Civil Engineer - CIP

City of Surprise | Surprise, AZ

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Posted Date 10/11/2019

$66,385.28 - $99,577.92 Annually

Incumbents provide complex turnkey project management, including securing grants and funding, fiscal management, planning, team coordination, public involvement, design and construction management, and planning monitoring and maintenance activities. Incumbents provide lead and technical civil engineer support to other workers and departments Citywide.

The duties listed below are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.

  • Serves as project manager in the most complex capital improvement projects, including reviewing drawings, specifications, schedules, minutes, invoices, and related items; participates in the selection and specifications, studies, and reports; monitors work in progress to ensure compliance; maintains records or approved projects
  • Responds to a variety of inquiries, concerns, and/or complaints from City staff, developers, consultants, contractors, and/or the general public related to projects and activities within assigned area of responsibility
  • Prepares, reviews, and analyzes a variety of correspondence, technical documentation, studies, and/or reports related to applicable projects
  • Assigns routine work, research, design, and drafting tasks to technical subordinates; reviews completed work; assists in the solution of difficult problems
  • Administers contracts for construction projects; manages contracting activities, consulting engineers, architects, contractors, and/or other professional groups or individuals to facilitate project implementation, progress, and completion
  • Performs the essential functions as described in the physical demands and work environment sections below
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of capital improvement projects, including new streets and sidewalk installations, fiber optics, traffic control, landscaping and lighting, and flood drainage
  • Theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering design and construction; principles and techniques of management and supervision, including goals and objectives development and work planning and organization
  • Principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation
  • Principles, modern techniques, and equipment used in design, construction, and maintenance of various projects
  • Strength, properties, and uses of construction materials
  • Legal guidelines for public works engineering
  • Grant funding application and administration
  • Constructions materials, principles, and practices
  • Advanced mathematical principles
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, guidelines, rules, and regulations

Skill in:

  • Operating multi-line phone systems
  • Using a computer and related software applications

Ability to:

  • Manage projects
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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