Civil Engineer II

City of Roanoke, VA Roanoke, VA
Description

The City of Roanoke is seeking a Civil Engineer II in the Engineering department of Public Works. This position has a special emphasis on pedestrian related improvements. In addition to maintaining the City's Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk construction program, the position is responsible for ADA improvements and trail/greenway construction. The performs work in the planning, scheduling, survey, design construction, inspection and maintenance of a variety of projects; provide engineering services for contract management, construction projects, building use reassignment evaluations, and system maintenance. Supervises and participates in the production of design work related to Capital Improvement Projects providing services in the area of professional land survey, design, drafting erosion and sediment control and storm water management design. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Registration board for Architects and Engineers with a major in civil engineering or related field; five to ten years related experience and/or training in a variety of professional engineering work. Graduate study in the areas of storm water management, street and highway design and maintenance and bridge and structure design and maintenance preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or be able to obtain within 12 months of hire.

Examples of Duties

SUMMARY

Performs work in the planning, scheduling, survey, design construction, inspection and maintenance of a variety of projects; provide engineering services for contract management, construction projects, building use reassignment evaluations, and system maintenance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Supervises and participates in the production of design work related to Capital Improvement Projects providing services in the area of professional land survey, design, drafting erosion and sediment control and storm water management design

Prepares designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for assigned projects and participates in building design, contract administration and preparation of contract documents

Manages architectural/engineering consultants in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for assigned projects

Manages construction of assigned projects from bid evaluation through project close-out; reviews design plans and construction/installation schedules; attends planning and construction progress meetings and prepares meeting minutes; performs site inspections to assure compliance with project specifications, building codes, and other regulations

Meets with project coordinators, such as consulting engineers, City representatives, and contractors; determines projected needs/use levels according to established models; coordinates operations schedules; prepares progress reports

Prepares, monitors, reviews, and controls expenditures and budgets; reviews construction contract payment requests; investigates quality of work or product prior to the awarding of contracts

Coordinates the activities of city, state and federal agencies, private businesses, contractors, consultants and others involved with city projects

Compiles, verifies and assembles complex information for others; produces and reviews routine and specialized reports; evaluates policy, program, contract compliance, or work plan based on complex data; makes recommendations and issues regular and special reports

Maintains logs, tracking systems, and specialized databases; enters, retrieves, and analyzes data; prepares reports; enters routine, technical, and specialized data into department computer system; generates routine documents, such as correspondence, electronic mail, requisitions and purchase orders

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises an assigned staff in the completion of projects. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Registration board for Architects and Engineers with a major in civil engineering or related field; five to ten years related experience and/or training in a variety of professional engineering work. Graduate study in the areas of storm water management, street and highway design and maintenance and bridge and structure design and maintenance preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, reports, and documents. Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints orally and in writing. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must possess a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A job description defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilities of all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and does not necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in a classification.