Project Engineer

at City Of Leawood Kansas
Location Not Specified, Kansas
Date Posted July 9, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


The City of Leawood, Kansas will be accepting applications for the Project Engineer until June 10, 2022.

Position Title:

Project Engineer


Public Works / Engineering

Reports To:

Engineer Supervisor

Direct Supervision:


Position Type:

Regular Full Time

FLSA Status:


EEO Code:

Exposure Category:

Category III

Salary Range:

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The Project Engineer coordinates the overall project management of the City's public infrastructure projects and assists in the implementation of the design and construction of private development projects. This position requires independent decision making with some review and guidance.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating the planning, design, and construction of the City's public infrastructure projects including streets, bridges, storm sewer, signals, lighting, and parks. Responsibilities include administering the design scope, monitoring schedules and fees, creating and reviewing pay estimates, approving submittals, monitoring utility relocations, acquiring right-of-way and easements, assisting with engineering during construction, and coordinating close out.
  • Responsible for coordinating the planning, design and construction of the City's publicly owned facilities. Responsibilities include administering the design scope, monitoring schedules and fees, managing contracts with outside contractors, and working with the Community Development department to receive necessary required building permits.
  • Coordinates in-house design projects and consultant designs for the accuracy of final plans and to ensure compliance with construction standards, city, federal, and state codes. Establishes and monitors the scope of work for each project, completes review of final plans and construction documents before seeking City Council or designated committee final approval.
  • Assists with private development projects as it relates to traffic, drainage, public infrastructure, City right-of-way, and easements. Responsibilities include working with Community Development Department, Planning Commission, developers, and owners, plan and submittal review and approval, construction oversite, and final approval of public infrastructure, grading, and stormwater quality devices.
  • Works with Construction Inspectors and external contractors for the enforcement of the construction contract of public infrastructure projects. Responsibilities include providing engineering during construction, submittal reviews, getting required approval on legal documents associated with the project, regularly visits jobsites, and addresses problems in the field.
  • Collects, analyzes and presents traffic flow and control data, including signing, sight distance, and signal warrant studies. Ensures traffic data provided to and received from external agencies is in conformance with City Standards and good engineering practice.
  • Reviews and evaluates proposed storm drainage designs and grading plans for adequate drainage and erosion control; ensuring design and plans complies with City Standards and Codes and good engineering practices.
  • Works with Engineer in Training and Engineering Technicians for surveys, data collection, plan preparation, and studies.
  • Assists the Right-of-Way Technician with the Right-of-Way Management System including issuing permits and completing inspections.
  • Provides guidance and technical support to City staff and the public on the City's construction standards, public infrastructure, and projects.
  • Assists the Engineer Supervisor, City Engineer and Public Works Director in providing technical support to City Committees including Planning Commission, Public Works Committee and Stormwater Committee.
  • Assists with updates to the City's construction standards and specifications.
  • Keeps abreast of standard good engineering practices and procedures, industry innovations and trends through professional associations, publications, workshops and trainings.
  • May assist the Engineer Supervisor and City Engineer with managing the City's bridge infrastructure. Responsibilities include ensuring design and plans complies with City Standards and Codes and good engineering practices, maintaining and updating the bridge files, completing biennial bridge inspections, and coordinating for in-house and contracted maintenance.
  • May assist the Engineer Supervisor and City Engineer in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policy and procedures and formulation of short-term and long-term development and improvement programs.
  • May be required to represent the Public Works Engineering Division, Department and City of Leawood with various governmental city, county, and state committee and associations on engineering matters.
  • Employee may be asked by supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job.

Minimum Qualifications / Requirements

  • Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to comprehend and evaluate highly complex technical reports and problems.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
  • Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.
  • Ability to make decisions in the best interest of both the resident and the city.
  • Ability to make rational decisions efficiently during variable and sometimes stressful conditions, including the ability to calmly interact with the public and other City personnel.
  • Ability to use the City's Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) software and Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
  • Knowledge of standard principles of Traffic Engineering.
  • Knowledge of standard principles of Stormwater Drainage and Management.
  • Knowledge of standard good principles and practices of engineering.
  • Knowledge of construction management.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Standard office procedures, systems and practices including the use of a computer.

Education, Training, and Certification Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelors' degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering school.
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in civil engineering design, construction, project management or equivalent experience. Experience in a municipality or public works is preferred.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Certificate of Registration as Professional Engineer (PE) from the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions. If registered in another state, must obtain Kansas registration within one (1) year of hire.
  • Completion of NIMS requirements within one (1) year of hire.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record per the City's drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.