Professional Engineer IV



JOB CODE: 1042

PAY GRADE: 2300

SALARY RANGE: $60,745 - $101,924

LOCATION OF WORK
Various City-Parish Departments

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs administrative and professional engineering work as a licensed professional engineer directing a major organizational section or division for departments performing public works functions. Work involves supervising the planning, designing, construction, inspection, and/or maintenance of programs by applications of engineering reason and judgment. Administrative direction is exercised over a moderate sized staff, performing a wide variety of functions. Employees are routinely involved in planning future projects or operational improvements and providing technical assistance. Performs other work as requested

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs a major section or division. Directs and reviews the preparation of complex design plans for projects including, but not limited to: streets and drainage, subdivisions, bridges, wastewater, etc.; prepares construction plans, specifications and bid documents. Enforces all municipal building codes and zoning ordinances. Gives technical engineering advice and confers with department and division heads and private contractors. Monitors contract construction and maintenance projects; monitors progress of projects; reviews plan changes. Coordinates or directs various projects with private consulting engineers/architects, contractors, and federal and state agencies. Prepares and administers operating budget; determines staffing needs and develops operational plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of public works design construction and maintenance methods, materials, and equipment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, particularly as applied to municipal public works. Knowledge of the modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding professional engineering. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to development and construction of public improvement projects and subdivisions. Skill in the application of computers, design/drafting software, CADD (Computer Aided Design Drafting) and surveying practices, and in the conduct of a wide variety of complex engineering research projects. Ability to plan, schedule and supervise large scale public works projects. Ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of a moderately large group of professional and sub-professional assistants in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, engineers, architects, contractors and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in a recognized branch of professional engineering from the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board and eight years of experience in professional engineering, including two years of supervisory experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience as recognized by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board .

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Possession of a license to practice professional engineering as issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.