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The Field Engineering Coordinator is responsible for construction management associated with the City of Loveland’s Street Rehabilitation Program. The purpose of this program is for the maintenance of the City’s street and alley infrastructure. This maintenance program focuses on two maintenance components: one is for the repair of damaged curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and alleys along with managing the construction and/or reconstruction of improvements to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); primarily the purpose of the other program is for the asphalt resurfacing and/or reconstruction of City streets. The salary range for this position is $24.96- $37.45 per hour with a hiring range of $24.96- $31.20 DOQ First Reading of Applications is: 08/16/19 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.
Benefits Package Includes:
City of Loveland University
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Plans maintenance and construction activities for the Street Rehabilitation Program.
Inventories the condition of curb, gutter, sidewalk, ADA improvements and street pavement.
Maintains current working knowledge of the guidelines for the Americans with Disability Act. Oversees updating Public Works ADA Compliance & Transition plan for Curb Ramps in the Right of Way. Prepares and enforces project specifications to achieve compliance with Federal and City ADA standards.
Prepares bid documents and specifications for the various Street Rehabilitation maintenance programs.
Manages the bidding process in accordance with City policies and procedures.
Administers contracts for projects associated with the Street Rehabilitation Program.
Provides construction management for projects and coordinates the construction inspections to ensure that materials and construction methods are in compliance with plans and specifications.
Supervises project construction to ensure budget, contract and schedule compliance.
Provides surveying for drainage and input regarding materials testing related to project construction.
Notifies City management when construction problems occur and formulates ideas for resolving these issues.
Meets and confers with consultants, contractors, employees and the general public regarding Street Rehabilitation Programs.
Reviews, approves and manages pay estimates and change orders.
Performs full working level construction administration and professional construction inspection duties, including:
Provide technical and City Code information to contractors and the general public.
Responsible for tracking quantities and expenditures to ensure that budgets are not exceeded.
Initiate and review purchase orders, check requests, and monthly progress payments.
Perform cost estimates for street and concrete program projects.
Operates survey equipment to check dimensions and grades and have the ability to measure constructed materials to determine quantities.
Conduct inspections and render objective and impartial decisions firmly and tactfully.
Enforces applicable street and storm drainage construction codes and standards.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans and engineering drawings
Prepares concise reports; ability to research, prepare, and make written and oral presentations regarding City construction inspection operations and procedures.
Maintains a databases for tracking project improvements, warranty information, project acceptance, client complaints, contractor contacts, and drainage issues.
Coordinates projects with other City Departments.
Thorough understanding of construction materials inspection, sampling and testing as described in the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards, Colorado Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, or a comparable materials manual. This will typically include, but not be limited to sampling and testing soils, aggregates, asphalt mixes, and concrete for compliance with project specifications by those methods easily accomplished in a field materials laboratory.
Thorough understanding of street signing and striping as described in the Manual on Urban Traffic Control Devices related to construction activities.
Perform the inspection of erosion control, tracking pad installation, and other best management practices for compliance with the project construction plans.
Poses the ability to direct and inspect ADA improvements being constructed within the City’s right-of-way per the current Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Represents the City in the area of Construction Administration and City codes and standards enforcement and serves as liaison between the City and contractors. There is considerable public contact that requires tactful and precise communication.
Interacts in a positive manner with Public Works staff to complete job responsibilities and special projects. Interacts with other City personnel to promote teamwork, and has the ability to communicate in a positive manner with citizens. Ability to perform general office duties.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Must be a self-directed, team player who is able to multi-task to provide assistance to both internal and external customers while maintaining a positive attitude. Must function as an effective team member who can follow directions and provide concise information and answers, sharing resources and adapting work schedules and priorities to accomplish goals and objectives set by supervisors. Responds to change and to special requests with flexibility and in a positive manner and takes initiative to successfully resolve conflicts with others independently. Maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers, customers, contractors and representatives of other governmental entities by employing effective interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and ability to administer construction contracts, including interpretation and enforcement of contract requirements, budgeting and cost tracking. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of civil construction, primarily road and storm drainage, and customary inspection practices. Ability to conduct inspections and render an objective and impartial decision firmly and tactfully. Understanding of construction contract and payment processes.
Maintains current working knowledge of the guidelines for the Americans with Disability Act. Attends ADA educational and informational training program.
Working knowledge of EXCEL and MS WORD preferred. Ability to utilize mainframe computer programs for data entry and extraction (City of Loveland Innoprise and Cityworks Systems).
Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and Kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service
Job specific competencies:
Job Knowledge, Works Independently, Prepares Concise Documentation of Inspections,
Makes Good Technical Decisions, Thorough Understanding of the City's Purchasing & Bidding Policies, Project Management, Prepares Accurate Construction Cost Estimates.
Material and equipment directly used:
Surveying equipment (level for checking grades and elevations), computer equipment, cellular phone, printer, plotter, metal detector, shovel, and copier.
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Work is performed in and office environment and outside in all types of weather and may involve pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and kneeling on an infrequent basis. Moderate physical activity required by walking, climbing and hiking on uneven and slippery surfaces in all types of weather conditions. May involve moving and/or positioning objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently. Sufficient eyesight to judge distances. Work may involve long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc. Personnel may be exposed to long periods of sitting or standing.
Considered essential personnel required to report for duty in response to community emergencies (e.g. natural disaster, fire, flood, blizzard, etc.)
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Education and/or experience:
Associates Degree in Civil Engineering desired. American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) or the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA), training as a Traffic Control Supervisor desirable. Five (5) years of experience performing construction administration and inspections and the documentation of the quality and quantity of materials placed on urban streets and storm drainage projects. Inspection work should have included the installation of: embankments; hot mix asphalt; flatwork and structural concrete; pipe, trenching, manholes, drainage inlets, hydraulic structures and erosion control measures.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid driver's license. Possess or the ability to obtain within six-months of hire the certification as being trained as a Traffic Control Supervisor per the ATSSA or the CCA. Certification as Engineering Technician desirable. Specific licenses, registration, certifications, etc., may be approved as minimum qualifications upon review of specific position requirements.
Loveland, Colorado is a community that is characterized by welcoming neighborhoods and a sense of individual belonging; that embraces the heritage and natural beauty of the region and values its strategic location. We are located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately one hour north of Denver. Loveland is a home-rule City with a Council/Manager form of government. More than 700 employees are proud to serve Loveland's 72,000 plus community members.
A place where you are responsible for projects and services that directly impact the quality of life of each resident and visitor of Loveland, Colorado and the surrounding communities. Where you can build partnerships with co-workers, businesses and community members that will help further our thriving community and further develop your own professional skills. This is an organization where you will see the results of the important work you do every day.