Associate Civil Engineer

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Nevada City, California
  • Sep 20, 2019
Full Time Engineering Public Works

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics Under general direction, plans, directs and supervises a major engineering functional activity within a County Department; supervises or personally performs difficult professional civil engineering work relating to public works; and performs related work as required.
This class is the supervisory level in the professional engineering series, performing and supervising the most difficult field and office engineering work and exercising considerable independent judgment.  The Associate Civil Engineer is the first position in the Engineering series that requires an engineering license.  This class is further distinguished from the next higher class of Senior Civil Engineer, which is a management position accountable for a major subdivision of a department.
Examples of Duties
  • Plans, directs and supervises the work of professional and subprofessional public works engineering staff in the planning, design, surveying, construction, plan review and/or inspection of projects.
  • Performs the most difficult and complex engineering work in the preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects and improvements.
  • Acts as engineering project manager; directs project inspections and monitors progress; coordinates project activities and mediates problems; prepares or coordinates various project reports and documents.
  • Manages and administers contracts.
  • Provides professional engineering consultation to other engineers, architects, contractors, other public agencies and other county departments to resolve problems and coordinate project activities; may represent the department to commissions, boards and regulatory agencies.
  • Supervises, reviews and prepares complex engineering, economic and environmen­tal studies, investigations and reports related to the research, planning, design, construction and maintenance of public works facilities.
  • Reviews and approves plans, maps, estimates, specifications, permits, applica­tions, and related documents; may sign engineering plans.
  • Assigns, reviews, and supervises the work of assigned staff; provides for their training and professional development; administers a variety of personnel actions to include hiring, scheduling, performance appraisal, and discipline.
  • Ensures compliance with codes, ordinances, regulations, and recognized engineering standards and practices.
  • Prepares and oversees the preparation of a variety of engineering and administrative reports including computations, texts, graphical data presentations, drawings, conclusions and recommendations; prepares a variety of correspondence, records and reports.
  • Performs on-site inspections as necessary to assess complex compliance issues and/or construction projects.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other county employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to design and construction including public works facilities.
  • Principles and practices of personnel management, including hiring, training and performance review.
  • Principles and practices of work supervision, including work planning, assignment and review.
  • Principles and practices of project management and contract administration, including planning, organizing, delegating, scheduling and controlling.
  • Applicable codes, regulations and standards relating to civil engineering and plan review.
  • Engineering mathematics, economics and statistical analysis.
  • Construction methods, materials and equipment.
  • Computer software applications related to engineering.
Skill in:
  • Scheduling, assigning, training, supervising and reviewing subordinate professional and technical employees.
  • Effectively managing complex engineering projects, studies and contracted services.
  • Preparing and overseeing preparation of plans, designs, sketches, estimates and specifications, and other graphical and textual documents.
  • Applying engineering principles and computer programs to the solution of engineering problems.
  • Directing and conducting engineering studies, investigations and analyses.
  • Analyzing and interpreting complex data and reports and reaching sound conclusions.
  • Understanding, interpreting and explaining complex codes, regulations and engineering documents.
  • Preparing and maintaining clear, concise and accurate records, reports and correspon­dence.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Dealing tactfully and effectively with the public, regulatory agencies and policy-making bodies, developers, engineering firms and contractors, and others contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Required Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and two years of professional engineering experience at a level equivalent to Nevada County Assistant Engineer.  Please note:  You must attach a copy of your Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, or official/unofficial transcripts, in order to be considered for the position.  (To view the job description for the Assistant Engineer, to measure your experience against that job description, go to the "Menu" at the top right corner of our job listings page and select "Job Descriptions").Possession of a valid California Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.
Possession of a valid California driver's license within 30 days of hire.
 Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific