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Full time
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Associate Civil Engineer
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City of El Monte | El Monte, CA
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Under general direction of the City Engineer, Associate Engineer performs more complex engineering mathematical calculations including hydraulics, mechanical, and structural calculations; quality controls the engineering designs performed by consulting engineers for the City; performs plan checks of development plans and plans submitted by private developers; and acts as project manager for public works construction projects. The Associate Engineer possesses the ability to perform a full range of duties with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise.

Essential Functions / Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

To perform responsible and demanding engineering and project management work in Public Works and to perform a variety of administrative engineering functions to perform related work as required. Prepare plans and specifications for the design, construction, and maintenance/operation of a variety of public works facilities and projects, including street, storm drain, storm water management, and traffic/transportation systems; ensure conformance to City standards and practices.

Research project design requirements and perform related calculations; conduct plan checks to ensure contractor and/or enforce compliance with City and various environmental regulatory standards; prepare time and material cost estimates, especially as related to existing or anticipated project budgets.

Review and process private development plans as related to streets, storm drains, traffic/transportation, water/wastewater utilities, solid waste systems, and related public works facilities and systems. Assures the development is designed and will be constructed in accordance with City, County and State legal requirements and conforms to professional engineering design practices.

Knowledge of:

* Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of complex public works projects;
* Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering;
* Policies and procedures similar to those utilized by the City; and
* Computers and relevant software.

Skill to:

* Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software; and
* Operate a motor vehicle safely.

Ability to:

* Perform engineering work requiring a high level of independent judgment;
* Prepare complex engineering computations and check, design, and oversee the preparation of various engineering plans and reports. Utilizes advanced engineering techniques to determine grade, drainage and potential traffic requirements;
* Have the knowledge of computer programs for civil engineering such as Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Scheduling and Excel Programs;
* Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel resources, and perform other similar activities related to project management; perform project management responsibilities;
* Drafting and mapping principles and techniques;
* Gather, analyze, and interpret a variety of complex, technical data;
* Plans, coordinates and supervises the environmental review, plan checking, and conditional approval of tentative maps, and related street improvement plans for various private development projects;
* Prepares specifications, reports, correspondence, plans, plats, petitions, diagrams, profiles and cross-sections, and material and cost estimates, utility, and drainage improvements;
* Read and interpret maps, plans, sketches, schematics, diagrams, and blueprints;
* Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications;
* Serves as project manager on engineering and construction projects;
* Prepare and write clear and comprehensive reports;
* Maintain records and files. Makes and keeps accurate construction project files and logs, including funding sources and budgeting;
* Oversee and participate in the provision of a high level of customer service to internal and external customers;
* Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public; tactfully and courteously represent the Department during public contacts;
* Coordinates public works construction improvements with the utility companies and other agencies such as relocation, removal, or installation of utility improvements;
* Serves as major coordinator with the Planning Department to implement the General Plan;
* May assist in the preparation of departmental annual budget estimates;
* Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community;
* Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
* Establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, outside agencies, and the general public; and
* Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:


* Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering.


* Four years of responsible civil engineering experience. With full-time of progressively responsible experience comparable to that of assistant or entry level engineer. Standard civil engineering practices, principles, and theories. Modern construction methods; locally approved standard specifications for public works construction and locally approved traffic control manuals. Use and strength of construction materials, ordinary sources of general engineering information.

Certificates & Licenses:

* Must possess a Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California; and
* Must possess a valid Class C California driver's license.

Additional Information:

THE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION: Applications will be reviewed. Admission to competitive examination may be limited to those whose applications show the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position. Any part of the examination process may be qualifying only.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you clearly demonstrate that you meet the selection requirements. A copy of any and all of the above-listed required driver's licenses, certificates, transcripts, and/or degrees must be attached to your application.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed in one (1) of three (3) Bands on the Eligibility List. The names will be placed in alphabetical order within each Band. The Eligibility List will be valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the List is posted.

Working Conditions:

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires both near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. Additionally, the incumbent in this position works outdoors in all weather conditions, including wet, hot, cold, and walking on uneven ground. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to drive motorized vehicles. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.