Plans and coordinates the design activities for street, underground, and other related municipal work; assists City Engineer in directing and coordinating all department design activities such as system planning, design of sanitary and storm sewers, water mains and pumping stations, streets, alleys, resurfacing, parking lots, and right-of way designs; initiates and directs preliminary designs, studies cost estimates, and prepares related reports; initiates and drafts funding applications to Department of Transportation and other agencies; supervises bridge inspection program and pavement rating system, and reviews related maps and permits; prepares and reviews resolutions and required reports and records; coordinates work with other City departments, consultants, public and private utilities, and agencies; assists in preparing and estimating the annual Capital Improvement Program, may perform other construction activities as needed. Supervises and prepares special assessments; participates in the selection, training, and performance evaluations of subordinate personnel; assists City Engineer with complaint matters; responds to public inquires and complaints; attends City, County, State, and various other meetings; may assist in consultant selection; may serve as consultant to other departments. A Principal Engineer answers a variety of questions regarding municipal engineering issues, such as public improvement costs, project schedules, center line and boundary property lines, setbacks and parkway widths, flood plain and drainage; reviews plans and specifications for completeness and accuracy; checks developer's plans and specifications; reviews bids; trains new employees or temporary employees or cooperative education employees as part of the normal duties of the job; recommends changes in procedures and processes to improve efficiency; supports initiatives such as strategic planning, LEAN, and innovation; maintains prompt, predictable, and regular physical attendance; provides truthful and accurate written and verbal communications; maintains the ability to competently and credibly testify in court; maintains ability to lawfully operate designated motor vehicles at all times that duties are performed; maintains ability to travel throughout and enter all different properties in the jurisdiction; performs other duties as assigned.
Continuous 67 - 100% of workdayFrequent 34 - 66% of workdayOccasionally 1 - 33% of workday Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, and textures associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks. Ability to withstand exposure to variable and unfavorable weather and working conditions including, but not limited to, temperature variations and extremes, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, electrical current, vehicular traffic, and/or dust.