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Kirkham Michael is seeking a Transportation Design Project Manager for designing roadway, bridge, and drainage improvement projects.  We are seeking a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer with transportation design background who desires to lead a team to work on challenging and exciting state, city, and county transportation improvement projects.  This is a full-time position for the Ellsworth or Cheney, Kansas office.  You will work under the direction of our Transportation Design Manager, while managing clients and projects.  You will be responsible for schedule, budget, major design elements, staffing assignments, and quality control of transportation design projects.  Proficiency in Microstation and Open Roads is desired for this position.  Knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology analysis using HEC-RAS and/or HY8 is a plus.

Kirkham Michael is a place which provides competitive benefits, where you can grow personally and professionally, so join us today!

Responsibilities

• Develop scope and fee for prospective transportation projects

• Responsible for client services and marketing

• Will serve as a contract County Engineer

• Coordinates and supervises certain staff necessary to complete assignments

• Performs quality control review of project designs and plan sheets

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering

• Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, licensed in or capable of obtaining licensure in Kansas

• 5-10 years of transportation design experience; experience in project management desired

• High level of creativity, enthusiasm, and self-motivation

• Capable in Microstation and Open Roads

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Successful candidates will be articulate, with professional presence, and have solid decision-making, planning, and organizational skills

• Valid Driver's License required

For more information or to apply, please see our website at http://www.kirkham.com

Kirkham Michael is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.



Electrical Engineer

Clark & Enersen is a full-service design firm that takes a holistic approach to design, offering architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering. Our staff of more than 130 team members work together from the earliest stages of planning through construction to ensure that site, structure, systems, and interiors function together seamlessly.

We are currently seeking a full-time Electrical Engineer for our Kansas City, Missouri office.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the electrical project engineer on multiple projects
  • Design electrical systems including lighting design for a wide variety of project types
  • Represent the firm at meetings with clients and during construction as required
  • Foster collaborative engineering design methods between all of our in house disciplines
  • Provide AutoCAD/BIM documentation of electrical design
  • Assist in writing/editing of project specifications as required

Qualifications:

  • College graduate (Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering or Electrical Engineering) with 4-8 years of experience in the MEP industry
  • Required completion of FE and PE
  • Focused experience and understanding of building electrical systems including: distribution, lighting, power, fire alarm and special systems
  • Proficient in AutoCAD.  Revit MEP experience is a plus
  • Experience with SKM PowerTools, AGI 32 and other electrical design software is a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Clark & Enersen offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants should electronically submit a resume and portfolio to  peggy.merkel@clarkenersen.com


Position title:

Manager-Valving and Services

Reports to:

Director- Distribution

Division:

Distribution

Department:

Valving and Services

Pay Grade:

 Q

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Last Revised:

4/13/2021

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Summary/Objective

The purpose of this position is to supervise, direct, and coordinate the activities of the department in distribution system functional areas including, but not limited to, valves, hydrants, transmission mains, leak detection, line locating, new service and fire line taps, dispatch and emergency.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinates the work of a large and diverse work group including the following functional areas: valves, hydrants, line locates, leak detection, taps, dispatch, emergency, transmission mains and new service inspection.
  • Monitors and reviews work assignments to identify and solve operating difficulties, personnel and customer problems and to ensure adherence to policies, procedures, regulations, etc. and to provide supervision and technical advice.
  • Plans, schedules and provides general supervision for the installation and maintenance of distribution facilities including pipe, valves, fire hydrants, PRVs, CAVs, taps and appurtenances.
  • Plans proactive leak detection activities.
  • Plans preventive maintenance/replacement programs for valves, fire hydrants, PRVs and CAVs.
  • Determines the most cost-effective method for utilization of the work force, equipment and materials. Makes recommendations to improve efficiency and control costs.
  • Participates in developing and implementing safety and training programs in conjunction with the Safety Coordinator, Learning and Development Leader, Technical Learning Coordinator and the Director of Distribution for job knowledge and professional growth.
  • Leads effort to control losses in the Department due to accidents, injuries and utility cuts.
  • Mentors/trains/monitors supervisors regarding methods and procedures of work, safety, supply and equipment requirements, operational policies and priorities.
  • Initiates/recommends personnel actions such as pay changes, job coaching, counseling, discipline, termination and administrative action when needed.
  • Develops appropriate metrics/KPI’s and monitors performance/results to ensure the successful achievement of department/division and organizational mission.
  • Interviews and hires new personnel for the Department. May participate on interview panels for other departments.
  • Develops procedures and selects staff to evaluate candidates for promotion opportunities within the department.
  • Participates in the evaluation process for all employees in the department. Makes recommendations for employee development.
  • Develops, implements, reviews and processes pay for performance plan for Distribution Technicians.
  • Coordinates or provides regular training for Distribution Operator Certification renewals.
  • Develops both short and long-term plans for equipment, personnel and material needs for the department.
  • Develops, recommends and monitors the departmental budget by reviewing past expenditures and analyzing future needs to accomplish department objectives within overall WaterOne budget guidelines.  Approves expenditures for department.
  • Coordinates the response to emergencies in the Distribution System, within the scope of the department, to ensure safe and efficient restoration of service to customers.
  • Coordinates work unit activities with other departments, governmental agencies, consultants and contractors.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for the purchase and the proper utilization of expensive and diverse mechanical and construction equipment as well as trucks and other vehicles. Approves final specifications for department equipment and vehicles.
  • Makes recommendations to the Engineering Department for design of additions to and replacement of distribution system facilities.  Makes recommendations for developing specifications for material and equipment and the evaluation of same.
  • Attends Board and Committee Meetings and relays appropriate information to Department.
  • Participates in strategic planning and goal setting for the department/division to support the strategic plan.
  • Works on special projects for WaterOne, division or department as assigned.
  • Recommends when various work activities in the department should be contracted. Administer these contracts and evaluates work of contractors.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and reviews those prepared by staff regarding work unit activities as required.
  • High degree of collaboration  with the CM Department. Participates in activities of the CM Department at a level sufficient to take over the Managerial duties of that Department if necessary, and may rotate oversight  with CM department as appropriate.

Learn more and apply here.


Position title:

Manager-Construction and Maintenance

Reports to:

Director- Distribution

Division:

Distribution

Department:

Construction & Maintenance

Pay Grade:

 Q

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Last Revised:

4/13/2021

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Summary/Objective

The purpose of this position is to supervise, direct, and coordinate the activities of the department in distribution system functional areas including, but not limited to: construction and maintenance.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinates the work of a large and diverse work group including the following functional areas: construction and maintenance.
  • Monitors and reviews work assignments to identify and solve operating difficulties, personnel and customer problems and to ensure adherence to policies, procedures, regulations, etc. and to provide supervision and technical advice.
  • Plans, schedules and provides general supervision for the installation and maintenance of  distribution facilities including pipe, valves, hydrants, services and meter pits.
  • Determines the most cost-effective method for utilization of the work force, equipment and materials. Makes recommendations to improve efficiency and control costs.
  • Participates in developing and implementing safety and training programs in conjunction with the Safety Coordinator, Learning and Development Leader, Technical Learning Coordinator and the Director of Distribution for job knowledge and professional growth.
  • Leads effort to control losses in the Department due to accidents, injuries and utility cuts.
  • Mentors/trains/monitors supervisors regarding methods and procedures of work, safety, supply and equipment requirements, operational policies and priorities.
  • Initiates/recommends personnel actions such as pay changes, job coaching, counseling, discipline, termination and administrative action when needed.
  • Interviews and hires new personnel for the Department. May participate on interview panels for other departments.
  • Develops procedures and selects staff to evaluate candidates for promotion opportunities within the department.
  • Develops appropriate metrics/KPI’s and monitors performance/results to ensure the successful achievement of department/division and organizational mission.
  • Participates in the evaluation process for all employees in the department. Makes recommendations for employee development.
  • Develops, implements, reviews and processes pay for performance plan for Distribution Technicians.
  • Coordinates or provides regular training for Distribution Operator Certification renewals.
  • Develops both short and long-term plans for equipment, personnel and material needs for the department.
  • Develops, recommends and monitors the departmental budget by reviewing past expenditures and analyzing future needs to accomplish department objectives within overall WaterOne budget guidelines.  Approves expenditures for department.
  • Coordinates the response to emergencies within the distribution system, within the scope of the department, to ensure safe and efficient restoration of service to customers.
  • Coordinates work unit activities with other departments, governmental agencies, consultants and contractors.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for the purchase and the proper utilization of expensive and diverse mechanical and construction equipment as well as trucks and other vehicles. Approves final specifications for department equipment and vehicles.
  • Makes recommendations to the Engineering Department for design of additions to and replacement of distribution system facilities.  Makes recommendations for developing specifications for material and equipment and the evaluation of same.
  • Attends Board and Committee Meetings and relays appropriate information to Department.
  • Participates in strategic planning and goal setting for the department/division to support the strategic plan.
  • Works on special projects for WaterOne, division or department as assigned.
  • Recommends when various work activities in the department should be contracted. Administer these contracts and evaluates work of contractors.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and reviews those prepared by staff regarding work unit activities as required.
  • High degree of collaboration with the Valving and Services Department. Participates in activities of the Valving and Services Department at a level sufficient to take over the Managerial duties of that Department if necessary and may rotate oversight with Valving and Services department as appropriate.


Learn more and apply here.

Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Reporting Relationship: Engineering Manager


Who We Are:

FreeState is the largest rural electric cooperative in Eastern Kansas, with more than 15,000 member-owners. It functions as a democratic, not-for-profit organization. We are controlled by our members who actively participate in setting cooperative policy and making decisions in the best interest of the cooperative. Unlike investor-owned utilities, our profits are returned to our members as capital credits.

Primary Accountability:

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the design, coordination, overcurrent protection, voltage regulation, load

balancing, planning, and troubleshooting of the Cooperative’s electric power distribution and transmission system.

Additionally, this position will assist the Enterprise Applications Supervisor with the Cooperative’s Aclara AMI system and

the supporting communication infrastructure.

Essential Duties:

  • Reviews applications for the installation of distributed generation.
  • Maintains acceptable distribution system voltages and capacity through assessment, system improvements, and the application of voltage regulators, capacitors, and reactors as necessary.
  • Conducts system planning studies including load projections and modeling of the distribution system with Milsoft Windmil. This includes keeping an up-to-date winter and summer model.
  • Assists in the development of all studies required by RUS (Construction Work Plan, Long Range Plan, Sectionalizing Study, Contingencies Study, etc.).
  • Assures safe, efficient, and reliable transmission, distribution, and substation design for new construction and modifications to existing facilities.
  • Assists with managing the Cooperative’s peak shave generators and load management.
  • Assists with the prioritization of work plan projects for Staking Technicians and provides updated information to Management.
  • Monitors, evaluates and maintains the SCADA system including interpreting data, installing, and specifying system information as necessary.
  • Assists with the review of completed work orders for compliance with applicable codes and construction practices. If corrective action is needed, documents, distributes and enforces the corrective action.
  • Advises and assists management on special equipment in addition to the rebuilding and repair of existing equipment.
  • Recommends specifications of transformers, meters, regulators, and line protection devices.
  • Assists with the review of EL reports before submission to the KCC and other utilities, in accordance with required procedures.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board
  • of Engineering and Technology is required.
  • Ability to become knowledgeable in electrical distribution system equipment for the purposes of designing and
  • documenting the new electrical services and system improvements is required.
  • Ability to become knowledgeable in electrical construction as it interacts with electric distribution systems is
  • required; Experience with a public utility or rural electric cooperative is preferred.
  • First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

  • Consistently sits for extended periods of time. Occasionally stands, walks, bends, stoops, squats lifts, unpacks and moves up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to perform finger and hand manipulation and perform repetitive motions in order to use a computer keyboard and telephone, as well as other office equipment.
  • Ability to read computer screens, mail and talk on the phone.
  • Must be able to walk a mile over uneven terrain, jump ditches, and any other requirement associated with power line construction and right-of-way clearing to observe work.

Work Environment:

  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment involving both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • May be exposed to outside weather conditions such as extreme cold/heat.
  • Regular, reliable attendance is required.
  • Interaction with staff, vendors and members.
  • Must be able to report to their primary worksite after regular business hours, as soon as possible, in the event of an emergency situation such as electrical outages, inclement weather, etc.
  • Ability to travel between offices and attend meetings, trainings, workshops, and seminars, as directed.

How to Apply:

FreeState is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Job Title:                           Engineering Technician I

Company Name:               WaterOne

Location:                            Kansas City, KS USA 66106 

To provide engineering technical support services to the Facilities Engineering staff under the direction of the Manager-Facilities Engineering.

Apply here:https://www.click2apply.net/KMory1h8W58ztAbBhLNqL


McPherson County Public Works Department

County Project Engineer

McPherson County Public Works Department is seeking a qualified County Project Engineer. This position is full-time. McPherson County has approximately 1,150 structures, 459 bridge length, and 314 miles of paved road.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

Duties include but not limited to:

        • Responsible for the design of all County Road and Bridge Projects, project coordination with KDOT, coordination with consultants, and assisting maintenance activities as needed.
        • Assist in the development of the annual Road & Bridge program consisting of all drainage structure replacements, asphalt overlays, chip seals
        • Design, or review and approve the design of all drainage structures, and load rate structures as needed
        • Management of all annual and biennial bridge inspections
        • Management of engineering staff including a surveyor, a design engineer, bridge inspector and engineer technician
Minimum Qualifications


        • Applicant must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kansas, or capable of obtaining the license within six months.
        • Experience with CAD and various roadway design software
        • Helpful qualifications include Certifications in Bridge Inspection Team Leader, KDOT-LPA Right-of-Way, KDOT-LPA Project Manager, as well as knowledge and experience related to construction engineering/inspection and construction testing of concrete/asphalt/soil.

Benefits and Compensation

Beginning annual salary range: $70K to $85K DOA. Full County benefits include Insurance, PTO, KPERS.

For more information please call 620-241-0466. Resumes can be emailed to tomk@mcpcoks.us or mailed to McPherson County Public Works Department, 1115 W. Ave. A, McPherson, KS 67460.



City of Fort Scott, Kansas

Job Title: Public Works Director

Department: Public Works

Reports To: City Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt


SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the City Manager, the Public Works Director directs and coordinates activities of city departments of public works; streets, parks, water distribution and mechanics by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Directs and follows all City safety policies and procedures.

• Directs and recommends 5-year capital improvement plans.

• Confers with officials responsible for street and building construction and maintenance, and for supplying water, or other services to coordinate use of human resources and equipment and to consolidate purchasing requests.

• Reviews preliminary budgets and adjusts items for conformance to anticipated needs.

• Attends city council meetings, as requested, to present budgets, activity reports, and plans for future activities.

• Confers with suppliers and sellers and places orders for equipment, materials, and supplies.

• Authorizes or approves departmental expenditures.

• Develops reports, attends public meetings, and participates, as requested, to promote and improve citizen communications.

• Completes performance reviews on all subordinate supervisors on a timely and accurate manner.

• Handles and follows up on citizens’ problems and complaints.

• Reviews Public Works department work assignments and sets priorities. Monitors progress and assures deadlines are met.

• Develops and maintains a positive professional work environment for direct reports and subordinates.

• Performs additional duties as needed or required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages department supervisors who supervise staff in the various departments. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must live within Bourbon County limits or be able to relocate within 6 months. Computer skills require ability to understand, and use excel. Knowledge of long-term capital improvement plans and processes.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Construction Management, Parks Management, or related field; supplemented by 3 – 4 years progressively responsible experience in public works administration, to include broad exposure to projects construction and management, regulatory reporting and compliance, and administrative aspects of the work, e.g., budget administration, human resources management, organization and delegation of responsibilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. OR High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in public works that include a minimum of 5 years of supervision of crews and/or division and associated operator certifications (water and wastewater distribution and collection, stormwater; parks maintenance; streets maintenance.)


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Requires CDL drivers license and meet City’s driving history guidelines.


PHYICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply online at www.fscity.org


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