The Civil Engineering Assistant, under general supervision, performs a variety of routine and semi-routine professional level civil engineering work in the research, design and construction of water, sewer and recycled water capital improvement, maintenance and construction projects; and performs related duties as assigned. The selected candidate must be able to work while under pressure with frequent interruptions while interacting with District personnel.
The duties and responsibilities below are intended to provide a representative list of the various types of work that may be performed. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job class, and incumbents may expect to perform other related similar duties.
Theory, principles and practices of civil and/or mechanical engineering design and construction; techniques and equipment used in design, construction, and maintenance of various public works projects; California Public Works Contract Code; hydraulic calculations; GIS applications; hydraulic system analysis principles of physics and mathematics applicable to civil engineering and land surveying;
Principles and techniques of project management; principles, modern techniques and equipment used in design, construction and maintenance of various public works projects; strength, properties and uses of construction materials; legal guidelines for public works engineering; public relations; computer applications pertaining to the work, including word processing, spreadsheet analysis, computer-aided drafting and design and hydraulic modeling.
Review and prepare routine to difficult engineering plans, specifications and legal contracts; prepare and evaluate project engineering studies; perform technical research and analyze engineering and mathematical problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend and adopt effective courses of action;
Perform accurate engineering calculations and cost estimates; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, drawings, maps, notes, correspondence and other written materials; handle unusual design requests; explain design criteria, policies, ordinances, and procedures to consultants;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; follow and apply written and oral work instructions; make sound independent judgments within established guidelines.