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Engineer II – Engineering Design

Metropolitan Utilities District

Public Safety

Job title:
Engineer II – Engineering Design

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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 is responsible for designing construction plans and preparing specifications for the extension, relocation, replacement or improvement of the District’s gas and/or water distribution systems. This position is responsible to create and analyze gas and/or water distribution system models, and prepare, develop, and oversee technical and engineering studies. The Engineer II is expected to prepare reports based on findings, occasionally inspect construction work, and provide technical advice and assistance to operating departments.

Essential Functions
Perform engineering studies and evaluations; prepare reports on various items concerning District distribution facilities, buildings, plants, equipment, and operations.
Design construction plans and prepare specifications for` the gas and/or water distribution systems.
Create and analyze gas and/or water distribution system models.
Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
Review, evaluate and recommend the acceptance and award of bids and contracts.
Provide engineering inspection for equipment installations, construction work and creation of record documents.
Work with other engineers and technicians on engineering design projects.
Inspect existing facilities and equipment and recommend maintenance, repair and/or replacement.
Prepare project cost and budget estimates.
Assist in project scheduling and annual capital budget creation.
Provide and maintain due diligence on all design projects from inception through completion regarding sound fiscal responsibility for District funds while always acting inthe best interest of customer rate payers.
Drive to District job sites.
Assist other engineers as needed or directed by the supervisor.
Increase levels of responsibility in the various areas of Engineering Design 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 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 design simultaneously and work independently.
Experience with computer applications, including Word, Excel, Access, hydraulic modeling, and computer-aided drafting (CAD). GIS experience is preferred. (Entry proficiency)
Ability to read and understand construction drawings/prints.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Demonstrated 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.

Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, preferably Civil or Mechanical Engineering, from an ABET-accredited Engineering program. Any degree which can lead to Professional Engineer (PE) licensure and a defined scope of practice to reasonably include engineering activities outlined in the Position Summary and Essential Functions may be considered. – Required
Must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam – Required

Licenses and Certifications
Have and maintain a valid drivers license Upon Hire Required and
Professional Engineer (PE) License in Nebraska Upon Hire Preferred
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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