Senior Civil Engineer by hcj


									                            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

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.

The Principal Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Sr. Civil Engineer by the
performance of the more complex assignments and supervisory responsibilities.

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
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          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
          Performs other duties as assigned.

     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
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       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.

  - 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

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
   -   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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