Project Engineer

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Sep 25, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $102,336.00 - $124,446.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plans, directs, reviews, or performs the work involved with the Construction, Design, and Development of specifically assigned Public Works projects.
  • Administers contract construction projects, directs inspectors, survey crews and quality control.
  • Directs and reviews the preparation of plans specifications and cost estimates for projects, drafts recommended engineering design standards, policies and procedures.
  • Instructs and advises project support staff and consultants regarding engineering techniques.
  • Arranges for contractual agreements with financial agencies.
  • Interprets Federal, State and local regulations and develops procedure manuals.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of grant applications.
  • May represent the Department and act as liaison with other government agencies and the public.

  • Confers with officials, contractors and professionals on Public Works matters.
  • Confers with and provides technical advice to other County departments.
  • Prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, agreements and other legal documents affecting the Public Works Department.


Minimum Qualifications
Experience:

Three (3) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience which has included responsibility for planning and coordinating the implementation of a variety of engineering and public works projects. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. If assigned to Environmental Health, geological experience can substitute for the engineering experience on a year-for-year basis.

Education:

Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering. Environmental Health candidates can have a degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or Geology. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Registration:

Possess and maintain a Valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. Environmental Health employees may substitute the Civil Engineering License with a Professional Geologist License.

License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Practical application of advanced mathematical calculations and concepts as appropriate for the assigned engineering task.
  • Application of logic, scientific thinking, engineering methodology and techniques to develop and evaluate projects, plans, and specifications.
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Represent the County with the community and other agencies.
  • Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
  • Make presentations to the Board of Supervisors and other groups.
  • Train and evaluate assigned project team members.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of Civil Engineering, design and construction of Public Works projects/or geology relating to Environmental Health.
  • Methods and equipment used in engineering construction and surveying.
  • Strength, properties and uses of engineering construction materials and testing methods.
  • Principles and techniques of organization, supervision, training, program budgeting and monitoring.

  • Accepted safety practices relating to Public Works projects.
  • Requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Act.
  • Federal, State and local Codes and laws relating to planning, development and construction of Public Works and/or Environmental Health projects.
  • Computer programs and software used for Public Works projects.

Ability to:
  • Prepare construction plans using computer programs and software.
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of professional and sub-professional Public Works personnel and consultants.
  • Prepare and direct the preparation of legal descriptions and contracts.
  • Administer the construction of large Public Works projects.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with governmental agencies, other County departments and officials, and with the general public.
  • Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Updating of professional occupation job knowledge to keep current and informed of new developments relating to the position.
  • Evaluate, review and comment on the civil engineering and/or geological information for the evaluation and remediation of hazardous waste sites.
  • Interpret hydrological data
  • Understand current engineering and geologic principles for surface remediation.
  • Conduct difficult investigations, inspections, and resolve environmental health problems.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE

$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.


For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


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The Department of Public Works is seeking a Civil Engineer with experience managing federally funded road and/or bridge projects conforming to Caltrans requirements. Please provide a list and description of the road and/or bridge projects for which you acted as the engineer in responsible charge.

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The Department of Public Works is seeking a Civil Engineer with experience on federally funded projects. Please provide a project list, description of your role, and description of the projects in which you were involved in.

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Summarize the biggest challenges you have encountered in obtaining approval for constructing a federally funded project.

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