This is the full journey level class in the civil engineering series requiring registration. Positions in the class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Assistant Civil Engineer, or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced professional civil engineering work experience. An Associate Civil Engineer works under general supervision and is expected to complete complex civil engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Civil Engineer class by the greater complexity of the assignment
The Engineering and Water Resources Division in the Department of Utilities
The Engineering and Water Resources Division (E&WR) is one of 5 divisions within the Department of Utilities. E&WR provides engineering and technical support to the Operations and Maintenance Division; plans, designs and constructs several millions of dollars of capital improvements each year; develops short and long-range capital improvement priorities and works with the Director and the Business and Integrated Planning Division to strategically plan for future funding requirements; works closely with other city departments and the development community to plan for and build high quality, reliable infrastructure to serve new neighborhoods; and assures compliance with the ever increasing and demanding regulatory requirements and mandates that face the Department.
Associate – Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
The Environmental and Regulatory Compliance section, Associate Engineer position performs essential activities related to the City's Stormwater NPDES Permit and the Sewer System Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR). The main areas of focus for this position is managing the Stormwater Permit’s Construction Program that includes maintaining standards, training municipal staff, overseeing construction inspection, conducting enforcement, and preparing regulatory reports. The engineering position will also oversee groundwater drainage system discharge permitting and approval and support the Trash Capture program, the New Development Program and the Sewer WDR.
Associate – Wastewater (WW) Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
The Wastewater (WW) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) section, Associate Engineer position performs essential activities related to master and project planning, CIP project management, and asset management. The main areas of focus for this position is collaboration with Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and includes managing master planning and CIP prioritization coordination with (O&M) on the collection system and provides support to development of WW studies, asset management, and plan review. This position also includes project management for WW CIP Projects, which includes preparing design plans, specifications, budgets, and provides construction management for WW CIP’s.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Direction is provided by a higher level professional engineer or a division head level position. Responsibilities of an Associate Civil Engineer may include the direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional engineers and technical personnel. Responsibilities of an Assistant Civil Engineer may include the technical or functional supervision of technical personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of water utility, street, storm drain and sanitary sewer pump stations, streetlighting, traffic signal, buildings, and related public works and City building projects; research project design requirements; perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of material costs and time considerations.
Assign routine inspection, investigation, design, and drafting tasks to technical subordinates; review completed work; assist in the solution of difficult problems.
Research building codes, publications and industry information sources.
Develop and revise design and construction standards.
Participate in the implementation of the City's traffic and transportation engineering programs; prepare and revise plans and specifications for traffic related projects; prepare special studies and reports and coordinate major projects.
Participate in the City's Building Code Compliance program.
Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations.
Order survey, mapping, and data collection.
Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.
Administer contracts for construction projects.
Participate in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities and ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements.
Check building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.
Prepare special engineering studies and reports.
Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works, utility matters, or building code appeals issues.
Coordinate planning, design, and construction activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies.
May supervise, train, and evaluate lower level professional, technical and clerical subordinates.
Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.
HOW TO APPLY
For more detailed information, qualification requirements and to apply, visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Website at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities.
Application deadline is November 11, 2020 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time.