A City of Davis online application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted. To apply, please visit www.cityofdavis.org/jobs FINAL FILING DATE: 01/26/2018. The City of Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.DEFINITIONTo perform professional and technical engineering work in assigned area of responsibility including, but not limited to design, land development, traffic engineering or capital improvements and to participate in the activities of a major engineering unit within the engineering division and/or to serve as project manager on a major engineering project; and to perform the more complex professional and technical engineering tasks within the unit.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSAssistant Engineer - The Assistant Engineer is the non-registered level in the engineering series. This level does not require registration as a Civil Engineer. Positions in this class possess the applicable educational and training background required of classes in the professional engineering series, yet typically lack registration as a Civil Engineer.Associate Civil Engineer - The Associate Civil Engineer is the registered level in the engineering series. Positions in this class possess the applicable educational and training background required for the professional engineering series, including appropriate certificates and licenses. The Associate Civil Engineer class is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the responsibility assumed for overseeing programs or projects within the engineering division, or serving as a project manager on engineering projects which involves coordination of project activities and staff and registration as a civil engineer. Incumbents typically perform the more complex duties and tasks assigned to positions within the series.The Associate Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Senior Civil Engineer in that the Senior Civil Engineer provides first line supervision over an engineering section, while the Associate Civil Engineering may exercise supervision over an engineering function.SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDAssistant EngineerReceives general supervision from a higher level professional engineer.May exercise technical and functional supervision over technical staff.Associate Civil EngineerReceives direction from a Senior Civil Engineer.Exercises technical and functional supervision over assigned professional and technical engineering staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSEssential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:Perform the more complex professional and technical engineering tasks within the unit or on the assigned project.Oversee and participate in the operation of a unit or program within the engineering division, and/or serve as project manager on engineering projects and activities.Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement.Confer with contractors, consulting engineers, subdividers, and members of the public relative to assigned area of responsibility.Represent the city and serve as staff on various boards, commissions and committees relative to assigned area of responsibility.Review specifications for completeness and accuracy as submitted by others.Oversee a team of professional and technical staff in the development of designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for the construction of assigned projects.Prepare preliminary and final cost estimates.Administer contracts with outside consultants as appropriate; review work and tasks performed; recommend and monitor billings.Administer a special program or work unit within the engineering division.Perform professional and technical engineering work relative to assigned area of responsibility, including but not limited to design, traffic engineering, land development, and/or capital improvements.Design and prepare plans and specifications for public works projects including pumping stations, streets, storm drains, sewer lines, and related projects; research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs.Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; resolve problems or refer as appropriate.Request and/or participate in the collection of surveying and mapping data.Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.Participate in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting city streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities; assure compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.Prepare visual presentations and reports.Prepare special engineering studies and reports.Coordinate public works activities with other city departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies.Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other city employees andthe public using good customer service.NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPerform related duties as assigned.