Civil Engineer III - Project Manager

City of Olathe
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  • Post Date: May 08, 2019
  • Start Date: 5/8/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

The City of Olathe is seeking a Civil Engineer III - Project Manager to manage the design and construction of projects including streets, stormwater, water and wastewater systems, and buildings; review and prepare plans, specifications, and contracts; and provide technical support to the Public Works Department.
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  • Manage the design and construction of projects involving areas of streets, stormwater, water and wastewater systems, and buildings.
  • Review and approve plans and specifications, designs, technical documents and reports ensuring compliance with city technical specifications, design guidelines and applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Exercise professional judgment in accordance with currently accepted practices of civil engineering architecture, landscape architecture and appropriate laws and codes.
  • Provide assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction; review plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications; and approve changes to approved plans and specifications.
  • Participate in the process of selecting consultants to design various city projects; review and manage consultant studies, designs, plans, specifications and related items.
  • Assist in the preparation and supervision of consultant and contractor services contracts.
  • Maintain constant awareness of progress and budget on assigned projects; design and ensure compliance to approved budget and designated time schedules for project completion.
  • Participate in a variety of special engineering studies to determine impact of various projects; prepare technical reports; and prepare hydraulic calculations or perform modeling for water distribution and sewer collection systems.
  • Respond to questions and concerns of staff, other departments, consultants and the general public.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Experience:  Five to eight years of engineering and project management experience, preferably with experience in municipality or Public Works department.  

Education:  Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or related field.  Cumulative years of specialized knowledge and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

License & Certification(s):   Professional Engineer's license preferred.   Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Driver's License.

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