Associate Engineer

City of Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad, CA (30+ days ago)3.9


The Position The Community: The City of Carlsbad is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space combine with world-class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, excellent schools, and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Covering nearly 40 square miles, the City of Carlsbad is currently home to about 113,000 residents. Thanks to an award-winning growth management plan, the city's infrastructure and services keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life.

A full-service city, Carlsbad has its own police and fire services, a water district, parks and recreation, and library and cultural arts departments, in addition to standard administrative and public works functions. The operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 is $257.6 million and new CIP appropriations for the year total $54 million. Known for its financial stability, the city maintains an AAA credit rating and has a general fund reserve balance exceeding $61 million.Under general direction, perform professional civil engineering work in the design and construction of streets, sidewalks, traffic control devices and other public capital projects with a focus on traffic and mobility infrastructure. Supervise and coordinate work related to transportation projects and do related work as assigned.

The Position:Under general direction, perform professional civil engineering work in the design and construction of streets, sidewalks, traffic control devices and other public capital projects with a focus on traffic and mobility infrastructure. Supervise and coordinate work related to transportation projects and do related work as assigned.

Selection Process:
Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the first week of June 2018.

Key Responsibilities Evaluate and make recommendations on traffic-related matters and traffic control device requests from internal and external shareholders. Investigate and respond to requests from the public.

Review and approve temporary traffic control plans for construction and for city special events.

Implement and manage the city's traffic calming program otherwise known as the Carlsbad Residential Traffic Management Program.

Analyze and interpret traffic data including traffic counts, speed measurements and collision records.

Use computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD) to prepare detailed drawings, plans and work orders.

Complete or supervise the design of traffic signals, signing/striping, temporary traffic control and other transportation improvement plans.

Propose, develop and implement infrastructure improvements for non-motorized travelers such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

Review plans, maps, specifications, estimates, and other work for accuracy, presentation, and conduct inspection as appropriate to assure conformance with established practices, laws, policies and ordinances.

Supervise and coordinate project management activities in technical areas assigned, including using standard practices of project and program management. Develop detailed project schedules and manage execution of projects to be delivered on time and within budget.

Work with and manage external consultants. Coordinate project scope and design with outside consultants.

Prepare professional services agreement, contracts and contact documents related to the execution of city capital projects. Review and approve invoices related to projects assigned.

Participate in the development of standard engineering specifications, criteria, practices and policy/procedure statements. Provide technical advice to field operations, other city departments and the general public in the interpretation of traffic-related city ordinances, policies, regulations and practices.

Perform field inspection of project sites and collect any data required for analysis and study.

Prepare and present staff reports to the Traffic Safety Commission and City Council.

Represent the City in the community and at professional meetings as required.

Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles, practice and methods of traffic engineering.

Methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and recommendations relating to engineering projects.

Applicable federal, state and local codes, design standards, laws and recommendations relating to engineering projects, including but not limited to, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the California Highway Design Manual, the California Vehicle Code, and the Carlsbad Municipal Code.

The City's Mission and Vision, the Organizational and Community Values and how your position supports those goals.

ABILITY TO:
Perform technical engineering work of a complex nature with a minimum of supervision.

Take initiative and be innovative within all aspects of the position.

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Discuss and explain transportation engineering concepts to the public.

Learn the organizational structure of the City and the roles and responsibilities of functions related to this position.

Use AutoCAD or other computer-aided drafting software.

Use Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project or other related project management software.

Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Computer Skills:
AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, Document Management Systems and Geographic Information Systems software.

Experience & Education Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would include educational training equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, including or supplemented by courses in drafting, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and some related experience.

PREFERRED
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a closely related field, preferred.

"Engineer in Training Certificate" required.

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience required for the Associate Engineer position.

A master's degree in engineering or a related field may be substituted for work experience