• Highway Engineer - Highway Department

    Posted: 01/18/2023

    Purpose of the Position
    The purpose of the Engineer is to provide professional engineering, surveying, and project management services in support of the Highway Department. 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Give recommendations to County Highway Commissioner, County Highway Committee and local municipalities regarding issues affecting transportation system and maintenance projects within the County.
    • 24 hour ON-CALL position and assists in duties with other superintendents and managers; winter and summer.
    • Work with county personnel to schedule, manage and construct a wide variety of highway improvements.
    • Generate estimates for proposed work for County Municipalities and Departments to be performed by the Highway Department and keep records of results.
    • Survey and collect data for proposed improvements and asset management.
    • Design and generate plans, quantities and specifications for improvements to the County highway transportation system.
    • Coordinate construction planning and projects.
    • Review and issue permits for proposed improvements within County right-of-way, access to the County Trunk Highway System, and over dimensional loads within the County.
    • Negotiate right-of-way acquisition and easements for improvements to the County Highway System.
    • Consult with engineers and project managers regarding specifics on transportation design projects as well as ongoing transportation projects.
    • Program management and compliance for Bridge (inspection, maintenance, replacement), Signage (MUTCD, maintenance, replacement, compliance), Pavement Markings (MUTCD, maintenance, replacement, compliance), Asset Program (culverts, bridges, signs, curves, roads, guardrail, facilities, equipment, etc) and Permitting (utility, storm water, erosion control, culverts, construction, right-of-way, etc).
    • Coordinate and assist with application, management, administration, oversight, coordination, recordkeeping, and compliance of state, federal, and other funding, programs, projects, grants, and contracts (LRIP, STP, WDNR, Bridge, Aid, and other).
    • Assist Highway Commissioner with completion of Routine, Damage Assessment, Post-Flood, and Interim Bridge Inspections. Bridge program documentation and compliance and submittal of various reports to WisDOT Highway Structures Information databases.
    • Provide technical and regulatory assistance to Supervisors and field personnel for areas related to signage, painting and striping, drainage, surveying, construction, structures, traffic safety, etc.
    Additional Duties and Responsibilities
    • Manage and supervise Highway personnel on various construction maintenance projects.
    • Assemble budget information for equipment, projects and personnel expenditures for the following fiscal year.
    • Generate work order and line up contractors and vendors for planned projects.
    • Assist the Commissioner with Bridge Inspection Program including quality control reviews.
    • And other duties as assigned by the Highway Commissioner.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Advisory data and information such as inspection reports, vehicle maintenance reports, inventories, payments, grant applications, various manuals, maps, aerial photos, procedures, guidelines, and routine and non-routine correspondence
    • Verbally and in writing with department personnel, county personnel, environmental groups, park users, and the public
    • Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards
    • Computer skills, such as word processing and spreadsheets
    • Basic maintenance and repair for vehicles, buildings, and grounds
    • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
    • Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information
    • Assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and/or information
    • Analyze data and information using established criteria to define consequences, consider, and select alternatives
    • Apply functional and situational reasoning by exercising judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in everyday routine and non-routine situations
    • Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating a motor vehicle, tractor, lawn mower, keyboard, photocopier, and mechanic tools
    • Exert effort in moderate to heavy work, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing, and standing for long periods of time
    • Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients
    • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
    • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management 
    • Moderately unsafe and uncomfortable in respects to noise, temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, and dust.
    Required Working Hours
    Standard working hours vary based on season.  Summer working hours are 6:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Thursday.  Winter working hours are 7:00am until 3:00pm Monday through Friday.  Must be available nights, holidays, and weekends during snowstorms or other emergencies
    Must maintain a telephone to be able to be contacted for emergency situations. Emergency on call may be needed. Please note these hours are subject to change and additional hours may be needed or required.  Reimbursement for such additional hours are subject to state and federal regulations.
    Education and Experience Requirements
    Required:                     Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology
                                          Four (4) years engineering/surveying/construction/design experience.
                                         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services
      Proficient knowledge of Microsoft programs, CAD, GIS
    Licenses/Certifications: Valid Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle License
    Ability to obtain a commercial driver's license Class A, B, and C with N, endorsements required. 
    Preferred:                    Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
                                         Professional Engineer or Surveyor
                                         Federal Bridge Inspection Certification
    Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


    Core Value Standards of Behavior

    It is expected that all employees will demonstrate behaviors that support excellence as defined by Sauk County’s Personnel Handbook.