Municipal Engineer Sr (Engineering)
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government - Lexington, KY

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Performs advanced level professional engineering work of considerable difficulty in designing and modifying engineering projects or administering existing infrastructure rehabilitation projects to include sanitary and storm sewers, streets, sidewalks, drainage ways and channels, etc.; and reviewing and approving designs, plans and specifications submitted by consulting engineers.

Program/Project Management:
Reviews engineering calculations, plans, specifications and estimates submitted by consulting engineers for accuracy, adequacy and propriety to ensure compliance with Urban County Government and applicable engineering practices, standards and regulations; approves or recommends modifications as necessary. Prepares contract documents, bid specifications and design criteria for consulting engineers; evaluates the bid documents to ensure compliance to the bid specifications and makes recommendations from findings.

Coordinates utility relocation with various utility companies and prepares utilities relocation cost estimates in cooperation with the Division of Streets and Roads, develops and maintains a list of locations for the continuation of the Curb Ramp Construction Project. Conducts negotiations for right-of-way and property acquisition; prepares negotiation documents necessary for the clearance and implementation of projects. Submits recommendations in the preparation of the division's annual budget in accordance with program goals and objectives. Monitors the Kentucky Department of Transportation Bridge Inspection Program in Fayette County to ensure all bridges are posted with the correct loading capacity.

Participates in the formulation, preparation and maintenance of long-range and current engineering plans. Prepares various reports and cost estimates as required.
Studies complex engineering problems, designs solutions and submits recommendations for action. Administers various programs relating to flood proofing and storm water discharges.
Plans, directs and supervises the work of subordinates.

Monitors construction inspections and meets with contractors, consulting engineers and utility representatives to coordinate and expedite design and construction projects.
Performs special research and investigates complaints pertaining to public works functions.
Directs and performs field surveys for drainage, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and street improvements; prepares project designs and specifications.

Public Contact:
Assesses Community Development Block Grant Strategy Areas to determine what street, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sanitary or storm sewer construction projects should be completed.
Coordinates construction projects with various other divisions and federal and state agencies.
Serves engineering projects.

Operates a hand-held or desktop computer utilizing existing programs on engineering projects. May be assigned to perform duties of higher or lower level classifications in this or related class series and/or perform duties on a temporary or acting basis in accordance with Ordinances 21-15 and 21-16 and/or act as a lead worker. Responsible for knowing and complying with all UCG and division safety rules and for attending safety meetings.
Performs other related duties as required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Physical demands include some heavy lifting, carrying, and considerable walking.
Must have the strength and agility to allow the employee to perform job duties that would be found at the level of medium work (i.e. exerting 20-50 pounds of force) as defined in the PAQ.
Working conditions include regular exposure to continuous noises, wet and humid surroundings, extreme hot or cold temperatures, fumes, and odors.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of:
the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, installation, modification, operation and construction of a variety of public works projects; a wide variety of types of design and construction standards and methods used in sanitary sewer, storm drainage, road and bridge or other public works activities; the latest developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering and construction; the typical codes, ordinances, regulations and standards governing public works construction and engineering; the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to public works projects.

Ability to:
analyze, modify and apply new developments in the field of engineering and construction;
review engineering criteria, proposals, plans/specifications and documents; to discern and correct errors and to suggest remedies for complex engineering problems and to suggest and design several alternative solutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, subordinates, public officials and the general public; review plans and inspect construction projects to insure engineering soundness and adherence to ordinances, guidelines, permits and specifications.


Completion of a bachelor's degree in civil, mining, electrical, agricultural, mechanical or related engineering field and four (4) years of professional (exempt) experience in the area of assignment (Design Drafting); **Experience cannot be substituted for the educational requirement**.

Additional Licenses/Certifications/Accreditations/Registrations:
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or its equivalent from another state. Those with an equivalency from another state must obtain a Professional Engineer registration from the Commonwealth of Kentucky within the first six (6) months of employment as a condition for permanent appointment.


May be subject to weekends, holidays and callback duty.
Must be able to operate Urban County Government equipment and vehicles in a safe, prudent and responsible manner. All positions require drug testing before employment and will require a pre-employment physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b) and 23-16.

Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and to sections 21-52, 22-34 and 23-50 of the Code of Ordinances, all employees must remain drug and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities. Based on Federal Regulation 19-10 some positions in this classification are eligible for and will be offered the hepatitis vaccinations. In addition, employees will be required to sign a statement stating they have accepted or declined the hepatitis vaccination. Employees in the Division of Building Inspection, the Division of Code Enforcement, the Fire Prevention Bureau, the Division of
Planning, and the Division of Engineering must comply with CAO Policy 23.

Acquisition of Real Property From Property Owners under Certain Notices and/or Orders. Specifically, section IV (a), which states that every employee in aforementioned divisions, must complete a Disclosure of Real Property and Business Interests┬┐ form for all real property owned by the employee as well as his/her immediate family members in Fayette County, and property owned in Fayette County by a business in which the employee or immediate family member has an ownership interest.

Employees must also disclose property located in Fayette County which he/she manages or maintains or has any ownership interest in business
which manages or maintains property in Fayette County.


Will be a training and experience evaluation from information provided on the application at filing deadline date weighted at 100% of the final score.


Submit LFUCG electronic application through with required documents to verify your education, training or certification/licence(s), by filing deadline date. RESUMES CAN NOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE APPLICATION, but may be electronicallyattached/uploaded.

***APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IN ITS ENTIRETY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERE FURTHER***Education documents may also be electronically attached/uploaded to your application.



Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offers an outstanding benefits package, i.e. voluntary benefits spending account program; three weeks vacation and three weeks sick leave per year. All positions require drug testing before employment and a pre-employment physical.


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