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ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER
We’re looking for our next engineer! You will employ your design and project management skills to help tackle many of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects using sound engineering principles and the maintenance of City standards and specifications. The ideal candidate has experience in project management and design on Street, Water, Sewer, Storm Drain, and Park Improvement Projects. We offer a diverse engineering environment to continually learn and grow as well as offer an alternative work schedule four days per week if desired.
Responsibilities will include:
Under general supervision, performs professional and technical engineering work in design, land development, or capital improvements.
Assistant Engineer - This is the entry level class in the engineering series. Positions in this class possess the applicable educational and training background required of classes in the engineering series, yet typically have only limited or unrelated work experience. The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the Engineering Associate by the performance of less than the full range of duties as assigned to the journey level class within this series. This class is typically used as a training class. Incumbents work under direct supervision while learning job tasks.
ASSOCIATE Engineer - This is the journey level class in the engineering series. Positions in this class possess the applicable educational background and work experience required for classes in the engineering series. The Associate Engineer is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the performance of the full range of duties with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant Engineer class.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, utilities, transportation or land development.
Methods, materials, techniques, tools, and equipment used in engineering construction and design.
Principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their application to engineering.
Operation, principles, and practices of engineering drafting and computer programs.
Topographic and construction surveying.
Strengths, properties, and uses of engineering construction materials.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
Prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately.
Prepare engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies.
Learn and understand City engineering policies and procedures.
Administer contracts and coordinate and review the work of outside consultants.
Learn applicable laws and regulatory codes.
Prepare quantity and cost estimates.
Use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment.
Prepare reports encompassing raw technical data; prepare effective cost estimates and recommendations.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Two years of responsible engineering experience equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer in the City of Ceres.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California Driver License.
Possession of an LSIT or EIT certificate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor setting with exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions, and travel from site to site.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.