Engineer IV

West Valley City

This is a registered professional engineer position that serves as a project engineer on City storm drain planning/infrastructure projects. Position independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering principles, techniques, and criteria as applicable to City projects. Position is responsible for the execution of planning, design, construction and post-construction processes or related engineering work. Primary responsibilities are related to storm water infrastructure projects. Secondary responsibilities will include design and project management support to other City infrastructure projects. Supervision of other subordinate staff may be assigned. 


Starting Pay: $32.68 – $45.72 per hour 

Benefits: Full Benefits; health, dental, and life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays  

Retirement: Utah Retirement Systems, pension and/or 401(k) 

Job Posting Close Date: Open until filled


Supervision Received: Under the direction of the City Engineer or Assistant City Engineer.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Use of agency specific software application programs.
Storm water modeling capabilities.
Specific elements of plan/specifications review.
Process of coordinating and/or supervising consultants, contract employees and office personnel and the elements of safety in the work environment.
Advanced knowledge of engineering design and CADD Software.
Principles and methods of conflict resolution.
Skilled in the analysis, review and preparation of drawings and designs adhering to projected tolerances and industry and/or city standards.
Major concerns, obstacles as well as other elements and/or considerations in the development and supervision of engineering projects.
Principles in advanced cost estimating.
Engineering project planning, design, development and supervision.
Process of ensuring standards of project pricing, contract administration, and other fiscal allocations.
Principles of project scope, consultation and general project oversight including the management of office and project personnel.
Job Duties and/or Technical Skills

Acts independently in bidding procedure, including reviewing bid documents, and assisting with the assembling of documents to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
Review, analyze and calculate, implement, and follow, generally accepted engineering principles to ensure quality and compliance of standards adopted by the city.
Planning and project management monitoring that addresses and adheres to project and other deadlines.
Perform storm water modeling using various software systems.
Knowledge of and ability to train others in connection with engineering software, equipment and other devices in connection with engineering activities.
Maintaining and gaining the confidence of others.
May serve as West Valley City’s representative on joint projects or outside boards or committees.
Ability to address and resolve conflicts.
Performs other duties as assigned and may include the job scope of lower tier engineering positions.
Personal Skills 

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with supervisors, fellow employees and the general public. 
Maintain and gain the cooperation of others.
Must be able to react to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Ability to receive feedback on performance with a positive attitude, and willingness to suggest ideas to supervisor to improve procedures. 
Willingness to discern/resolve problems with residents and others on construction projects and the division’s overall day-to-day activities.
Planning and Supervision Skills

May supervise engineers and subordinate personnel.
Requires motivating and gaining the cooperation of others.
Requires sufficient understanding of critical paths in project management and personnel administration.
Advancement Opportunities

Career growth may be achieved through gained experience, skill, certification (if applicable), and demonstrated ability. Promotional opportunities are not guaranteed.

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Education and/or Experience

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.
Four years of progressively responsible engineering duties.
Language Skills

Must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

Possession of a valid Utah Driver’s license.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Utah or (if registered in another state) the ability to be registered within 6 months of employment.
Physical Demands

Moderate physical activity. 
Required to lift weights up to 50 pounds. 
Uncomfortable working positions such as stooping, crouching and bending.
Work Environment

A combination of office and field work. 
Daily interaction with the public who may or may not speak English. 
Intermittent exposure to stress.

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