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Civil Engineer - PU

Company: City of Hickory
Location: Hickory
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:


For doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, Hickory is a bridge between Asheville and Charlotte at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Interstate 40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry and quality.

Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at www.hickorync.gov/employment or www.hickorywellcrafted.com for a web portal all about Hickory and the surrounding areas and what makes Hickory a "Well Crafted" City.

Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S.

All offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer functional prework screen and a drug screen. This examination process is designed to determine if applicants are able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the job without physical harm to themselves, or others. All applicants are subject to a background check

This position is responsible for providing professional engineering services for the Public Utilities department, including but not limited to designs, problem solving, performing construction project management duties, and assisting with citizen concerns. An incumbent in this position may be designated Civil Engineer II.

Major Duties

* Provides designs on various engineering projects requiring professional licensure, such as water, sewer, storm drain, street, and city building projects.
* Assists with the design and implementation of water and wastewater projects, policies and programs; reviews design submittals submitted in conjunction with development projects; researches water and wastewater utility programs and makes related reports to supervisors; researches design related software resources; analyzes issues reported by personnel and by the general public.
* Acts as project manager or team member on various design and construction projects.
* Prepares plans and specifications for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure projects to be built or accepted by the City upon completion.
* Provides engineering designs and cost estimates for Public Utilities and other departments.
* Assists GIS personnel and GPS Field Technician with coordinating shots and correcting existing maps.
* Maintains the City's Manual of Practice for technical specifications and design criteria.
* Assists in coordinating the activities of city, state, and federal agencies, private contractors, and other involved with city projects.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Qualifications

* Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
* Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.
* Knowledge of local codes and ordinances.
* Knowledge of engineering and surveying practices.
* Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
* Skill in performing mathematical computations.
* Skill in the use of a computer.
* Skill in supervision of personnel.
* Skill in oral and written communication.


* Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
* Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
* 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.
* Licensedas a Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern (for Civil Engineer II).

Supplemental Information

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Senior Utilities Engineer and Public Utilities Director assigns work in terms very general instructions. The supervisor thoroughly checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, city codes and ordinances, city and department policies and procedures, NCDEQ 2T Rules and Regulations, NCDWR Blue Book Design Standards, the International Building Code, the North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Control Planning and Design Manual, and the state department of transportation standard specifications for roadway design. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied engineering duties. The number of projects pending at one time contributes to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to provide professional engineering duties in support of the city. Successful performance helps ensure the proper construction of municipal projects.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other local government officials, outside engineers, surveyors, architects, contractors, state and federal agency personnel, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light objects and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguishes between shades of color.

SAFETY SENSITIVE: This position has been identified as safety-sensitive. The employee in this position will be part of a random drug testing pool. The methodology for choosing the random test subjects is handled by an outside, impartial, third party vendor.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work exposes the employee to noise and machinery with moving parts.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position supervises assigned technical personnel in the performance of engineering projects.

Keywords: City of Hickory, Hickory , Civil Engineer - PU, Other , Hickory, North Carolina

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