Utility Engineer - Water Administration

Water Administration, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #371
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Under general direction, to perform professional engineering work involved in the evaluation, investigation, design, construction inspection and oversight, as well as operations of the water and wastewater systems; and to apply engineering skills and knowledge to a variety of engineering problems and plans.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff.
Provide engineering and technical direction for planning and design of water and wastewater utility projects to ensure compliance with City standards and expectations.
Coordinate with other City Departments in the review and approval of public utility improvements associated with developers and owners plats, site plans, and construction plans.
Interface with consultants and developers in a way that maintains a positive and cooperative attitude of development while ensuring a better utility for future generations.
Review plans and specifications prior to instituting projects in order to ensure all deliverables align with organization requirements.
Develop distribution and collection engineering drawings, equipment/material specifications, and budgetary estimates.
Conduct special projects as assigned.

Analyze the need for system developments;summarize technical recommendations; provide business case rationale.
Confer with developers and property owners regarding effects of work projects.
Provide input in departmental budget preparation and budget control activities.
Maintain liaison with other City departments and outside organizations.
Inspect construction projects.
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of water and wastewater systems.
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to utilities construction and maintenance.
Methods, materials, practices, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of water distribution/treatment and sewage collections/treatment systems.
Principles of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management.
Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:
Operate a variety of tools and equipment including gas detector and inspection testing devices.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment.
Safely operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to:
Perform complex engineering computations.

Check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies.

Prepare and analyze technical data and reports.
Plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
Select, train, and evaluate professional and technical subordinates.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and make presentations to the City Council, City Administration, and to community organizations.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Complete responsibilities in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Five (5) years of technical engineering experience, under the direct supervision of a licensed professional engineer, sufficient to meet the requirements to secure registration as a professional engineer in the State of Texas, to include experience in construction design and project management is required.

A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field from a college or university accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) with major course work in civil engineering or a related field is required.
License or Certificate:
Registration as a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas, or possess Texas E.I.T. Certificate with ability to secure Professional Registration within six (6) months of employment is required.
Preference given for possession of the appropriate water and/or wastewater license. 
Ability to secure appropriate water and/or wastewater license from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within one (1) year is required.
A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days, or a military waiver is required.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.
With or without accommodation, ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confined work spaces, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.
Ability to travel to different sites.


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $74,553.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $94,700.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Water Administration, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America