FIELD ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for construction inspection services and activities for a wide variety of projects; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for construction inspection services and activities for a wide variety of projects, both public and private.
- Establishes schedules and methods for providing construction inspection services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly.
- Coordinates activities with other City departments and with outside agencies; confers with project
engineers and City staff to resolve major complaints and/or concerns about construction projects.
- Participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participates in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
- Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures.
- Participates in the preparation and administration of the assigned program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
- Maintains records concerning operations and programs including project records; prepares progress estimates; prepares reports on operations and activities including to compile information for reports on citizen complaints and engineering problems.
- Performs the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including field inspection engineering work.
- Performs independent constructability reviews; performs project management and assumes responsibility for implementing change orders.
- Prepares contract cost estimates; prepares staff reports for items requiring City Council approval; maintains project records; reviews plans and specifications for upcoming projects.
- Performs construction conflict resolution; resolves engineering problems in construction phase and work to ensure contractor compliance with all rules, regulations, and guidelines.
- Reviews compaction reports, pad certifications, geotechnical reports, and traffic control plans; deals directly with public to address citizen’s concerns.
- Monitors encroachment permit administration for utility companies and other public entities working in the City right-of-way; coordinates with state board for compliance with mandated SWPPP program.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of construction inspection; incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs.
- Serves as acting Construction Projects Manager as assigned.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Operations, services, and activities of a construction inspection program.
- Principles and practices of construction management.
- Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including construction codes related to the construction and inspection of streets, storm drains, sanitary sewers, and related public improvements.
- Grading methods and techniques.
- Approved methods and materials used in storm drain construction, paving streets, and installing sewer and water lines and facilities including lift stations and reservoirs.
- General construction principles and practices.
- Basic civil engineering principles.
- Bridge design principles and practices.
- Basic electrical theory for street and traffic lighting.
- Traffic control and detour design principles and practices.
- Basic principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
- Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
- Customer service principles and techniques.
- English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Coordinate and direct construction inspection programs.
- Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff involved in construction inspection.
- Resolve routine field engineering problems.
- Select, train, and evaluate staff.
- Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for providing construction inspection services and activities.
- Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
- Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and
- procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
- Compile data, maintain records and files, and participate in the preparation of clear and concise reports.
- Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.
- Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
- Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.
- Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
- Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
- Oversee and participate in the provision of a high level of customer service to internal and external customers.
- Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree is desirable.
Experience: Four years of responsible paraprofessional or field engineering experience related to area of assignment including experience in construction inspection and some lead supervisory responsibility.
License or Certificate - Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Field and standard office setting. FREQUENT exposure to extreme heat and humidity working outdoors and indoors in manufacturing facilities. OCCASIONAL exposure to temperature swings from air conditioning to outdoor temperatures, exposure to extreme noise in manufacturing environment, fumes and odors of process venting, dust from manufacturing. INFREQUENT exposure to mechanical hazards in operating vehicles, radiation hazards possibly resulting from manufacturing processes or facilities. Work schedule is 80 hours biweekly, with unscheduled breaks. Overtime may occasionally be required to accommodate schedules. Work environment is informal, both team and autonomy oriented, having both routine and variable tasks, with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed in the office and in the field at manufacturing facilities, commercial and industrial establishments.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a field and office setting and operate office equipment. FREQUENT walking, standing, sitting, fine-finger dexterity to manipulate computer, operate and calibrate equipment. OCCASIONAL bending and stooping, squatting, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, upward and downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck; lifting objects weighing up to 10 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 200 yards; lifting objects weighing 11-50 lbs. from below waist to waist level and transporting distances up to 200 yards with or without assistance; grasp and grip to lift and carry equipment; hand and arm strength and foot dexterity to operate automobile or light pickup. INFREQUENT crawling, climbing, reaching at and above shoulder height, kneeling, balancing above ground; lifting objects weighing 11-50 lbs. from chest level to above shoulders, with or without assistance.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Date: July 2005
Johnson & Associates