CITY OF WENATCHEE JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Reports to: Affiliation: Associate Engineer City Engineer and/or Assist. City Engineer AFSCME Division: Classification: Date: Engineering Non-Exempt March 22, 1999 GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY Administers and coordinates the design and construction of the Engineering department’s capital improvements projects. Provides design and construction training to technicians as needed. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Oversees and coordinates public works construction projects in progress to ensure the work is completed in accordance with plans and specifications and regulation. Leads and participates in the work of department staff on specific projects to ensure timely and accurate completion of projects. Provides assistance in the administration of major maintenance and construction projects by preparing costs and contracts, calculating pay estimates for contractors, and writing change orders, revisions and other project-related correspondence. Inspects construction by contractors for City projects to ensure the work is performed according to standards and regulations. Stops construction in progress when work is not in compliance and coordinates changes required to bring the project to compliance. Prepares plans, assists in preparation of specifications and estimates for construction projects involving roads and streets, drainage systems, and water and sewer systems under the direct supervision and guidance of the City Engineer or Assistant City Engineer. Gathers and collects information and relevant data to prepare plans and designs. Supervises, trains and directs the work of Engineering Technicians. Coordinates assignments for survey crews to ensure data gathered for project planning or construction is accurate and on time. Provides technical assistance to the crews in surveying and staking projects. Corresponds with other agencies and contractors regarding projects and plans to ensure accurate and up to date information relevant to area of assignment. Investigates engineering problems and conducts research and data gathering to collect information required for projects. Responds to inquiries and complaints regarding quality and level of services to provide assistance and resolution. OTHER FUNCTIONS Performs a variety of office administration work such as responding to telephone inquiries, updating and maintaining files, and entering data into the computer to ensure a smooth flow of work. Performs other related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Duties are performed in an office environment, while sitting at a desk or computer terminal or standing at a drafting table, or in the field, where there is exposure to heavy equipment, dust, noise, varying weather conditions, terrain and / or traffic. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (The minimum amount of knowledge, ability, education and experience required to be hired into the classification, Certain licenses and certificates, if required, may be acquired on the job as agreed upon by the City and the employee.) Knowledge of - Principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering and surveying. - Construction methods and contract administration for state, federal, city and private projects. Ability to - Plan and coordinate the work of staff. - Estimate and analyze costs. - Plan, design and coordinate construction projects. - Conduct inspections to ensure work is in accordance with specifications and regulations. - Read and interpret engineering blueprints and specifications. - Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. - Prepare recommendations and projects documentation. - Physically perform the essential functions of the job. - Prepare plans by using computer software such as CADD, Eagle Point etc. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum of eight years experience performing the essential job function or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and four years of performing essential job functions in construction inspection, contract administration and project design, or six years of essential job functions and an Associate Arts Degree, or eight years of applicable experience. Valid Washington State Driver’s License The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific job duties does not exclude them form the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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