Engineer - City Engineering

City of Lancaster | Lancaster, CA

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Posted Date 8/26/2020

The Engineer performs complex professional engineering work in the planning, design, inspection, and administration of a variety of public works projects within the City Engineering Department.

Salary: $7,606.98 - $10,142.63; 4000 Series

• Assists in the preparation of complete bid packages for project construction, including public works project plans, specifications, cost estimates, consultant contracts, authorization to solicit bids, contract awards, and other associated actions; works within scope, cost, schedule, budgeted resources, and departmental standards and practices.
• Participates in real estate property acquisition for public works projects, preparing and/or overseeing Consultant prepared plans for City streets, sewers, storm drains, potable water distribution, and recycled water systems, along with other related public works and City facilities.
• Performs data collection, form, and content; reviews and analyzes data collected; prepares a variety of engineering and safety reports.
• Performs complex engineering calculations and prepared related estimates of time and material costs as well as invoices for reimbursement from funding agencies.
• Assists to identify and explain impact for developer proposals; participates in plan check review and processing of plans for private developments affecting City streets and control devices.
• Checks plans and specifications for the construction, alteration, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, structures and public infrastructure improvements to ensure plans meet the requirements of applicable codes, regulations, and restrictions.
• Coordinates public works and engineering activities with other City departments and outside agencies.
• Assists in conducts engineering-related planning studies to identify Public Works facility needs; develops and implements safety programs.
• Prepares various applications for State and Federal Grants.
• Interprets and applies relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
• Assists to evaluate, develop and standardize work products, methods, and procedures; recommends related service improvements; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships.
• Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for assigned service areas, programs, and operations.
• Builds and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Performs related duties as required.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
• Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
• Possession or ability to obtain a valid CA driver's license.
• Four (4) years of experience in professional, civil, or structural engineering work including some supervisory experience.
• Possess knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public works projects; methods, materials, and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of engineering projects.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of project management; and applicable laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations relevant to the design and construction of public works projects.
• Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Ability to make effective presentations; prepare correspondence and reports.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to work with all levels of employees and management, and willingness to give assistance to co-workers.
• Ability to work independently under pressure; proactive thinker/self-starter.
• Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written.
• Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, property owners, and engineers.
• Advanced skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint; proficiency in common office equipment, i.e. printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment and the field with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions. May be required to work under adverse conditions such as in traffic, around heavy construction equipment, and in inclement weather, including environments that are hot, cold, or damp with exposure to noises, vibrations, odors or dust.
• Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting:
o To stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 25lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
• Vision requirements:
- See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
• Hearing:
- Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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