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Civil Engineer

Company: City of Cerritos
Location: cerritos
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Open Until Filled**
Under direction of the Assistant City Engineer performs civil engineering work involving public works construction and traffic engineering projects within the City, supervises engineering personnel and performs related work as required.

Job Characteristics : May work a varying schedule of hours, which may include nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays. Examples of Duties
  • Designs and prepares plans, specifications and estimates in connection with construction and maintenance of a variety of civil engineering projects, including traffic related items.
  • Acts as project manager for a variety of large capital improvement projects; coordinates and administers all phases of the project.
  • Performs advanced calculations for the design of hydraulics, structures, engineering economics, and related civil engineering functions.
  • Checks improvement plans, subdivision maps, and private development grading.
  • Makes written reports on capital improvement projects and budget considerations.
  • May be required to make field inspections during construction of public works projects.
  • Assists the public by providing information, plans and documents.
  • May be required to administer contracts for installation of traffic control devices, traffic signals, street lights and striping.
  • Assists in right-of-way acquisition including responsibility for proper filing.
  • May be required to attend Planning Commission and other public meetings.
Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • City Engineering policies and procedures.
  • Federal and State laws applicable to area assigned.
  • Design, construction and repair of streets, highways, sanitary sewers, storm drains, traffic control devices and related public facilities.
  • Hydraulics and hydrology, structural design, engineering economics, and land survey.
  • Uses of asphalt and concrete.
  • Computer aided drafting, AutoCAD, MS Office and other engineering programs.
Ability to:
  • Perform difficult and varied engineering calculations.
  • Coordinate projects with federal, state and local agencies.
  • Manage significant capital improvement projects from inception to final construction.
  • Work independently and follow instructions.
  • Read engineering drawings related to construction and maintenance work.
  • Understand and carry out difficult oral and written direction.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Make oral presentations at public meetings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. When work is performed outdoors there is exposure to the elements. When performing inspections the incumbent may walk and stand on slippery /uneven slopes and surfaces and be exposed to vehicular traffic. Indoor office work requires sitting at a desk or table for periods of time and the use of a computer, keyboard, and related equipment. The incumbent may sit, stand, walk, reach, bend twist, grasp, lift and may carry boxes of records and other items weighing up to 30 pounds. The Associate Civil Engineer must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain these would be: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Possession of a California Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T) certificate is required at time of appointment. Professional Engineering licensure in Civil Engineering is desirable. A minimum of three years of municipal civil engineering experience is required.

A valid California driver's license is required.

Keywords: City of Cerritos, Cerritos , Civil Engineer, Other , cerritos, California

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