Deputy Public Works Directors guide project, program, and contract administration relating to public works activities, with attention given to departmental policies, procedures, and scheduling of infrastructure extension and maintenance. Directors determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow through planning and implementation of construction, maintenance, and operational activities designed to provide quality public facilities and infrastructure. The position also includes conducting various analyses and inspections of facilities and infrastructure to develop programs, training and supervising employees, and formulating short and long range plans including transportation, street, water, sewer, drainage, facilities and park maintenance as assigned.
Senior Project Engineer
Senior Project Engineers are responsible for project execution and delivery within scope, budget, and schedule from initial start-up through project closeout. Senior project engineers coordinate the efforts of an assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design effort. The Sr. Project Engineer – Roadway is also expected to serve as technical liaison with the client on project efforts.
- Production of roadway design and plans, pavement marking plans, traffic control, quantities, cost estimates, construction administration and final specifications
- Cost control on projects and quality control within transportation discipline
- Mentoring mid-level and junior level staff
Project Engineers are expected to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the plans, specifications, site conditions and requirements for the work which is assigned. Project engineers have responsibility for all contract administrative duties for the project(s) assigned, including submittals, RFI s, daily reporting, procurement and material tracking, quantity tracking, safety reporting, quality reporting and project cost estimating. This is to be accomplished in conjunction with practicing ethical business transactions, adhering to the corporate policies, values and beliefs while pursuing the company’s short and long range goals.
Engineering Technicians read and review project drawings and plans to determine the sizes of structures, observe project sites and evaluate contractors’ work to detect problems with a design, and help to ensure that project construction conforms to design specifications and applicable codes. Also, Technicians confer with engineers about preparing plans, evaluate field conditions, and develop plans and estimate costs for constructing systems and operating facilities. During and after projects, Engineering Technicians use computer design software under the charge of engineers, set up and help maintain project files and records, and prepare reports and document project activities and data.
Senior Highway Engineer
Senior Highway Engineers provide the expertise of a seasoned engineer to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. Senior highway engineers may also function as individual researcher or technical specialist. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Performs Highway project design, sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers, CAD designers or technicians.
- Plans and reviews the production of engineering drawings and specifications.
- Plans and reviews the production of engineering investigations or planning work.
- Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution.
- Analyzes technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions.
- Analyzes project dimension and scope, and prepares or oversees the preparation of cost and manpower estimates, schedules and job budgets.
- Coordinates work with project manager, and guides junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.
- Is responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.
- May occasionally manage projects.
- Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
The Roadway Design Engineer prepares plans and specifications for roadway construction and improvement projects. Before a road structure can be designed, the Engineer must determine the exact route the road will take, how many lanes are needed, how this road interfaces with other roads, and how the flow of traffic will be maintained. Design of the roadway system involves many considerations including safety, parking, traffic calming, pedestrian and bike paths, drainage, highway signs, road markings, signal systems, roadway lighting, impact attenuators, and guide rails. The Roadway Design Engineer conducts traffic studies, participates in public meetings, writes technical reports, and conducts construction analyses.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Performing roadway geometric design for horizontal and vertical alignment from preliminary to final design.
- Preparing technical designs in accordance with design standards using roadway design software.
- Preparing plan and specification documents including base sheet, details, quantities, special provisions, and estimates.
- Coordinating with reviewers to ensure accuracy and quality of work.
- Managing and maintaining project documentation.
- Design systems or structures using sustainable materials, such as porous pavement or bioretention structures.
- Preparing design for drainage and runoff.
- Preparing designs that do not damage natural plant and wildlife environments.