Civil Engineer I or II

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City of Roseburg
Roseburg, OR, United States

Phone: 541-492-6866
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Civil Engineer I or II


Roseburg, OR 



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City of Roseburg, Oregon
Civil Engineer I or II
CE1 - $27.0639 - $34.6640/hour
CE2 - $34.0874 - $43.6347/hour
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Classification shall be designated based upon knowledge, skills, education and experience of chosen applicant.
Essential competencies of this job are described under the headings below.  They may be subject to change at any time.  The omission of specific statements of duties, does not exclude them from the position, if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and may be changed by the employer at any time.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, providing that an accommodation(s) does not create an undue hardship for the employer, remove an essential job function, and/or, create a direct safety threat to the individual, or others.

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide quality public infrastructure at the lowest life cycle cost.  The Public Works Department is responsible for water treatment and distribution, parks, storm drainage, transportation, facilities, and airport maintenance and capital improvements.  Wastewater service is provided by an independent sanitary authority.  Public Works has an annual budget of approximately $24 million, 58 full-time employees and is responsible for approximately 112 miles of streets, including street lighting, traffic signals, sidewalks, and storm drainage; and a 12 MGD water treatment facility, 191 miles of water lines, storage reservoirs, pumping stations, and associated appurtenances.

Under the general supervision of the Department Head, the Civil Engineer performs engineering work in the delivery of public works projects; assists in infrastructure master planning; acts as project manager of assigned projects; provides direction and supervision to technical staff, and provides highly complex technical assistance to the Division Head or Director. 

Civil Engineer I (CE1):  This is the entry and training level class in the professional engineering series; incumbents in this class are considered to be on a continuing training status and work towards registration as a professional engineer.  Once assigned responsibilities and knowledge increases with experience, and the incumbent obtains the professional civil engineering registration, a Civil Engineer I usually flexes to a Civil Engineer II.

Civil Engineer II (CE2): This is a professional engineering position which requires registration as a civil engineer.  Employees in this class are distinguished from the Engineering Technicians by a higher level complexity of assignments, the responsibility to provide professional direction and supervision to other technical staff, and the greater independence with which a CE2 is expected to operate.  The CE2 is expected to complete complex engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, determining work assignments, and to function as engineer of record for contract documents on public improvement projects.  The CE2 is expected to act independently with occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and to be fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Unless specifically identified as a “Non-Essential Job Function”, the information included in this job description, and any referenced supplemental documents, is considered an “Essential Job Function”.  Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations, or transitional work assignments, do not waive any of the essential functions for this position.
The following information is not all-inclusive.
  • Direct the design and preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects, including water distribution, pumping, storage and water treatment facilities; storm drainage, parks, facility, street and airport improvements. 
  • Assign staff resources and oversee and coordinate implementation of capital improvement projects including engineering design, field survey and construction management for the public infrastructure needs of the community.
  • Prepare documents related to contract administration; monitor Public Works construction projects to assure quality of construction and conformance with contract requirements. 
  • Review and make recommendations on pay requests and project change orders.
  • Review and process plans and specifications for private developments affecting public works infrastructure, to assure compliance with City standards, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in preparation of studies and long range capital planning.
  • Review land use actions, partitions and subdivision land divisions for conformance with ORS requirements, land use development ordinances, and policies and public works standards.
  • Meet with private parties and representatives of public agencies and utility companies to coordinate projects.
  • Work includes pre-construction conferences, site inspections, commission meetings and bid openings.
  • Manage assigned programs, technical contracts and outside consultants.
  • Use expertise to help establish the scope for consultant contracts and public works projects.
  • Act as project manager, monitoring project budgets, and assuring compliance with city standards and policies.
  • Participate in development of policies, procedures, and technical standards for Public Works Department.
  • Prepare detailed project cost estimates.
  • Participate in the preparation of correspondence, reports, agenda items, project recommendations and other written materials for presentation to Councils or Commissions.
  • Participate in annual budget preparation for Public Works Department.
  • Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations; responds to public inquiries and complaints.
  • Answer technical questions and provide information to public, investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Review and inspect field projects being studied, designed or constructed.
  • Work closely with other City Departments.
  • Serve as liaison with other public and private agencies for the planning and completion of Public Works projects.
  • Represent Engineering Division/Public Works Department on City committees and task teams.
  • Provide engineering oversight to staff technicians as required.
  • Compute water, storm water, and transportation system development charges program for new development.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of public works improvements.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of contract document preparation and contract administration of public works projects.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used in construction of public works and utilities projects.
  • Considerable knowledge in engineering design and drafting software, including CAD, GIS, system modeling tools.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including but not limited to environmental permitting, ADA compliance, ODOT Standard Specifications, public contracting laws, storm drainage regulations and development codes and standards.
  • Ability to apply civil engineering principles and techniques; conduct engineering research and write technical reports.
  • Ability to inspect construction sites and produce legible documents.
  • Ability to interpret and implement policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize computer software and hardware sufficient to perform job duties.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other City employees, elected officials, representatives of outside agencies, consulting engineers, private developers, and the public.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Speak and act truthfully.
  • Exhibit self-control.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Conduct oneself with integrity, morality, character, and trustworthiness.
  • Accept supervision and constructive criticism.
  • Thorough when completing work tasks.
  • Calmly and effectively process high stress situations.
  • Reliable, responsible, and dependable.
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Independence of action is stressed.

Education and experience requirements listed are minimum standards. Other equivalent combinations of education, certifications, training, and experience may be considered.
Education:        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field.
Experience:      CE1:      Two years of civil engineering experience with emphasis in municipal engineering.
                              CE2:      Four years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering
experience with emphasis in municipal engineering
Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which insures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above.

CE1 - Possession of a certificate of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
CE2 - Registration as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of Oregon, or the ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months.
Requires possession of a valid driver's license by date of hire.  New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days.
Successful completion of post offer physical.