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Engineer I

City of Winder

Listing Summary

Under the immediate supervision of the Asst. City Engineer, the newly created Engineer I position will function as a key team member within the recently established Engineering Department. This department was created to provide an additional level of technical knowledge and oversight to help ensure growth and development within the City of Winder is appropriately managed and monitored.

Primarily performs civil engineering related tasks associated with identifying, assessing, prioritizing, and managing capital infrastructure projects in conjunction with the implementation of the City's Capital Improvement Program. Also, reviews site development plans associated with the City's construction permitting application process. Utilizes engineering principles and guidelines associated with a wide variety of fields such as traffic & transportation engineering, roadway design and construction, stormwater drainage design and installation, land development plan reviews, inspections, and associated documentation. 

The new position will provide great opportunities to experience challenging and diverse work, within an environment that actively promotes professional growth and advancement. 

Essential Duties and Functions: 

  • Initiates or provides review of planning documents, studies, models, calculations, cost estimates, designs, recommendations, from engineers, consultants, or internal staff to be used in support of proposed capital projects. 
  • Conducts or participates in assessments/evaluations and subsequent development of lists of infrastructure projects to be potentially included in the City's Capital Improvement Program. 
  • Plans, designs and develops construction drawings, details and specification for small or more routine infrastructure projects; develops cost estimates; develops bid packages, facilitates procurement process, and manages project construction process. 
  • Assists with the creation of Request for Proposals issued by the Engineering Department and helps facilitate the procurement process. 
  • Reviews erosion, sedimentation, and pollution control plans and assists with facilitating the City's process for issuing Land Disturbance Permits. 
  • May assist Engineering Department Inspectors with conducting field inspections of residential and commercial construction sits of City infrastructure projects to ensure compliance with City, State and Federal regulations or standards, and ensues that associated inspection reports are properly created, filed, and maintained. 
  • Reviews invoices. 
  • Oversees and supports the daily functions of the Engineering Inspectors (Civil and Site Development) and provides general guidance when needed; ensures Engineering Inspectors are meeting standards established for the Department; ensures inspection reports are timely, complete, and properly filed. 
  • Helps facilitate communication between project managers, contractors, government agencies, the general public, and other associated parties. 
  • Interprets and enforces several City environmental based ordinances including, but not limited to, the erosion, sedimentation & pollution control ordinance, drainage ordinance, flood plain ordinance, and the flood damage prevention ordinance. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: 

  • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of infrastructure related to City, State and Federal regulations or standards. 
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. 
  • Knowledge of generally accepted engineering and Contruction practices. 
  • General knowledge of software for the analysis of traffic, drainage, and construction scheduling. 
  • Skilled in computer applications for wood processing and spreadsheets. 
  • Skilled in using independent judgement and discretion. 
  • Skilled in prioritizing and scheduling assignments. 
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with contractors, developers, the general public, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 
  • Ability to create and maintain routine records. 
  • Skilled in ability to learn how to best manage identified subordinates. 
  • Ability to utilize permitting and inspections software. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to operate City vehicles. 

Licenses and Certification Required: 

  • Requires a calid State of Georgia Driver's License and must maintain a good driving record. 
  • Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission Level II Design Certification of the ability to obtain certification within three (3) months of hiring. 
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related engineering discipline; two (2) years of experience in civil engineering (preferred), or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 

City Health Insurance Benefits Included: 

  • Health Insurance - Cigna H.S.A
  • Dental - Cigna
  • Dental - 100% paid by the City for Single Employee
  • Vision - Cigna 
  • Short Term Disability - Aflac - 100% City Paid
  • Long Term Disability - Aflac - 100% City Paid
  • Basic Life - Aflac - 2.5 Times Base Annual Income City Paid
  • Dependent Life - Aflac - $5,000 for eligible spouse and $2,500 for each eligible child City Paid
  • Voluntary Life - Aflac
  • Group Accident - Aflac 
  • Group Cancer - Aflac
  • Group Critical Illness - Aflac 
  • Wellness Rewards Program - Medical Participant

City Benefits:

  • Donating Sick Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • EAP Program (Employee Assistance Program)


  • 401(a) Retirement Plan: City 3% Contribution at 90 days of service
  • 457(b) Retirement Plan: City Matching sat 90 days of service up to 3% if employee enrolls and contributes at least 3%

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