Assistant/Associate Civil Engineer

7 days left

Location
Santa Rosa, California
Salary
$8,401.17 - $10,211.50 Monthly
Posted
Nov 10, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Government

The Position

The City of Santa Rosa is now accepting applications for Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer. There is a current vacancy in the Water Department; however, this list may be used to fill current and/or future vacancies in the Water Department, the Transportation and Public Works Department's Capital Projects Engineering division, as well as other departments.

Associate Civil Engineer candidates must possess a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California prior to appointment. 

Assistant Engineer candidates must possess an Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate prior to appointment. 

THE POSITION: 
Associate Civil Engineers and Assistant Engineers perform professional engineering work in the planning, investigation, design, analysis, construction, and inspection of public works, utilities and related projects, or the investigation, review and inspection of private development projects. Development Services Division provides engineering services throughout the various development phases of both private residential and commercial projects, as well as ensures the safety and quality of construction activities within the public right-of-way. Capital Projects Engineering Division is responsible for design and construction management of projects to rehabilitate, upgrade and expand the City's water infrastructure, including the sanitary sewer collection system, water distribution system and water reclamation and reuse systems.

Depending on qualifications and experience, successful candidates may be appointed at the level of Associate Civil Engineer or Assistant Engineer.


IDEAL CANDIDATE 

The Water Department's Engineering Resources Division is a diverse, dedicated team of Engineers, Engineering Technicians, GIS Analysts, Information Technology Specialists, and Programmers. We are currently seeking an Engineer to work collaboratively with this talented, cross-functional team to identify, prioritize, and strategically execute a broad array of engineering investigation, planning, and design efforts. This person will provide engineering and technical support to guide near- and long-term integrated planning and investment opportunities, help optimize how our Department manages the maintenance, repair, and replacement of critical infrastructure, and oversee the development, design, and construction of capital improvement projects to support and enhance our operational needs and performance. The ideal candidate is solution-focused, diligent, driven to action, who assumes responsibility and takes pride in their work. If you would like to be a member of our team, we warmly welcome your application.

 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:

  • Assist in the solution of complex technical problems
  • Review work completed by assigned staff
  • Review reports and check plans for conformance with design standards, codes and regulations
  • Investigate field conditions affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints from the public by mail, over the telephone, and/or at a public counter
  • Make field inspections of buildings and/or utility, drainage, and street infrastructure under construction to insure proper execution of critical structural phases as designed and shown on the approved plans or otherwise required by applicable special provisions, design standards, codes and ordinances
  • Sign and stamp civil engineering documents including studies, reports, plans and specifications


In addition to the above, the duties listed below are also considered essential for positions in the following division or section assignments:

 Engineering Development Services

  • Research project design requirements
  • Perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports
  • Make field inspections of existing infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
  • Coordinate neighborhood meetings and public information dissemination related to assigned projects
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of water utility, street, storm drain, sewer line and related public works projects
  • Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures
  • Develop and/or revise design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances
  • Make presentations to the City Council, the Planning Commission and to various other boards and commissions
  • Investigate and prepare engineering conditions of approval for tentative maps, utility certificates, building permits, design reviews and conditional use permits

 

Current Development

  • Research project design requirements for sewer and water systems;
  • Perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports
  • Make field inspections of existing sewer and water system infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
  • Coordinate neighborhood meetings and public information dissemination related to assigned projects
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of the sewer and water system portions of public works projects
  • Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures
  • Develop and/or revise design and construction standards for sewer and water system structures and appurtenances
  • Make presentations to the City Council, the Board of Public Utilities, and to various other boards and commissions
  • Investigate and prepare Utilities Department conditions of approval for tentative maps, utility certificates, building permits and conditional use permits

 

Building & Code Compliance:

  • Supervise and participate in the checking of plans and specifications for the construction of buildings and related infrastructure
  • Research publications and industry information sources related to assigned projects
  • Make field inspections of new and existing buildings and infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
  • Review building and site plans and inspect projects for compliance with applicable codes and standards

 

Capital Projects Engineering

  • Make field investigations of existing improvements, buildings and infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
  • Administer contracts for construction projects
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of water, sewer, sewage treatment, street, storm drain, bicycle/pedestrian, traffic signal, creek restoration and other public infrastructure projects
  • Perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
  • Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports
  • Coordinate utilities activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies
  • Coordinate public information and/or education programs related to assigned projects
  • Make presentations to the City Council, Board of Public Utilities, and to various other boards and commissions
  • Develop and revise design and construction standards for public infrastructure
  • Research project design requirements
  • Assign investigation, design, AutoCAD, and drafting tasks to technical staff

 

Asset Management Engineering
Assets and Planning:

  • Perform planning and preparation of the capital improvement plan and budget, workflow and benchmark analysis, asset identification and condition assessment, participate in  the development of system planning mapping and data analysis, asset management principles including asset valuation, depreciation, preventive maintenance scheduling, triple bottom line assessment, development of department Level of Service indicators, analyze data for cost and staffing projections, assist in resource allocation and risk mitigation decisions
  • Research project design/analysis requirements
  • Perform complex calculations
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports
  • Make field inspections of existing infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
  • Manage various planning studies, including comprehensive plan updates
  • Utilize asset management system for infrastructure analysis and condition assessment
  • Analyze water and sewer systems using computerized hydraulic models to determine service capability, needs, deficiencies, problems and solutions
  • Use hydraulic analysis as basis for making decisions on system extensions, required developer improvements and identification of future CIP projects
  • Develop and manage programs and data to assess the condition of the water and sewer systems using a variety of data and database software
  • Perform fieldwork to collect water and/or sewer facility data and flow information
  • Assist in the development of engineering standards and provide technical support to other divisions and departments

 

Storm Water & Creeks:

  • Serve as primary coordinator for compliance activities as required by the Santa Rosa Area NDPES Storm Water Permit through implementation of City Storm Water Management Program with various City departments and outside agencies
  • Provide technical analysis of RWQCB and SWQCB regulatory policies and procedures including TMDL studies
  • Participate in the development and implementation of TMDL requirements;
  • Assist in development of City Storm Water Management Program annual budget
  • Coordinate the preparation and submittal of the Annual Storm Water Permit Compliance Report including development of annual Storm Water Management Program Work Plan
  • Attend and represent the City at NPDES Storm Water Permit Committee meetings, CASQA meetings, local and regional watershed meetings and other stakeholder meetings
  • Make presentations to the City Council, the Board of Public Utilities and to various other boards and commissions
  • Prepare scope of work and request for proposals, and administer consultant services contracts for permit compliance, storm water/watershed management and creek restoration related services;
  • Perform complex calculations
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports
  • Make field inspections of existing infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
  • Manage various technical studies
  • Utilize asset management system for infrastructure analysis and condition assessment
  • Oversee and perform technical and regulatory work involving data collection and analysis, report preparation, public contact, project administration, staff supervision, and perform duties related to storm water permit compliance, creek restoration and storm water/watershed management within the City
  • Assist in development, review and revision of division objectives, programs and standards
  • Supervise, train and evaluate technical staff
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 
Additional Duties:
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties Section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties in the department and division or section assignments listed. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.
 
Engineering Development Services

  • Coordinate public works and utility activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies
  • Research publications and industry information sources
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 
Building & Code Compliance:

  • Assist in development and updating of the seismic and safety requirements
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 
Capital Projects Engineering

  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned technical staff
  • Collect field samples for testing and analyze test results
  • Order survey, mapping and data collection
  • Research publications and industry information sources related to assigned projects
  • Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards and committees on public works or utility matters
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 
Asset Management Engineering
Planning & Technology:

  • Coordinate studies and analyses with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned technical staff
  • Order survey, mapping and data collection
  • Research publications and industry information sources related to assigned projects
  • Serve as staff to a variety of Department and City committees on utility matters
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 
Storm Water & Creeks:

  • Coordinate studies and analyses within division and with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies
  • Order survey, mapping and data collection
  • Research publications and industry information sources related to assigned projects
  • Track emerging science and provide training and technical guidance on storm water permit compliance issues, creek restoration, watershed management and other related concerns
  • Serve as staff to a variety of Department and City committees to represent Storm Water & Creeks team concerns
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications

 

Associate Civil Engineer
Knowledge of
: Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering as applied to public works, utilities, or building construction projects; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works, utilities or building construction projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering; City engineering policies and procedures; and effective problem solving techniques. Depending on assignment area, qualifications may include knowledge of principles and practices of engineer's cost estimating, the Subdivision Map Act and principles of the subdivision of land, and/or engineering design principles, practices and methods with emphasis on hydraulics and sanitary engineering.

Ability to:  Make complex engineering computations, including estimating time and materials costs; check, design and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; perform complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision; and effectively resolve work-related problems. In addition, some assignments require the ability to make effective presentations to groups.

 

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient engineering experience comparable to the level of an Assistant Engineer in the City of Santa Rosa to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed on the job description; Education- Equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a related field.

Required License(s): This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess a valid, Class C, California motor vehicle operator's license.

Professional Registration: Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to appointment, a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California is required. 

Assistant Engineer
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, utilities, building construction or structural design; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works, utilities, or building construction projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering; computer aided design, modeling and other software applications.

Ability to: Make complex engineering computations and check, design and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; use and care for engineering instruments and equipment; maintain harmonious relationships with those contacted in the course of work; comprehend and draw inferences from written material.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient years of experience in professional engineering work to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed on the job description; Education - Equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Possession of an Engineer-in-Training certificate at the time of appointment may be substituted for the education requirement.

Required License and Certificate

This classification requires the ability to perform work at various locations. Individuals must be physically capable of operating a motor vehicle safely and possess a valid California driver's license, or be able to demonstrate the ability to travel on scheduled or unscheduled visits to various City facilities or work locations which may or may not be reachable by public transportation. 

 

Possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate, or the ability to obtain one prior to appointment, is required. A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the certificate requirement.

 

 

Additional Information

 

Working conditions for positions in this classification vary depending on department and division or section assignment. In all assignments, incumbents communicate orally with others, both face to face and using the telephone, in order to respond to inquiries and complaints from customers and when conducting project-related public education activities. All assignments require incumbents to read and interpret construction drawings, such as improvement plans, maps and/or blueprints; to sit or stand for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will; and to review and/or check the work products of others when preparing, reviewing, checking and interpreting plans and/or construction drawings. Incumbents frequently use a terminal or personal computer keyboard, which requires repetitive arm/hand movement, to prepare written materials such as construction specifications, engineering reports, e-mail messages, City Council packages and other correspondence, and when performing design functions using AutoCAD. Incumbents communicate orally in a group setting while conducting project-related public meetings and making presentations to the City Council or other groups. All assignments also require incumbents to walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces when investigating field conditions, performing field inspections, and/or collecting field samples for testing; and to use calibrated instruments to measure distances for plans and/or maps.

Incumbents prepare charts, graphs, maps or similar objects when preparing schedules or sketching details for customers. Also in these assignments, incumbents observe or monitor data to comply with design, construction and safety standards, as when reviewing engineering calculations for compliance with standard practice or when reviewing technical reports on hazardous materials sites; and estimate labor or material costs from work plans in order to prepare design and construction cost estimates and/or to prepare budgets. On construction sites during field inspections, incumbents in these assignments hear and respond to vehicle backup alarms; observe or monitor objects or people to ensure compliance with safety standards, such as when checking trench shoring and use of vests and hardhats; and work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements. These assignments also require incumbents to discriminate among colors when preparing and/or reading maps with colors as the legend and when reviewing AutoCAD drawings; and to climb ladders or steps, use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body, and coordinate movement of more than one limb simultaneously when conducting field investigations or inspections.

THE SELECTION PROCESS: 
 
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process that may consist of an application screening, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligibility list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In compliance with the Sonoma County Health Officer’s Order and Recommendation, and to protect our employees and the public we serve, the Santa Rosa City Council has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All City employees must have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing.

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