Civil Engineer I

The City of Fond du Lac is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Civil Engineer. This position reports directly to the City Engineer and will develop plans and specifications for public works engineering projects, and supervise and coordinate the construction of public works projects.

Various duties and responsibilities include:
• Assist in planning, design, and the preparation of all types of Public Works projects.
• Analyze planning reports of others and formulate recommendations into specific detailed, precise and technically accurate engineering plans and specifications.
• Provide engineering design and technical assistance to the water utility for water distribution system expansions.
• Prepare plans and reports for submission and approval on sanitary sewer and water distribution installations by the DNR and other authorizing agencies.
• Prepare cost estimates, assessment documents and reports for Public Works projects.
• Use sound engineering judgment and scientifically accepted methods in providing solutions and avoidances related to City related projects having impact on the municipality.
• Assist Engineering Division staff with research, field surveys and plan preparations as necessary.
• Supervise and monitor the construction of Public Works projects. Prepare schedules and coordinate work of City staff, utilities, contractors, etc., affected by Public Work projects.
• Work with project personnel to coordinate timetables, methods and progress of projects resulting in satisfactory completion.
• Determine the acceptable quantity of work completed and/or materials furnished on projects and prepare payment estimates due contractors.
• Assist Engineering Technicians and Inspectors with layout, testing and inspection of Public Works projects.
• Maintain communications and good working relations with personnel involved in Public Works projects.
• Provide assistance in an engineering capacity to other City departments and the general public.
• Maintain rapport with business and citizens affected by Public Works projects and develop alternatives to inconveniences encountered by same.
• Perform field inspections to ensure that projects are completed according to plans and specifications; maintains construction records as required.
• Supervise and coordinate the work of Engineering Technicians and Seasonal Employees during field activity.
• Assist in the training, development and education of engineering aides and technicians in accordance with accepted engineering policies and procedures.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university with civil engineering experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Registration as a professional engineer or the ability to become registered in a 4 to 5 year period is desired.

BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability; 457 and Roth retirement plans; and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. This continues to be one of the best-funded public employee retirement systems in the country. The financial strength of the WRS is attributable to its unique plan design, funding discipline, strong governance, and the effective investment strategies of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Relocation and Educational Assistance is also available.

PAID TIME OFF: We offer a generous paid time off package including compensatory time in lieu of overtime, 9 standard holidays, 5 f loating holidays, sick leave (7.75 hours/month); and vacation schedule based on previous career and field experience.

SALARY RANGE: We offer a competitive compensation package ($27.92 – $31.91/hour) based upon knowledge, skills, and abilities with potential to receive additional step increases based on meeting and/or exceeding goals/expectations; annual COLA and step increases pending City Council approval of budgets; and future promotional opportunities in alignment with succession and career path.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a detailed resume and/or cover letter describing your interest and experience as it relates directly to this position; or a City application to Jackie Braatz. Submissions reviewed upon receipt with interviews scheduled after Friday, June 7, 2024.



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