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Engineer III - Stormwater

Cobb County

Listing Summary

Position Information

This position is located in the Stormwater Management Division of the Water System.

This position is responsible for reviewing stormwater plans, meeting with customers to discuss site plans, and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulation. 

Essential Functions

Conducts and/or reviews modeling, planning, and engineering studies in support of project analysis and design according to area assignment, such as water/wastewater infrastructure, roadways and transportation systems, traffic signals and control systems, solid waste systems, or stormwater systems: provides technical support during construction; prepares reports detailing the quantitative analysis performed and concluding recommendations; and reviews and verifies engineering calculations and analysis submitted by consultant engineers or internal engineering technicians.

Manages and supervises infrastructure improvement design and construction projects and programs specific to specialty area through both in-house and professional engineering consultant firms: conducts assessments to determine space, infrastructure, facility, and other project requirements; participates in the development of lists of potential infrastructure improvement projects to be included in the capital investment plan for the program or division; and calculates cost estimates and identifies resources needed for projects.

Manages design, development, construction and/or implementation of complex, multi-year, county-wide projects and programs: establishes projects schedules; reviews reports and designs from consultants; conducts overall project evaluation; coordinates and reviews the work of contracted architects, engineers and other project service providers: works with contractors to make design modifications necessary to conform with regulatory and project requirements; and approves the designs as appropriate.

Completes review of civil engineering aspects of all site development plans to ensure compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards: evaluates and assess the impact of the proposed project with regards to traffic and transportation, drainage and stormwater runoff, hydrology and hydraulics, flood protection, grading and erosion control, zoning and land use appropriateness, and related issues; approves plans and issues permits or initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; and works with developers/engineers to modify plans for conformity.

Facilitates communication between the owner, project manager, contractors, other governmental agencies, the public, and other interested parties.

Serves as a subject matter expert: handles multiple complex projects and provides direction and oversight to engineers and/or engineering technicians assigned to a project.

Collects and compiles details from engineering, transportation, utilities, and maintenance divisions for both current and future projects: researches and analyzes projects for feasibility, priority, and timing; maintains comprehensive documentation regarding research and design activities; and may present findings to County Administration.

Ensures compliance with plans and specifications and all applicable Federal, State and County regulatory standards: conducts field visits to observe construction; determines the validity of change orders; addresses conflicts between consultants, contractors and inspectors; and issues non-compliance and project acceptance letters.

Performs special assignments as requested: conducts specific research; prepares special reports and projects; develops and implements compliance programs; administers state and federal grants; and presents technical data.

Prepares and evaluates requests for proposals (RFPs); develops request for proposals, issues addendums, coordinates and leads evaluation of proposals in accordance with County policy, and submits agenda item recommending award.

Develops and implements division budget: determines and recommends operational and capital expenditures, including vehicle and facility replacement and renovation; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and prepares and maintains related financial documentation and reports.

Receives and responds to concerns, complaints and inquiries from both internal and external customers; participates in communication and public educational efforts regarding specialty assignment area.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field required; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Professional Engineer license or be licensed in another state and obtain a Georgia Professional Engineer license within one year. 

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions; fieldwork may expose the incumbent to a variety of hazards related to construction sites. Periodic project or site visits may expose the incumbent to a variety of hazards consistent with a construction and/or treatment plant site including exposure to traffic and/or environmental conditions associated with water system utilities.

EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer. Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.


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