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Engineer II – Plant Engineering

Metropolitan Utilities District

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Job title:
Engineer II – Plant Engineering

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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 limited supervision, the Engineer II responsibilities may include all aspects of project and contract management of small to larger sized projects, including, but not limited to: construction inspection, design of construction plans, preparation of specifications, budgeting, preparation of contract documents, bidding and construction oversite of projects or programs, either in-house or with 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 through entire duration of small to larger sized construction projects or programs.
•Administer and process payments for contractors and consultants.
•Prepare and develop technical engineering studies.
•Perform comprehensive review of anticipated engineering projects with other internal District Divisions, Departments, Supervisory, and Operational personnel for the purpose of assisting in the preliminary technical and budget estimating aspects of each project.
•Provide technical expertise and/or assistance with consultants/vendors in performing engineering studies, pre-design reports, and evaluations of product and design alternatives for projects.
•Assist in assigning priority to projects or programs and scheduling for completion within the fiscal year as budgeted.
•Thoroughly review budget estimates and prepare complete sets of construction documents, including bid information, specifications, equipment procurement purchase requisitions, and construction drawings for medium to large sized projects or programs.
•Prepare both Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for Consultant, Contractor, and Vendor services as necessary to suit medium to large sized projects or programs.
•Coordinate consultant designs for medium to large sized projects or programs.
•Prepare project advertisement and coordinate with other District departments regarding solicitation of contractors and vendors as necessary for projects.
•Provide detailed review, analysis and recommendations relating to bids or quotes received, resulting in the award of contracted projects or programs.
•Coordinate all scheduling of construction activities with selected contractor and pertinent District personnel throughout entire duration of project or program after award of contracts.
•Assist outside consultants in Quality Assurance (QA) testing of all materials and equipment used in construction projects or programs.
•Provide all Project Management duties, to include the preparation of change orders and 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 construction projects or programs.
•Provide and maintain due diligence on all construction projects or programs 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.
•Increase levels of responsibility in the various areas of Plant Engineering in comparison to an Engineer I.
•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
•Required – Minimum of 3 years of experience as a project or contract manager and/or designer in the Engineering industry, preferably in civil or mechanical engineering.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Ability to manage multiple projects in all stages of completion simultaneously and work independently.
•Experience with computer systems, including Word, Excel, Access Databases, GIS, and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) is preferred. (Entry proficiency)
•Ability to read and understand construction drawings/prints.
•Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
•Must demonstrate attention to detail.
•Must demonstrate good time management skills.
•Efficiently and effectively speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
•Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with customers, contractors, District personnel, outside engineering firms, and governmental organizations.
•Availability for after hours and on-call as projects require.

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

Licenses and Certifications
•Professional Engineer (PE) License in Nebraska Upon Hire Preferred
•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 regulations.

*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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