Employees in this class apply professional civil engineering knowledge and skills to perform 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. Assignments require the application of independent judgment and initiative to the design and/or review of construction 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Essential Functions: These 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, etc..
- Assists in the development of water and sewer or transportation projects.
- Conducts 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.
- Acts as project engineer; researches applicable codes, regulations and requirements for assigned projects; develops engineering plans and compiles preliminary layout of plans; writes specifications for plans; coordinates required advertising for bids; advises contractors and construction inspectors during actual construction.
- Reviews plans through “red-lining” and plan review comments of development plans and assists with final decisions and coordination of development permits.
- Facilitates engineering bid proposals on County projects and provides bid recommendations to Board of Commissioners.
- Investigates citizen complaints regarding engineering projects and makes recommendations for corrective actions as needed.
- Supervises or acts as survey party chief for in-house surveying requirements.
- Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority
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. Employee is required to move around construction sites and may use tools requiring manual dexterity.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to water and wastewater facility and infrastructure design and construction.
- Considerable knowledge of county and department policies and procedures.
- Considerable knowledge of state and federal regulations and standards for water and wastewater facility, transportation and related infrastructure design.
- Considerable 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 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
- Three (3) years experience in the design and construction of water or wastewater, transportation or other public works projects.
- OR have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
- Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification. If registered in another state, must obtain State of Georgia certification within six (6) months of date of hire.
- Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.