WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was names "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist. OUR CORE VALUES City of McKinney employee work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment.
SUMMARY OF POSITION Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, supervise and perform complex and professional engineering duties in the management, planning, programming, design, coordination, and direction of Engineering Capital Improvement Program projects; train, supervise, assign, and review the work of assigned personnel; develop design criteria; assure efficient and effective functioning of the Engineering CIP section. Performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Work is characterized by management, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities for the organization, including directing and evaluating the operation of the Engineering CIP Section. The incumbent directly supervises employees in the Engineering CIP Section and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures as well as applicable laws. The incumbent's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; resolving problems; and recommending terminations as appropriate.
Work is performed under managerial direction. The supervisor provides the employee with assignments in terms of broad practice, precedents, policies, and goals. Work may be reviewed for fulfillment of program objectives and conformance with departmental policy, practice, and/or objective. Some specific duties and responsibilities include:
Manage and implement Capital Improvements Projects throughout the city.
Communicate with the public by addressing questions and problems concerning capital improvement projects and existing infrastructure and responding to public inquiries on current and future construction projects.
Represent the Engineering Department on capital projects by preparing and/or presenting City Council communications and attending public meetings as needed; serve as the liaison between City departments for capital improvement projects.
Manage funding for City CIP projects including the programming of fiscal year funding, appropriations, encumbrances, transfers and closing out project accounts per established City procedures. Manage and maintain spreadsheets and other accounting records to track project funding sources, allocation of funding for various project cost codes and identifying project surpluses or shortfalls. Monitors funding availability from outside sources such as RTC, TxDOT, DART, and Collin County.
Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications of various projects.
Principles of logical or synthesis functions and working with several concrete and abstract variables as necessary to analyze major problems.
Current trends, developments, and legislation pertinent to civil engineering.
Materials, techniques, and equipment applicable to the area of specialization.
Engineering regulations and standards.
Principles and practices of personnel management, supervision, and training.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to Civil Engineering.
Engineering and legal professional language.
Budget preparation and control.
Verbal and written communications
Effectively using interpersonal skills in a tactful, patient, and courteous manner
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
Training, supervising, and evaluation of personnel
Organization of work programs and plans
Effectively organizing and expressing ideas through use of oral and written communications.
Exercising judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Mentoring, training, and motivating others.
Supervise and perform complex and technical engineering duties in the coordination and direction of civil engineering projects.
Prepare plans and specifications and review engineering project cost estimates.
Adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of projects.
Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
Apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
Read, interpret, apply, and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as technical study reports, engineering drawings, budget printouts, zoning and subdivision codes, planning maps, engineering designs and city ordinances.
Perform data entry on a computer.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Work from construction plans, shop drawings, and sketches.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Work independently with minimum supervision.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Perform skilled coordinated movements, such as drafting on AutoCAD/MicroStation, utilizing drafting and engineering instruments and equipment.
Operate a vehicle.
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with Master's level course work in the field;
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience including supervisory experience in engineering programs;
Texas Professional Engineer License required.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Master's degree strongly preferred.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Must pass a drug screen, driving record check, and background check. Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license.
The elements that established McKinney as unique from its very beginnings are the same that continue to attract residents, visitors and businesses to our community today. Beautiful tree-lined streets, diverse residential neighborhoods, outstanding educational opportunities, a robust business environment, a charming historic downtown and a strong sense of community make McKinney truly stand out. Th...e unique by nature brand so strongly associated with the city is more than a tagline, it is a commitment that embodies the community's willingness to work together to make McKinney a great place to be. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, residents, businesses and visitors alike show that they strongly embrace the community's vision and strong overall quality of life.Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex's urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belie the fact that McKinney, with a population of more than 168,000, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community. Money Magazine ranked McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014. Factors considered included employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life aspects including a feeling of community pride. This adds to the accolades already received from Forbes, Best Life Magazine, CNNMoney and more.While many factors combine to make McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these vibrant qualities to life. That community spirit is embodied in a friendly, safe and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history while enjoying rapid economic development and continually adding new amenities that compliment and expand our unique quality of life.This is McKinney, Texas, and we are unique by nature.