The City of Topeka (KS) is seeking candidates for an Infrastructure Planner whose duties include supervising, coordinating and administering public works asset management programs and related infrastructure projects. Includes supervision of technician personnel and overseeing the work of contractors and consultants.
Formulates annual work plan recommendations for infrastructure projects.
Coordinates with appropriate personnel to assign and deliver annual projects.
Provides information and recommendations on maintenance strategies.
Develops project budgets, administers construction contracts, coordinates the work of consultants and contractors.
Responsible for the maintenance of asset management data.
Supervises subordinate staff assigned to Infrastructure Planner.
Prior to and during construction, reviews plans and specifications for constructability.
Topeka is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. As the state’s capital city, Topeka’s largest employer is the State of Kansas. The educational, health and social services industry makes up the largest proportion of the working population. Three of the largest employers are Stormont-Vail Healthcare, St. Francis Health Center and Colmery-O’Neil VA Hospital. Major companies based in Topeka include Westar Energy, Collective Brands, Mars Chocolate North America, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Capitol Federal Savings Bank, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Sports Car Club of America.
Topeka is uniquely situated between three of the largest Universities in Kansas, the University of Kansas (Lawrence), Kansas State University (Manhattan) and Emporia State University (Emporia) and is home to Washburn University.
Topeka offers a quality living experience at a below average cost. In 2010 Topeka was named in “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade”, citing the quality of schools, good hospitals, and low housing costs among the reasons for Topeka being included. Topeka’s cost of living is attractive when compared to other mid-western cities.
The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, planning, construction management, or related area; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted for the degree.
Must have five (5) years of increasing experience and responsibility related to project management, public infrastructure projects preferred, planning, and data analysis. Two (2)years of experience supervising subordinates and contracted vendors. Experience with asset management software, such as MicroPaver, City works, or similar systems preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license (KS license within 6 months of hire) and city insurable driving record.
Situated in the rolling, wooded hills in the heart of Northeast Kansas, the City of Topeka is the municipal government for the capital city of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Located at the intersection of I-70 and I-35, Topeka is sixty miles west of Kansas City, has a population of 122,000 and is one of the area's largest employers.
Topeka offers cultural amenities to rival big citie...s. Topekans revel in outdoor activities, excellent healthcare facilities, technologically advanced education, a diverse population and a below-average cost of living...making Topeka one of the most livable cities in the Midwest.