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Metropolitan Utilities District Engineer II in United States


DATES POSTED: 09/30 - 10/21/2020

Job Title: Engineer II - Plant Salary Range: $77,792 - $97,826

Division: Plant Engineering Grade: SPA - 4

Schedule: Full-Time Shift: M-F; 1st Shift

Reports To:

Director, Plant Engineering

Job Code: 10106

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Engineer II responsibilities may include preparation and development of technical and engineering studies, design of construction plans, preparation of specifications, budgeting and project management, preparation of contract documents, bidding and construction oversite of projects or programs, either in-house or with a consultant, to ensure compliance with contract drawings and specifications.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam; registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Nebraska preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a project manager and/or designer in the civil or mechanical engineering industry.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in all stages of completion simultaneously and work independently.

  • Experience with computer systems, including Word, Excel, Access Databases, GIS, and Microstation Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD).

  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings/prints.

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Must demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Must demonstrate good time management skills.

  • Efficiently and effectively speak, read, write, and comprehend English.

  • Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with customers, contractors, District personnel, outside engineering firms, and governmental organizations.

  • Availability for after hours and on-call as projects require.

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license.

  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather and terrain.

  • Achieve and maintain qualifications for all covered tasks assigned to this position under the District's Operator Qualification Plan as governed by Department of Transportation regulations.

  • Employees in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes random testing.

Specific Responsibilities:

In order to effectively contribute to the objectives of the District, the Engineer II is accountable and responsible for but not limited, to:

  • Perform comprehensive review of anticipated engineering projects with other internal District Divisions, Departments, Supervisory, and Operational personnel for the purpose of assisting in the preliminary technical and budget estimating aspects of each project.

  • Provide technical expertise and/or assistance with consultants/vendors in performing engineering studies, pre-design reports, and evaluations of product and design alternatives for projects.

  • Assist in assigning priority to projects or programs and scheduling for completion within the fiscal year as budgeted.

  • Thoroughly review budget estimates and prepare complete sets of construction documents, including bid information, specifications, equipment procurement purchase requisitions, and construction drawings for medium to large sized projects or programs.

  • Prepare both Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for Consultant, Contractor, and Vendor services as necessary to suit medium to large sized projects or programs.

  • Coordinate consultant designs for medium to large sized projects or programs.

  • Prepare project advertisement and coordinate with other District departments regarding solicitation of contractors and vendors as necessary for projects.

  • Provide detailed review, analysis and recommendations relating to bids or quotes received, resulting in the award of contracted projects or programs.

  • Coordinate all scheduling of construction activities with selected contractor and pertinent District personnel throughout entire duration of project or program after award of contracts.

  • Perform construction inspection, project management, engineering analysis, and preparation of record documents throughout entire duration of construction projects or programs.

  • Assist outside consultants in Quality Assurance (QA) testing of all materials and equipment used in construction projects or programs.

  • Provide all Project Management duties, to include the preparation of change orders and pay estimates, compliance with funding and permitting regulations as required, and final closeout documentation for review by District Board of Directors during all phases of construction projects or programs.

  • Provide and maintain due diligence on all construction projects or programs from inception through completion regarding sound fiscal responsibility for the use of District funds while always following in the best interest of our customer rate payers.

  • Conduct inspections and prepare reports for District facilities.

  • Drive District vehicles.

  • Assist other engineers as needed or directed by the supervisor.

  • Increase levels of responsibility in the various areas of Plant Engineering in comparison to an Engineer I.

  • Understand and comply with all pertinent District safety standards.

  • Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional, and Administrative positions as stated.

  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation"