The City of Davis is a progressive, vigorous community noted for its innovation, energy conservation, environmental programs, parks, preservation of trees, and the quality of its educational institutions. It is the site of University of California, Davis, and is an emerging center for the biotech industry. Located 14 miles west of Sacramento and 75 miles north east of San Francisco, Davis affords quick, easy access to the finest cultural, educational, and recreational attractions in central and northern California. The Public Works Engineering and Transportation department is currently seeking an individual to participate both in the development review function of the Engineering Division and in design of capital projects. The ideal candidate will possess a broad range of education and experience related to the review and analysis of land development projects, encroachment permit activities, and general civil engineering design. Benefits include: paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick leave, monthly premium allotment toward medical and dental plans, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, deferred compensation plans, bike and computer loans, various voluntary plan options and excellent CalPERS retirement! For additional benefit information, please click the benefits tab on the job posting.
To 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.
Assistant 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 EXERCISED
Assistant Engineer Receives general supervision from a higher level professional engineer. May exercise technical and functional supervision over technical staff. Associate Civil Engineer Receives direction from a Senior Civil Engineer. Exercises technical and functional supervision over assigned professional and technical engineering staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Essential 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAssistant EngineerKnowledge of:Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, utilities, transportation or land development.Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to assigned area of responsibility.Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects.Modern standards of alignment and grade of, and construction materials and methods for streets.Topographic and construction surveying.Strengths, properties and uses of engineering construction materials.Principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and their application to engineering.Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment including word processing, database, spreadsheet applications.Methods for preparing quantity and cost estimates.Ability to:On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and solve operational and technical problems.Prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately.Make engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies.Learn and understand city engineering policies and procedures.Prepare reports encompassing raw technical data; make effective cost estimates and recommendations.Administer contracts and coordinate and review the work of outside consultants.Design common engineering structures and facilities.Use software applications (example: AUTOCAD) applicable to position to draft and prepare accurate engineering plans, maps, plans, cross-sections and profiles.Use computer and related software as needed for recordkeeping, communication, and documentation.Use drafting and surveying instruments.Prepare quantity and cost estimates.Experience and TrainingAny combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:No professional experience is required.Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.License or CertificatePossession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate California driver's license.Possession of an Engineer In Training Certificate issued by the State of California is desirable.Associate Civil EngineerIn addition to the qualifications required for Assistant Engineer:Knowledge of:Principles and practices of civil engineering and its application.Modern methods and techniques used in the design, construction and surveying of a variety of public works engineering projects, including street, sewer, traffic, and storm drain projects.Hydraulic and structural designs of street and highway drainage structures.Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design and construction in the areas of assignment.Principles and practices of work safety.Ability to:Make complex engineering computations with speed and accuracy, check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects.Administer contracts.Prepare specifications and write technical reports.
Coordinate and oversee the work of assigned staff.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Experience and TrainingAny combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Experience:Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Engineer with the City of Davis.Training:Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.Supplemental Information
License or CertificatePossession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by State of California.Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate California driver's license.PHYSICAL /SENSORY REQUIREMENTSOn a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.