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Project Engineer - G127 - Drainage/Highways and Roads

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Schedules and presides at design development project meetings to assist with planning, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Prepares or reviews contract plans and specifications for selected construction project.
  • Works with architects and engineers outside of local government to develop construction plans and specifications.
  • Finalizes project plans, schedules, and budgets.
  • Assists in the selection of architectural and engineering firms.
  • Assists design team with the selection of building components and mechanical systems.
  • Formats and prepares construction bid documents in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Compiles and submits reimbursement requests and project closeout documentation to state and federal agencies.
  • Reviews certified payroll and DBE reports.
  • Coordinates with other City Departments on various projects.
  • Assists purchasing department with bid letting and opening.
  • Oversees construction and performs construction administration duties.
  • Approves contract changes.
  • Approves payments to contractors.
  • Conducts periodic inspections.
  • Resolves problems or disputes related to construction projects.
  • Conducts final inspections.
  • Reviews and approves commercial plans submitted for site development permits, minor land disturbances, or residential development permits.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to engineers, inspectors, and contractors in the inspection of commercial development projects.
  • Maintains the pavement management system inventory database; analyzes and provides candidate lists for resurfacing projects.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the accepted principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of flood plain management.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of building construction. 
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of construction design and specification development.
  • Skill in construction project management techniques. Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including work related computer applications.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements


Bachelor's Degree of Architecture or Building Science, Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field is required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. 

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects and climbs ladders.  The work is typically performed in an office or in the field. Work may be performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: 


  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.
The work is typically performed in an office, library, or computer room.