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What is a a City Civil Engineer job description?

Designs and serves as project management of various public works projects and programs, including roadways, utilities, buildings, traffic signals, traffic lighting, water/wastewater systems, natural gas systems, drainage structures, assessment district, traffic and bond issue projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, reviews, designs and certifies drawings for roadways, streets, drainage, utilities, buildings and other structures and systems; conducts field inspections of projects; signs and seals engineering plans, reports, specifications and contract documents.
Drafts and creates engineering drawings from field data, sketches, drawings, raw data, diagrams and verbal/written narrative instructions; performs calculations of geometric designs for public works projects.
Serves as project manager in coordinating the various aspects of design projects and engineering related programs, including preparing preliminary and final cost estimates; construction plans, contract documents, material specifications, acquisition of right of way and easements.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding information requests, complaints or concerns; provides information and documentation regarding various projects.
Performs the lead role in the review and the coordination and administration of assessment districts, Bond Issue Projects in order to provide a coordinated, effective, cost-efficient project.
Prepares Requests for Proposals for professional engineering services needed by the City.
Coordinates projects with external agencies and other utility companies.
Reviews construction plans for compliance with the City design standards, Subdivision Code and Uniform Building Code, and other applicable codes, guidelines and standards.
Performs special studies of the existing infrastructure; recommends improvements and prepares technical reports.
Provides mentoring and technical work direction to other engineering staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering PLUS four years of experience as a professional civil engineer; including some experience working in a public agency.

Valid Class D drivers license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy. State registration as a Professional Engineer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering and surveying; modern methods and techniques in the design, construction and maintenance of municipal projects; principles and practices of project management; pertinent City, state and federal policies, procedures, standards, codes and ordinances.

Ability to: Read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and blueprints; understand contract documents, legal documents and visual aids; measure quantities of completed work; calculate surface areas and lineal distances apply established mathematical and statistical techniques to analyze data; conduct inspections; evaluate the work of contractors and consultants to establish compliance with project plans, specifications, laws, ordinances and standards; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish effective working relationships; use a personal computer and various software applications; operate engineering equipment; safely operate a motor vehicle and navigate across even and uneven surfaces.

Skills in: Personal computer, CADD system software, surveying and drafting equipment use.

Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid Class D drivers license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy. State registration as a Professional Engineer.

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