A Civil Engineer performs professional engineering work in the investigation, development, design, construction and maintenance of engineering projects. Work assignments are usually broad in scope and require use of mature judgment in making decisions of appreciable difficulty. Assignments are made and work is reviewed by the City Engineer or engineer of a higher grade, and major technical or policy problems are discussed with them before action is taken.
For pay purposes, the classification of Civil Engineer is divided into four grades which are distinguished from one another on the following basis:
Grade I Includes positions which require the performance of professional engineering work which may on occasion involve exercising supervision of other subordinates.
Grade II Includes positions which require the performance of high level professional engineering work, registration as a professional engineer, and involves supervision over Civil Engineers I and other subordinates.
Grade III Includes positions which require the overall performance of a professionally registered engineer and which involve supervision over Civil Engineers I and II, other subordinates and consultants.
Grade IV Includes all requirements of previous Civil Engineer grades, works directly for the City Engineer, includes additional capital planning and budgeting work, staff oversite, coordination with other departments, and coordination with the city commission.
A Civil Engineer may be called upon to do any or all of the following (these examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform):
- Design roads, sewers, water mains, park and building improvements and other public facilities.
- Prepare plans, designs, layouts and specifications for proposed construction projects and prepare estimates of costs, specifications and assessment districts.
- Make preliminary field surveys for public improvements, such as sewers, water mains, pavements, sidewalks, public buildings, parks, green infrastructure, etc.
- Prepare design documents for public improvements, including plans, profiles, details, notes, specifications, and computations of quantities.
- Oversee and review engineering work done by consultants for the city.
- Make preliminary and final estimates for payments to private contractors.
- Supervise the construction and inspection of public improvements.
- Conduct special surveys and prepare reports for specific purposes.
- Prepare and submit activity reports.
- Perform other work as assigned.
Qualifications for Employment:
- Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
- Thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of public works.
- Knowledge of applicable city policies, laws, and regulations affecting division activities.
- Some knowledge of computer aided design and drafting (CAD) (AutoCAD and/or MicroStation preferred) and ability to use computer data bases and Geographic Information Systems.
- Ability to make field engineering surveys.
- Ability to perform technical research work on difficult engineering problems and to design public work projects.
- Ability to supervise civil engineering projects, engineering consultants and staff.
- Ability to understand and carry out complex written or oral directions.
- Ability to communicate effectively and to maintain cooperative relations with the public and other employees.
- Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
- A valid driver’s license.
A Civil Engineer, upon application, must have the following minimum training and experience:
Grade I Bachelor of Science Degree from a recognized college or university in Civil Engineering.
Grade II Bachelor of Science Degree from a recognized college or university in Civil Engineering, supplemented by a minimum of four years of progressive engineering and supervisory experience. Must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan.
Grade III Bachelor of Science Degree from a recognized college or university in Civil Engineering, supplemented by six or more years of progressive engineering and supervisory experience. Must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan.
Grade IV Bachelor of Science Degree from a recognized college or university in Civil Engineering, supplemented by ten or more years of progressive engineering and supervisory experience. Must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is frequently required to walk up and down stairs, to climb up and down ladders, and to enter process tanks via manways, hatches, and other limited means of ingress and egress. Employee will occasionally be required to enter permitted and non-permitted confined spaces. The employee will regularly be walking in and through construction zones. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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