Under general direction of the Senior Engineer, Capital Improvement Program Manager and/or Public Works Director/City Engineer, performs professional engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of City projects and programs in the areas of development, capital improvement, traffic operations and safety, wastewater, storm water, pavement, and building services. Conducts plan checks; prepares project schedules, plans, specifications, and cost estimates; advertises for construction; coordinates engineering activities with contractors and other agencies, and monitors contracts; and performs related work as required. The position can be filled as either Assistant Engineer or Associate Engineer depending on qualifications.
This is the journey level in the professional engineering classification series. Incumbents may perform the full range of the engineering functions. Associate Engineer is distinguished from the next higher level of Senior Engineer in that the Senior Engineer handles the most complex and sensitive work and has full supervisory authority over lower level engineers. Associate Engineer is distinguished from the next lower level of Assistant Engineer in that the Associate Engineer performs the full range of professional engineering duties on projects, has project management responsibilities, and performs the more complex plan checks.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Experience and Education:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would consist of the following:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field and two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience, including at least one year of project management experience.
License and Certificates: