Four Rivers Sanitation Authority

Four Rivers Sanitation Authority

Serves the public through Professional Engineering work of considerable difficulty in the design and management of sanitary sewer construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects and programs.

This position is primarily concerned with the engineering design, construction, and management of sanitary sewer infrastructure projects. Work involves the use of field survey data to prepare detailed construction drawings, project specifications, cost estimates, contracts, and other project-related documents, construction site inspections, materials testing, and construction conflict resolution. This position also assists in the detailed permit review of site plans for proposed commercial and residential projects to ensure compliance with all applicable FRSA ordinances, standards, and policies, along with the employment of sound engineering methods, techniques, principles, and practices associated with proper design and construction of wastewater projects and related improvements.

Designs sewer and wastewater treatment facilities and other sewer-related project improvements; prepares complex engineering contract documents, specifications, and cost estimates for FRSA projects.

Manages all aspects of an assigned FRSA Project, including scheduling and budget allocation.

Coordinates project bidding and construction documentation procedures. Presents recommended scope of work for projects to the Assistant Director of Engineering and prepares contract documents, project specifications, and other required items for bidding, in accordance with FRSA Ordinances and Design Standards.

Supervises and participates in site inspections during construction to ensure work is performed in accordance with FRSA and project contract requirements.

Works closely with FRSA Survey & Field Operations Manager and the Contractor to solve difficult and unanticipated problems that may arise during construction.
Maintains records of work completed during construction for use in preparing progress payments to contractors. Prepares change orders for any contract quantity adjustments needed for approval by the Director of Engineering and the FRSA Board of Trustees.

Participates in identifying any engineering problems or concerns during permit reviews of proposed commercial and residential developments; communicates with consulting engineers and developers to resolve design issues and disputes.

Provides engineering consultation to other FRSA departments, including insights regarding annual maintenance plans, bids, and FRSA system improvement requests.

Performs all duties assigned to Project Engineers I and II and mentors new Project Engineers I and II as well as Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Responsible for tracking individual daily hours and managing time and attendance through the FRSA electronic time and attendance module and other spreadsheet applications as required. Coordinates project time and work schedule with the Assistant Director of Engineering.

Responsible for following all FRSA rules, regulations, and policies. and represents the same in a positive manner internally and externally.

Contributes to a positive work environment through respectful communication, active listening, and support for FRSA goals and objectives.

Adheres to all FRSA safety procedures, practices, and requirements.

Attends public meetings and forums, as required, to assist as FRSA liaison to the public concerning technical engineering issues.

Provides superior internal and external customer service.

Maintains reasonable and customary attendance.

Performs other duties as assigned by Management.

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Engineering with considerable latitude for independent actions, judgment, and decision-making in the performance and completion of all assigned tasks. Work is reviewed for adherence to policies and procedures, for the timely accomplishment of tasks, the overall results achieved, and the degree to which work meets established construction standards. Work is performed in accordance with FRSA policies and the State of Illinois and Federal guidelines for infrastructure development.

Respectfully exercises supervision over subordinate technical staff in the performance of the various functions and duties of the Engineering Department.

Work is performed primarily in an engineering office, although work activities may require travel to work sites and occasionally for training. Work requires that the employee can function in an office environment, use computers, and assigned office equipment, operate a vehicle, and lift up to 50 pounds on occasion. The employee must have the ability to navigate construction site terrain, which may entail exposure to potential hazards, such as construction equipment fumes, dust, adverse weather conditions, and moderate noise.

Considerable knowledge in applying Civil Engineering principles, practices, concepts, procedures, and methods related to the design and construction of wastewater improvement projects.
Considerable skill in designing construction projects including sewer and wastewater treatment facilities; in preparing construction plans, specifications, and estimates.
Considerable skill and proficiency in using a variety of engineering tools and equipment, including computerized equipment and applications.
Considerable knowledge of advanced mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the construction inspection of FRSA projects.
Ability to review and analyze site and construction plans and determine compliance with applicable specifications, regulations, and ordinances.
Ability to interpret and apply applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to engineering projects and activities.
Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of subordinate professional and technical staff.
Ability to prepare and maintain concise and accurate engineering reports, files, and records.
Ability to respond to inquiries and resolve complaints from consultants, contractors, developers, and the general public in a professionally effective, tactful, and courteous manner. Must possess excellent internal and external customer service skills.
Ability to represent FRSA in a professional manner in public meetings and forums.
Knowledge of FRSA operations, functions, policies, and procedures.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and written to people of diverse backgrounds and technical aptitudes.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, both internal and external to FRSA, as required by the position.
Ability to understand and enforce all safety practices and procedures as required by the work assignment.
Ability to maintain reasonable and customary attendance with the willingness to occasionally work beyond the regularly scheduled hours, when necessary.
Ability to operate a personal computer and in using FRSA assigned software.
Ability to perform occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree and major course work in Civil Engineering and currently registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. Must have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in related civil engineering work, including at least four (4) years of responsible professional engineering experience in civil engineering design and construction or related experience which provides the knowledge, abilities, and skills required as determined by Management. Prior civil engineering project management experience is preferred.

Possession of a valid State of Illinois license at the time of hire with a driving record suitable to FRSA.

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