation and maintenance of stormwater projects and programs within the Public Works Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: leading and conducting activities associated with the City's post-construction stormwater management program; serving as project manager for City stormwater capital improvement projects; conducting presentations and meetings for internal and external customers; and providing engineering support and analysis for the City's stormwater management system.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*Lead and conduct activities associated with the City's post-construction stormwater management program.
Provide background information and guidance on grading and stormwater management requirements to developers and their representatives.
Work with the Land Development Manager to develop site-specific stormwater provisions for Development Agreements and Maintenance Agreements.
Review and/or coordinate the review of grading, erosion and sediment control, construction, and stormwater management plans by others for public and private developments with respect to adopted City, state and federal regulatory standards.
Assist with enforcement actions as necessary.
Review and make recommendations on drainage issues in developed areas of the City to citizens, Public Works Department staff, and elected officials.
Document all decisions, transactions, and communications for each development, enforcement action, and complaint response.
*Serve as project manager for City stormwater capital improvement projects.
Develop project scopes, prepare requests for proposals, and administer consultant contracts for stormwater infrastructure design and construction projects.
Manage internal and/or consultant design team.
Ensure technical feasibility and conformance with applicable municipal, county, state, and federal standards, permits, ordinances, laws and other regulations.
Organize and facilitate neighborhood meetings during the design and construction phases as appropriate for each assigned project.
Obtain required permits necessary for the construction of capital improvement projects.
Manage the scope of work, budget and schedule for each assigned capital improvement project.
Communicate project-related information to consultants, contractors, neighbors, governmental agencies, Public Works Department staff, and elected officials as appropriate.
Maintain current and accurate records for each project.
*Provide excellent service to all internal and external customers.
Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for information regarding stormwater management and stormwater infrastructure issues in accordance with the City's core values and MN Data Practices Act requirements.
Prepare presentations and reports to convey technical information to developers, engineers, City and other Agency staff, elected officials, and citizens.
Confer with property owners affected by stormwater infrastructure projects to obtain access, easements or other permissions needed for the successful execution of projects and programs.
*Provide engineering support and analysis for the City's stormwater management system.
Utilize and assess the output from technical software programs and models to design, analyze and report on the effectiveness of stormwater best management practices and infrastructure systems.
Coordinate the acquisition of stormwater infrastructure location and condition inspection data, as well as hydrologic/hydraulic and water quality and quantity data as needed to meet stormwater permit requirements.
Prepare engineering feasibility reports and program cost estimates for input into the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgeting process.
Perform other related duties as assigned or necessary, including but not limited to:
Provide guidance to staff preparing and executing stormwater infrastructure work orders.
Assist with pre- and post-flood inspections and response.
This position is open until filled with priority consideration given to applications received by July 15, 2018
For more information and to apply online, visit our website, www.rochestermn.gov.
Education and Experience A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university and two years of municipal engineering experience. Licenses and/or Certifications Valid driver's license
A Professional Engineer's license with the State of Minnesota within six months of hire
A University of Minnesota "Design of Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans Certificate" or the achievement of this certificate within six months of employment
Desirable Qualifications Demonstrated project management experience. Experience with surface water modeling, such as hydraulic/hydrologic and water quality models.
Experience meeting the state construction stormwater and municipal separate storm sewer system permits. Experience with the design and construction of stormwater best management practices, including green infrastructure and those providing volume control.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary $78,877.00 to $92,796.00 annually depending on qualifications, with advancement to $115,997.00.
Internal Number: 20180037
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Rochester is Minnesota's third largest City. The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), as a division of the Public Works Department within the City of Rochester, is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives.