The Senior Engineer position is within the Planning and Development Department which is responsible for the processing of various entitlements related to development in addition to the issuance of various permits associated with development. Under the general supervision of the Development Service Manager this position will perform a variety of civil engineering duties in the Land Development Division. Duties include daily interaction and communication with developers, contractors, businesses and property owners on permits and improvement requirements related to development, the review of engineering plans associated with grading plans, public improvement plans, tentative maps and other similar reviews, the participation in fee studies, project management of assigned work, attendance at development plan review meetings, attendance at public meetings on assigned projects, performs field reviews, effectively communicates requirements to the public, and performs related duties as assigned.
The Senior Engineer is the advanced journey-level classification in the professional engineering series. Positions within this classification typically lead and perform more complex tasks, have continuing liaisons with developers, contractors and consultants, and support larger projects. This job oversees a greater range of assignments and requires more specialized professional knowledge than the Associate Engineer class that it oversees. This class manages projects and budgets, and trains and leads the work of staff within a work section.
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
- Organizes, schedules, coordinates, and assigns tasks to Associate Engineers, technical engineering, and inspectors in support of engineering projects; trains personnel, explains work procedures, checks work for conformance with standards, and participates in selection and evaluation of personnel.
2. Reviews project plans and specifications involving hydrology, traffic and soils reports and calculations as well as grading plans, sewer plans, water and waste water facility plans, streets plans, traffic studies, soils reports, and other documents, including plans, parcel and tract maps, and studies; reviews drawings and details of construction and implementation plans; prepares conditions for approval.
3. Participates in the preparation of cost estimates, construction specifications and financial reports; prepares operating, management and capital improvement budget estimates and administers project budget expenses in relation to tasks and schedules; administers plan check and calculates and administers development fee impact assessments and updates.
4. Prepares RFPs, evaluates proposals, selects consultants, and administers construction projects.
5. Attends public hearings, committee meetings and workshops and acts as a liaison between staff, developers, contractors, consultants, and the general public in matters involving engineering planning, construction, cost updates, reimbursement agreements, and capital improvements design.
6. Provides project direction to City consultants and attorneys regarding scope of work; administers professional services contracts; prepares conditions and researches and resolves project issues, verbally or in writing.
7. Develops and revises engineering procedures, policies, standards and guidelines as they relate to particular projects.
8. Prepares construction inspection reports, non-compliance letters, bond and fee letters and developer credits as well as environmental status reports, and public education materials; prepares fixed asset reports.
9. Prepares agenda reports and staff reports for City Council actions; conducts field reviews and prepares quarterly progress reports.
10. Reviews plan check inquiries and recommendations of technical staff and Associate Engineers.
11. May represent City in various eminent domain property acquisition cases.