The City of Olathe Public Works Department is currently recruiting for a Civil Engineer III to manage the design and construction of projects including streets, stormwater, water and wastewater systems, and buildings; review and prepare plans, specifications, and contracts; and provide technical support to the Public Works Department.
Manage the design and construction of projects involving areas of streets, stormwater, water and wastewater systems, and buildings.
Review and approve plans and specifications, designs, technical documents and reports ensuring compliance with city technical specifications, design guidelines and applicable codes and ordinances.
Exercise professional judgment in accordance with currently accepted practices of civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture and appropriate laws and codes.
Provide assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction; review plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications; and approve changes to approved plans and specifications.
Participate in the process of selecting consultants to design various city projects; review and manage consultant studies, designs, plans, specifications and related items.
Assist in the preparation and supervision of consultant and contractor services contracts.
Maintain constant awareness of progress and budget on assigned projects; design and ensure compliance to approved budget and designated time schedules for project completion.
Participate in a variety of special engineering studies to determine impact of various projects; prepare technical reports; and prepare hydraulic calculations or perform modeling for water distribution and sewer collection systems.
Respond to questions and concerns of staff, other departments, consultants and the general public.
Coordinate and communicate with other divisions of Public Works and other departments within the City of Olathe.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
EXPERIENCEAND EDUCATIONGUIDELINESAny combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Experience:Five to eight years of engineering and project management experience, preferably with experience in a municipality or Public Works department.
Education:Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Cumulative years of specialized knowledge and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Licenses and Certificates:Professional Engineer's license preferred. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Driver's License
SUPERVISED BY: Assistant City Engineer
Must successfully pass a supplemental background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.
At the City of Olathe, Kansas we are "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service" and we have the results and the awards to prove it! Leading public sector customer service results and recognition by Fast Company magazine as a Fast City, and Money magazine as a "best place to live" place Olathe in an elite category for local government. With a population of approximately 136,000 and gr...owing, Olathe is the second largest among the 21 communities in prosperous Johnson County and the fourth largest city in the state. Location: On Interstate 35, 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City on the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trail. City Government: Council-City Manager form of city government with an elected mayor. Olathe is a recognized model for good government. Education: 93% of the population age 25 and over possesses at least a high school degree and 45% of the population age 25 and over possesses a bachelor’s degree or higher.