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Engineer I Plant Engineering

Metropolitan Utilities District

Public Safety

Job title:
Engineer I Plant Engineering

Job level:

Job description:

In order to be considered for both the Engineer I and Engineer II open positions, please apply for each separately.

Position Summary
Under general supervision, the Engineer I responsibilities may include all aspects of project and contract management of smaller to medium sized projects, including, but not limited to:, construction inspection, design of construction plans; aiding with the preparation of specifications, budgeting, review of contract documents, bids of projects or programs with either in-house or a consultant to ensure compliance with contract drawings and specifications, administration and payment of contractors and consultants, and preparation and development of technical engineering studies.

Essential Functions
•Perform construction inspection, project and contract management, engineering analysis, and preparation of record documents throughout entire duration of small to medium sized construction projects or programs.
•Administer and process payments for contractors and consultants.
•Prepare and develop technical engineering studies.
•Participate and perform engineering studies and evaluations; prepare reports on various items concerning District distribution facilities, buildings, plants, equipment and operations.
•Become familiar with, and inspect, existing District facilities and equipment, translate findings into recommendations for maintenance, repair and/or replacement.
•Provide a technical review of anticipated engineering projects with other internal District personnel and/or consultants/vendors for the purpose of assisting in performing engineering studies, pre-design reports and design alternatives, and budget estimates for associated projects.
•Assist in assigning priority to projects and scheduling for completion within the fiscal year as budgeted.
•Review budget estimates and prepare complete sets of construction documents, including bid information, specifications, equipment procurement purchase requisitions, and construction drawings for small to moderately sized projects.
•Assist in the preparation of both Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for Consultant, Contractor, and Vendor services as necessary for small to moderately sized projects.
•Coordinate consultant designs for small to moderately sized projects.
•Assist in the preparation of project advertisement and coordinate with other District
departments regarding solicitation of contractors and vendors as necessary for projects.
•Review, analyze, and recommend bids or quotes received, which will result in the award
of contracted projects.
•Coordinate all scheduling of construction activities with selected contractor and pertinent
District personnel throughout entire duration of project after award of contracts.
•Assist outside consultants in Quality Assurance (QA) testing of all materials and
equipment used in construction projects.
•Participate with all Project Management duties, to include the preparation of change
orders, pay estimates, compliance with funding and permitting regulations as required,
and final closeout documentation for review by District Board of Directors during all
phases of engineering projects.
•Provide and maintain due diligence on all projects from inception through completion
regarding sound fiscal responsibility for the use of District funds while always following
in the best interest of our customer rate payers.
•Conduct inspections and prepare reports for District facilities.
• Drive District vehicles.
• Assist other engineers as needed or directed by the Supervisor.
•Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional and Administrative
positions as stated.

Required for All Jobs
• Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.
• Understand and comply with all District policies and procedures.
• In contributing to the objectives of the District, this role is responsible for the initiation,
cultivation, and maintenance of strong relationships of a business and professional nature.
This position requires good communication skills and tact in order to maintain
professional relationships with the following, but not limited to:
• Board of Directors
• All levels of District personnel including Union officials
• Internal and external customers
• Federal, State, and local agencies
• Community organizations and partners
• Consultants, contractors and other third-party organizations that fall within the
scope of this role
• Professional, industry, trade, and civic associations

Minimum Requirements
• Preferred – Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Basic computer skills to include Access Databases, Excel, Outlook, Word, and GIS.
• Ability to read and understand construction drawings/prints.
• Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
• Efficiently and effectively speak, read, write and comprehend English.
• Ability to effectively work on multiple projects in all stages of completion
simultaneously and work independently.
• Ability to work outside in all types of weather and terrain.
• Must demonstrate attention to detail.
• Must demonstrate good time management skills.
• Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with customers, contractors,
consultants, District personnel, and other governmental organizations.
• Availability for after hours and on-call as projects require.

• Bachelor’s Degree of Science degree in Engineering, preferably Civil or Mechanical,
Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering curriculum. – Required
• Previously passing of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam – Preferred

Licenses and Certifications
• Have and maintain a valid driver’s license Upon Hire Required
• Employees in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and
Alcohol testing provisions. This includes random testing.
• Achieve and maintain qualifications for all covered tasks assigned to this position under
the District’s Operator Qualification Plan as governed by Department of Transportation

Hybrid Flexible Work Arrangement
Job may be eligible for a hybrid in-office and work from home flexible work arrangement.
*Please see job posting on our Careers site for a full list of physical demands
*Please ensure the application is filled out thoroughly to be considered for this position
An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation”

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Posted on:
March 22, 2024

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