Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office and supervises engineering personnel, including consultants, engaged in such work. The essential functions of the Engineer class may vary depending on assignment and include: supervising professional and technical engineering personnel, consultants and other related staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects; assigning and reviewing work, analyzing workloads and budgets, and selecting, training, motivating, monitoring, evaluating and counseling staff; supervising and reviewing the preparation of documents; reviewing and analyzing bids for conformance with specifications and for award approval; negotiating and modifying contracts and resolving claims and disputes; supervising and monitoring the inspection of complex engineering projects and organizing and supervising the activities of field inspection staff; advising operating staff in water/wastewater treatment goals and process optimization; directing or participating in scientific research projects related to the study of water and/or wastewater treatments and their effects on the environment and other engineering functions; preparing and reviewing engineering designs, drawings and specifications; performing and reviewing difficult engineering calculations; reviewing federal, regional and local regulations and legislation affecting engineering work; analyzing and solving complex engineering and process related problems; writing, reviewing and approving departmental correspondence, reports and other related documents; and conducting meetings and making presentations to staff, committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public. May act as a project engineer or resident engineer for complex projects. Performs other related duties as required.
Working Conditions: Some positions may require specific lifting up to 50 pounds; climbing ladders; working in high places and confined spaces; exposure to various weather conditions and outdoors; bending, sitting, and walking for extended periods of time and over uneven surfaces. Positions in this class may also be required to work specific schedules which may include weekends, holidays, part time, nights, and/or overtime.
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