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Kansas Employer Civil Engineer (Pavement Preservation Research and Development) in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12086521

Distinguishing Features of Work

This is professional civil engineering work developing and managing contracted pavement preservation projects in Greater Wichita, which includes oversight of project inspectors and managing project budgets. Projects generally include the repair, maintenance, preservation and reconstruction of streets, sidewalks, and other paved pathways. Responsibilities also include assessment of new pavement preservation techniques and processes; evaluation of completed projects to determine the most cost effective methods for continued use; and involvement with yearly pavement condition ratings and analysis. In addition, the position will have oversight of the Material Review Board (MRB) and the Approved Materials List for all City construction projects. Some design work will be required and all work will be in close communication with the Street Maintenance Division. Work assignments are usually broad in scope and require the use of judgment. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment. Reports directly to the Construction Division Manager. Greater Wichita is a fantastic community. With an aviation heritage spanning 100 years, it is a community built on entrepreneurship and innovation. The Wichita region offers an amazing quality of life with a low-cost of living. The region boasts wonderful parks, more than 100 miles of bikeways, multiple museums, fabulous dining opportunities, hundreds of annual events, and more. Check out www.choosewichita.com for more information.

Examples of Work Performed

+ Supervises employees inspecting pavement preservation projects.

+ Compiles preliminary project cost estimates and monitors project budgets through completion of construction.

+ Determines project specifications and is responsible for updating the same, primarily through development of detailed Special Provisions for each project.

+ Conducts pre-bid and pre-construction conferences.

+ Conducts MRB meetings and helps determine approval/denial status for all new materials for inclusion on the Approved Materials List.

+ Evaluates existing pavement to determine condition and remaining service life, and evaluates pavement preservation methods for future use.

+ Completes basic design work for any changes required by projects.

+ Determines construction schedules, traffic configurations, and limits of work.

+ Conducts site reviews of the progress of construction projects.

+ Approves contractor partial payments, change orders, and final payments for projects.

+ Resolves problems with contractors, citizens, and inspectors.

+ Completion of work assignments will require the operation of a vehicle.

+ These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.

+ Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Requirements of Work

+ Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional civil engineering

+ Considerable knowledge of modern methods and techniques of design, construction, and maintenance of public street projects

+ Skill in making engineering computations, estimates, designs, and in preparing plans and specifications and technical reports

+ Ability to use a computer to access, interpret and record information

+ Ability to effectively plan, organize, and supervise the work of others

+ Ability to lean and reach as needed to read and interpret building plans and specifications from a print that may be as large as 36 by 48 inches with information printed as small as twenty characters per inch

+ Ability to traverse uneven terrain, climb steps or ladders, and tolerate airborne environmental nuisances associated with construction sites

+ Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other employees, representatives of other organizations, and the public

+ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

+ Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver's license

+ An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Experience and Training

Graduation for a four-year college with a bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering, with preference for the civil discipline is required. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. Preference for persons with pavement reconstruction and preservation experience and who currently possess a Professional Engineer’s (PE) license. Candidates without a PE will be considered, but pursuit and attainment of the PE will be required within the first two years of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal records check. Must b