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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5138 - Senior Project Engineer

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 315

POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in managing high profile, high priority and more difficult engineering projects; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Employees in this class assist and oversee the planning and designing of roads, drainage facilities, flood plain maps, and other complex public works engineering and construction. Acts as a lead worker and oversees and inspects the work of senior engineering personnel and others in the office and the field and consultants. Work is distinguished by the ability to manage complex engineering projects and assigned contractors; from the design through completion. Direction is received from the Director of the Department, Senior Project Engineer Supervisor or Highway Engineer through meetings, report reviews, project inspections and evaluations of work accomplishments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Directs professional, sub-professional and other employees in the investigation, development and design of a variety of complex engineering projects
• Leads experienced project teams of engineers
• Reviews and approves plans and specifications for high profile or high priority construction contracts
• Manages contract budget to ensure compliance; confers with, advises and supervises inspectors for construction projects
• Represent the County with governmental jurisdictions, contractors and the general public on highly technical engineering matters
• Designs and plans drainage projects
• Supervises the preparation of estimates, plans and specifications for various engineering projects
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of civil and project engineering as it relates to the preparation of plans and specifications for a wide variety of public works projects
• Drafting principles and techniques
• Surveying methods
• Construction materials and approved safety standards.
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Planning, layout and direction of the work of experienced senior engineering subordinates;
• The application of engineering theory to complex field and office problems
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field, and six years of professional Civil Engineering experience, two years of which have been at the Project Engineer level; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
This position requires registration as an Illinois Professional Engineer