Responsible for overseeing the research and processing of government and private sector development plans and plats for the Watershed Management Department to ensure compliance with HCFCD's design criteria and watershed management plans.
- Direct and manage staff of professional and technical personnel.
- Oversee the review of government capital improvement plans and private sector development plans (including subdivision, site, detention, channel, bridge and other drainage related plans and plats) to confirm compliance with HCFCD's criteria and policies.
- Oversee the research of letter files, design reports, aerial photos, record drawings and other resources to support plan review efforts.
- Oversee the review of variance requests to the criteria and obtain variance approval if necessary.
- Review and comment on development reports, plans, designs and technical submittals.
- Ensure data entry of data documenting plan review efforts.
- Facilitate communications with design engineers and the public by telephone, letter, and plan mark-ups and in person to explain plan review efforts and objectives.
- Coordinate with other District and County departments, including Harris County Architecture & Engineering Division, Permits Office in support of regulations and permitting activity for government and private sector construction development plans.
- Perform field visits as necessary to confirm compliance with HCFCD design criteria and standards.
- Advise management of problems and prepare recommendations for solutions using best practices.
- Prepare correspondence, complete forms and maintain records and files related to work activities.
- Assure personnel compliance with HCFCD policies and procedures concerning execution of duties and job performance.
- Assist in performing periodic personnel review and recommend adjustments.
- Requires minimum of a Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college or university in civil engineering or a similar curriculum.
- Requires six to ten years progressively responsible, verifiable experience in engineering design and maintenance construction projects and/or field operations related to drainage design, floodplain management, public works, hydrology, flood control and/or urban development.
- Requires experience working with government agencies and their governing bodies.
- Requires supervisory experience in a project management environment.
TOOLS, EQUIPMENT USED:
- Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License required.
- Professional Engineer License (State of Texas) required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE:
- Office equipment including telephone, computer, data entry devices, facsimile, calculator, photo copier, printer and scanner.
- Digital camera.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and the ability to perform physical functions of this position. EOE
- Frequent driving of a vehicle with automatic controls.
- Occasional walking up and down steep slopes of ditches or on rough and uneven surfaces or ground such as sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites.
- Prolonged sitting for extended periods of time.
- Occasional ascending/descending stairs.
- Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 11 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.
- Frequent sorting, filing, shelving and handling of documents, books, files, file drawers and related materials and equipment required for clerical operations.
- Work is generally performed indoors in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, air conditions and noise levels.
- Extensive use of a video display terminal (computer monitor).
- May be exposed to fluids, compounds or chemicals used in cleaning offices and/or work areas.
- May be exposed to fluids, compounds or chemicals used for photographic or photocopier development or reproduction.
- When at field locations, may be exposed to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust, wildlife and flying/walking insects.
- When at field locations, may be exposed to vibration and/or noise in excess of 85 decibels.