Job Class Specification for:
Class Specification Schematic Number: 7004505
Supervises or performs senior-level professional civil engineering work in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of municipal public works, utilities and services projects.
Distinguishing Characteristics of the Class:
Positions in this advanced level class require an extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of civil and construction engineering, including the methods, materials, equipment and techniques used in civil engineering, construction and inspection; extensive knowledge and ability to perform civil engineering design, drafting, mapping and computations, as well as to read and interpret plans, specifications, codes, property descriptions, construction schedules, contracts and other construction documents; and a thorough knowledge of the area of practice. Some positions may require supervisory ability.
Positions in this class may supervise and/or serve as project engineers/managers on the most technically complex, visible and/or high priority projects or programs. These projects require a high level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative/administrative responsibility. Most positions require the ability to coordinate the efforts of a multi-discipline, multi-agency project team to complete a defined assignment or CIP.
Guidelines available include engineering, drafting, design and construction standards, plans and specifications, architectural and engineering manuals, and relevant codes, ordinances, laws and regulations. Judgement is exercised in developing designs and design criteria, interpreting data from engineering documents, determining appropriate engineering methodology to apply, and originating, developing, and checking engineering projects through the various phases of planning, design, detail plans, specifications, estimates, contracts, construction, operation, and maintenance.
Positions in this senior level class work under limited supervision, independently resolving most routine problems but informing the supervisor of unusual or controversial problems. The supervisor reviews project status and provides general guidelines and direction with respect to deadlines, departmental priorities and in situations involving unprecedented circumstances. This class may lead or supervise professionals and technicians or serve as a technical expert in a civil engineering specialty area.
Contacts include inter and intra departmental, administrative, engineering and construction personnel, elected officials and their staff, other government agencies, contractors, consultants and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions and respond to complaints.
Examples of Work:
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment. Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites. May be required to lift over 50 pounds. May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Overnight travel may be required.
Requires five years professional civil engineering experience and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology; (or a combinations of education and/or training and/or experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Licensing and Other Requirements:
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility
This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.
Class adopted January 2, 1991.
Date posted 5/7/1999