Engineer I/II (2 positions)


Position Title:  Engineer I/II (2 positions) - Louisville, KY

Position Description: 
These positions will be filled as an Engineer I or II based on candidate qualifications. 

Engineer I
Job Summary:
Plans, reviews, manages and inspects proposed public and private sanitary and stormwater improvements, including green projects. Responds to and resolves customer requests related to existing sanitary and stormwater facilities. Reviews conceptual and detailed construction plans and calculations for commercial and residential land developments and MSD Capital projects. Performs reviews of site drainage, erosion prevention and sediment control and sanitary sewer and pumping station plans for impacts on the watershed and sewershed and conformance to MSD design standards and master plan. Performs general drainage, detention basin, floodplain and floodway analyses. Coordinates with others to ensure that new construction projects are undertaken with consideration of one another. Assists with walk-in customers. Coordinates the work of contractors and/or outside design engineers. 

Engineer II
Job Summary:
Manages and administers the design and construction of MSD capital projects and private development. Oversees and ensures conditions of the contract are met in established time periods. Prepares and documents appropriate correspondence. Performs construction cost estimates. Solves problems related to construction issues. Prepares and negotiates change orders and amendments. Meets with and addresses questions/concerns of affected customers. Performs design and coordinates/reviews the work of outside design engineers. Responsible for the consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, certification and design of engineering works and systems. Performs in-house design of stormwater and sanitary improvements. Negotiates design contracts with consulting firms. Provides technical and administrative support for capital improvements. Performs project planning, cost estimating, scheduling and easement acquisition. Manages project budget. Evaluates consultant proposals. Negotiates scope and price. Prepares contracts for professional service. Meets with customers and conducts public meetings related to design contracts. 

Duties/Responsibilities: 
Engineer I
Essential Job Functions:
Coordinates and reviews the work of outside design consultants and/or construction projects for private and/or MSD capital construction contracts. Recommends projects to be performed by MSD staff and outside contractors. Negotiates design contracts and change orders. Responsible for technical/administrative support for capital improvements, program planning, invoice approval, cost estimating, easement acquisition, scheduling/tracking, and budget preparation. Meets with customers and agency officials to determine solutions for sanitary/stormwater requests. Serves as liaison to ensure that customers' needs are being met. Identifies/plans repairs or reconstruction of public sewers and drainage facilities. Establishes project priorities and annual budget updates. Prepares cost and schedule estimates for future sanitary/drainage improvement projects. Prepares/reviews budgets and schedules for consultants. Evaluates, negotiates and prepares contracts and work orders for professional services. Verifies that designs meet MSD criteria and conform to requirements. Reviews/performs calculations for stormwater/sanitary sewer systems along with detention basin, floodplain and floodway, and erosion prevention and sediment control analyses. Reviews sanitary sewer pump stations and force mains. Provides assistance and information to MSD walk-in customers and other agencies. Attends site meetings regarding plan review issues. Conducts and facilitates field meetings to discuss development issues. May perform/review floodplain modeling analyses on sanitary or drainage facilities. May perform duties in support of the MS4 Program. May work with Corps of Engineers to obtain Floodwall Permits. May calculate/administer various development related fees.

Engineer II
Essential Job Functions:
Administers the design and construction of MSD capital projects and private development. Prepares budgets, schedules, scope of work, cost estimates and negotiates/documents change orders and amendments. Resolves construction issues. Prepares and documents appropriate correspondence with contractor. Meets with affected customers and coordinates construction public meetings. Reviews and processes construction submittals. Reviews, approves and processes invoices for design/construction contracts. Manages small purchase and other smaller projects from design through construction. Reviews and comments on plans and documents in design phase. Prepares and reviews design plans, specifications and contract documents. Works with design consultants to develop the best and most cost-effective design. Prepares written communication with customers and design firms to respond to questions and document design stages and public meetings. Negotiates and acquires easements Schedules and prepares for review meetings with all necessary MSD staff. Coordinates agenda and documents meeting discussion and results. Keeps project design on schedule and maintains project design milestones. Ensures that design deliverables are met. 

Education/Experience/Skills Required: 
Engineer I
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to the Work:

Knowledge of engineering plans, design methods, hydraulic/hydrologic calculations, surveying, construction practices/methods, equipment requirements and environmental practices; knowledge of floodplain and floodway modeling; knowledge of detention basin design; knowledge of MSD Standard Specifications, Metropolitan Subdivision Regulations, Zoning Regulations, MSD Master Plan and MSD design criteria; knowledge of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control and Local Regulatory Floodplain Ordinances; skill in oral and written communication; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel); ability to resolve problems; ability to provide cost estimates; ability to negotiate contracts; ability to read, interpret and discuss detailed construction plans, hydraulic analyses and topo maps; ability to manage multiple priorities; ability to plan and organize work effectively; ability to work in a team environment; ability to work under heavy surges in workload and deadline pressure; ability to work 24 hour emergency response, various shifts and weekends; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure. 

Engineer II
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to the Work:

Knowledge of engineering principles and techniques; knowledge of general site construction practices and methods; knowledge of surveying and easement plats; knowledge of regulatory permits and encroachment permits; knowledge of wastewater transmission and treatment and sanitary pump stations; knowledge of hydraulic design of gravity and pressure systems; knowledge of stormwater facilities and flood protection systems; knowledge of EPA, DOW and Corps of Engineers regulatory policies; skill in project management; skill in oral and written communication; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel); skill in negotiation; ability to handle multiple priorities; ability to establish goals and priorities; ability to analyze problems and initiate solutions; ability to exercise judgment and discretion; ability to work in a team environment; ability to work under heavy surges in workload and deadline pressure; ability to work 24 hour emergency response, various shifts and weekends; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure.

Engineer I
Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree from an ABET accredited engineering program; three or more years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must be a certified Engineer-in-Training Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits. 

Engineer II
Minimum Requirements:
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Bachelor Degree from an ABET accredited engineering program; four or more years related experience and project management under the supervision of a licensed engineer; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted in certain circumstances. Must possess a Kentucky Professional Engineer's License or ability to obtain through state reciprocity within 6 months. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits. 

Salary: 
Engineer I: $53,976.00- $82,264.00
Engineer II: $58,073.60-$89,336.00

Application Instructions: 
Please apply via our website: http://www.louisvillemsd.org/Careers