City of Pearland, TX
  • 06-Nov-2013 to 29-Nov-2013 (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $20.45/hour DOQ
  • Full Time
  • Non-Exempt

The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.


Job Summary:   Directs review and comment process of all developer and consultant submitted plats, construction drawings and permits.   Responsible for review and comments on all proposed street, drainage, water and sewer projects and all subdivision plats for compatibility with City standards.   Performs Civil drafting assignments as directed by Supervisor to produce engineering drawings; including required data collection in the field and interpretation of survey data. Maintains engineering mapping and land management addressing system in conjunction with CAD and GIS.

Essential Functions: 

Regular and timely attendance at work.

Performs all Developer submitted plat, plan and permit review for the Engineering Department and confers with City Engineer concerning assistance required such as plan preparation, evaluation of field conditions, design changes, and reports.

Using excellent customer service skills, communicates with developers, engineers, City staff, consultants and the general public to answer questions related to the duties and operations of the Engineering Department.

Reviews materials testing and analysis reports and prepares a report detailing the review of each.

Provides flood plain information to citizens, developers, and engineers, as needed per the City's Standard Operating Procedure for Floodplain Requests.

Assists engineers in specifying, to ensure that construction and repair of streets, drainage, water and wastewater systems meet pollution control requirements.

Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.

Make field visits as needed to complete job requirements. This may include but is not limited to, assisting with Engineering Inspections, checking site for code enforcement violations, performing data collection, etc.

Maintains the existing address database as well as assigns new addresses to all commercial and residential properties in the City limits in accordance with the City's Standard Operating Procedure for Addressing.

Uses essential knowledge of GIS applications and its relationship with land management; works with GIS division to ensure database integration.

Perform civil design utilizing applications such as AutoCAD/Civil3D for projects assigned by the engineers. This may include but is not limited to reviewing rough sketches, drawings, specifications and other engineering data, collecting additional data and drafting detailed drawings for public City infrastructure (roads, water, sewer, drainage, etc.) based on the available data.

Performs necessary office duties such as faxing, filing, making copies, scanning, and organizing plats, maintaining department files (electronic and hardcopy), etc.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.


Education, Experience, and Licenses:
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two (2) year college or technical school, with basic courses such as Algebra, English, Computer Systems, Engineering subjects, Cad Drafting, Civil Survey, and GIS mapping; or five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. A Bachelor (B.S.) in Engineering or other closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted in lieu of the work experience.

A minimum of three (3) years related working experience; preferred.

Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License, required

Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Certification is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.   Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.   Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Design software; AutoCad, Microsoft Office, email and standard Windows-based PC software/hardware.

Ability to operate a PC, copier, survey instruments.

Ability to review construction plans, subdivision plats and other development submittals for compliance with City standards.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Knowledge of flood zones in Pearland area.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to operate a City vehicle for business use, computer workstation, drafting table, copier, fax machine, printers, plotters, and telephone.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, co-workers, vendors, contractors, other governmental agencies, and the general public.

Prioritize assigned projects based on date due and meet deadlines.   May work independently on various projects when assigned.

Work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to read and interpret documents, technical manuals, and engineering concepts.

Strong technical skills including an academic background in AutoCAD and proficiency in current versions of AutoCAD.

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

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.   The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  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 ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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