Assistant Engineer, CIP or Engineering Services

Job Posted 5/24/2023
City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, CA
United States
Job Description

Description/Duties & Responsibilities - 


$45.34 - $55.11 Hourly

This position will be part of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects division or Engineering Services division. This position under the Capital Improvement Projects division is primarily responsible for the design and construction of new projects and infrastructure maintenance projects. This position under the Engineering Services division is primarily responsible for reviewing construction plans, performing field inspections, and administering contracts.

Capital Improvement Projects Division

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Acts as project manager overseeing infrastructure and public facilities capital improvement projects; prepares requests for proposals; writes specifications; prepares cost estimates; oversees the bid process; negotiates and administers contracts; ensures compliance with grant funding requirements; conducts public meetings

• Develops and maintains accurate project records for the division

• Advises consulting engineers of City requirements during the design; conducts plan reviews for capital improvement projects to ensure project compliance with City codes and design standards

• Investigates and resolves citizen complaints related to assigned capital improvement projects

• Researches, prepares, and presents reports on a variety of engineering matters related to capital improvement projects

• Oversees the research and compilation of engineering and construction documents in support of capital improvement projects; maintains accurate records for assigned projects

• Establishes positive working relationships with City employees, outside agencies, contractors, consulting engineers, and the public

Engineering Services Division

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assists developers, contractors, and members of the public during the design and construction stages and advises them on construction codes and City Ordinances and requirements

• Reviews preliminary development plans, including street improvement, sewer, storm drain, and grading plans; reviews geotechnical reports and parcel maps; ensures plans meet City requirements

• Performs field inspections to ensure developers and contractors are complying with City engineering standards and requirements

• Investigates and resolves questions and complaints pertaining to engineering services issues

• Administers contracts, including writing requests for proposals and preparing items for City Council review and approval

• Researches, prepares, and presents reports on a variety of engineering matters pertaining to engineering services

• Establishes positive working relationships with developers, contractors, City staff, and the public

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field

• One year of experience in professional engineering, surveying, construction project management, or related area

• Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered

• Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer or Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver license

Knowledge and Abilities

• Knowledge of civil engineering practices, principles, and regulations, including construction codes, City ordinances and standards, and federal and state laws and the ability to ensure compliance with these requirements

• Knowledge of construction plans and specifications and the ability to evaluate, interpret, explain, and apply applicable engineering laws, codes, and regulations

• Knowledge of the field inspection process and the ability to perform field inspections to ensure compliance with City requirements (only pertains to Engineering Services division)

• Ability to develop project cost estimates, work within the constraints of the budget, and monitor contracts (only pertains to Capital Improvement Projects division)

• Strong project management skills and the ability to oversee and manage multiple projects simultaneously, be sensitive to deadlines and changing priorities

• Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze engineering-related problems, be an innovative and strategic thinker, and provide sound policy and procedural recommendations

• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, make public presentations, and write clear, concise reports

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong collaborative relationships with City employees, outside agencies, contractors, consulting engineers, and the public

• Strong customer service skills and the ability to provide relevant information, find workable solutions, and resolve difficult issues

• Strong work ethic and the ability to work both autonomously and within collaborative teams

• Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds

Additional Information

This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.

All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted. As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency. Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.

Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.