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16 Nov 2021

Full-Time Civil Engineering Supervisor

City of Oshkosh – Posted by OshkoshHR2020 Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to supervise, direct and coordinate the work of the design staff of the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works. Work includes assigning job duties, overseeing the preparation of construction documents, overseeing of the preparation of engineering planning studies, preparing capital improvement plan budgets for the wastewater collection system, water distribution system and the storm water management system and managing and overseeing the City’s compliance with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.


The following duties are normal for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

• Storm Water Utility (20%) – Assist in the preparation of the annual Operating Budget. Oversee the review of Utility Credit Applications, requests for fee calculation review and reviews of calculations for Utility billing updates. Coordinate with Finance Department for utility billing setup, billing adjustments and resolving requests for charge adjustments. Serve as staff liaison to the Storm Water Utility Committee, prepare agendas and supporting materials for discussion at meetings and coordinate with consultant staff to ensure accurate record keeping and preparation of meeting minutes.
• Site Plan Review Committee (20%) – Oversee the review of private development plans within the city for compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Serve as a core member of the City’s Site Plan Review Committee.
• Capital Improvements Program Projects Planning (15%) – Prepare long range Capital Improvement Program (CIP) outline. Review condition of existing infrastructure to assist in determining which projects should be included in the CIP. Prepare preliminary cost estimates for CIP budgeting purposes. Oversee the design of the CIP projects. Coordinate the preparation of the project specifications and Engineers Estimate of Construction Cost. Prepare Special Assessment estimates for each project requiring special assessments.
• Supervise Engineering Division Design Personnel (15%) – Lead, manage, mentor and supervise division staff. Interview, select, train, establish and evaluate performance standards. Motivate staff, assign work and directly supervise the activities of the division design staff. Review daily work goals and allocate staff as needed to complete goals. Educate and train staff on City and Department work rules to ensure a safe working environment. Work with staff to develop professional development goals and review these goals annually.
• Federal and State Permit Compliance (10%) – Oversee City’s compliance with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit requirements. Prepare and submit necessary permit applications for construction projects to federal, state and local agencies and coordinate with agency staff to ensure timely approval of permit applications.
• Coordinate/Communicate With General Public, Other City Departments/Divisions and Provide Customer Support (10%) – Review engineering complaints with property owners and provide advice on possible solutions. Provide information related to utility location and determine if property has outstanding special assessments due. Assist other City Departments/Divisions, such as Water Distribution, Streets, Parks and Transportation concerning good engineering practices, including system upgrades in construction plans for street reconstruction projects, ongoing projects and maintenance programs and provide construction management assistance.
• Engineering Consultant Plan Review (5%) – Review plans prepared by private development consultants to ensure compliance with City specifications. Coordinate with and review contract documents for city construction projects being designed by engineering consultants.
• City Limit Description (5%) – Review yearly annexations and attachments and update City limits description to include changes.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited school.
• Five years of municipal engineering experience; supervisory experience is preferred.
• Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin is desired.
• Possess a valid driver’s license upon employment.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.
• Knowledge of land and engineering survey methods and techniques.
• Ability to perform inspections and instruct personnel in proper work methods.
• Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design, construction and maintenance of a variety of public works and utility projects.
• Thorough knowledge of federal and state permitting requirements and ability to effectively work with agency staff to secure permits.
• Possess very good verbal communication, written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Possess courtesy and tact in dealing with the public.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the City may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position.


ESRI ArcGIS and AutoCAD Civil 3D software, storm water modeling software, personal computer, surveying equipment such as a total station, theodolite, differential level, phone, copy machine, fax machine and calculator.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk on uneven surfaces and construction sites; use hands to finger and handle objects or operate tools or controls; and reach with hands or arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of construction sites or public works facilities.

The noise level in the work environment may vary from quiet to loud. The work may be indoors or outdoors, exposed to extreme weather conditions typical of Wisconsin.


In evaluating candidates for this position, formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, background check and job related tests may be required.

The duties listed herein are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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