THE POSITIONThe Engineering & Water Resources Division of the Department of Utilities is seeking a SeniorEngineer to work in the Development Review & Floodplain Management Section. The positionwill be responsible for day-to-day coordination with Community Development Department, FireDepartment, and Public Works Department Plan Review staff, to assure that permits (offsite,onsite and encroachment) meet department requirements and are completed within acceptedtimelines.
IDEAL CANDIDATEThe ideal candidate for the position is self-motivated with effective team management andresults-driven leadership experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of planreview processes for both private and public projects. A broad understanding of standards,policies and procedures related to the water, sewer and drainage systems is desirable, as is anunderstanding of entitlement, encroachment permit, and water supply test processes. Also, theperson selected will be familiar with grading, erosion and sediment control, stormwater qualityregulations and flood plain regulations.
DEFINITIONUnder general direction, the Senior Engineer participates in the conduct of complicated civil,electrical, or mechanical engineering planning, design, and assessment activities; developsplans; inspects sites and assists in problem resolution; coordinates engineering related activitieswith other City departments and outside agencies; conducts engineering planning studies;prepares grant applications.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThis advanced journey-level class is populated with multiple incumbents. Senior Engineersperform the most complex professional civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering workrequiring a substantial level of professional training. Incumbents may also lead professional andtechnical personnel on a team or project basis. Assignments require the exercise of independentjudgment and initiative in scheduling, assigning, and coordinating the work with that of otherunits, referring only unusual or highly-complex problems. Senior Engineer is distinguished fromSupervising Engineer in that the latter manages broad professional engineering categories, suchas electrical, mechanical, civil, traffic, water, and sanitation. The classification of Senior Engineeris distinguished from that of Associate Civil Engineer in that the former serves as project orteam leader and performs the most complex and highly skilled engineering work while the latteris the journey level in the registered engineer series.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDGeneral direction is provided by a Supervising Engineer or a division head. Incumbents mayoversee a project team consisting of professional and technical personnel staff assigned to aproject.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDevelops, plans, and estimates work orders for the construction of public works projects;inspects project sites, assists in solution of difficult problems; interprets specifications andCity policy; makes change orders.Participates in the selection and management of consultant engineers for the developmentof plans and specifications, studies and reports; reviews plans for construction preparedby private engineers; may supervise, train, and evaluate professional and technicalsubordinates.Checks computations and specified materials for accuracy and conformance withregulations; reviews and makes recommendations on technical reports and studies.Initiates and conducts engineering planning studies to identify public works facility;reviews and participates in the preparation of environmental assessments and studies;prepares periodic project status reports; checks private building plans for compliance withCity building codes and ordinances.Serves as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public worksengineering matters; coordinates engineering related activities with other Citydepartments, divisions, and sections and with outside agencies.Prepares various applications for State and Federal grants; assists in the preparation andadministration of budget and capital improvement plan.Performs other or related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:Principles and practices of engineering.Modern methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety ofpublic works engineering projects.Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding theassigned area of engineering.Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design and construction in the area ofassignment.
Skill in:Use of computers, computer applications, and software.Use of computer aided design systems.
Ability to:Make complex engineering computations.Check, design, and supervise the construction of a wide variety of public and privatefacilities.Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.Use a variety of drafting and engineering apparatus.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience:Four years of experience in professional engineering work in area of assignment including somesupervisory experience and/or highly complex civil, electrical or mechanical technical work.
Education:Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an engineeringdiscipline related to the area of assignment.
PROOF OF EDUCATIONProof of education such as college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City ofSacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxedto (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline.If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job #001817-19-DOU-2 on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. Important note:Applications will be rejected without proof of education.An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have educationrecords evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by thefinal filing deadline.
Driver License:Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individualswho do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-casebasis.
Certification:Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California.