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Organization:  City of Franklin
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Water and Sewers
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Tennessee (TN)
City:  Franklin
Post Code:  37064
Salary and Benefits:  Depending upon Qualifications & Experience

Job Title: Staff Engineer II

Reports To: Staff Engineer III or Assistant Director

Supervises: None

FLSA Status: Exempt


I. Purpose of Job

Under limited supervision to perform engineering support to the Engineering Department in the collection and analysis of civil engineering data. Responsibilities may include reviewing development plans for compliance to city specifications, functioning as a project manager for capital improvement projects, and providing technical knowledge to City staff, elected officials, and the general public.


II. Essential Job Duties

A. Plans examination

Reviews development plans for sites, subdivisions, and City projects for compliance with applicable regulations and standards; evaluates studies, reports, and comments concerning such plans; identifies required changes and prepares departmental responses to submitted plans. Coordinates plan review and staff comments with other necessary departments.


B. Project management

Ensures that projects stay within prescribed budget and payments are made in a timely manner.Manages contracts to ensure adherence to scope, resolution of design conflicts, and adherence to budget constraints; accepts or rejects work performed under contract and negotiates changes as required.Manages and Monitors project progress, performance and completion reports, purchase requests, requisitions, change orders, oversees invitation/receipt of bids and reports of claims against the City.Researches, investigates, and makes recommendations on project problems; provides technical support in the updating of various city projects.


C. Provides technical expertise

Performs engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, and modification of public capital works projects such as water, sewer, street, drainage, and other items.Calculates probable construction costs for upcoming projects or for grant applications.Investigates complaints related to public works infrastructure, projects and construction.

As a registered Engineer, performs and certifies engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, and modification of public capital works projects such as water, sewer, street, drainage, and other items.


D. Administrative

Reviews federal grant applications and oversees any grant monies received. Assists general public, contractors, developers, and engineers in search of general information pertaining to public works activities.


III. Other Job Duties

Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

Provides staff support at various Board of Mayor and Aldermen Committee meetings; assists the Director of Engineering in preparing visual aids and written reports or comments.


IV. Primary Job Challenges

Primary challenges of this position include prioritizing work in a complex project driven environment.Performs complex engineering duties.


V. Equipment Operated

General office equipment




VI. Key Competencies Required

Job Content Knowledge:

Has thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City, GIS construction, negotiating and engineering practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position. Is capable of using various computer mapping and database applications related to GIS. Has thorough knowledge of State and municipal code, zoning ordinances, and City, State and Federal standards specifications affecting the implementation of the City's overall programs. Must be capable of reading and interpreting various types of maps and plans such as FEMA flood maps and USGS maps. Must have a TN license to operate a motor vehicle. Is well versed in EPA, Corps of Engineer and State regulations. Is capable of using manufacturers' specifications. Knows how to develop operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the department. Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs and policies, etc. as they pertain to departmental operations and activities. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department.


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) at the highest level. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.



Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Encourages others to express their ideas and opinions. Provides input into identifying and solving problems. Anticipates need of others for information about job tasks and work environment and provides it to them in a timely manner. Willingly assists others with job tasks when appropriate.


VII. Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands: Performance of the essential duties of this job requires the incumbent to:

Occasionally stand.Occasionally walk.Frequently sit.Frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel.Frequently reach with hands and arms. Occasionally climb or balance.Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.Regularly talk or hear. Frequently lift up to 10 pounds.Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment: Performance of the essential duties of this job requires:

Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particlesOccasional Work near moving mechanical partsOccasional exposure to outdoor weather conditionsOccasional exposure to risk of electrical shock

The work environment is moderately noisy (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).


VIII. Qualifications

Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, or related field (B. S.), plus four to five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Certifications/Licenses:

Tennessee Professional Engineer License

TNEPSC Level 1

TNEPSC Level 2

Valid TN Driver Licenses

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