Senior Project Engineer
Company: City Of Eden Prairie
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Status: Full-time Regular Position, Exempt
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Pay Range: $87,693 to $114,005
Location: City Center
Hours: Standard business hours (8 am-4:30 pm), may vary based on
Reporting Relationship: Reports to City Engineer
Public Works Department
The Public Works Department is comprised of Engineering, Water
Treatment Plant, Utility Field Operations, Street Maintenance, and
Fleet Services. The department is responsible for the environmental
management, design, construction, and maintenance of the streets,
water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure systems in the
The Senior Project Engineer focuses on project development and
project management which encompasses a variety of engineering
issues within the City; and communicates project details to
developers, contractors, residents, and other stakeholders. The
primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Manages and coordinates infrastructure improvement projects
including utility, water quality, transportation, and environmental
issues; develops contract documents and oversees consultants,
contractors, and inspectors; drafts and reviews project
specifications and bidding documents; works collaboratively with
the public and stakeholders to solve project issues.
- Manages engineering division's role in the City's development
review process; reviews agreements and specifications, reviews and
negotiates technical design and construction solutions with
developers/engineers; reviews detailed construction and building
plans, including grading, roadway geometrics, utilities, water
quality, and drainage.
- Manages the planning and design of the City's pavement
management program; prioritizes, plans, and implements maintenance
strategies and project contracts.
- Manages up to 3 direct reports and provides leadership and
technical skills as needed to other engineering staff regarding
project work needs.
- Assists with long range planning of infrastructure needs
including streets, utilities, and stormwater; provides skills as
needed to support Engineering goals and objectives.
- Prepares technical written documents including feasibility
studies, technical memorandums; assists with Municipal State Aid
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe
strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a
variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
City of Eden Prairie Values
We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We
cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a
strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life
balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion.
We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration,
innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering required;
professional Engineering License strongly preferred.
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a
civil/technical position required; municipal engineering or project
management experience preferred.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
and specialized civil engineering software required.
Physical Requirements: Physical efforts include mobility around an
office environment; outdoor activities such as observing and
navigating on, around and through public and private infrastructure
(streets, utilities, buildings, etc.); meeting with property
owners; and visiting construction sites, grading sites, and various
environmental areas. The position requires an ability to operate
survey/outdoor equipment. Mental efforts include the ability to
balance and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives with
frequent work interruptions or changes in priorities.
Working Conditions: Most work involves a normal office environment.
However, several outdoor activities occur where you are exposed to
traffic impacts, construction and grading equipment, noise, dust,
weather, etc. where safety equipment is required.
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across;
communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly
and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication
settings and styles.
Problem Solving: Ability to tackle a problem by using logical,
systematic, sequential approach; makes a systematic comparison of
two or more alternatives; notices discrepancies and inconsistencies
in available information; identifies a set of features, parameters
or considerations to take into account in analyzing a situation or
making a decision.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve
problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of
accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and
projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the
process steps; develops schedules and effectively delegates
assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks;
measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
Project Management: Looks ahead to the future; identifies
appropriate objectives and timelines; involves appropriate
stakeholders; continuously monitors project and adapts scope as
appropriate; measures results and analyzes outcome; follows through
Technical Learning: Effective at acquiring skills, abilities and
knowledge; quickly learns new industry, organization, and product
information; has an aptitude for retaining and applying technical
information; able to communicate techniques, software or product to
others; is a quick study; able to work under tight deadlines and
City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment
checks for this position:
- Professional Reference Checks
- Criminal History Check
- Education and work history verification
- Driver's Check (must have valid driver's license and excellent
All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's
evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of
City of Eden Prairie Application Process
Application Close Date: February 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Review Applications: By February 4, 2022
First Round Interviews: week of February 7, 2022
Final Interviews: week of February 14, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: March 14, 2022
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