The Engineer is the second level of a five-level Engineering series. The Engineer is distinguished from the Engineering Support Specialist by its responsibility for performing a variety of professional engineering support activities. The Engineer is distinguished from the Engineering Supervisor which is responsible for organizing and overseeing specialized projects, supervising technical staff, and providing professional-level engineering work activities.
Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of professional engineering support activities. Duties include: monitoring the work of technical employees and work crews; organizing capital improvement projects; supervising projects for the City and Road Commission of Kalamazoo County; preparing professional engineering drawings and specifications for various assignments and projects; investigating, answering, and addressing customer questions, comments, concerns, and complaints; providing traffic engineering and street lighting resources to receive City and RCKC staff, citizen, and commission concerns; evaluating crash data to identify study locations; overseeing the operation of the traffic system; serving as a liaison to engineering personnel, administrative officials, and committees; and performing inspections and contract administration.
The incumbents would report to the City of Kalamazoo (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) and the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (Tuesday & Thursday) with a split 3 day/2 day split schedule.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Monitors technical employees and work crews to include: assigning and prioritizing duties and tasks; making hiring recommendations; providing direction and disciplinary action; and, conducting training.
Organizes capital improvement projects to include: identifying needed additions and modifications; developing budgets; preparing bid specifications; selecting contractors; establishing, reviewing, and approving design criteria; providing guidance; reviewing construction plans; performing inspection and contract administration; and, recommending safety or capacity improvements.
Serves as a liaison to engineering personnel, administrative officials, and committees by: attending meetings; providing analyses, recommendations, and design for projects in area of assignment; advising and coordinating activities; facilitating resolution of concerns; and, informing the Director's Office of issues.
Investigates and addresses customer questions, concerns, and complaints in area of assignment by working with neighborhoods and Public Safety, gathering data, identifying possible solutions, and making appropriate recommendations.
Evaluates crash data to identify study locations by updating crash database, developing filters to screen locations, evaluating crashes with physical and operational features, developing appropriate solutions, and assisting with grant funding opportunities.
Oversees the operation of the traffic system including identifying problems and making modifications to improve flow.
Prepares professional engineering drawings and specifications for various assignments and projects by reviewing data, performing surveys, and preparation of a cost estimate.
Perform traffic engineering assignments including; traffic engineering analysis, traffic signal design, signing design, pavement marking design, field observation, capacity analysis, traffic forecasting and traffic studies, and signal optimization and modeling.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.