The City of Sacramento is seeking a Senior engineer to supervise and manage the Entitlements & Traffic Studies (ETS) Section in the City’s Department of Public Works. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and work well as part of a team, and also have experience with the planning and design of transportation infrastructure. Experience with transportation engineering, traffic engineering, private development, and the preparation of & interpretation of traffic studies is desirable. Licensure as a California Traffic Engineer is not required, but is highly desirable.
DEFINITION Under general direction, the Senior Engineer participates in the conduct of complicated civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering planning, design, and assessment activities; develops plans; inspects sites and assists in problem resolution; coordinates engineering related activities with other City departments and outside agencies; conducts engineering planning studies; prepares grant applications.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This advanced journey-level class is populated with multiple incumbents. Senior Engineers perform the most complex professional civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering work requiring a substantial level of professional training. Incumbents may also lead professional and technical personnel on a team or project basis. Assignments require the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in scheduling, assigning, and coordinating the work with that of other units, referring only unusual or highly-complex problems. Senior Engineer is distinguished from Supervising Engineer in that the latter manages broad professional engineering categories, such as electrical, mechanical, civil, traffic, water, and sanitation. The classification of Senior Engineer is distinguished from that of Associate Civil Engineer in that the former serves as project or team leader and performs the most complex and highly skilled engineering work while the latter is the journey level in the registered engineer series.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by a Supervising Engineer or a division head. Incumbents may oversee a project team consisting of professional and technical personnel staff assigned to a project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, plans, and estimates work orders for the construction of public works projects; inspects project sites, assists in solution of difficult problems; interprets specifications and City policy; makes change orders.
Participates in the selection and management of consultant engineers for the development of plans and specifications, studies and reports; reviews plans for construction prepared by private engineers; may supervise, train, and evaluate professional and technical subordinates.
Checks computations and specified materials for accuracy and conformance with regulations; reviews and makes recommendations on technical reports and studies.
Initiates and conducts engineering planning studies to identify public works facility; reviews and participates in the preparation of environmental assessments and studies; prepares periodic project status reports; checks private building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.
Serves as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works engineering matters; coordinates engineering related activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections and with outside agencies.
Prepares various applications for State and Federal grants; assists in the preparation and administration of budget and capital improvement plan.
Performs other or related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of engineering.
Modern methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of public works engineering projects.
Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding the assigned area of engineering.
Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design and construction in the area of assignment.
Use of computers, computer applications, and software.
Use of computer aided design systems.
Make complex engineering computations.
Check, design, and supervise the construction of a wide variety of public and private facilities.
Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Use a variety of drafting and engineering apparatus.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Four years of experience in professional engineering work in area of assignment including some supervisory experience and/or highly complex civil, electrical or mechanical technical work.
Internal Number: 001817-18-PW
About City od Sacramento
Sacramento, California’s capital city, is conveniently located between the Pacific Ocean (San Francisco) to the west and the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Lake Tahoe)to the east. The metropolitan area consisting of Sacramento and parts of Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter, and Yuba Counties has a population of approximately 2.1 million; Sacramento County has a population of 1.48 million. With a population of nearly 500,000, Sacramento is the 6th largest city in California. The Sacramento region offers amenities that are attractive to those with an active lifestyle. Hiking, biking, golfing, snow-skiing, water-skiing, boating, wine-tasting, and other sports and recreational opportunities abound.
The City of Sacramento offers competitive benefit packages to full-time career employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, CalPERS retirement plan, life insurance, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, short and long-term disability insurance.