JOB DESCRIPTION The County of Riverside Transportation Department has an opportunity for an Associate Engineer / Associate Civil Engineer position in Riverside. Assigned to the Traffic Division, the selected candidate will play a critical role in the traffic safety section by conducting investigations and reviewing traffic safety issues in the field. The incumbent will be tasked with reviewing requests and making recommendations, meeting with the public, and collaborating with California Highway Patrol and other agencies. The Department highly values candidates that are licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer and/or Traffic Engineer, or those in possession of an Engineer-in-Training certificate, issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. The Department desires candidates with strong written communication skills and experience using MicroStation. The most competitive candidates will possess a background in Transportation or Traffic and will be familiar with Caltrans specifications, Highway Design Manual, and the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD).
The level at which the position will be filled is at the Department's discretion and is contingent on the candidate's experience and qualifications.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Assigns work, gives instructions, and resolves difficult engineering and administrative problems in connection with directing the work involved in the planning, design, and construction of highway, sanitary landfill, flood control and drainage structures, or review and approval of structural or grading plans.
Directs the activities of a group of office engineering personnel in analyzing field data, preparing plans, profiles, maps, and related drawings necessary for construction work.
Makes or reviews stress analyses of structures such as bridges and hydraulic structures; makes structural engineering analysis of proposed commercial, industrial, and complex buildings and structures.
Reviews grading, building, and structure plans for conformity to uniform building codes, local ordinances, state regulations, and administrative policy.
Assists and advises permit applicants in engineering and technical structural or grading problems; assists and participates in the in-service training programs of building inspectors and engineering technicians relative to grading and structural inspections.
Supervises the preparation of structural drawings; prepares specifications and related contract documents to be used in advertising construction projects for bids.
Provides technical information to officials of other governmental jurisdictions, other engineers and the public; works with public utility companies in matters of facility relocation and right-of-way.
Supervises the maintenance of the necessary records pertaining to survey and construction progress, job expenditures, budget programs, and work order balances.
Supervises the preparation of requests for change orders; supervises the preparation of progress pay and final estimates on contracts.
Education: Graduation from a recognized college with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering; Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers may substitute for the required education.
Experience: Two years of professional civil engineering experience including one year of experience in the planning, design, and construction of highways, sanitary landfills, or flood control projects, or review and approval of grading or structural plans for permit issuance, or performing air or water quality control.
Knowledge of: The fundamentals of civil engineering; mathematics and physics as applied to engineering; construction survey, stress analysis, hydraulic design, topographic mapping, analytical mechanics, and strength, properties, and uses of construction materials; accepted practices of grading and structural plan review and approval; general methods and procedures of describing real property.
Ability to: Direct the work of subordinate engineering personnel; design a variety of public works projects with skill and accuracy; make difficult mathematical computations and keep neat and accurate field notes; review and approve grading and structural plans; make accurate drawings and maps, and prepare technical reports; maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at the time of employment.
In addition to the above requirements, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is required at the time of application.
APPLICATION PERIOD The preliminary closing date for this posting is May 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm however postings may close at any time.
Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.
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BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
For specific questions regarding this position, contact Celeste Macias at email@example.com.
Internal Number: 23953
About County of Riverside
With rivers, mountain peaks, deserts and fertile valleys, Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. More than two million people live in Riverside County, taking advantage of affordable housing, nearby beaches, mountains, hiking and bike trails, the Wine Country near Temecula and resorts that offer oases in the desert.
The county is working to diversify beyond the housing industry that has driven the region's economy for years. Transportation corridors – highways, airports and rail lines – support Southern California's shipping connection to Asia, a vital link for California and the rest of the nation.
California's fourth largest county by population is expanding its economy, working to make Riverside County as business-friendly as possible and using health and recreations strategies to make the county a healthier place for residents. Each year, millions visit the county to take advantage of the glorious desert winter, attend the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, the Balloon and Wine Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Coachella and Stagecoach mega-concerts, the Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Center and th...e Humana Challenge, the golf tournament formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. All those, combined with a rich cultural heritage and frontier history, make Riverside County a great place live, work or visit.