Job: Associate Civil Engineer (Capital Improvement Program), City of Concord

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Associate Civil Engineer (Capital Improvement Program)
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Associate Civil Engineer (Capital Improvement Program)
City of Concord
SALARY: $50.20 - $64.08 Hourly / $8,701.33 - $11,107.20 Monthly / $104,416.00 - $133,286.40 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/13/18
CLOSING DATE: 01/11/19 05:00 PM


Associate Civil Engineer
(Capital Improvement Program)
The City of Concord is seeking to fill one Associate Civil Engineer vacancy in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Section of the Engineering Division of the Community and Economic Development Department. This section works closely with the Public Works Department, Planning, Building and Economic Development Divisions, as well as the Current Development section of the Engineering Division to facilitate development and redevelopment within the City, with a focus on customer service.

Primary responsibilities include: Project Engineer in the preparation of engineering plans, designs, and specifications for various Public Works projects, including street construction and improvements, pavement design, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer lines, underground utility construction, and other infrastructure improvements; performs construction activities such as acting as Resident Engineer or managing Resident Engineer for construction projects; prepares bid advertisements; reviews and analyzes bid information, and makes recommendations regarding award of bids; writes various staff reports to Council; delivers public presentations; and other assigned duties in the CIP Section.

The future Associate Civil Engineer will an individual who personifies and is guided by the

1. Submit a completed City of Concord application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. Please attach a copy of your resume when you apply. You must complete the job application in its entirety in addition to the resume submission in order to be considered. (i.e., do not indicate "see resume" on job application.)

2. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, and those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a panel interview, which has been scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019. If you are selected to participate in the panel interview and are unavailable, we regret that we will not be able to reschedule. 

3. Successful candidates will be placed on the hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill the current regular vacancy, as well as others occurring over the next 12 months.

IMPORTANT: Contact with candidates will primarily be via email.  Make sure you list a current email that you check regularly on your application.
Performs, and leads the activities of individuals involved in, professional, technical, civil and structural engineering and other public works activities to ensure that capital projects are designed and managed in conformance with applicable standards and codes and that they are completed on time within budget. Performs related and other work as required, all within the context of the City's Mission of providing responsive, cost effective, and innovative local government services through a collaborative effort with the community to make Concord a city of the highest quality.

Equipment, Methods & Guidelines
Uses Federal, State, and local laws, policies, procedures, and practices, building codes and civil engineering standards, standard plans and specifications, various elements of the State-mandated General Plan, knowledge of computer software programs capabilities and limitations, programmable calculators, automobiles, voice dictation equipment, and knowledge of land surveying.

Working Conditions
Predominantly inside work but includes outside work, some of which may be performed in extreme weather conditions with exposure to noise, noxious odors, and airborne particles. May include attendance at meetings, including those that are conducted during the evening, and some travel. The work may also include occasional irregular hours.
Physical Demands
Emphasize speech, hearing, and vision. Must be able to drive to various work sites and be able to climb and walk on narrow pathways to inspect and observe physical conditions of construction sites.

Supervisory Guidance Received/Given
Supervision received is characterized by general administrative support and control intended to define projects, objectives, and problems. The extent to which incumbents exercise full and final responsibility on a daily basis may vary. Typically works independently, planning and scheduling own work to meet job requirements. Work is generally reviewed upon completion of assigned projects. May provide work direction to other professionals and technicians, including interviewing, hiring recommendations, training, and performance evaluation input.

Allocation Factors/Distinctions
This is a high level Professional Public Works engineer classification.
(1) Provides lead direction to or personally performs professional and technical engineering activities such as:
a. Preparing engineering plans and related calculations, letting and analyzing bids, and directing and coordinating the work of staff engineers and engineering consultants.
b. Reviewing plans submitted by developers to ensure conformity with established standards and recommending permit conditions to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Administrator.
c. On-site administration of contracts and inspection of construction work.
(2) Confers and coordinates with other City work units, outside agencies, developers, and consultants on municipal engineering problems, alternatives, and solutions; exercises judgment in the selection and adaptation of standard techniques and procedures.
(3) Determines priorities and work sequences necessary to achieve objectives and works with supervising Senior Civil Engineer in the assignment of personnel in accordance with priority and need.
(4) Personally performs more complex professional engineering activities.
a. When assigned to "current development" activities, reviews plans submitted by private developers for conformity with laws, ordinances, and accepted professional standards for grading of land, placement and size of storm drains and sanitary sewer lines, street widths, drainage, soils requirements, relative elevations of plots, special considerations associated with floodplain areas and earthquake zones; and land division.
b. When assigned to "design and construction" activities, acts as Project/Resident Engineer in the preparation of engineering plans, designs, and specifications for various Public Works projects including street construction and improvements, traffic signals and channelizing striping, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, culverts, sewer lines, drainage facilities, sound walls, underground utility construction, buildings and other structures and facilities; preparing profiles and cross-sections; establishing grades; establishing horizontal and vertical curve alignments and computations; estimating quantities of materials, cut and fill; calculating hydraulic runoff, capacity of drains, structural stresses, areas, and survey closures; performing right-of-way calculations; writing legal property descriptions.
c. Performs "construction" activities such as acting as Resident Engineer for municipal construction projects, carrying out "on-site" responsibility for contract administration and construction inspection, reviewing final plans, specifications, special provisions, and agreements; providing detailed interpretation of plan specifications, conditions, and agreements to contractor staff; coordinating the work of contractors and other activities such as those carried out by other public agencies and utilities; maintaining work record data; writing change orders; and monitoring safety and labor compliance activities.
d. Prepares bid advertisements; reviews and analyzes information submitted by contractors in connection with bids; makes recommendations regarding the awarding of bids.
(5) Maintains a budget track of projects in process and initiates corrective action as necessary.
(6) Directs the preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations on engineering matters for review and approval.
(7) Prepares recommendations regarding the modifications of engineering policies, procedures, or standards pertaining to assigned areas of activities.
(8) Promotes the City's Mission to make Concord a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understands and subscribes to the Vision and Values Statement adopted by the City.

Knowledge and Abilities
Considerable working knowledge of the concepts, precedents, principles, laws, practices, methods, standards, procedures, and techniques pertinent to municipal engineering, including the mechanics of solids (particularly of soils), hydraulics, theory of structure, strength of materials, engineering geology, and surveying; of engineering economics and cost estimating. Working knowledge of basic supervisory and safety principles, techniques, and alternatives; and the use of computers for engineering studies and analyses.

Ability to maintain full knowledge and control over assigned areas of responsibility; to independently perform difficult and complex professional engineering work; to effectively analyze, identify, and recommend engineering alternatives; to effectively communicate and apply related ordinances, policies, regulations, standards, and procedures pertaining to the work; to effectively lead others in the performance of complex professional and technical activities; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally, this will require:

Education: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a civil, structural, or related engineering curriculum, or California Professional Engineering Registration.

Experience: Four years of employment in a related engineering profession.
A California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment. Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer by other state Boards may be considered.

The City of Concord is an Equal Opportunity/Veteran’s Preference Employer.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. It is a policy of the City to refuse to consider a person for a position whenever that person’s relationship to an employee, elected or appointed official, or member of a board or commission has the potential for creating adverse impact on supervision, safety, security, or morale, or involves a potential conflict of interest.


1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519

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