Senior Staff Engineer - Development Service

Senior Staff Engineer - Development Service

City of Lee's Summit
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Engineering and Technology
Job Type
Full Time
Lee's Summit 
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74,790.00 - $93,490.00 Annually  
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Senior Staff Engineer - Development Services

$74,790.00 - $93,490.00 Annually
City Hall-Lee's Summit, MO
Job Type
Development Services
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Who We Are:
The Development Services Department is a multi-disciplinary team focused on enhancing our community’s quality of life through the facilitation of private development, business, and community services.  We thrive in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment working towards solutions that are beneficial to all concerned.  We engage and work with residents and businesses through the complete project lifecycle from conception to long-term maintenance.  We are the one-stop shop for all things private property and business related.  We value service excellence, integrity, and stewardship in all our actions.  We cultivate a fun, supportive environment where each individual’s perspective is a welcome addition to the team!
The City of Lee’s Summit is a thriving, progressive community situated 16 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City. With a population of just over 100,00, Lee’s Summit has all the very best attributes of a small town while enjoying the amenities of a large city. Complemented by a growing business community and superior quality of life, Lee’s Summit has become one of the largest cities in Missouri. Lee’s Summit boasts an award-winning school system and holds national accreditations for its Parks and Recreation, Fire, Police and Public Works services. Lee’s Summit has a strong appreciation for arts, culture and entertainment making it a vibrant place to live and work. The cultural scene includes public art installations, musical performances, theatre productions and Fourth Friday Art Walks. Recently named America’s Great Neighborhood by the American Planning Association, Lee’s Summit’s historic downtown district provides a unique network of restaurants, boutiques and businesses. Special events such as Oktoberfest and Downtown Days draw visitors from all over the Kansas City metro. Lee’s Summit offers countless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. With 30 parks, 92 miles of trails and numerous regional lakes, most residents live within close proximity to a recreational activity. Lee’s Summit continues to receive regional and national recognition for its endless amenities for residents of all ages. Among the notable recognitions, the City received gold certification as a Community for All Ages and was designated a Walk Friendly Community and Bicycle Friendly Community.

What We Are Looking For:
An experienced and outgoing engineer that is capable of working independently, but enjoys collaborating with team members.
An individual that understands and can independently perform infrastructure design, but prefers to be engaged in peer reviews of private development designs.
A seasoned engineer that has a background in street, stormwater, water line and sanitary sewer design.  All four (4) specialties would be preferred, but are not necessarily required for the position.  
A disciplined and organized individual that doesn’t mind an ever-changing backlog of private development applications and associated engineering plans and understands the importance of meeting project due dates.
A self-motivated individual that is willing, through team collaboration, to take the lead on a “special project” and / or current process evaluation in order to improve the overall abilities and capabilities of our engineering group.
Graduation from an ABET accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, or closely related field
Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri. If licensed in another state, must become licensed in the State of Missouri within 6 months of hire
Five (5) years’ experience in the field of engineering.
Valid driver’s license required; must maintain an insurable driving record.

*Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Key Job Duties:
Demonstrate thorough working knowledge of local construction specifications and design standards.
Research and prepare recommendations for resolution of significant issues that arise during projects.
Review planning and engineering studies; and provide comments to consultants or applicants.
Review project reports, plans and specifications; and provide comments to consultants or applicant.
Periodic site visits either during the preliminary design and / or during the construction phase.
Interpret and provide guidance regarding City regulations, engineering criteria, etc. in reviewing plans.
Coordinate with field engineering inspectors on infrastructure construction projects and approve field revisions.
Coordinate the review of and propose modifications to the City’s Design and Construction Manual, Unified Development Ordinance and various other engineering standards and policies.
Orally communicate with private sector engineers, contractors, developers, the public, City staff, and elected officials.
How We Put You First:
At the City of Lee’s Summit, we offer a competitive pay structure.  In addition, we also offer a second to none set of benefits.
Participation in the Missouri Lagers pension plan that is fully funded by the City.
Working remotely may allowed two days per week (consideration following a 6-month probationary period).
The City pays for all contributions associated with the Missouri Lagers pension plan.
Choice from three medical insurance plans, based upon your individual needs; a dental plan and a vision plan along with flexible spending accounts.   
A combination of paid holidays, personal days, vacation days and paid sick leave.
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, educational assistance, fitness club reimbursement, and deferred compensation plans.
Employee assistance plans.
Supplemental benefit plans are also offered through employee payroll deductions.

City of Lee's Summit
220 SE Green St

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 64063
816 969-1040

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