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Engineer I

Metropolitan Utilities District Omaha, NE Salary, $76,028 - $94,811
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In order to be considered for both the Engineer I and Engineer II open positions, please apply for each separately.


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.

Essential Functions

  • Perform engineering studies and evaluations and prepare reports on various items concerning District distribution facilities, buildings, plants, equipment and operations.
  • Design construction plans and prepare specifications for the gas and/or water distribution systems.
  • Create and analyze gas and/or water distribution system models.
  • Assist in preparing specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Assist in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending acceptance and award of bids and contracts.
  • Provide engineering inspection for equipment installations, construction work, and creation of record documents.
  • Work with other engineers and technicians on engineering design projects.
  • Inspect existing facilities and equipment and recommend maintenance, repair and/or replacement.
  • Prepare project cost and budget estimates.
  • Assist in project scheduling.
  • 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.
  • Assist other engineers as needed or directed by the supervisor.
  • Drive to District job sites.
  • Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional and Administrative positions as stated.
  • Train in the duties of, and advance toward progression to, Engineer II.


Required for All Jobs

  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.
  • Understand and comply with all District policies and procedures.
  • In contributing to the objectives of the District, this role is responsible for the initiation, cultivation, and maintenance of strong relationships of a business and professional nature. This position requires good communication skills and tact in order to maintain professional relationships with the following, but not limited to:
    • Board of Directors
    • All levels of District personnel including Union officials
    • Internal and external customers
    • Federal, State, and local agencies
    • Community organizations and partners
    • Consultants, contractors and other third-party organizations that fall within the scope of this role
    • Professional, industry, trade, and civic associations


Minimum Requirements

  • Preferred - Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills to include Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings/prints.
  • Efficiently and effectively speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
  • Ability to effectively work on multiple projects in all stages of design simultaneously and work independently.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather and terrain.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate good time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with customers, contractors, consultants, District personnel, and other governmental organizations.


  • Bachelor's Degree of Science 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 and the Essential Functions may be considered. - Required
  • Previously passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam - Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license Upon Hire Required

Hybrid Flexible Work Arrangement

Job may be eligible for a hybrid in-office and work from home flexible work arrangement.


*Please see job posting on our Careers site for a full list of physical demands

*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 June 28, 2024
Date Closes July 31, 2024
Start Date July 29, 2024
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Engineering Design
Function Engineering Design
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $76,028 - $94,811
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

This job requires the following skills

  • Civil Engineering

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