Design Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direction of an Engineering Supervisor, performs responsible supervisory and technical level engineering design or development plan review work. Design work of the unit involves the production of construction plans for projects and the preparation of official record drawings. Review work of the unit involves the review of construction plans for development projects including subdivisions, commercial, and industrial site plans. 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

Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinates.

Updates and maintains the original tracings or computer disks, showing current and finally approved as-built record drawings.

May draw and design City projects from surveyor's notes; prepares quantity and cost estimates for projects; prepares specifications.

May review development projects.

Researches right-of-way deeds and City properties; plots legal descriptions.

Files site plans, construction plans, as-built; and provides information from the files for City usage, for the public, and for other agencies.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Education equivalent to Associates Degree in a civil engineering-related curriculum plus three (3) years design, survey, or other civil engineering experience at a supervisory level, or a high school diploma or GED supplemented by college-level course work in civil engineering, and six (6) years of design, survey, or other civil engineering experience at the supervisory level, or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of current management methods and practices.

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

Knowledge of technical drafting practices and techniques and ability to draft.

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

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 in writing with others.

Knowledge of basic computer operations.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

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 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 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 - 11/4/98