Associate Engineer (Transportation and Drainage)

City of Carlsbad | Carlsbad, CA

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Posted Date 3/16/2020
Description

Salary: $85,779.20 - $112,236.80 Annually

Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons, and abundant natural open space. World-class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector, and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.

The Branch: The Public Works Branch is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining the infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The Branch includes a variety of Divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Utilities, and Transportation. More than 173 full-time staff support the Branch which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program (CIP) appropriation of $260 million.

The Department: The Transportation Department supports the planning, design, and construction and inspection of city and private development projects; keeps people and traffic moving; and cares for transportation and drainage infrastructure systems.

The Division: The Transportation and Drainage Engineering Division designs transportation and storm drain system CIP projects, prepares master plans, conducts special studies and investigations, and provides as-needed engineering services to the transportation and drainage maintenance and operations divisions. For each project, a variety of services are provided including managing consultants that provide planning, engineering and environmental investigations resulting in the preparation of construction contract documents, construction engineering assistance and general project management. 

The division coordinates the preparation of the annual update to the city's CIP, manages the ongoing implementation of various financing districts and assists developers with the formation of additional financing districts and reimbursement agreements. 
 
The division is also the lead in the creation and maintenance of the city's asset inventory which includes: storm drain, transportation, and parks assets. In addition to creating the inventory, staff in this area prepare and deliver mapping products and complete analysis of asset inventory data for various customers. This work also includes facilitating the utilization of the asset inventory data in coordination with the Business Systems and Geographic Information System divisions.

THE POSITION: The City of Carlsbad is recruiting for an Associate Engineer that will be part of the Transportation and Drainage Engineering Division and a key member of the Transportation Department. This individual will be part of an engineering team that manages a variety of transportation, storm drain and flood control projects and will report to a Senior Engineer of the Transportation and Drainage Engineering Division.

A successful applicant will possess a strong working knowledge of civil and transportation engineering principles and practices to join the Transportation Department of the Public Works Branch. The Associate Engineer will perform professional engineering tasks that include contract administration, design and management of various transportation and drainage projects, review plans, specifications, and cost estimates, and conduct various studies to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, County, and local standards and regulations.

This position will conduct and coordinate professional civil and transportation engineering work, both alone and under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer in the planning, design, and construction of transportation and stormwater facilities associated with the city's CIP.
 
This is an opportunity to work for a well-financed and managed City and to help with the growth and maintenance of its transportation and drainage system assets. You will be working on interesting projects as the City begins to implement the new General Plan and the associated Mobility Element which will include the effects of the California Complete Streets Act of 2008.  In addition, you will be working on projects that incorporate the requirements of the Statewide Construction General Permit and the most recent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Trash Policies. 
 
If you are looking for a position with an organization that offers a great culture, work environment, diverse exposure to learning and growth opportunities then you should apply for this position. 

First review of applicants will occur in the second week of April.

Associate Engineer KSA Matrix
Associate Engineer Class Specification

 

Key Responsibilities

Typical duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the preparation and administration of operational budgetary and annual Capital Improvement Budget Report
  • Attend professional meetings as required
  • Coordinate engineering-related activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies
  • Coordinate the preparation and review of various work products such as preliminary and final plans, specification and cost estimates as well as the associated engineering, planning and environmental technical studies for CIP projects
  • Determine the appropriate project approach, scheduling, costing and resource management in accordance with policies and goals applicable to the project
  • Generate technical specifications, engineer's estimates, special engineering studies, and other contract documents
  • Interact and engage with the public, developers and engineers while implementing important capital improvement program projects
  • Investigate and respond to citizen requests, research traffic records/collision history
  • Maintain general knowledge of the City of Carlsbad's storm drainage and water quality design and construction criteria
  • Manage the Pavement Management program
  • Prepare and submit applications and secure permits for various projects and tasks including required from the following agencies:
    • San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
    • State of California Department of Transportation
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • California Coastal Commission
    • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • County of San Diego
    • Other regulatory agencies
  • Prepare City Council and Subcommittee staff reports/agenda items
  • Prepare Requests for Proposals and/or Request for Qualifications for services such as design, surveying, and material and soil testing; and administers work of consultants effectively monitoring costs and deadlines
  • Represent the City in the community and at professional meetings
  • Review and evaluate plans, specifications and studies of consulting engineers and private developments for moderately complex public or private development projects for conformance with the City, Federal, State and Regional regulations and codes
  • Verify and maintain appropriate records and files and performing a variety of computer and tracking support functions
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

  • Applicable federal, state, regional and local design standards, laws, codes, requirements, policies and regulations relating to engineering projects
  • Methods of preparing plans, specifications, cost estimates and engineering studies relating to transportation and storm drain engineering CIP projects
  • Operations, services, and activities of assigned municipal engineering program

Knowledge of:    

  • Advanced storm drainage engineering and transportation engineering and practices as applied to private developments and municipal public works
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures related to the engineering, development and construction of projects
  • City policies and procedures governing engineering operations
  • Hydrology and hydraulic calculations and design procedures for storm drain systems and flood control facilities
  • Municipal operations as they relate to other city departments and divisions
  • Principles, practices and techniques of public administration including budget and personnel administration
  • Principles and techniques of supervision and management
  • Techniques and methods for preparing designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, and recommendations related to transportation, storm drain and public works projects

 

Experience & Education

An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of related experience
    • A Master's degree in engineering or a related field may be substituted for work experience

License or Certificate:

  • Engineering-In-Training Certificate
  • Professional Civil Engineer preferred
  • Licensed Traffic Engineer preferred
  • Licensed QSD/QSP preferred
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver's license

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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