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Operations Engineer

BSB/Public Works

  • Location: Butte, MT
  • Post Date: 12/26/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
Professional Engineering License Required 
SALARY - $70K - $80K 

General Statement of Duties
Plans, designs and directs all Public Works' related projects and does related work as required.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
This is highly responsible technical and administrative work involving the construction, inspection, maintenance and oversight of Butte-Silver Bow public works related projects. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Public Works Director but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.  The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with the water, metro sewer and roads personnel, other division heads, City-County employees, other government agencies, engineering consultants, contractors, and the general public. Supervision is exercised over the work of consultants and construction contractors.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
  • Plans, directs and coordinates needs assessment planning, estimates, designs and specifications for all Public Works related projects;
  • Reviews subdivision, site and construction plans and specifications for conformance to established standards and sound engineering principles;
  • Directs, motivates, trains, prioritizes and evaluates the work of technical engineering consultant personnel;
  • Inspects Public Works related projects to ensure conformity with designs;
  • Analyzes and resolves operation problems with system telemetry sites;
  • Designs and determines specifications for new division equipment facilities;
  • Develops short and long-range planning for utilities system based on system analysis and load growth techniques, monitors existing system and plans improvements to meet projected loads;
  • Coordinates projects with other departments, consulting engineers, developers and contractors;
  • Prepares and presents various technical reports as assigned;
  • Prepares regulatory reports and obtains required permits as needed;
  • Approves purchase orders within division policy and procedures;
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops as requested and authorized;
  • Performs related work as required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications for Public Roads and/or utility projects;
  • Thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of roads and/or metro sewer utilities and storm water utilities;
  • Thorough knowledge of storm water management best practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of computerized engineering systems, methods and techniques and of spread sheet, database and word processing applications;
  • Thorough knowledge of all regulatory requirements for municipal water and sewer facilities;
  • Skill in organization and presentation of complex data;
  • Ability to prepare complex and technical reports;
  • Ability to perform work with speed, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to perform financial analysis of contracts;
  • Ability to evaluate construction bids;
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations;
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Ability to independently solve problems within assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, motivate, supervise and evaluate the work of others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, department heads, division heads, supervisory personnel, contractors, developers, engineering consultants and general public;
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to handle confidential employee and administrative information with tact and discretion;
  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instruction;
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of technical and supervisory tasks with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Acceptable Experience and Training
  • Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required;
  • Registration as a professional engineer required;
  • Considerable experience in public utility design, construction, and maintenance preferred;
  • Considerable experience in computerized mapping/drafting and distribution system analysis preferred
  • Must be a resident of Butte-Silver Bow during employment according to Butte-Silver Bow Ordinance. See below:
"2.08.010 Residence during employment. From and after October 1, 1979, all employees of the local government of Butte-Silver Bow shall be bona fide residents within the boundaries of Butte-Silver Bow during the period of their employment by the government of Butte-Silver Bow (Ord. 85 § 1, 1979)"
Required Special Qualifications
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana or ability to obtain within six months.
Essential Physical Abilities
  • Clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate well with department supervisory personnel, property and business owners, real estate developers, consulting engineers and architects, community organizations, other City-County employees and public officials and the general public regarding public works policies, procedures and projects;
  • Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to inspect a wide variety of public works projects on site in all forms of weather and to review a wide variety of written materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a computer keyboard;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to inspect properties and engineering and construction projects throughout the City-County, including sites characterized by rough terrain.
Butte-Silver Bow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
BSB/Public Works