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Assistant Division Director of Engineering (Operations) - MI

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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$74,172 - 118,229 - Salary
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The Assistant Division Director of Engineering (Operations) performs engineering duties related to the planning, funding, design and construction of road and bridge improvement projects on the capital improvement program (CIP). This position will be responsible for running all of the engineering activities in the department and ensuring that the activities are aligned with the established policies & objectives of Wayne County. This position will ensure that engineering projects, initiatives and processes are assigned and completed to the specification of all laws, rules, regulations and Wayne County policies.

Education and Experience


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering


  • At least 5 of years of management experience in an engineering environment (managing staff & projects)


  • A Professional Engineer License from the State of Michigan (Preferred)

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the various offices in the Division to ensure the capital improvement program (CIP) is completely executed, and there is no loss of Federal/State funding for road and bridge improvements.
  • Update and maintain the five year CIP and monthly Engineering Division reports.
  • Prepare and enter documents in the Total Contract Manager (TCM) & Procure to Pay (P2P) purchasing/contract software system for Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contracts for road improvement projects on the CIP
  • Track contracts through the process so that they are approved by the Board of Commissioners & signed by the County Executive's Office in a timely manner.
  • Attend Wayne County Commission and Full Board meetings to respond to questions regarding MDOT contracts and other Division contracts.
  • Create Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) for cost sharing of road improvement projects with local communities.
  • Track IGAs through the process so they are approved by the Board of Commissioners & signed by the County Executive Office; attend Commission Committee & Full Board meetings to respond to questions regarding IGAs.
  • Coordinate activities and assist the Roads Division by providing plans & other road information necessary to perform their work on road & bridge maintenance.
  • Compile and update the annual budget & personnel information in the Engineering Division for submission to the County Executive Office & approval by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Create freeze and Department of Technology service request forms to obtain specifications to enter a requisition into JD Edwards for the purchase of computer hardware & software to ensure Civil Engineering Design and Construction applications are operating correctly.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with the Department Director and other peers.
  • Update database & distribute the Engineering Division monthly project report.
  • Attend the MDOT & City of Detroit Non-Motorized Committee meetings.
  • Respond and address citizen complaints.
  • Represent the Department in meetings with other local governmental agencies.
  • Manage and supervise the entire Engineering Division.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards & procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the Division
  • Provide technical guidance to the Engineering Division staff and Department of Public Services Department Head.
  • Perform administrative functions such as evaluating employee performance, counseling and reprimanding employees, addressing unprofessional behavior, submitting requisitions for new personnel, attend grievance hearings with Union Officials, and submit any necessary reports.
  • Meet with staff frequently to assess their abilities to produce the necessary work product and updates on future & current projects.
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, program modifications, or structural repairs.
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
  • Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, or property and right-of-way descriptions.
  • Direct engineering activities, ensuring compliance with environmental, safety, or other governmental regulations.
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, or other topographical or geologic data.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Base

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics, Design
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Physics
  • Law and Government,
  • Customer and Personal Service principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Personnel and Human Resources-principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

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