Associate / Senior Civil Engineer Job at Lincoln, Placer County, California

Associate / Senior Civil Engineer

City of Lincoln , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Public Works

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$7,156.99 - $10,914.30 Monthly

Application Deadline 

Until Filled

01/29/2021 11:59 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

The City of Lincoln is hiring for the position of Associate/Senior Civil Engineer in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.

The Associate Engineer, under direction, performs complex professional and technical civil engineering work in the design, investigation, inspection, maintenance and construction of street, storm, water, reclaimed water, sewer, parks, airports, buildings, and other projects; maintains appropriate work records; performs other related duties as required.

The Senior Engineer, under direction, supervises, evaluates and participates in professional and technical engineering work in the design, investigation, project management and construction of street, storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer facilities; parks, park irrigation systems, water production and distribution facilities, reclaimed water, buildings, and other projects; administers engineering consultant and construction contracts; ensures safe work practices, work quality and accuracy; maintains appropriate work records; serves as a technical resource for assigned work staff; performs other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Associate Engineer is the journey level class in the professional civil engineering series and is responsible for performing the more complex design and construction of capital improvement projects and for reviewing private development projects for design conformance and accuracy. Incumbents perform complex professional engineering assignments requiring considerable knowledge of various aspects of civil engineering including land development, planning, design standards and regulations, construction and maintenance. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Senior Civil Engineer in that the latter performs the most complex and difficult assignments within the division, and may exercise direct supervision over assigned project staff.

The Senior Civil Engineer is an advanced journey level registered professional engineer class within the Public Works Department and exercises full responsibility for planning and organizing a variety of assigned engineering projects and directing the work of assigned staff.  Incumbents perform complex professional engineering and program management assignments demanding considerable knowledge of various aspects of engineering and related program requirements including land development, planning, design standards and regulations, construction and maintenance. This classification is distinguished from the Associate Civil Engineer by the level of accountability expected in the performance of the most complex and difficult assignments, and the performance of program management responsibilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED

The Associate Civil Engineer receives direction from the Engineering Manager or Senior Civil Engineer as assigned. May exercise functional and technical supervision over assigned staff and staff augmentation consultants.

The Senior Civil Engineer receives direction from the Engineering Manager. May exercise direct supervision over professional and technical support staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Include but are not limited to the following:

Associate Engineer

  • Performs and oversees a broad range of design activities on a variety of public works projects including street, storm drains, sewers, buildings, airports and other public facilities; oversees the administration of construction contracts; performs field inspections; determines design procedures; prepares plans, specifications, project budget and cost estimates; interprets the application of design criteria; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness; makes recommendations and monitors the approved project budgets.
  • Coordinates capital improvement projects with contractors, utility companies and other departments and agencies; participates in the predevelopment project review process; develops and recommends conditions of approval for projects and conditions for development agreements; provides plan check services for developers and contractors to ensure compliance with city improvement standards; processes lot line adjustments, ROW abandonments, easement and grant deed dedications.
  • Prepares and provides complex engineering reports, correspondence, staff reports, ordinances, and resolutions to the City Manager, City Council, committees, City departments, outside agencies and the public; develops and reports statistics; coordinates storm water and groundwater monitoring and reporting; prepares long range storm water master plans;; reviews and comments on environmental impact reports and traffic studies; makes oral presentations and participates in organizational and community group meetings; responds to questions and inquiries, and investigates complaints concerning engineering problems.
  • Oversees the design and development of public works and utility structures and the preparation of project specifications; consults with contractors; reviews plans submitted by consultants and developers to ensure conformity with established standards and regulations; assists in providing advice and instruction to subordinates on design standards and problems from the construction phase to completion of the project; reviews and processes progress payments; prepares, reviews and recommends change orders.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
     

Senior Engineer

  • Performs a broad range of design/project management activities on a variety of public works projects, including street, landscaping, storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer facilities, parks, water production and distribution facilities and buildings; performs site inspections; develops design procedures; prepare plans, specifications, project budget and cost estimates; interprets the application of design criteria; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness.
  • Manages, develops and coordinates assigned program activities such as industrial waste ordinance management, grease trap enforcement, and other City Municipal Code-related activities, including policy development, community education, regional and state program coordination and required infrastructure modifications; recommend program activity budgets.
  • Monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality and accuracy; ensures compliance to applicable rules, policies and procedures; participates in the development of policies and procedures; recommends programs, projects and work assignments to higher level engineering personnel.
  • Assists in the coordination of capital improvement projects with contractors, utility companies and other agencies; administers construction contracts; plans, coordinates, prioritizes, monitors and participates in the work of staff responsible for reviewing design conformance and accuracy of public and private development projects.
  • Prepares and provides complex engineering and program reports, correspondence, staff reports, ordinances and resolutions at the direction of the Public Works Director, Community Development Director or Engineering Manager; develops and reports statistics; makes oral presentations and participates in organizational and community group meetings; responds to questions and inquiries, and investigates complaints concerning engineering problems.
  • Manages the design and development of public works and utility structures and the preparation of project specifications; consults with contractors; reviews plans submitted by consultants and developers to ensure conformity with established standards and regulations; provides advice and instruction to subordinates on design standards and problems from design inception through the construction phase to completion of the project; provides supervision of field work; prepares, reviews and recommends change orders.
  • Manages the engineering aspects of private development projects from pre-application through entitlement approval, through plan review and final map approval, and reviews proposed revisions through the construction phase; supervise, review and participate in preparation of environmental assessments and studies, specific plans, and general development plans, financing plans and Development Agreements; manage and review traffic impact analyses, hydrology studies, storm water quality plans, drainage, sewer, and water master plans, improvement plans, final maps and other technical documents; meet with developers to discuss the proposed project or resolve design issues; manage the annexation of territory into the special districts and assist in the formation of special districts (CFDs, Landscaping & Lighting Assessment Districts, Benefit Assessment Districts).
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for services, labor, materials and related resources for public works and utilities projects and/or programs; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Monitors and keeps informed of current trends in the field of municipal engineering, including legislation, court ruling and professional practices and techniques; evaluates their impact and recommend policy and procedural modifications accordingly.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff and the public.
     

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS

The following are a representative sample of the KSA’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position:

Associate Engineer

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, practices and standards of municipal civil and traffic engineering; surveying methods and techniques; strength of materials and stress analysis; municipal engineering laws, ordinances, codes, specifications and plans; engineering project inspection methods; contract administration; operational characteristics and use of standard equipment used in the engineering profession; methods and techniques of supervision, training and motivation; basic principles of mathematics; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations including City, county and state building codes; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to: Negotiate and manage construction contracts; perform the full range of professional engineering tasks; read, interpret and record data accurately; interpret and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to: Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing, engineering and graphic information software applications; safely and effectively operate engineering tools and equipment.

Senior Engineer

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, practices and standards of municipal civil engineering; surveying methods and techniques; strength of materials and stress analysis; municipal engineering laws, ordinances, codes, specifications and plans; engineering project inspection methods; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering; principles and practices of contract administration; operational characteristics and use of standard equipment used in the engineering profession; methods and techniques of supervision, training and motivation; basic principles of mathematics; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations including City, county and state building codes; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to: Perform complex engineering computations; check, design and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies; plan, organize, direct and evaluate the effectiveness of assigned program activities; effectively exercise supervisory control over complex professional and technical tasks; negotiate and manage construction contracts; perform the full range of professional civil engineering tasks; prepare and administer a budget; safely and effectively operate engineering tools and equipment; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations pertaining to municipal public works design and construction; make adjustments to standard operating procedures to improve effectiveness and comply with regulatory changes as appropriate; read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; promote and observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to: Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications, including graphic and presentation programs.  

 

THE SELECTION PROCESS

The process may include an in-basket exercise, individual interviews, panel interviews and/or other related components.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the process. The candidate selected for the position will be required to complete a background check including reference checks, fingerprint check, medical/drug-test evaluation and/or other related components.

Human Resources will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise HR of any special needs a minimum of five days in advance of the selection process exam by calling (916) 434-3229. The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Ideal Candidate

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Associate Engineer:

  • Three years of increasingly responsible engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Within one year of hire date, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license
     

Senior Engineer:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional civil engineering, including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license
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Benefits

The City of Lincoln offers a benefits package to add value to your work-life balance and give you options when planning your future. This position is represented by Professional/Administrative Local 39; the probationary period is 12 months.

  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • Classic Employees Benefit Formula: 2.0% at 60, 3 final year average compensation
  • New Employees Benefit Formula: 2.0% at 62, 3 final year average compensation
  • Required employee contributions vary; all required contributions are tax-deferred
  • Social Security and voluntary 457 plan options
  • Retiree Medical
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans; medical expenses can be paid with pre-tax dollars through optional FSA account
  • Annual paid vacation and sick leave accrual; nine (9) Holidays and two (2) floating holidays
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Recruitment Contact

Contact phone:
(916)434-3229
Contact email:
hr@lincolnca.gov

Location 

2100 Flightline Drive

Lincoln, CA 95648

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