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Assistant Engineering & Construction

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Broken Arrow
Physical Address
220 S. First St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Job Description

Under limited supervision, this position assists the Engineering & Construction Director in managing and overseeing the Engineering & Construction Department, including but not limited to: supervising and managing employees, making recommendations and decisions, managing projects, developing work plans and schedules, etc. Serves as the Engineering & Construction Director in absence of the Engineering & Construction Director.

Essential Job Functions:

•Implements the project management for the design and construction of public projects.
•Executes design/engineering study professional services contracts except those projects under consideration by the customer/ business units whereby coordination with customers is expected.
•Provides technical assistance to city staff regarding design, construction contracts, and construction contract management.
•Confers with consultants, engineers, architects, contractors, and other agencies in planning and implementing improvements or new construction projects.
•Oversees review of contracts prior to bidding, evaluation of bids received and recommendations of award, supervision of contract management, review and approval of shop drawings and other submittals; inspects work for compliance with specifications; checks and controls project budget; accepts final project from contract.
•Ensures application of City, State, and Federal permits for construction of infrastructure; facilitates operational permits for infrastructure projects.
•Attends public meetings to provide information to the public.
•Provides public information on public works engineering design, construction, and maintenance programs and projects by preparing press releases and giving speeches.
•Plans and coordinates staff and administers all daily activities and personnel of the Engineering, Stormwater & Construction Divisions in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and direction from City government.
•Plans and organizes activities in the areas of responsibility and anticipates their impact on city government and the general public.
•Supervises the activities of three division managers (Engineering, Stormwater & Construction); supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
•Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget.
•Implements decisions and determinations as directed by the Director of Engineering/Construction.
•Assists in the formulation of long- and short-range plans for the department; coordinates with other departments on the work, planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure.
•Researches, reviews, analyzes, recommends, and implements special projects.
•Prepares reports; writes memoranda and correspondence.
•Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
•Performs the duties of the Engineering & Construction Director in his/her absence.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, public works engineering or a closely related engineering field, supplemented by 5-7 years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in multiple public works divisions; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Oklahoma for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma, or ability to acquire such certification within one year of employment at City expense. Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) is preferred.

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