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Development Engineer

City of Payson, UT

I. Position Title: Development Engineer

II. Summary of Overall Purpose of Position:

The Development Engineer works under the direction of the Public Works Director/City Engineer. This position is responsible for private development administration, planning, preliminary design, detailed design, scheduling, construction and maintenance of municipal development projects, creation and maintenance of design standards for development, and negotiation of development agreements.

III. Essential Duties

 Prepare and present information to developers with respect to City infrastructure, development procedures, conditions, standards, methods, costs, etc.
 Review and evaluate development proposals for compliance with City ordinances and policies, standards and specifications; coordinate with other City staff to prepare list of concerns and conditions to give to developer, negotiate and assist with preparation of development agreements.
 Meet with applicants, developers, private engineers and other staff to discuss and review comments, design standard requirements and other applicable standards.
 Review design and construction specifications relative to roads, drainage, wastewater, water; consults with other departments with respect to design proposals; negotiate design revisions with consultants.
 Administer development agreements and monitor construction; ensuring that documents are properly executed, required documentation, payments, easements, water shares, etc. are provided by the developer; construction is completed properly, and the development conditions are met.
 Gathers, analyzes, and presents data in the form of written, graphic or oral reports for use by the Planning Commission, City Council, and other boards and groups.
 Conducts research on issues, policies and concepts pertaining to planning, zoning, and community development.
 Meets with the public to discuss planning, zoning, land use and development issues.
 Plans and designs parks, transportation systems, pathways, bicycle ways, etc.
 Develop and recommend City policy changes.

 Facilitate the preparation of various mapping products, drawings, and charts for other City Departments.
 Prepare engineering reports and provide information to various City Departments, developers and the public with respect to City infrastructure.
 In consultant with developers, contractors, consultants, other departments, prepare, circulate, and issue annual updates to the City’s standard documents, including Development Code, customer information for the use of private developers.
 Maintain knowledge of current design practices, techniques, and materials through review of various reference materials, collaboration with other cities, local contractors, and attendance at various seminars and conferences.
 Conducts Development Review meetings on behalf of Development Services and Public Works.
 Distributes development-related plans and Public Works project construction plans to reviewing staff for comment; compiles review comments into a comment letter and sends to developer/applicant. Emphasis on project management, including making sure conditions of approval are addressed and make sure that plats are recorded.
 Participates in development issue resolution; coordinates with Development Services staff, Public Works staff, Fire Department staff, and other City staff as necessary.
 Responds to and handles issues and concerns from the general public regarding development issues.
 Manages floodplain responsibilities.
 Attend Planning Commission Meetings on a regular basis and attend City Council Meetings as needed.

IV. Marginal Duties

 Perform other duties as assigned.

V. Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in civil engineering or a related field.
Experience: Five years directly related experience in municipal engineering and project management.

Licenses/Certifications: A valid driver’s license. A registered Professional Engineer in the State of Utah.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of Civil Engineering design; current design practices and construction methods related to public works; including water wastewater, drainage, roads, and subdivision development; surveying and computer drafting principles; residential and commercial development and public works plan review; modern methods and techniques in the design, construction

and maintenance of municipal projects; methods, materials, and techniques used in construction; principles of record keeping and organization.

Ability to: Work with contractors, consultants, developers, and property owners, the media, and the general public; to resolve problems; review development plans and project, read and interpret various engineering designs, plans, and specifications; ensure development project conformance with recognized City, State and Federal standards; resolve construction disputes between City and developers; contractors and the public; maintain effective relations with the public, government officials, city officials, and other employees; conduct research and prepare reports that require the collection, compilation and analysis of data; meeting demanding deadlines; perform engineering calculations perform technical reading and writing; effectively utilize engineering manuals, reports, design standards, and codes; analyze and evaluate many complex and significant variables.

Skill in: Computer applications as related to assigned functions; providing exemplary customer service, organizational and project management; public speaking and making presentations; and planning, organizing, executing , controlling and evaluating activities; effectively utilizing engineering manuals, reports, design standards, and codes; analyze and evaluate many complex and significant variables; assess and prioritize multiple tasks, and coordinating multiple assignments and meeting critical deadlines.

Communication Skills: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to professionally furnish and obtain information from other departments; contact with other departments, requiring tact and judgment to avoid friction; constant contact with the public presenting data that may influence important decisions; and ability to deal with upset and irate people.

Tool, Machine, Equipment Operation: Operates a variety of standard office equipment such as computer, printer, copier, telephone etc.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Frequently required to stand and sit. Employee may sit or stand for long period of time and may occasionally move up to 20 pounds.

Working Conditions: Generally comfortable working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal, with occasional increased noise exposure. Great mental effort is required daily; a great amount of pressure and fatigue is present during an average workday; frequent

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

City of Payson


439 W Utah Ave
Payson, UT 84651-2042
United States

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