Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, this position is responsible for performing and overseeing engineering work in conjunction with the planning, design, investigation, supervision and construction of municipal engineering projects. Provide engineering services for the Town’s Public Works Department including streets, water, wastewater, storm sewer, and parks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Estimated % of Time
Coordinate and/or prepares plans, specifications and estimates for projects such as streets, sidewalks, trails, parks, parking lots, lighting, traffic signals, water, sanitary and storm sewer extensions and rehabilitations. Prepare public works project agreements, requests for proposals (RFPs); Direct, prepare, and/or supervise the preparation of designs, cost estimates, specifications, and contracts.
Administer contracts, supervise and manage consultants and contractors for public works projects. Coordinate project development with other engineers, surveyors, consultants, personnel, and property owners. Provide direction to consultants and contractors, make plan adjustments as needed, and approve construction payments. Accept and review bids, schedule projects, and monitor projects on an ongoing basis.
Perform long range planning and assist the Director of Public Works in developing project and program priorities. Provide engineering support for long-term planning for future Town development. Conduct engineering field investigations and provide engineering solutions. Assist with public works capital and annual operating budgets. Monitor department and project budget activity. Research state and federal grant fund availability for Town public works projects.
Oversee the Town’s Stormwater Management Program including completion of the annual MS4 report, implement and track program objectives, and be an active member of NEWSC.
Management of Capital Asset data for incorporation into GIS and to provide to Finance. Prepare preliminary and final assessments for construction projects. Review certified survey maps and plats for conformance to Town code. Complete Real Estate Inquiry forms based on the Capital Improvement Plan.
Consult with Town departments, various agencies, and other groups regarding public works matters.
Review designs and plans for major developments to assure compatibility with existing infrastructure and compliance with Town requirements. Prepare and develop feasibility studies for long-range planning.
Represents the Town at various meetings. Prepare notices, reports and other documents for Town officials and to comply with legal mandates.
Assign work, coach, develop, evaluate and supervise Engineering Technician.
Functions as Department Head for administrative needs in the absence of the Director of Public Works.
Perform additional duties as assigned and attend the Town required training. Regular attendance is required. Work in a manner that is aware of personal safety and the safety of others and observes safety, health and sanitation codes, regulations, or practices required by the Town or governmental authority.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
Registration in the State of Wisconsin as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering.
Five (5) years of municipal engineering experience in progressively responsible civil engineering, including preparation and/or review of complex, comprehensive engineering plans and specifications, CAD drafting, stormwater, and at least three (3) years’ experience in supervision or leading the work of others.
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and good driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with business representatives, elected officials, department heads, consultants, contractors, other Town employees, and the general public with professionalism, courtesy and tact.
Considerable knowledge of civil and structural engineering principles and practices.
Knowledge of civil engineering methods followed in preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, and reports related to the construction and improvement of various public works projects; knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, County, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of field engineering, including surveying, inspection, materials equipment and construction procedures.
Knowledge of applicable local, County, State, and Federal regulations related to municipal public works projects.
Principles of supervision, mentoring, training, and evaluating the work of others.
Thorough knowledge of mathematics.
Ability to create or revise policies, ordinances, technical reports, documents, etc.
Knowledge of computer design software such as but not limited to AutoCAD C3D and GIS based software programs such as ESRI.
Ability to decide the time, place and sequence of operations within an organizational framework, and to oversee their execution.
Ability to make accurate field and office computations.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
Ability to create plans and maps with proficiency in computer aided drafting and design.
Ability to conduct engineering field investigations and use engineering knowledge to determine the best solution.
Must display ability for accuracy, neatness, and good judgement.
General proficiency with basic Microsoft Office products including Excel, Work, and Outlook.
Act as Town representative and/or technical advisor on various committees dealing with issues such as transportation and community development.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and make decisions regarding the application of department practices; excellent time management skills and be able to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
The Town may consider any equivalent amount of credentials, licensures, training, or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Additional Salary Information: Expected hiring range $70,470 – $80,537, depending on qualifications
About Town of Grand Chute
Grand Chute, population 23,227, is located in Wisconsin's Fox Cities region, a metropolitan area of 370,000 residents. With a tax base of $2.3 billion, Grand Chute is the area's commercial and retail center. The Fox River Mall anchors a regional shopping, hospitality, and entertainment district. Grand Chute is home to the main campus of Fox Valley Technical College; Fox Cities Stadium (featuring the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers); Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve; several community and neighborhood parks; and, an extensive network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The community features a strong and diverse employment base. Among our major employers are: Pierce Manufacturing, Presto Products, McCain Foods USA, Dixon Ticonderoga, and Werner Electric.