Acts as the engineering / technical leader of land development projects.
Provides high-level direction to the design team by being two or three steps in front of the design and production process so that potential design and scheduling issues and resource needs can be identified as soon as possible.
Assists the project manager with forward planning and leadership.
Functions as a senior land development team member, not a supervisor. Must lead the design team by example and mentor the less-experienced staff, and be able to delegate work to the appropriate team members.
Has a thorough understanding of the criteria related to horizontal control, site grading and drainage, sanitary sewers, water main alignment design, storm systems, roadways, earthwork, ADA compliance, pavement markings, and signage.
Possesses a strong familiarity with street and parking lot lighting, and traffic signalization.
Must work effectively and coordinate efficiently with outside consultants including architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects.
Assists the project manager in preparing for client and/or review agency meetings by ensuring that appropriate exhibits, progress prints, backup data, etc. is assembled by the team. Attends such meetings as appropriate or necessary by the project manager.
Shares experiences and insight with the design team to help the team produce deliveries that are sound and follow local design standards, criteria, guidelines and engineering practices.
Must understand the scope of work defined by the contract, and monitor the budget with respect to completion of the work. Must have a sense of the task budgets so adjustments can be made appropriately if too much time is being spent to complete the tasks.
Must recognize out-of-scope work and notify the project manager in a timely manner so extra work isn’t performed without authorization from the client.
Can complete the conceptual design of different elements of a project, but also able to provide specific design assistance when warranted such as a pending due date.
Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing and executing project assignments.
Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to technical problems.
Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, designs, evaluations and specifications developed by design staff for accuracy and completeness, performing on-site inspections and reviews, and conducting or overseeing remedial design work.
Prepares / reviews basis of design reports, design memos, construction specifications, and other project-related documents, when needed.
Recommends changes or improvements to plans and programs.
May function as the project manager for routine to semi-complex projects.
Responsibilities may include budgeting, financial management, schedule coordination and resources allocation.
Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time-to-time deem necessary.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.
AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding required.
ProjectWise, Bluebeam, SharePoint, and MS Project knowledge and understanding a plus.
Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.