Engineer B

City of Austin
Austin, TX
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A detailed, complete online City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. A cover letter and resume must be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete online City of Austin employment application. Please verify that the employment history, dates, month, and year, on your resume exactly match the online employment application.

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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Under limited supervision and using considerable latitude for independent judgment, complete review of development applications including zoning, preliminary plans, final plats, and site development permits for compliance with the applicable requirements of the City of Austin code and criteria related to transportation engineering.
  2. Using considerable latitude for independent engineering judgment, evaluate proposals for waivers and alternative compliance to the City of Austin code and criteria related to transportation engineering.
  3. Prepare and deliver presentations to the public, City Council, Boards and Commissions, interested parties, and applicants.
  4. Interact extensively with the general public and other departments to include resolution of customer concerns, responding to requests for information, and participating actively and effectively in community meetings.
  5. Work collaboratively with the public and other departments to resolve compliance issues and potential regulatory conflicts encountered during consultation with customers and inspection staff in the field.
  6. Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, training manuals, and policies, to assist staff in meeting departmental business goals and objectives and assure that review of development applications conform to City policies. Work collaboratively with other departments and divisions of PDRD as a key stakeholder representative of Land Use Review for proposed code and criteria changes.
  7. Approve, process, and seal plans/specifications/construction documents by applying engineering standardization of practices and principles of complex calculations for applied discipline within the local and state regulatory requirements.
  8. Manage engineering that are routine, non-priority projects or programs. These projects require a level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative and administrative responsibility.
  9. Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Provides technical assistance with project progress from design through completion.
  10. Develop cost estimates/track expenditures prepare cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans for review of specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees technical work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Writes technical specifications for construction contracts.
  11. Review plans and approve permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within local and state regulatory requirements.
  12. Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.
  13. Develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise, may negotiate and recommend financial arrangements for changes to contact.

Qualified candidates will possess the required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. At a minimum, qualified candidates will possess the following specific knowledge and abilities:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and experience working with the City of Austin’s development and permitting process.
  2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and experience working with the City of Austin’s Land Development Code and Criteria for transportation design.
  3. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in writing, reviewing and interpreting technical documents and making public presentations.
  4. Demonstrate experience working in a deadline focused environment while balancing multiple projects and changing priorities.
  5. The ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all dealings and maintain confidentiality as required.
  6. Accreditation as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), or other similar accreditation.
  7. Have, or the ability obtain prior to hire date, a Class C Texas Driver’s License.
Contact phone and/or email: 
(512) 974-3210