Principal Engineer, Development Services

The Town of Payson | Payson, AZ

Posted Date 5/21/2024

A Town of Payson application is required to be submitted directly to the Town of Payson Human Resources Department.

Principal Engineer, Development Services

$92,144 - $138,216 per year

Full-Time, Benefits, Pension

First application review 04/05/2024. Open until filled.  

The Position
The Principal Engineer, Development Services performs technical evaluation, review, and inspection of complex building and construction plans/design documents to ensure compliance with Town development ordinances and other applicable local, state and federal regulations. This position may also be responsible for supervising the work of contracted services, engineering technicians and associates

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution. Four years of progressively responsible plan review or design experience in a local or state government setting. Five years of experience as a practicing Civil Engineer. Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of civil engineering including transportation, traffic control, utility systems, right-of-way management, land development, hydrology and
hydraulics. Possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record. Be a registered Professional Engineer with the Arizona State Board of Professional Registration or have the ability to obtain such registration within six months of date of hire. Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and abilities for the position

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•Performs technical review of complex civil construction plans
• Performs technical reviews of plans, paving, grading and drainage, sanitary sewer, potable water, reclaimed water, traffic striping and signage for subdivisions, commercial developments and Capital Improvement Projects.
• Interprets codes and regulations
• Communicates effectively and responds to inquiries
• Conducts and attends meetings
• Conducts research on new construction methods, materials and codes to stay current in the field.
• Investigates the suitability of materials for compliance with construction codes.
• Stays current on codes, maintains review and permit records and presents oral and written reports.
• Assists in drafting of various types of agreements related to private land development.
• Assists Community Development with the land entitlement process
• Serves as the Engineering Division representative on the Development Services Committee.
• Reviews workloads and internal resource allocations
• Monitors construction progress
• Issues Public Works Department permits
• Prepares weekly progress reports, technical reports, and other reports as required.
• Ensures that public infrastructure compliance
• Supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff and functions
• Assists with the interviewing, hiring, training, and supervision of full-time employees including training and development of the staff.
• Holds staff accountable to meet or exceed expectations
• Mentors staff and identifies training opportunities
• Interprets and enforces policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies.
• Manages external consulting engineers and other technical personnel.
• Develops and implements policies, procedures, levels of service and performance expectations
• Models the Town of Payson’s organizational purpose to Anticipate, Create and Serve by demonstrating our core behaviors and values of Integrity, Adaptability, Collaboration, and Excellence.



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Salary92,144.00 - 138,216.00 Annual

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