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Engineer

Company: Merced County
Location: merced
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, directs and reviews the work of subordinates and consultants in the design, modification and construction of public works projects. Also participates in the development of civil engineering projects.
  • Serves as technical advisor to the Department on matters of policy and procedures.
    Determines staff assignments on civil engineering projects and the use of consultants.
  • Reviews or performs the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, and estimates. Also certifies that plans and specifications are ready to be advertised.
  • Supervises the administration, inspection, and payments on contract construction projects.
  • Reviews referrals on private development and transmits recommendations to the Planning Department.
  • Reviews and evaluates work performed for accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness of decisions, and conformity to regulations and procedures.
  • Represents the Department and acts as liaison with other departments, contractors, and other government agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State and local regulations and laws.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of grant applications, prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, agreements and other legal documents affecting the Public Works Department.
Minimum Qualifications

Experience:
Five (5) years of professional experience in civil engineering or related field which has included responsibility for planning and coordinating the implementation of a variety of engineering and public works projects. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Education:
Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering.

License:
Possess and maintain a valid Certification of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Practical application of advanced mathematical calculations/concepts for the assigned task.
  • Application of logic, scientific thinking, engineering methodology and techniques to develop and evaluate projects, plans, and specifications.
  • Plan activities of different groups and the construction and/or engineering design of projects.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone, including making presentation.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Represent the County with community and other agencies.
  • Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
  • Implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering and surveying instruments applicable to the planning, design and construction of public works projects.
  • Mathematics, design methods, and uses and strengths of construction materials, standard specifications, and effect of soil conditions.
  • Engineering mathematics including use of automated equipment and software.
  • Pertinent laws and regulations related to the design and construction of public works facilities, roads, drainage, and structures.
  • Cost estimating and contract administration.
  • Principles, practices, safety requirements, and laws related to surveying and construction inspection.
  • Caltrans Standard Specification, Highway Design Manual, Bridge Design Manuals and Local Programs Manual.
  • Uniform Building Codes and pertinent Federal, State, and County laws pertaining to new construction, additions, repairs, and/or demolition of structure, including safety standards.
  • Principles of supervision and training.


Ability to:
  • Read, interpret and perform analysis and computations on construction documents.
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the public building design and construction functions.
  • Exercise tact and good judgment in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contractors, developers, design professionals, the general public, and other employees.
  • Update professional occupation job knowledge to keep current and informed of new developments.
  • Prepare clear and concise engineering estimates, designs, and specifications, plans and reports.
  • Independently research, plan, and organize the solving of complex engineering problems.
  • Perform accurate engineering computations and notes.

Keywords: Merced County, Merced , Engineer, Other , merced, California

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