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Civil Engineer I

Rockdale County Department of Talent Management

Posted: May. 24, 2018

End Date: Aug. 24, 2018

Job Summary

Employees in this class perform beginning level professional engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of one or more of the following: water/wastewater, streets, transportation or other infrastructure projects.  Work includes the preparation of plans and specifications and project management on assigned projects.  An administrative superior assigns work in terms of general instructions.  Work is spot-checked and reviewed for accuracy and the nature and propriety of final results.

 Essential Functions

Essential FunctionsThese are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Prepares engineering designs, specifications, costs and quantity estimates in areas such as water and wastewater, streets, transportation and infrastructure projects; obtains required easements or permits for water and sewer lines, streets, drainage, and related projects.


Assists in the development of water and sewer or transportation projects.

Assists in conducting site inspections of construction projects and discusses problems that may require project deviations with affected crews or contractors.  Recommends methods of resolving unusual, complex engineering problems related to water and sewer, transportation or related infrastructure construction.

 Assists in the reviewing of plans through “red-lining” and plan review comments of development plans and assists with final decisions and coordination of development permits.

 Assists and facilitates engineering bid proposals on County projects and provides bid recommendations to Board of Commissioners.

 Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to water and wastewater facility, transportation and related infrastructure design and construction.

Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures.

Knowledge of state and federal regulations and standards for water and wastewater facility, transportation and related infrastructure design. 

Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) based infrastructure inventory development and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

 Knowledge of land surveying and engineering methods and techniques.

Knowledge of work zone safety techniques.

Skill in using independent judgment and discretion.

Skill in prioritizing, scheduling and delegating assignments.

Skill in operating modern office equipment

Skill in analyzing, interpreting and preparing reports.

Ability to inspect moderately complex projects under construction and upon completion, and to detect deviations from approved designs, specifications, and construction practices.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Ability to exercise professional engineering judgment to achieve results consistent with objectives.

Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, crawl, bend, stoop, kneel, and to carry light to moderately heavy objects in order to perform a variety of work-related tasks.

 Working Conditions

Work is performed in both an office and outdoor environment.  Employees are exposed to dirt, dust, noise, machinery with moving parts, rough terrain and occasional sustained exposure to hot, cold or inclement weather.  An employee is required to move around construction sites and may use tools requiring manual dexterity.

 Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  2.  Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.


Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification.