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Engineer I

Metropolitan Utilities District Omaha, NE Salary, $73,280 - $91,384

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, the Engineer I is responsible for designing construction plans and preparing specifications for the extension, relocation, replacement or improvement of the District’s gas and/or water distribution systems. This position is responsible to create and analyze gas and/or water distribution system models, and prepare, develop, and oversee technical engineering studies. The Engineer I, with guidance, will be expected to prepare reports based on findings, occasionally inspect construction work, and provide technical advice and assistance to operating departments.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, preferably Civil or Mechanical Engineering, from an ABET-accredited Engineering program. Any degree which can lead to Professional Engineer (PE) licensure and a defined scope of practice to reasonably include engineering activities outlined in the Position Summary above and the Specific Responsibilities below may be considered.
  2. Previously passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is preferred.
  3. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) experience is preferred.
  4. Basic computer skills to include Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  5. Ability to read and understand construction drawings/prints.
  6. Efficiently and effectively speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
  7. Ability to effectively work on multiple projects in all stages of design simultaneously and work independently.
  8. Ability to work outside in all types of weather and terrain.
  9. Demonstrate attention to detail.
  10. Demonstrate good time management skills.
  11. Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with customers, contractors, consultants, District personnel, and other governmental organizations.
  12. Have and maintain a valid driver's license.
  13. Employees in this position may be covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes random testing.
  14. This position is eligible for a hybrid in-office and work from home flexible work arrangement. 


Specific Responsibilities:

In order to effectively contribute to the objectives of the District, the Engineer I is accountable and responsible for progressively increasing responsibility in preparing for advancement to the Engineer II position.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Perform engineering studies and evaluations and prepare reports on various items concerning District distribution facilities, buildings, plants, equipment and operations.
  2. Design construction plans and prepare specifications for the gas and/or water distribution systems.
  3. Create and analyze gas and/or water distribution system models.
  4. Assist in preparing specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
  5. Assist in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending acceptance and award of bids and contracts.
  6. Provide engineering inspection for equipment installations, construction work, and creation of record documents.
  7. Work with other engineers and technicians on engineering design projects.
  8. Inspect existing facilities and equipment and recommend maintenance, repair and/or replacement.
  9. Prepare project cost and budget estimates.
  10. Assist in project scheduling.
  11. Provide and maintain due diligence on all projects from inception through completion regarding sound fiscal responsibility for District funds while always acting in the best interest of customer rate payers.
  12. Assist other engineers as needed or directed by the supervisor.
  13. Drive to District job sites.
  14. Understand and comply with all pertinent District Policies and Procedures.
  15. Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional and Administrative positions as stated.
  16. Train in the duties of, and advance toward progression to, Engineer II.
  17. Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.



In contributing to the objectives of the District, the Engineer I is responsible for maintaining constructive relationships with:

  1. Contractors performing work for the District.
  2. The public, relative to District engineering and construction projects.
  3. Engineering and architectural firms to obtain or provide information relative to District projects and projects impacting District facilities.
  4. Personnel of other departments and divisions within the District in providing engineering and technical assistance and coordination of project activities.
  5. Vendors’, manufacturers’ and/or sales representatives relative to materials, equipment, etc.


*Please ensure the application is filled out thoroughly to be considered for this position


An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation"

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Date Posted May 12, 2023
Date Closes June 12, 2023
Start Date June 19, 2023
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Design Engineering
Function Engineering
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $73,280 - $91,384
Shift Custom
Mon: 8 am to 5 pm
Tue: 8 am to 5 pm
Wed: 8 am to 5 pm
Thu: 8 am to 5 pm
Fri: 8 am to 5 pm
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers
Zipcode 68122
Name Human Resources
Address 3100 S 61st Avenue
City, State and Zip Omaha NE 68106

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

This job requires the following skills

  • Civil Engineering

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