Utility Coordinator

Recruitment #2106-2015-001


The Department of Transportation & Mobility is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to become part of our Engineering Team.  The Engineer Project Manager will be the Utility Coordinator for the Department of Transportation & Mobility.  They will perform professional engineering tasks, working closely with Utility Stakeholders, the Public and other City Departments.  

General Description

Manages and coordinates engineering projects.  Oversees compliance with contracts.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks.  This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments.  Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.  

Utility Coordination

The Utility Coordinator will:

Coordinate placement of all private and public utilities within the City's right-of-way, to include leading public interactions between the Provider and the affected neighborhood.  

Coordinate and manage meetings between Utility Stakeholder, the Public and the City

Attends on-site pre-construction meetings

Manage and ensure the right-of-way applications for the placement of utilities, utility permits meet City Code and applications are completed timely

Coordinates maintenance of applicable GIS mapping system to track and document new and existing utilities.

Oversees and administers contracts by reviewing and rating consultant responses, negotiating design contract fees, reviewing and approving plans, reports and other design materials, reviewing received bids and recommending award of bid, conducting meetings, issuing permits, reviewing plans and forwarding on for permits, resolving issues, investigating on-site issues, preparing contract amendment, negotiating and preparing change orders, interpreting disputed contract language, issuing warnings and determining penalties for non-compliant work and reviewing and approving pay estimates.

Interacts with the public by tracking neighborhood improvements and budgets, attending neighborhood meetings, representing the City at public meetings, providing project status information to neighborhood associations and citizen committees and responding to inquiries from the public and City officials.

Engineer Project Management

Manages projects by developing scopes of work, managing contract schedules and budget issues, developing plans and specifications, performing professional project management, directing the work of consultants and contractors, approving payments of invoices, maintaining project schedules, preparing reports, coordinating resources, and ensuring conformance with engineering standards and regulatory requirements.

Coordinates with other departments and agencies by sharing technical knowledge, providing experience on policy designs, aiding in contract administration, assisting in consultant selection, attending site investigations and providing engineering consultation on the unique needs of particular sites or problems.

Administers, manages and oversees project budgets by developing, administering and managing operating and capital budgets, approving and overseeing budget changes and payments, developing performance measures and goals, developing ordinances and policies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, identifying needs, and providing recommendations for funding sources.

Assists with hiring personnel, assigns work tasks, reviews employees performance, addresses equipment needs, provides training opportunities, resolves personnel issues, and directs the work of project teams.

Plans for future operational needs by participating and overseeing development plans for future facilities, preparing budget materials for future capital improvements, participating in long and short range capital planning projects and developing concepts, cost estimates, budgets and time restraints.

Develops and upgrades policies and standards by evaluating the adequacy of standard specifications, recommending revisions, researching and investigating new materials and methods available and recommending and writing new or revised policies.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in engineering.  Knowledge in design and plan review, project management, field support, and construction methods and practices

Special Job Requirements

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona or in another state having a reciprocity agreement with Arizona is required at time of application. If you are registered in another state, please visit the website for reciprocity requirements

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will be evaluated on the written materials requested as part of this recruitment process.

An evaluation will be conducted and scored on the Resume and Letter of Interest submitted with the application materials via the resume tab in the application process.  Please ensure that you have uploaded a resume and letter of interest.  Failure to do so will result in a negative score for this portion of the process and may impact your ability to move forward in this process.  The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to a virtual oral board.

  • Virtual Oral Boards will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 30% of your rating of your resume and letter of interest review
  • 60% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to   The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Zurbrick  - (520) 260-9306at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

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