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Assistant City Engineer
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:Hourly Rate: $24.12 - $28.80
- Posted Date:07/09/2018 3:30 PM
- Deadline to Apply:09/30/2018 12:00 AM
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists with identifying and providing for the implementation of new capital and maintenance/reconstruction projects.
Participates in the review of engineering plans for various civil engineering projects.
Participates in the preparation of project plans, specifications, bid documents, and as-built drawings using computer aided design tools and other methods.
Coordinates with other city departments, outside vendors and contractors, state and federal regulatory agencies and the general public.
Assists with administration of departmental permitting programs.
Assists in development of city ordinances in accordance with department responsibilities.
Assists with planning, designing and inspecting a variety of civil engineering related projects.
Assists with preparing requests for proposals for professional services.
Prepares cost estimates for engineering projects.
Assists with investigation of traffic related requests.
Provides engineering support to the Department to ensure that construction projects within the City rights of way are designed in accordance with applicable City ordinances/standards.
Prepares excavation and obstruction permits and provides information such as vertical and horizontal controls, utility (water and sewer) drawings.
Assists linear and topographical field surveys of municipal engineering projects; creates construction plans based on field survey and survey notes; estimates construction progress; makes inspections of contract construction work and subdivision construction.
Prepares plans and work drawings; assists in overseeing construction projects, and providing quality assurance of engineering elements of City projects.
Operates automated CADD and GIS program, and other computer programs to input or extract information.
Maintains and updates records, database, and files of information for the department.
Issues new house numbers; makes copies of plans for the Tax Assessor and City Clerk.
Responsible for overseeing the work of contractors in accordance with bid specifications.
Inspects roadway excavations for compliance with issued permits.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS
Position requires a College Degree in Civil Engineering or related field, and at least three (3) years of related experience in construction and/or engineering, with a preference in municipal or public works related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must possess a strong personal attitude and the ability to provide a high level of service.
Knowledge of transportation engineering and familiarity with Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); Working knowledge of computers and ability to use Microsoft Desktop programs such as Excel and Word and posses skills to be proficient with AutoCAD and GIS initiatives as needed to perform related tasks and assignments.
Ability to perform engineering computations and to prepare and review engineering plans and specification with minimal supervision under the direction of the City Engineer and/or Director of Public Services; ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing and to assist with the preparation of technical documents; ability to read and understand technical and engineering plans while being able to explain them to all persons; ability to deal effectively, tactfully and professionally with the public in the enforcement of city ordinances and regulations and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, co-workers and the general public; ability to act independently and to exercise discretion in choosing a course of action; ability to work in a team environment; ability to prepare reports, maintain records and prepare correspondences as required or assigned; ability to perform engineering design and calculations by hand and computer; ability to perform other related work and duties as assigned.
Valid Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate from the State of Rhode Island or eligible to become one within 12 months of hire.
Professional Engineer’s license preferred.