Civil Engineer, Principal Job Code: 2086 Originated: 11/07 Salary Grade: 2166 FLSA: Exempt Revised: 11/07 EEO Code: 21 Supervisory: Yes HR Ordinance Status: Unclassified Manager & Supervisor CLASS SUMMARY Responsible for leading and supervising case review processes of engineering issues and liaison/ communication responsibilities with other city departments and technical support to the City Council, Planning Commission, Development Review Board and Board of Adjustment in the Planning and Development Services Department and Capital Projects Management. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Principal Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Sr. Civil Engineer by the performance of the more complex assignments and supervisory responsibilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Civil Engineering staff including training, scheduling, hiring decisions, written performance evaluations; works with employees to correct deficiencies and implement discipline procedures. Reviews development requests for compliance with engineering Principals and City regulations and policies governing required drainage, traffic, grading and water and sewer improvement districts, acquisitions of right-of-way, property and easements. Provides alternate design criteria and solutions to nonconforming plans. Provides consistent input and organization-wide communication on infrastructure issues relating to caseload determination process. Provides technical engineering advice to other City divisions. Assigns engineering research projects. Reviews and approves detailed engineering analyses and ensures that clear and concise reports for non- technical audiences are understandable. Drafts changes to engineering ordinances. Determines compliance of construction plans with City codes. Supervises work efforts and assignments of Sr. Civil Engineers, Civil Engineers and Construction Coordinators. Assists coordination staff with communication and issue resolution process regarding infrastructure issues. Job Title: Civil Engineer, Principal Job Code: 2086 Page 2 Makes recommendations for potential evolution of project coordination caseload determination responsibilities. Participates in policy development and actual resolution of infrastructure conflicts within either the department or the organization. Supervise the ROW Management Program – acts a resource for Community Development/Engineering related issues. Coordinates communication of engineering issues within department and organization master planning team. Provides leadership and assistance of policy management and issue resolution; process to amend, modify and/or rewrite existing infrastructure codes and guidelines. Participates in the amendment of Infrastructure Codes and Guidelines to be integrated with the Scottsdale Sensitive Design Program (emphasis on relationship to zoning ordinance and planning guidelines and implementation). Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: Principals, practices, methods, materials and techniques of civil engineering and municipal zoning administration, urban planning and the development approval process in a public setting as it applies to municipal infrastructure engineering design work. Public works design standards, materials and construction. Land development practices, review procedures, development of related issues and concerns. Advanced mathematical techniques. Microsoft Windows Office products. Ability to: Work with an emphasis on caseload management and analysis, civil engineering issues and policy relationship to organization-wide and planning issues. Be a creative thinker who is driven by opportunities to continually improve. Observe or monitor objects or data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards. Use graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts or other visual aids. Measure distance using calibrated instruments. Listen and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people. Apply civil engineering Principals to work assignments. Proficiently perform computerized word processing, comprehension, summarizing and writing/editing. Make complex mathematical calculations. Job Title: Civil Engineer, Principal Job Code: 2086 Page 3 Provide thoughtful and thorough analysis. Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments. Attend or conduct various meetings as needed. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public. Education and Experience Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related technical design field and a minimum of five years professional level experience to include a minimum of two years in progressively greater leadership rolls . Licensing and Other Requirements Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license with no major driving citations within the past 39 months. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona. Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED - Works under general supervision of the City Engineer. - Supervisory responsibilities lead specific and task oriented teams and direct daily operational work of other engineers and professional staff, depending on assignment. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that 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. - Most work is performed in a normal City office environment, with occasional field settings. - Lift and carry materials, plans and reports weighing up to 20 pounds. - Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer terminal, telephone, 10-key calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement. - Travel to/from meetings and various City locations. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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