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Allegan County Civil Engineer in Allegan, Michigan

Job Summary:

This position provides engineering services required for the constructions, expansion, and maintenance of county drainage infrastructure. Administers and supervises the drain maintenance program including the maintenance staff. Develops drain maintenance and construction plans, provides project oversight, reviews plans for development, inspects drain projects, investigates drain related problems and complaints, and advises the public. In the absence of the Drain Commissioner and Chief Deputy, acts on behalf of the Drain Commissioner.

Wage Range: Negotiable based on experience, excellent benefit package.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Reviews engineering plans, designs, drawing and specifications submitted by contractors and consultants for plats, planned unit developments, apartment projects, condominium projects, and mobile home projects.

  • Develops design work connected to drain projects. Monitors project budgets, coordinates construction and maintenance projects between all interested parties.

  • Investigates drainage complaints, inspects condition of open channel drains and storm sewer pipes.

  • Attends public and community meetings on proposed and existing projects, at times making decisions in the absence of and on the behalf of the Drain Commissioner.

  • Prepares necessary documents including petitions and right-of-ways.

  • Annually reviews and updates current storm water development standards. Oversees Allegan County Drain Commission permits for our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

  • Apply technical environmental and storm water knowledge to develop and implement aspects of the NPDES Municipal Storm Water Permits for Phase I/II communities and support other storm water management projects.

  • Work with the Allegan County Health Department to implement illicit discharge elimination plans including outfall screening to characterize dry weather discharges, source tracing, oversight of sewer inspections, dye testing, data management, and reporting.

  • Work with Macatawa Area Coordinating Council to implement public education plans - generate fresh ideas for pollution prevention education aimed at residents and businesses.

  • Develop progress reports for submission to the State.

  • Assists the Drain Commissioner with preparation of special assessment rolls. Confirms drainage district boundaries with the use of district maps, GIS software, and drain assessment software.

  • Determine culvert sizes for road commission, MDOT, and property owners for installation in County drain.

  • Performs functions of assigning and reviewing work with the Drain Maintenance Supervisor and informing staff of changes in state and local policies regarding drains, required certifications, and permits from EGLE.

  • Inspect and approve construction work completed by contractor(s) for drain orders over $3,000 per Michigan Drain Code of 1956 Section 280.241.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport or a closely related field.

  • Requires a Professional Engineering registration by the State of Michigan.

  • Must be a licensed Storm Water Operator and SESC Inspector.

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