Project Engineer

Posted: 08/22/2023

This position performs technical, administrative, and supervisory work in the engineering design activities for water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure development.  Duties include reviewing water, sewer, stormwater, and erosion control construction plans and specifications, responding to information requests from developers and contractors, estimating development costs, and responding to inquiries from the general public.  This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

  • Oversees the majority of capital improvement projects.
  • Reviews and edits contract documents.
  • Participates in the preparation of specifications, plans, estimates, and reports pertaining to the construction, maintenance, and operation of a variety of engineering or utility projects.
  • Coordinates projects from conception, through design, bid, construction, and acceptance.
  • Provides technical assistance for solving a wide range of problems and concerns that involve existing or proposed infrastructure.
  • Reviews private development water, sewer, stormwater, and erosion control construction plans and specifications for accuracy and conformance with design standards and acceptable engineering practices.
  • Assists with construction inspections and makes recommendations for acceptance of all residential, commercial, and industrial development.
  • Communicates with landowners, developers, consultants, and other relevant parties regarding land development, sewer capacity problems, engineering concepts, approvals, and Authority requirements.
  • Investigates and responds to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Coordinates with federal, state, and local officials on policy interpretation and adherence.
  • Ensures maintenance of records of inspections conducted and deficiencies noted; follows up on deficient construction.
  • Reviews and interprets descriptive land data sheets on tracts, right-of-way maps, and easements.
  • Ensures codes, regulations, and construction eliminate or minimize flood damages to structures.
  • Compiles and tracks data, including spending, for local reports (capital projects & flow tests), state reports (quarterly, semi-annual, & annual), & federal reports (FEMA).
  • Keeps the Engineering Manager advised of potential problems and concerns so that coordinated corrective action can be taken in time to ensure contract requirements are met.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.   
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or a related engineering field and two (2) years of experience in design or construction management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Qualifications:
Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). Preferred registration as a licensed Engineer in Training in the State of Georgia. GSWCC Level II Certification, or ability to obtain it within ninety (90) days from date of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of engineering theories, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of civil design and construction methods, equipment, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of standard terminology, techniques, and practices of water, sewer, stormwater, and erosion control.
  • Knowledge of the Authority’s Design and Construction Standards as they relate to water, sewer, stormwater, and erosion control.
  • Knowledge of proper and efficient installation of water and sewer lines, taps, manholes, and pump stations.
  • Knowledge of construction materials, testing, and surveying.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection procedures.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal codes as they relate to permitting process for project approval and construction.
  • Skill in drafting methods and techniques.
  • Skill in training employees.
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical problems.
  • Ability to make quick, consistent, and accurate independent decisions.
  • Ability to interpret codes, ordinances and Authority policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to explain WSA regulations in understandable terms to developers, engineers, contractors, and the general public.
  • Ability to review, understand, and interpret design drawings, site plans, construction specifications, cost estimates, engineering plans, maps, plats, surveys, and contract documents to determine compliance with Authority specifications.
  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to organize and track multiple projects and decisions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, contractors, outside personnel engaged in Authority related projects, and the general public.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively.