Engineer of Streets - City of Detroit Employment Opportunity
Engineer of Streets - City of Detroit Employment Opportunity
$66,764.00 - $91,500.00 Annually
MI 48226, MI
Certified-Regular Civil Service
Dept of Public Works
Under general supervision of the City Engineer, is responsible for oversight of the design and construction of pavements, bridges and structures, the preparation of maps and plats of streets and City property and the maintenance of related records.
Examples of Duties
Supervises the activities of a group of subordinate engineers and drafting technicians.
Assigns work and inspects and monitors work in progress and upon completion.
Ensures that procedures are properly performed in the preparation of plans and specifications for street and alley paving including, but not limited to, setting the width and grade of streets and alleys, the type of paving and preparing and tabulating bids.
Ensures that procedures are properly performed in the preparation of plans and specifications for street widening, alley and street openings, and bridge and structure rehabilitation, repair and replacements.
Ensures that procedures are properly performed related to the construction engineering services associated with in-house managed construction projects on streets, alleys, bridges and structures.
Coordinates with the Field Engineer on appropriate project staffing for inspectors, testing technicians and surveyors in support of project design and construction for streets, alleys, bridges and structures.
Oversees the maintenance of plans and records of City owned property, the City's house numbering system, records of street names and changes, and furnishing of sketches and descriptions of places where crimes were committed for the Police Department.
Performs studies of paving materials, sources of supply, and equipment and methods used.
Handles special assignments and investigations such as plans for specifications for the Airport runways and aprons, and developing a drainage system for the airport. Secures agreement on proposed general solutions.
Defines problems and provides instructions and sketches to subordinate staff assigned the preparation of satisfactory solutions, proposing alternate approaches as required.
Reviews alternate solutions and plans to determine which is the most appropriate; recommending modifications as required.
Establishes standards and guidelines for design staff, inspectors, and contractors.
Investigates the cost of various types of safety zones, and of hauling rubbish and waste.
Drafts weight and loading ordinances.
Estimates the personnel, materials, time requirements and cost of proposed work.
Confers with officials of other city departments, private concerns and public utilities to secure cooperation and coordination necessary to complete street and alley enhancements.
Arranges securing of personnel, material and supplies required.
Establishes record and control systems and prepares engineering reports.
Initiates and directs staff training.
Maintains discipline and settles grievances at the division level.
Participates as management representative in discussions or conferences with employee organizations.
Represents the division at conferences on engineering matters.
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and preferably advanced training in engineering management or public works administration.
Five years of recent and progressive experience in the design and construction of pavements, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity and include surveying and field inspection work.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Project Engineering experience on multiple projects of varying complexity and disciplines such as bridges, concrete paving, hot mix asphalt (HMA) resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp construction.
Preference for structural bridge design and construction experience, especially with the MDOT MiBridge reporting system.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.
Valid State of Michigan Operator license.
MDOT Project Engineer Certification, preferred.
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on requirements of the position.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Work involves office and field activities.
PLEASE ATTACH A RESUME TO THE APPLICATION
(INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED)
Subjects and Weights:
Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 30%
Total: Interview and Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 100%
Detroit Residency Credit: 15 points
Veterans' Preference: 0 to 15 points
(1) Vacancy and to Establish a List
Full Medical Coverage begins after 90 days; Dental and Vision coverage begins after 180 days.
City Employees Benefits Summary
The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.
Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.
Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.
Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.
Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)
The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.
City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.
VACATION and LEAVE
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year's Eve
Other Leave Policies
The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,
City Employees Retirement System
As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:
• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.
Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.
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