Engineer IV
Charles County Government
La Plata
Full Time

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for supervising specialized engineering work in an assigned functional area with a focus on water and sewer engineering.
  • Responsible for the development of the Division's Engineering Work Program, including project initiation, development, procurement actions, schedules, and staff coordination.
  • Supervises engineering staff: assigns and reviews work, and takes actions to adjust work, staffing and operations to meet requirements. Selects, trains and evaluates staff, and takes appropriate actions to improve performance when necessary. Initiates actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leave, performance and other personnel actions.
  • Develop, review, and evaluate studies, reports, requests for proposals; make recommendations on projects.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains the computer-based water and wastewater models for the County.
  • Review developer submissions of proposed water and sewer infrastructure submissions for adequacy of facilities. Management and oversight of water/wastewater capital projects for studies and engineering design, but may also include design projects for roadways, storm drain, stormwater systems, and floodplain areas.
  • Develop and/or analyze proposed water and sewer system enhancements for adequacy and optimal efficiency of system performance. Formulate findings and recommendations and meet with involved parties to discuss and clarify issues and explain requirements; advise and assist parties on how to achieve compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for managing the technical portions of the County Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan.
  • Develops, reviews and evaluates studies, reports and recommendations and takes or recommends appropriate actions.
  • Meets with parties involved to discuss and clarify issues and explain requirements; advises and assists parties on how to achieve compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Ensures the maintenance of project files and records and preparation of related reports including graphic materials, maps and other illustrative materials as necessary.
  • Reviews and evaluates projects for conformance with engineering regulations, development and subdivision requirements, standard specifications, standard details, and other areas as assigned. Responsible for the preparation of related reports and recommendations for review and presentation to various boards and committees.
  • Coordinates studies and projects with other division functions and departments as necessary; makes referrals and follows through on actions with agencies as necessary.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, developers, engineers, landowners, attorneys and others involved in infrastructure regarding procedures, compliance issues and related matters.
  • Performs field visits and site inspections as necessary.
  • Serves on boards, committees and work groups as assigned, providing technical support and assistance, often representing the County on a regional or state-wide basis.
  • Assists in formulating and implementing long range, comprehensive engineering projects or policies, and updating applicable ordinances, specification and details.

Other Duties
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Fills in for or represents Chief as needed. 

Job Requirements
Knowledge of:
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of civil and/or mechanical engineering; computer software, including, water, sewer and stormwater models; engineering manuals
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Manuals, such as AASHTO, MUTCD. SHA Book of Standards. SHA Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials etc...
  • Effective techniques of supervision.

Ability to:
  • Develop, run, enhance and maintain computer-based water, sewer, and stormwater models as they apply to the development or improvement to the related public infrastructure.
  • Supervise employees, including training and evaluating staff
  • Perform technically sound engineering and related studies and formulate appropriate recommendations;
  • Interpret and apply applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, standard specifications, and details to varied engineering situations
  • Maintain records and prepare related reports and correspondence
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including public presentations 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with others encountered in the work, including internal & external customers.

Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Ten years of progressively responsible engineering experience.

Licenses or Certificates
Valid driver's license.
Maryland Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) required

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Contact Information: Human Resources

Posted On: 10/17/2017