County Highway Engineer/Assistant

    Antrim County Road Commission
    Mancelona, MI
    $65,000 - $80,000
Works independently to complete all phases of engineering, management, field work and administrative activities associated with projects. This position will be Assistant County Highway Engineer unless and until licensed as a Professional Engineer, then position will be County Highway Engineer.

Position Responsibilities
• As Engineer, leads, directs and participates in a full range of technical engineering/design projects involving internal staff and contracted vendors. Travels throughout the county to inspect work, and to assess future project needs.
• Provides overall project management for all projects including proposal, plan, design, survey layout, inspections, material testing, and related activities.
• Prepares estimates of cost for road, culvert and bridge projects. Assists Engineer­ Manager in communicating project estimates with townships and others.
• Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations on project sites. Prepares and submits Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) applications for construction permits, and other applications, as needed.
• Maintains and submits certification maps of the county road system.
• Maintains Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, equipment and databases. Plans and develops GIS data collection applications. Collects field data using GIS.
• Participates in bid and purchasing processes as needed, including researching and developing specifications, soliciting bids and estimates and selecting contractors.
• Compiles operational data and information, prepares various operational and technical reports, and makes formal presentation to a variety of audiences.
• Attends meetings and conferences, and participates in other professional development to remain abreast of new developments in the field of civil engineering and road commission operations.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
• Michigan Professional Engineer license is preferred but must be able to obtain license within two years.
• Significant related experience, including at least two years of directly related experience, is required.
• Ability and willingness to pursue additional licensing/certification/training as appropriate for positional demands is required. These may include but are not limited to: concrete field testing technician, certified aggregate technician, density technology technician, soil erosion and sedimentation, storm water construction site operator and others as needed.
• Must have a valid Michigan driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge of professional civil engineering and design methods and techniques.
• Knowledge of drafting, surveying and civil engineering/construction methods and techniques and project management practices.
• Ability to create and maintain comprehensive files, reports, documents and records.
• Knowledge of federal, state and local funding mechanisms, laws and regulations pertaining to road and transportation infrastructure development and maintenance.
• Knowledge of safety best practices and related requirements and regulations.
• Skill in leading and executing a full range of engineering and design projects.
• Skill in assembling complex data, preparing comprehensive reports and developing related recommendations.
• Skill in the use of computer systems and related software such as, but limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, AutoCAD, ArcGIS Pro, etc..
• Skill in effectively motivating, coordinating and managing staff to maximize their potential, productivity and effectiveness.
• Ability to work constructively and interact professionally with others, and handle difficult political, staff and/or customer service issues with discretion, tact and diplomacy.
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks, adjust to changing priorities and work within deadlines.
• Ability to work varying schedule to accommodate construction projects and seasonal demands.
• Ability to attend meetings outside of normal business.

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