Assistant City Engineer Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direction of the City Engineer, performs responsible supervisory and professional level engineering design, development plan review, or traffic engineering work. Design work includes the production of engineering plans and specifications for capital improvement projects and the preparation of official record drawings. Review work involves the review of plans, specifications, and reports of developers and/or consultants. Traffic engineering work includes making traffic engineering recommendations in regards to traffic operations and safety. Work assignments are received both orally and in writing. Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence in judgment and decision-making within established policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, periodic inspection, and for results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Manages engineering consultants and employees in the investigation, development, and design of municipal projects.

Reviews and recommends the approval of plans and specifications for streets, drainage, water, sewer, and reuse installation, sidewalks, bridges, and other municipal improvements.

Administers the construction of capital improvement projects.

Performs traffic engineering work in conjunction with the design and operation of capital improvement projects and infrastructures.

Coordinates traffic and transportation activities with federal, state, county and other municipal agencies as well as with other City departments and consulting engineers.

Communicates and meets with the public, contractors, developers, project engineers, and owners; responds to inquiries and complaints; answers questions and provides requested information.

May review development projects to ensure conformance with City regulations; reviews plans; interprets deeds, plats and right-of-ways.

Provides professional advice and recommendation in resolving problems and improving municipal operations.

May prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates of proposed municipal projects.

Visits construction job sites to ascertain job progress and specification or code compliance.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering with major course work in civil engineering.

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering including two years in a supervisory or management role. A master’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience. A traffic engineering background is preferred.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

Must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of municipal public works projects.

Knowledge of the legal statutes and ordinances pertaining to engineering and public works projects.

Knowledge of construction standards, methods, materials, and equipment, particularly as applied to public works projects.

Ability to conduct engineering research, to write technical reports, and to provide reliable recommendations on traffic and transportation issues.

Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of municipal public works projects.

Ability to plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

Ability to perform technical research and calculations and to present findings and recommendations clearly.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, developers, and the general public.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Knowledge of basic computer operations.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to deal with mental demands such as deadlines, personnel matters, and work related emergencies.

Ability to learn simple and complex tasks.

Ability to complete tasks unassisted once trained.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to work in small, enclosed, or partially enclosed areas.

Ability to work in areas that may be considered cool or warm for periods of time from ten minutes to eight hours.

Ability to see and/or read both large and small written and printed characters, letters, numbers, and words.

Ability to print, write, or draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols that are legible and easily understood by others.

Ability to use a typewriter or computer keyboard.

Ability to hear and understand conversation spoken in a normal, low and high pitched, whisper and loud tone of voice, as well as accents and rapidly spoken.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items weighing between one and fifteen lbs.

Ability to carry items from one point to the other for a distance which may range from less than 10 feet to not more than 300 yards.

Ability to lift items up to or down from knee and waist height.

Ability to push and pull items (which may or may not have rollers) for distances not to exceed 20 feet, and such distance may be level, inclined and declines.

Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods not less than 30 minutes, but not more than 8 consecutive hours.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at one time.

Ability to sit for more than 30 minutes at one time.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 10 minutes at one time.

Ability to walk up and down stairs.

Ability to bend, kneel, or squat.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods between one and ten minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically throughout the working day.

Ability to move back and forth or sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to work at levels of higher than three feet.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date -  01/11/12