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Capital Improvement Project Engineer

$80,000 – $100,000 yearly

City of Shawnee, KS

Last Updated: 6/13/22

Job Description

This is a technical position which provides exceptional professional service in managing the design and construction administration of City Capital Improvement Projects. Serves as a Project Engineer in the Engineering division responsible for contractor performance , schedule, budget, quality, and utility coordination for facilities and parks projects. Develops work scopes, schedules, budgets, and quality requirements while managing utility coordination, contracted professionals, engineering technicians, and other related professionals. Responsible for responding to non-routine problems that require in-depth discussion and/or negotiation. This position will lead or make presentations at City Council meetings, neighborhood meetings, and project meetings. The hiring range for this exempt position begins at $80,000 to $90,000 annually (DOQ).

Position Responsibilities

Project Development. Responsible for scope development, cost estimating, scheduling, planning, risk assessment, and contracting of Capital Improvement Program projects. Provides preliminary cost estimates for design and construction activities. Is responsible for developing and monitoring project schedules. Responsible for understanding the execution plan for the design and construction work. Assesses the project risk and proposes mitigation strategies through engineering actions or budget contingency. Contracts with outside engineering consultants to provide project development deliverables as required.

Project Management. Provides excellent communication to all stakeholders. Monitors construction contractor activities and progress to deliver projects that meet or exceed high quality standards, on schedule, and within budget. Responsible for monitoring project cost, payment of contractors, and project budget. Responsible for understanding the execution plan for the project including means and methods of construction proposed. Makes certain that proposed plans consider the overall safety of contractors and stakeholders. Responsible for understanding the project contract and enforcing the provisions of agreements in collaboration with the City Attorney. Responsible for early and regular utility coordination in collaboration with ROW Program Manager.

Contract Administration. Prepares or supervises the preparation of inter-local agreements, development agreements, contracts, and other related agreements and contracts required in the process of executing projects. Provides training or policy guidance to contractors, utility companies, and other engineers and design professionals in the preparation of these documents

Design and Specifications. Manages the delivery of project design plans with high standards of current engineering practice in accordance with the Shawnee Municipal Code. Provides expertise of applicable codes to prepare design specifications and standards. Coordinates the review of construction plans, specifications, and documents with other City departments to evaluate designs and specifications to determine their conformance with the Shawnee Municipal Code, Building Codes, ADA, departmental procedures, and other good engineering practices.

Field Surveys. Understands the principles of land surveying and coordinates the completion and review of land surveys performed by professional land surveyors. Prepares and/or reviews survey data used for legal documents, specifications, and contract documents

Right of Way/Easement Acquisition. Coordinates or manages contracts for the acquisition of land ownership or rights as necessary for the execution of projects. Retains land appraisers, acquisition agents, title insurance companies, and other professionals for the purpose of documentation and acquisition.

Technical Assistance. Provides interdepartmental assistance and expertise for plan review, specifications and standards interpretation, engineering solutions, site inspection, cost estimating, and maintenance relating to facilities and park infrastructure.

Service Requests. Provides excellent stakeholder service in response to public inquiries in areas regarding City infrastructure. Coordinates communication per the requirements of the City policies as authorized.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of four (4) years experience in design, construction, and project management of public buildings or park facilities.
  • Possesses registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Kansas or can obtain within 6 months of appointment.
  • Previous municipal experience in Commercial Construction projects preferred.

Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the responsibilities listed in this job posting may also be considered.

Work Schedule

This position generally works eight hour days (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) with a one hour lunch break.


The included statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. The City of Shawnee reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities of job descriptions to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. The job description is not a contract or guarantee of employment.

If reasonable accommodation is necessary to apply or further information is needed, please contact: Human Resources, Shawnee City Hall
11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.

Company Details

Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Shawnee, population 66,290, is a suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.  Shawnee is the third largest city in Johnson County and offers a safe, friendly community lifestyle with easy access to two interstate highways (I-35 & I-435).  The City offers a full range of services provided by the City including police and fire protection, emergency preparedness, emergency medical resp...