The City of Carlsbad seeks a dynamic Associate Engineer with strong working knowledge of civil and transportation engineering principles and practices to join the Transportation Engineering and Capital Improvement Program Division of the Public Works Department. The Associate Engineer will perform professional engineering tasks that include contract administration, design and project management of various transportation and drainage systems, review plans, specifications, and cost estimate, and conduct various studies to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, County, and local standards and regulations.Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.The Department: The Public Works Department is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The department includes a variety of Divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Utilities and Transportation. More than 173 full time staff support the Department which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program appropriation of $260 million.The Division: The Transportation and Capital Improvement Program Engineering Division designs transportation and drainage systems, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, prepares master plans, conducts special studies and investigations, and provides as-needed engineering services to the transportation and drainage maintenance and operations divisions. For each project a variety of services are provided including managing consultants that provide planning, engineering and environmental investigations resulting in the preparation of construction contract documents, construction engineering assistance, and general project management.The Position:Perform professional civil and transportation engineering work, alone and under the direction of a Registered Civil Engineer in the planning, design and construction of transportation and storm water facilities associated with the City's Capital Improvement Program. This is an opportunity to work for a well-financed and managed City and to help with the growth and maintenance of its transportation and drainage system assets. You will be working on interesting projects as the City begins to implement the new General Plan and the associated Mobility Element which will include the effects of the California Complete Streets Act of 2008. In addition, you will be working on projects that incorporate the requirements of the Statewide Construction General Permit and the most recent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Trash Policies. Typically, an Engineering Professional must possess and demonstrate at least 80% of the KSA's at a given level to be assigned to that level.
Typical duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to:Generating technical specifications, engineer's estimates, special engineering studies, and other contract documents. Reviewing and evaluating plans, specifications and studies of consulting engineers and private developments for moderately complex public or private development projects for conformance with the City, Federal, State and Regional regulations and codesInteracting and engaging with the public, developers and engineers while implementing important capital improvement program projects. Coordinating the preparation and review of various work products such as preliminary and final plans, specification and cost estimates as well as the associated engineering, planning and environmental technical studies for CIP projects. Preparing Requests for Proposals and/or Request for Qualifications for services such as design, surveying, and material and soil testing; and administers work of consultants effectively monitoring costs and deadlines.Verifying and maintaining appropriate records and files and performing a variety of computer and tracking support functions.Preparing grant applications and invoices, funding paperwork and other documents.Preparing and submitting applications and secure permits for various projects and tasks including those required from the State of California Department of Transportation, County of San Diego, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Coastal Commission and other regulatory agencies.Preparing City Council and Subcommittee staff reports/agenda items, making presentations on public works matters, and attending meetings as required.Determining the appropriate project approach, scheduling, costing and resource management in accordance with policies and goals applicable to the project. Assisting in the preparation and administration of operational budgetary and annual Capital Improvement Budget Report.Representing the City in the community and at professional meetings. Coordinating engineering related activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix. Methods of preparing plans, specifications, cost estimates and engineering studies relating to transportation and storm water engineering CIP projects.Applicable federal, state, regional and local design standards, laws, codes, requirements, policies and regulations relating to engineering projects.How the position supports the City's mission, vision and values. Ability to:
Perform technical engineering work of a complex nature with a minimum of supervision.Apply initiative and be innovative within all aspects of the work.Establish and maintain cooperative relationships.Understand the organizational structure of the City and the roles and responsibilities of this position and how they relate to the organization.Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying."Engineer in Training Certificate" required for the Associate Engineer position.PREFERREDA Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering or a closely related field is preferred. Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience required for the Associate Engineer position.A master's degree in engineering or a related field may be substituted for work experience Two years of progressively responsible professional civil engineering work experience is required. Registration as a Civil Engineer and QSD/QSP in California is preferred for the Associate Engineer position.