Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. 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 Branch: The Public Works Branch is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining the infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The Branch includes a variety of Divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Utilities, and Transportation. More than 173 full-time staff support the Branch which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program (CIP) appropriation of $260 million.The Department: The Transportation Department supports the planning, design, and construction and inspection of city and private development projects; keeps people and traffic moving; and cares for transportation and drainage infrastructure systems.The Division: The Transportation and Drainage Engineering Division designs transportation and storm drain system 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 division coordinates the preparation of the annual update to the city's CIP, manages the ongoing implementation of various financing districts and assists developers with the formation of additional financing districts and reimbursement agreements. The division is also the lead in the creation and maintenance of the city's asset inventory which includes: storm drain, transportation, and parks assets. In addition to creating the inventory, staff in this area prepare and deliver mapping products and complete analysis of asset inventory data for various customers. This work also includes facilitating the utilization of the asset inventory data in coordination with the Business Systems and Geographic Information System divisions.THE POSITION: The City of Carlsbad is recruiting for an Associate Engineer that will be part of the Transportation and Drainage Engineering Division and a key member of the Transportation Department. This individual will be part of an engineering team that manages a variety of transportation, storm drain and flood control projects and will report to a Senior Engineer of the Transportation and Drainage Engineering Division.A successful applicant will possess a strong working knowledge of civil and transportation engineering principles and practices to join the Transportation Department of the Public Works Branch. The Associate Engineer will perform professional engineering tasks that include contract administration, design and management of various transportation and drainage projects, review plans, specifications, and cost estimates, and conduct various studies to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, County, and local standards and regulations.This position will conduct and coordinate professional civil and transportation engineering work, both alone and under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer in the planning, design, and construction of transportation and stormwater facilities associated with the city's CIP. 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. If you are looking for a position with an organization that offers a great culture, work environment, diverse exposure to learning and growth opportunities then you should apply for this position. First review of applicants will occur in the second week of April.Associate Engineer KSA MatrixAssociate Engineer Class Specification
Typical duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:
Experience & Education
An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below:
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