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Associate Engineer - Design Services

City of Anaheim
Anaheim, California
$94,103.00 - $141,155.00 Annually
Closing date
Nov 1, 2023

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This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective January 2024 – 4.0% increase

Effective January 2025 – 4.0% increase



The City of Anaheim Public Works Department is seeking a motivated and knowledgeable Associate Engineer to support the Design Services Section.  This position will perform professional and technical engineering work including project management, contract administration, engineering design and related capital programs.  An Associate Engineer will also assist higher level engineers on large and complex public works projects 


The Associate Engineer position under the Public Works Design Services Section is a critical position due to its key role in administrating capital projects. The Associate Engineer’s primary roles and responsibilities are: 

  • Project Manager for assigned capital improvements projects. Projects include street rehabilitation, sidewalk gap closure, bridge widening, and bike trail improvements. 
  • Manage city staff and design consultants to ensure assigned projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Plan check City led projects to ensure design compliance with city and industry standards. 


Candidates must possess two (2) years of professional civil engineering experience, supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.  Candidates must also possess an Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT).  Possession of a State of California Professional Engineer registration in Civil is highly desirable.  An ideal candidate will have experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and the management of public works capital improvement projects and consultants especially for roadway and/or bridge projects.



Essential Functions


The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Review  preliminary and final plans for grading, street and traffic improvements, public utility and telecommunication projects, cost estimates, schedules, and specifications for private development and public improvement projects including street, water, traffic, traffic control, sewer, and storm drain improvements; supervise and assist in project review, design, and contract administration.
Review plans including building, grading, right-of-way construction permits.
Analyze and compute field data pertaining to grades, alignments, and topographical features; perform hydrology, hydraulic, and other calculations.
Coordinate public works and water utility activities with other City departments, divisions, sections, and outside agencies.
Assist higher-level engineers on large and complex development projects or public works construction projects.
Act as a project management engineer on assigned construction projects; administer project from inception to completion including design, review, public meetings, bidding and construction; develop scope of work; serve as liaison to City staff, developers, engineers, consultants, the general public and external agencies on proposed development projects; and develop project timelines and sets priorities.
As assigned, supervise, plan, prioritize, assign, and review the work of project staff; participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Review work of private engineers and plan check staff for compliance with City standards and practices; review shop drawings submitted by construction contractors; determine engineering requirements for new developments; review and provide recommendations for processing change orders requested by contractors.
Participate in the selection of private consulting engineering services; prepare requests for proposals; conduct interviews and review consultant qualifications; provide recommendations in the selection of consulting engineers.
Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D, participate as the street group representative for the AutoCAD committee. Set standard processes and procedures for the Design Services group AutoCAD work. Perform plan review of street design, profiles and cross sections  in AutoCAD. Perform quantity calculations in AutoCAD.
Oversee lower level staff’s AutoCAD work for all internal design of maintenance projects.
Coordinate and oversee projects with other agencies and departments; prepare reports for the City Council.
Confer with architects, engineers, and consultants in the collection of data to prepare cost and construction estimates, legal descriptions, and plans for engineering projects.
Review and update engineering standard drawings, specifications, and design criteria.
Participate in the preparation and administration of the section budget; maintain and monitor budgetary controls; submit cash flow reports.
Respond to questions and inquires from the general public, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding engineering and development projects.
Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards and committees; as assigned, attend and participate in a variety of meetings including Planning Commission, Neighborhood Council, and Traffic Calming meetings.
Prepare engineering studies and reports including initial environmental impact reports.
Prepare regional, state, and federal grant applications and monitor and track application requests and approved grant programs.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering, traffic engineering, and surveying/mapping.
Review pavement management systems (PMS) surveys/reports.
Survey and inspect project locations; analyze existing project documentation including maps, drawings, and specifications; meet and confer with city staff and outside agency staff.
Review Right-of-Way layouts, drainage reports, soils reports, water quality plans, pavement structural section designs, and cost estimates to ensure conformance with City requirements, CEQA requirements, and industry standards and best practices.
Review and insure implementation of: water quality requirements from RWQCB guidelines, and mitigation measures from CEQA & NEPA requirements, and industry standards and best practices.
Perform related duties as required.




Experience and Education: Two years of professional civil engineering experience, supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a municipal engineering program; theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering and design; principles of mathematics and their application to engineering work; principles and practices of project management and administration; methods and techniques of contract negotiations and administration; methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects; methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis; engineering maps and records; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil and traffic engineering design and development; principles and practices of business correspondence and technical report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; graphic software; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; occupational health and safety standards; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
 Ability to: Perform professional engineering duties involved in the design, development and construction management of a variety of engineering projects; prepare engineering plans, specifications, and estimates for public works projects; make engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies draft reports and make recommendations; understand and interpret engineering construction plans, specifications, and other contract documents; perform technical research and solve difficult engineering problems; coordinate and monitor the work of contractors; serve as the project manager on one or more projects; prepare and manage project budgets; maintain detailed project management records and documentation; interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; respond to questions and inquiries from a variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects; conduct analytical traffic studies accurately and reliably; coordinate activities with internal and external agencies and committees; use and care for engineering, surveying, and drafting instruments and equipment; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems; supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public; read signal plans and schematics; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 License/Certification Required: Possession of an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate or certification as a Professional Engineer (PE). Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. Certificate must be attached to your application.


Supplemental Information



Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Friday October 20, 2023 at 5:00PM.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.
The selection process may include, but is not limited to, a skills examination and oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.  
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).  The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application.  Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.


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