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THE DEPARTMENT The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department operates to protect the City of Vallejo's interest in both new development and the operation of existing City infrastructure by providing engineering, technical, and contract management assistance to all City departments. It is the Engineering Division's responsibility to schedule, design, prepare specifications, acquire permits, secure rights-of-way, advertise, bid, and manage all capital improvement projects as directed and approved by the City Council and the City Manager. Other engineering responsibilities include plan review, obtaining and holding applicable permits and encroachment agreements, and observing the construction of new public infrastructure to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year.
This position will perform professional, complex engineering work involving the design, investigation and construction of public works projects including streets, traffic controls, water and utility systems; to prepare plans and specifications; and to act as a project manager on assigned projects.
The ideal candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; politically astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; trustworthy and ethical.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the (Civil) Engineer series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including independent development of engineering designs and managing complex construction projects. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from higher level management staff.
Exercises functional and technical supervision over professional engineering staff.
May exercise direct supervision over technical engineering staff.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform professional civil engineering calculations for various projects.
Prepare special engineering studies and reports; perform special assignments on engineering problems as necessary; prepare specific studies for other City staff.
Provide public counter support to developers, builders, contractors and the general public pertaining to City engineering and related requirements; process a variety of permits including encroachment, excavation, quit claim and block party.
Attend planning commission meetings and other sessions of various committees as directed by management staff.
Respond to public or other inquiries relative to engineering policies and procedures on specific projects and other divisional information.
Exercise professional engineering judgment in accordance with current accepted practice of civil engineering and appropriate laws and codes.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
When assigned to Development:
Provide technical and professional engineering support services relative to capital improvements and current development.
Prepare engineering designs, specifications, costs and quantity estimates of public work projects; obtain required easements or permits for streets, water and sewer system construction, utility structures and other public works projects.
Prepare requests for proposals and bids; review contract bids and proposals; assist in the coordination and review of consultants' design work.
Prepare and/or review the adequacy and accuracy of computations, preliminary layout and design work from field and survey data.
Participate in the initial planning of projects to be proposed and make recommendations to assist assigned management staff in establishing schedules and budgets.
Review developer plans, specifications and other planning applications within scope of knowledge for the appropriate design of public works projects including extensions for water, sewer, and street systems; prepare conditions of approval for a multitude of planning applications.
Review and approve changes to approved plans and specifications.
Identify and plan required capital improvement projects for system expansion.
Design the necessary modifications and/or new construction of public works streets, traffic, water, and related projects within City, County, State and Federal guidelines.
When assigned to Division:
Act as project engineer for the design, construction and inspection of water projects; prepare drawings for the construction of pipelines, lake outlet structures, and retaining walls.
Review pipeline plans for new projects including subdivisions, additions, commercial center and various other projects.
Provide technical and professional engineering support services relative to water engineering.
Administer contracts for various water construction projects.
Prepare water service agreements to provide service to the public; issue permanent water meters; issue temporary construction meters.
When assigned to Traffic:
Design and coordinate major traffic interchanges including the installation of traffic signals, traffic control devices, and street lights.
Provide technical and professional engineering support services relative to traffic engineering.
Conduct comprehensive studies for system master planning of future expansions including traffic control systems and other public works projects; determine need and justifications for future expansions and improvements; design and review traffic control plans for both City and private projects.
Participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for traffic signal installation and maintenance; participate in the selection of consultants and contractors; participate in contract negotiation, preparation, and administration.
Plan and coordinate various traffic and transportation projects including city-wide traffic circulation, traffic safety studies, city-wide traffic signal coordination program, and the city-wide bikeway planning.
Prepare applications for State and Federal funding of traffic and transportation related projects; participate various grant presentations as required.
Participate in the development of traffic in-service training programs.
When assigned to Construction Management:
May act as project manager on assigned projects; oversee, direct and review the work of assigned professional and technical project staff; establish design criteria to be used by project staff and/or outside consultants.
Act as a project engineer; research applicable codes, regulations and requirements for assigned project; develop engineering plans and compile preliminary layout of plans; write specifications for plans; coordinate required advertising for bids; advise contractor(s) and construction inspectors during actual construction.
Direct the activities of survey parties involved in the conduct of location surveys for roads and utilities; calculate and plot the results of field surveys; locate, set or reset survey points.
Maintain constant awareness of progress on assigned projects to assure compliance with designated time and cost schedules for project completion.
Provide assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction; review as-built plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications.
Prepare maps, deeds, legal descriptions, and other contract documents.
Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering.
Principles and practices of street, traffic control and water and sewer system design.
Principles and practices of water distribution and supply systems.
Principles and practices of pavement management and design.
Principles and practices of project and construction management.
Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical civil engineering report preparation.
Principles of mathematics as applied to engineering work.
Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil engineering.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including civil engineering laws and regulations.
Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
Develop, review and modify complex civil engineering plans, designs, and specifications.
Resolve regulatory, public relations and system design questions.
Manage engineering projects.
Ensure project compliance with appropriate Federal, State, and local rules, laws, and regulations.
Monitor phases of construction projects and prepare progress reports.
Perform technical research and solve multi-disciplinary engineering problems.
Develop, review and modify civil or structural engineering plans, designs, and specifications.
Exercise professional engineering judgment to achieve results consistent with objectives.
Prepare and maintain technical civil engineering records and prepare complex comprehensive reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
License or Certificate: Possession of a current and valid Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
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