PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Performs complex engineering work in the provision of office
engineering support and field engineering support for
environmental, water, sewer, street and other Public Works projects
and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all
current codes and criteria; serves as a Project Engineer/Manager;
develops City wide policies concerning engineering related issues;
assists in supervising an engineering department with a total of 14
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
- Regularly supervises assigned operations to achieve goals
within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff
assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff;
reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
- Regularly provides leadership and direction in the development
of long range and short range plans; gathers, interprets and
prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates
division activities with other divisions, departments and agencies
- Regularly provides professional advice to department directors
and supervisors; makes presentations to City Council, department
directors, supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the
- Regularly develops, maintains and updates City of Lawton
standards construction drawings and specifications for subdivision
and other public construction work projects. Assures as-built
records of projects and documents necessary changes for the
operation and maintenance programs.
- Regularly assures that assigned areas of responsibility are
performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors
expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control;
prepares annual divisional budget requests; assures effective and
efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities
- Regularly determines work procedures; prepares work schedules;
expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve
efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
- Regularly provides project management for the construction of
municipal public works projects. Oversees assigned projects to
ensure contractor compliance with specifications, time and budget
parameters for the project.
- Regularly supervises the acquisition/disposal of City property,
establishes procedures, sets priorities, negotiates with property
owners, and makes recommendations to City Council.
OTHER DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Regularly communicates official plans, policies and procedures
to staff and the general public.
- Regularly issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties
and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformance to
policies and procedures.
- Regularly maintains harmony among workers and resolves
grievances; performs or assists subordinates in performing duties;
adjusts errors and complaints.
- Frequently reviews private project development plans for
compliance with codes, regulations, standards, adequacy of
applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.
- Frequently determines applicable codes, regulations and
requirements for assigned projects.
- Regularly coordinates the preparation of, or develops,
engineering plans and specifications; coordinates required
advertising for bids; reviews construction bids and makes necessary
recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of
vendors and consultants and other selection criteria.
- Frequently coordinates the preparation of, or develops, reviews
and updates the sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage and street
system maps and database.
- Frequently responds to public or other inquiries relative to
engineering policies and procedures on specific projects and other
- Frequently evaluates issues and options regarding municipal
public works, projects and makes recommendations.
- Occasionally maintains regular contact with consulting
engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and
Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general
public regarding division activities and services.
- Occasionally assists in the evaluation of transportation and
traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats,
etc.; prepares traffic, utility and other studies and reports.
- Occasionally provides intersection signal and channelization
- Occasionally maintains the engineering library and
To perform this job satisfactorily, the individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree
in civil engineering or closely related field and a minimum of four
years previous professional civil engineering experience including
at least two years with utilities or equivalent work experience in
the field of civil engineering.
- Possess or ability to obtain certification by proponent
- Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices
and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; thorough
knowledge of applicable city policies, laws and regulations
affecting division activities.
- Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports. Must
possess superior written communication and Judgment skills.
- Must possess a high level of cognitive skills. Ability to
operate within a Political Sphere.
- Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex
projects; skill in operating the following tools and equipment:
personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet,
database, computer-aided-design software, standard drafting tools,
surveying equipment including level, theodolite and electronic
distance measuring devices, motor vehicle, phone and mobile
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with
employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives,
City officials and the general public; ability to conduct necessary
engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
- Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license or have the
ability to obtain one prior to employment.
- Registration in Oklahoma as a Professional Engineer or the
ability to obtain registration in Oklahoma by reciprocity within
one year of employment.
- Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work
sites and under adverse field conditions.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS ON THE POSITION:
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Regularly: Required to sit at a desk utilizing a computer and
other office equipment. This requires close and accurate hand eye
Frequently: Required to talk or hear.
Occasionally: Required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or
feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
Rarely: Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability
to adjust focus.
Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work
is required in the inspection of various land use developments,
constructions sites, or public work facilities. Hand-eye
coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments,
computers and various pieces of office equipment.
ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Regularly: Works in a controlled environment in an office
Occasionally: Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes,
toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment
is moderate which requires no protection.
Rarely: Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather
While performing the duties of this job, the employee
occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee
occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high,
precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid
conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic
chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to
The personal contacts are typically with key officials and
representatives of organizations which could have an unusually
significant impact on the programs and policies involved in the
work such as members of the City Council, Federal or State
officials who determine standards of compliance for Federal or
State programs, grants, etc. The purpose of the contacts is to
justify, defend, negotiate or settle matters involving problems or
issues of considerable consequence.
Provides second full supervisory level with two or more full
supervisory subordinates. Provides indirect supervision for 12
professional, supervisory and support staff members.
Works under the general guidance and supervision of the Director
of Civil Engineering who provides managerial direction with
assignments in terms of broad practice, precedents, policies and
goals. Work may be reviewed for fulfillment of program objectives
and for conformance with departmental policy and practice.
This position is a safety sensitive position as defined by the
US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards
for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical
Marijuana laws. The safety sensitive positions in the following
categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant
to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free
Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug
panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not
excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing
positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City
of Lawton jobs only.
- Police Officers or Peace Officers;
- Employees authorized to carry firearms;
- Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
- Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
- Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the
safety of others.
The duties listed in this description are intended only as
illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical
assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute
an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is
subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and
requirements of the job change.