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City of Reno, NV Senior Civil Engineer in Reno, Nevada

Senior Civil Engineer

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Class Title

Senior Civil Engineer

Class Code

5562

Salary

$98,771.46 - $126,078.00 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing 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; responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, property owners, developers, architects, surveyors, contractors and City staff regarding engineering and development projects; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the advanced journey level class in the professional Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned including exercising technical and functional supervision over lower level engineering staff. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including overseeing the most complex engineering projects. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Lead, plan, train, and review the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of difficult and complex professional civil engineering functions involved in the design, construction, and investigation of capital improvement and new development projects; participate in performing the most complex work of the unit including overseeing the most complex engineering projects.

Train assigned employees in their areas of work including engineering methods, procedures, and techniques.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures for assigned staff.

Negotiate and administer various engineering and development contracts; implement change orders; facilitate the implementation of infrastructure improvements for new development.

Perform various project management functions on the most complex engineering projects; select and oversee project team members; 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 the most complex 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 complex 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.

Provide professional technical advice to City staff regarding potential strategies or preferred ways to plan capital construction projects.

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

Review memos and maps prior to submission to City Council.

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

Prepare the most difficult and complex engineering reports, studies, and technical documentation; utilize specialized engineering applications, databases, programs, and graphics.

Relevant to assigned area conduct various presentations for the City Council, Planning Commission and other committees.

Represent the City at various meetings and committees regarding the implementation of assigned 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 a 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.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of a municipal engineering design and construction program.

Principles of lead supervision and training.

Modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering.

Modern and complex principles and practices of traffic engineering.

Advanced 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.

Advanced methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis.

Advanced methods and techniques of conducting site and field investigation.

Advanced principles and practices of field surveying including topographic and construction surveying.

Drafting methods, techniques, and equipment including those used in computer aided drafting.

Advanced mathematic principles as applied to civil engineering work.

Engineering maps and records.

Advanced methods and techniques of contract negotiation 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:

Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.

Independently perform the most difficult civil engineering functions.

Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures.

Develop, review and modify engineering and construction drawings, plans and specifications.

Coordinate the work of various outside professionals to achieve desired project results.

Research, review, update and revise existing ordinances, policies and design standards.

Evaluate technical information and provide recommendations regarding various City and regional transportation issues.

Ensure project compliance with applicable rules, regulations and codes.

Collect, assimilate, and evaluate data and prepare recommendations related to civil engineering projects.

Perform complex engineering computations and calculations.

Prepare bid documents, contract documents, specifications, cost estimates and engineering drawings.

Inspect public works projects for conformance with plans and specifications.

Administer change orders and contract laws.

Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures.

Respond to questions and inquiries from a variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports.

Conduct analytical traffic studies accurately and reliably.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized engineering software programs.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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:

Education/Training:

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

Experience:

Five years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience including two years at a level comparable to an Associate 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 and/or ability to obtain registration as a professional engineer in the appropriate discipline in the State of Nevada within six months of hire.

Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in both an office and field environment; travel from site to site; occasional exposure to outside weather conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; visual acuity for reading engineering plans and specifications; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

RAPG Pro

R35

Last Update: 9/2018

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

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