The City of Shreveport
ASSISTANT CITY ENGINEER
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The City of Shreveport will have an open position for ASSISTANT CITY ENGINEER in our Shreveport, Louisiana location.
The Assistant City Engineering of the Department of Engineering and Environmental Services is appointed by the Mayor of the City. The Assistant City Engineer reports to the City Engineer. The Assistant City Engineering directs a specific division (Water/Sewer, Roadway/Bridges or Drainage/Development) and is responsible for the financial, operational, and administrative functions for the following projects and services: Capital Projects/Major Projects, Right-of-Way Services, and Right-of-Way Enforcement as well as oversight of Bond Programs and the city’s involvement with major regional transportation and infrastructure projects/programs. Work is reviewed for the attainment of strategic goals, overall service delivery, compliance, and fiscal accountability with specified city-wide objectives from the City Charter, Ordinances and the City Strategic Plan.
The Assistant City Engineer is responsible for planning, reviewing and updating city design guidelines for municipal infrastructure as well as standards and specifications. The functions of the Assistant City Engineer also include participating in bid approvals and work with city departments and divisions to resolve project related issues. The Assistant City Engineer will be expected to be the engineer of record on in-house designs when required.
Guidelines are in the form of City Charter, ordinances, and legal and professional regulations and objectives.
Work assignment is unstructured and Employee is responsible for establishing and directing the mission, vision, and objectives of the Division. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating multiple complex and abstract factors requiring a high degree of concentration, analytical ability, judgment, problem solving, and an external awareness on a variety of political, business, and community factors.
This employee is responsible for directing multiple employees that require developing and implementing strategies, objectives, and policies; defining an organizational structure and required resources: establishing organizational performance standards; and providing leadership for the division and the community.
Establishes the long term vision and strategic plan for the division in conjunction with the appointing authority, other executives, directors, and managers while integrating the perspectives of policy makers and elected officials into plans.
Provides technical engineering advice and assistance to other departments, elected and appointed officials, other governmental jurisdictions, and consultants in connection with the planning and execution of public works system improvements, programs, projects, and other engineering matters.
Possesses an understanding of the objectives of both internal groups and external organizations in order to collaborate and gain support for city-wide programs, projects, and goals for current and future concerns and regulatory compliance.
Reviews and recommends grant writing strategies to leverage city dollars for system improvements in coordination with other governmental agencies and/or private partners.
Manages the development and implementation of the division’s goals, objectives, policies, and priorities that enables employees and the division to be successful now and in the future. Creates overall organizational design and optimizes resource allocations based on the long term vision of the division and available financial resources.
Provides leadership and direction to directors, managers, and staff members to ensure the continued development and management of an efficient division.
Establishes effective decision making processes that achieve goals and objectives.
Resolves complex issues with multiple internal and external stakeholders that add value to the overall management of the organization.
Represents the division in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities. Serves as the city representative with a variety of public, business, and community organizations and fosters collaborative relationships to the benefit of the organization. Ensures divisions accomplish annual work plans, strategic initiatives, and performance standards. Creates and promotes a positive, inclusive work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization’s strategic and operational methods.
Oversees the financial status of the division including developing long and short range financial plans. Monitors the budget to ensure sound financial controls are in place. Sets financial priorities to ensure the division is operating in a manner that supports the city’s financial goals. Selects, trains, develops, and evaluates subordinate staff. Makes decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required.
- The Assistant City Engineer must possess a bachelor's of science in engineering, preferred with an emphasis in civil engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering or geotechnical engineering. A professional engineering license (P.E.) is mandatory. A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of engineering experience is required.
- Knowledge of the city and state's policies, laws and regulations is required. The applicant should possess a thorough knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering, laws and procedures of land surveying, principles and practices of project management as well as local laws, codes and regulations related to public works design and construction. It is the responsibility of the Assistant City Engineer to ensure that the project is designed and implemented in a manner so as to resist natural hazards such as a flood. Applicant needs an understanding of technical drawings and environmental concerns, such as sewage details, road design and transportation infrastructure and oversee project implementation, including budget and timeline factors.
- Ability to apply professional engineering principles: ability to maintain harmonious working relationships: creative talent and imagination: ability to perceive and visualize spatial relationships of
- plane and solid objects: logical mind: facility in mathematics: verbal facility and ability to write and print dearly and distinctly.
Skills Desired: (Physical Demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations, and agency/department needs);
- Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position.
- Handling: seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hand(s).
- Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words.
- Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds by the ear.
- Repetitive motions: making frequent movements with a part of the body.
- Eye/hand/foot coordination: performing work through using two or more.