County Engineer

Application Deadline: 2022-09-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Do you possess engineering and project management skills in highway construction and maintenance? Would you like to work for local government serving the citizens of Portage County in the capital planning, engineering, and project management for roadway and bridge projects? Portage County is hiring a County Engineer and has a great opportunity available!

Starting pay range is $84,378.30 – $94,581 / yr

Summary of Position:

This is a supervisory and administrative position responsible for the planning, design, supervision, and coordination of highway and bridge projects for the Portage County Highway Department. Independent judgment is exercised in determining work priorities; however, overall responsibility rests with the Highway Commissioner. This position will assume the duties of the Commissioner in the Commissioner’s absence and shall assist the Commissioner with the routine operation of the department. This position will be included in the 24 hour on-call rotation with the other superintendents and will be available to supervise emergency operations as well as snow and ice control operations.

Some of the primary duties consist of:

Assists Commissioner in preparing, scheduling, and implementing the department’s annual and long range work plan, projects, and programs.
Prepares costs estimates and schedules for maintenance and construction projects. Manage project budgets and coordinate project schedules with the department’s superintendent staff.
Prepares or supervises the development of complete highway plans and reports including right-of-way plats, cross sections, details, quantities, estimates, and plan sheets according to local, state, and federal standards.
Manages the bridge program for all county and local bridges which includes performing routine bridge inspections in accordance with state and federal laws and mandates.
Assists Highway Commissioner in administering contracts and coordinates various engineering and operational activities by planning and directing the work of staff, consultants, and private contractors.
Collaborates with, solicits, and assists Towns, Villages, and City officials in providing design, permits, maintenance, and construction activities.
Assists the Commissioner with departmental personnel matters.
Additional duties detailed in the full position description may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department directly at: [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related field required.
Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Wisconsin strongly preferred.
Federal bridge inspection certification is required within 12 months of hire. This position must maintain certification as the County’s Program Manager for the WisDOT’s Bridge Program.
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Five to seven years of experience in highway and bridge design and construction management required.
Three years of supervisory experience required.
Any combination of experience and professional training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package, which includes the following;

Vacation – available on day one!
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with a High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
Health insurance starting at $19.33 a paycheck!
Wellness incentive plan offered with health insurance enrollment! Earn up to $600 per year!
Flexible spending account
Dental insurance
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan – County contribution of 6.5%!
Paid holidays
Paid sick leave
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) – paid by the County
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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