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Sr. Stormwater Engineer

Organization: City of Frisco
Date Posted: 3/11/2019
City: Frisco
Location: Texas
Country: United States
Primary Category: Engineering
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details


Essential Job Functions:

·     Maintains watershed master plans and acts a project manager on master planning efforts.

·     Provides direction to and manages consultants regarding the development of plans, construction

specifications, and details for assigned drainage Capital Improvement Projects.

·     Oversees floodplain issues, reviews flood studies, maintains appropriate records and may serve as Floodplain Administrator for the City.

·     Reviews and approves construction drawings and specifications for private development projects.

·     Develops a ranking system for potential drainage projects and recommends improvements.

·     Assists in the development of drainage mitigation solutions.

·     Works with federal, state and local agencies to ensure current regulatory standards are being met.

·     Works with other City departments to ensure drainage ordinances and standards are being met.

·     Submits required reports to the National Flood Insurance Program and maintains appropriate records.

·     Provides analytical and developmental recommendations relating to engineering plans, specifications and reports on improvements to infrastructure and new construction for the City.

·     Develops and implements Engineering Standards, ordinances, processes and procedures.

·     Provides drainage technical assistance to staff engineers and inspectors on plan review and use of proper procedure and interpretation of City requirements to ensure conformance with City standards.

·     Develops, implements and monitors professional services and construction contracts, negotiates and mediates differences with contractors, verifies work completed, and reviews and processes payment applications and change orders.

·     Prepares council agenda items for assigned capital, private development projects, or other special projects.

·     Attends meetings with consultants, developers, contractors and other staff as necessary.

·     Conducts site inspections as necessary for drainage projects, both public and private, at all phases of construction.

·     Evaluates and responds to public, inter-departmental and city official inquiries.

·     Assists with the development and implementation of design manual, ordinances and procedures, and multi-year infrastructure preventative maintenance and repair projects.

·     Assists with the implementation and maintenance of the public works asset management program for the City's stormwater infrastructure.

·     May assist with supervision and direction of professional and technical level staff engineers.

·     Manages all phases of assigned stormwater infrastructure maintenance and repair projects and coordinates all plans and projects with Engineering Manager.

·     Applies consistent design standards, construction details and specifications to meet City standards and engineering practices.

·     Evaluates and responds to technical inquiries from inspectors, consulting engineers, developers and contractors.

 Other Important Duties:

·     May act on behalf of the Engineering Development Manager as assigned.

·     Travels to attend meetings, conferences, and training.

·     Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

·     Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

·     Knowledge of civil engineering concepts, practices, and procedures related to stormwater drainage design.

·     Knowledge of construction engineering design, specifications, construction materials and supply specifications, and standards.

·     Knowledge of contract preparation, negotiation and implementation.

·     Knowledge of construction inspection and investigation practices and procedures.

·     Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations governing erosion control and storm water pollution prevention.

·     Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations governing flood control.

·     Knowledge of City policies and procedures.

·     Skill in effective oral and written communications.

·     Skill in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware and software, including but not limited to, CAD, GIS, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Excel and Word and the ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.

·     Skill in planning and implementing drainage studies, design, construction, and short- and long-range planning, procedures and objectives.

·     Skill in developing and reviewing FEMA Map Revisions.

·     Skill in soliciting information, cooperating with and negotiating solutions to meet the concerns of citizens, developers, and public officials.

·     Skill in reviewing and detecting deviations in specifications from approved engineering practices, codes and ordinances.

·     Skill in preparing, developing and presenting technical information to public officials, developers, contractors, consultants and the general public.

·     Skill in assisting with the planning and implementation of departmental procedures and objectives.

·     Skill in effectively supervising and delegating duties to assigned staff.

·     Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

·     Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, or related field, and a minimum of five years of experience as a Professional Engineer, one year of which is in a lead or supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·     Must possess a Texas Registered Professional Engineer License.

·     Must possess Certified Floodplain Manager License or obtain within one (1) year of employment.

·     Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.

·     Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.

Environmental Factors and Conditions:

·     Work is performed in office and construction site environments.

·     May be subject to exposure to loud noises, heavy equipment, chemicals and fumes, infectious

diseases, air and water borne pathogens, insects, snakes and rodents common to the construction or

renovation of streets, sewers and drainage systems.


(X = Required to perform essential job functions)

Physical Activities

Physical Activities

Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.


Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.

Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.


Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.


Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.


Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.


Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.


Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.


Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.


Standing – for sustained periods of time.


Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.


Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.


Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.


Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word


Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.


Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.


Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.


Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.


Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.


Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.


Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.


Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.


Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.


Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.


Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.


Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.


Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.


Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.



Work Environment:

·       Work performed is primarily:

(X = Primary type of work performed)

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.


Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects


Very heavy work: Exerting more than 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or more than 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.



Equipment and Tools Utilized:

· Equipment utilized includes a personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, other standard office equipment, cellular telephone, and department vehicles and equipment.

How to Apply / Contact




Senior Stormwater Engineer




Engineering Services





Engineering Development Manager




Summary: Under the general supervision of the Engineering Development Manager, the Senior Stormwater Engineer has the primary responsibility of managing drainage capital improvement projects, reviewing drainage plans for capital roadway projects, reviewing commercial and residential development plans, assisting citizens with local drainage issues, and reviewing drainage master plans and flood studies for the City’s creek systems. To be considered for any position with the City of Frisco, you must apply directly:

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

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