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PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION:
The purpose of this classification is to
provide engineering and other technical assistance to the Utility; to relay
engineering information and provide recommendations to the Chief Engineer
and Department Heads; to design and review the construction of water,
wastewater, and stormwater projects for the Utility; and to prepare
engineering studies, reports, and regulatory compliance documents for the
following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific
statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the
work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification
Manages and performs
project administration for projects awarded to outside contractors; prepares
reports, design plans and specifications, bid documents and contracts for
construction projects; assists with the development, negotiation and
management of engineering contracts for outside engineering consultants;
coordinates and schedules construction projects with contractors and
consultants; reviews contractorís work and ensures compliance with
specifications, plans, and quality standards; reviews and approves contractor
Assists Chief Engineer and
Department Heads in developing and implementing long and short range plans for
capital and operating projects and improvements for the Utility; and assists
in developing costs and schedules for project identified in the adopted goals
Assists with the
development and maintenance of the Utilityís public improvements
specifications including standard drawings and specifications.
Assists in preparation and
implementation of capital and departmental budgets for utility engineering and construction
Assists with the
development and maintenance of master plan documents for water, sanitary sewer
and stormwater systems, services and operations.
Designs in-house capital
improvement projects; and performs project management activities for same.
assistance to the Department Heads and Supervisors.
Reviews development plans
for compliance with water, sewer and stormwater regulations.
engineering studies; and prepares reports for outside funding.
Performs field inspections
of construction and maintenance of water, wastewater and stormwater systems.
Represents the Utility
before the Planning Commission, City Commission, and other state, federal, and
local governmental bodies.
Attends Water and Sewer
Commission meetings at request of the Chief Engineer.
Develops subdivision bond
calculations for water, sewer and stormwater improvements.
Assists with the
implementation of Utilityís mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Obtains railway, highway
encroachment, Division of Water and other permits as needed.
Adheres to personal and departmental compliance with all state safety
regulations and HWU safety policies.
Serves as Acting Chief
Engineer, Department Head, or Supervisor at the request of the General
Organizes work to ensure
that it can be accomplished in a safe and efficient manner.
Regular and predictable
attendance is required.
Maintains a positive
attitude with team/unit.
- Maintains good public
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelorís degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or
closely related field; supplemented by 4 years of progressively responsible
experience in design, technical review, and project management for water,
sewer, and stormwater projects; or any equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and
abilities for this job. Requires Licensure as a Professional Engineer by
the State of Kentucky (reciprocation required within 6 months of initial
employment); and requires a valid driverís license.
Requires the ability to synthesize,
hypothesize, and/or theorize concerning data involving modification of
existing policies, strategies and/or methods to meet unique or unusual
conditions. Requires the ability to do so within the context of existing
organizational theories and management principles.
Requires the ability to function in a
supervisory capacity for a project team or organizational unit. Requires the
ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others
regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific
situations. Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:
Requires the ability to operate,
maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or
materials used in performing essential functions.
Requires the ability to utilize
consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference,
descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.
Requires the ability to perform
operations involving algebraic principles and formulas, basic
geometric principles and calculations, and other higher mathematics
commensurate with the essential functions.
the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal
with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems
that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one
or several work units.
Requires the ability to exercise
judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader
aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable
situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or
set of programs.
Tasks require the ability to exert
light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some
lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light
weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a
keyboard or work station.
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, depth
and visual cues or signals. Some
tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental
conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity temperature
and noise extremes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric
currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, or toxic agents.
This job description does not constitute a
contract of employment. Any oral or written statements or promises to the
contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any
prospective or existing employees. This job description is subject to change by
the employer (Henderson Water Utility) at the discretion of the employer, or as
the needs of the employer and/or requirements of the job change. Henderson
Water Utility explicitly reserves the right to modify any of the provisions of
this job description at any time and without notice. The duties listed above
are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements of duties or essential functions
does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a
logical assignment to the position.
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