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Associate Civil Engineer

City of Reno Reno, NV
  • Expired: November 01, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
This is a continuous recruitment and will be closed once the position is filled. The first screening of applicants will be November 8, 2019 and weekly thereafter until the position is filled. 

Applicants who successfully pass the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation with at least a 70% will be placed on the eligible list and certified to the department for consideration, depending on their ranking. This is a continuous recruitment and your ranking may change. 

There is currently one (1) position available and this will establish a list for future vacancies. This is an open competitive opportunity for all interested and qualified individuals and a promotional opportunity for current City of Reno employees. 

Under general supervision, performs a variety of difficult and complex professional civil engineering functions involved in the design, construction, and investigation of capital improvement and new development projects; reviews plans, designs, and specifications and recommends changes for compliance; and responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, property owners, developers, architects, surveyors, contractors and City staff regarding engineering and development projects. 

This is the full journey-level class within the professional Engineer series and incumbents are required to possess professional engineering registration (PE). Employees within this class perform the full range of duties as assigned including participating in engineering projects of  breadth and complexity. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

The City of Reno is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity. This commitment is also part of our effort to prepare for a more diverse and representative workforce.

Note: The salary and benefits associated with this position are subject to change at any time.Perform a variety of difficult and complex professional civil engineering functions involved in the design, construction, and investigation of capital improvement and new development projects.

Perform various project management functions; prepare and monitor budgets; prepare designs and specifications; review and track the progress and work of consultants and contractors; monitor the project schedule; administer permits; ensure compliance with specifications; prepare budget, progress and status reports; recommend modifications as necessary.

Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering tests, products and equipment.

Coordinate the work of various outside professionals to achieve desired project outcomes; negotiate with consultants in the planning, design, construction, and inspection of projects.

Design and prepare contract specifications for construction of various public works and capital improvement projects; research design requirements, perform complex engineering calculations, analyze material and design data; prepare estimates of time and material costs.

Conduct technical reviews of plans and reports for projects affecting City streets, sewers, drains, and related public works facilities for adequacy and conformance with applicable municipal codes and regulations; record maps with county recorder.

Coordinate the review and processing of plans with other staff and agencies to ensure timeliness and completeness; assign tasks to subordinate staff members.

Perform field reviews of new construction to identify potential unaddressed problems; negotiate changes to plans, plats, maps, or field construction as necessary.

Create master plans for capital improvement and new development projects including planning, research, funding, and assembling professional teams.

Prepare a variety of difficult and complex engineering reports, studies, and technical documentation; utilize specialized engineering applications, databases, programs, and graphics.

Conduct various presentations for the City Council, Planning Commission and other committees; provide professional technical advice to City staff regarding potential strategies or preferred ways to plan capital construction projects.

Represent the City at various meetings and committees regarding the implementation of projects; evaluate and prioritize projects to support City and Council goals and objectives.

Respond to questions and inquiries from the general public, property owners, developers, architects, surveyors, contractors and City staff regarding engineering and development projects; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of engineering; research, review, update and revise existing ordinances, policies and design standards; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Perform related duties as required.Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. 

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience at a level comparable to a Project Coordinator (formerly Assistant Civil Engineer) with the City of Reno. 

License or Certificate: 
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. 
Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) and the ability to obtain reciprocity in the State of Nevada within six (6) months of hire. 

Knowledge of:
  • Operations, services, and activities of a municipal engineering design and construction program.
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of traffic engineering
  • Methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects.
  • Mechanics and properties of materials.
  • Methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis.
  • Methods and techniques of conducting site and field investigation.
  • Principles and practices of field surveying including topographic and construction surveying.
  • Drafting methods, techniques, and equipment including those used in computer-aided drafting.
  • Mathematical principles as applied to civil engineering work.
  • Engineering maps and records.
  • Methods and techniques of contract negotiations and administration.
  • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil and traffic engineering design and development.
  • Principles and practices of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering software programs.
  • Occupational health and safety standards.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to the assigned field of engineering.

Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of difficult and complex professional civil engineering functions.
  • Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures.
  • Develop, review, and modify engineering and construction drawings, plans and specifications.

City of Reno


Reno, NV
89505 USA