Construction / Trades, Engineering, Land Acquisition and Development
4 Year Degree
The current opening is in the CIP Division within Public Works. Specific experience with managing projects involving planning, design and construction of civic facilities is highly desirable.
Under general supervision, performs responsible, complex professional engineering tasks with only occasional instruction or assistance.
The Associate Engineer II is the Senior Advanced Journey level classification in the Engineering series. The employee works independently on assignments and may be involved in planning, managing, and/or directing the work of assistant engineering staff and/or consultants. The Associate Engineer II is distinguished from the Associate Engineer I by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned.
Receives general supervision from the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. May provide lead supervision to assigned staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (All Assignments)
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•May develop and maintain measures of employee workload and production; may establish performance standards; may train and provide input for the purposes of performance assessment of assigned staff or volunteers; and may foster a work environment that promotes positive morale •Prepares and writes a variety of reports and documentation, including detailed Risk Management incident reports
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Division Duties: •Leads and participates in a variety of professional engineering work, including the preparation and review of special projects, and project specifications; may provide public counter support •Leads and participates in the preparation and review of preliminary and final engineering plans, cost estimates, and specifications for public works municipal projects; evaluates compliance with acceptable engineering standards, and recommends corrections or improvements •Leads and participates in the preparation of requests for proposals relating to projects requiring contract engineering work; directs the preparation of project cost estimates for competitive bidding purposes; reviews plans of consulting engineering firms performing work for the City and evaluates their performance; performs construction contract modifications and negotiates contract changes •Administers multiple engineering projects and may manage complex construction and design projects •Reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and quality control standards; recommends changes to departmental procedures, policies, and regulations, including engineering design standards •Reviews and/or prepares correspondence, memoranda, project final reports, and technical advisory reports •Compiles and analyzes statistical data and prepares technical reports relating to public works and/or capital projects; assists in the preparation of cost projections for the department budget and monitors expenditures; assists in preparing annual capital improvement budgets; examines, prepares and maintains designs, specifications, plans, estimates, and reports for various capital improvement projects •Manages engineering activities and represents the City in meetings with other department staff, City personnel, and other internal and external agencies to ensure timely progress and completion of projects; may attend and make presentations to City committees and commissions; conducts pre-construction conferences •Coordinates the work of other staff; prepares specialized studies, cost analysis studies, specifications, work schedules, and investigations on public works, municipal, and capital projects •Administers contract negotiations and makes recommendations for contract change orders •Assists inspectors with coordination of assigned projects •Performs other duties of a similar nature
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification. The City of Temecula utilizes equivalencies to substitute two years of applicable experience and similar responsibility for one year of college in order for a candidate to meet Minimum Qualifications. A typical combination of education, experience, and training for this classification includes:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university preferably with a major in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of Engineering or closely related field in Public Works or an associated municipal function is desired. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge of: •Civil, Traffic or Environmental engineering principles (as assigned), methods, and practices as applied in the planning, design, and construction of municipal public works
•Pertinent laws and regulations governing the design and construction of streets, water systems, capital projects, and other public works including CEQA, Subdivision Map Act and Public Contracts Code and office management
•Methods employed in the preparation of land development projects; budgets, contracts, agreements, plans, specifications, procedures, and forms associated with public works projects
•City government and issues of concern to developers, property owners, contractors, private engineers, and others when dealing with the City on engineering matters
•Principles and techniques of engineering, drafting and estimating; alternative financing mechanisms for public works projects, including municipal finance principles and special assessment districts
•Statistical and report writing methods and practices; Public Contracts Code; Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction
•Occupational hazards and safety measures appropriate to work performed Skill to: •Apply critical thinking to complex projects and interpret detailed requirements •Operate various types of standard office equipment, including a personal computer and related software •Operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner Ability to: •Review and check complex engineering designs, computations, plans and studies
•Plan, direct, and coordinate public works, municipal and other engineering programs; operate programs within allocated amounts
•Respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner
•Understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; analyze unusual situations and resolve them through application of management and engineering principles and practices
•Interpret and reconcile expenditure reports
•Communicate effectively orally and in writing
•Plan, organize, and carry out studies and analysis
•Prepare clear, complete, and technically accurate reports correspondence, analytical studies and other written materials using standard office and computer equipment
•Collect and analyze data, develop recommendations based on findings, and reach sound and defensible conclusions
•Work effectively with various governmental agencies, private firms, and the general public
•Analyze situations and take effective action
•Speak before groups, organizations, regulatory bodies and professional meetings, respond constructively to conflict and develop effective resolutions
•Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative, and effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work
•Provide lead supervision
•Use proper English, spelling, grammar and punctuation
•Serve as emergency services worker in the event of an emergency
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Division: Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is desirable. Project Manager or Construction Manager Certification is highly desirable.
The City of Temecula, known as Southern California Wine Country, is San Diego’s gateway into Riverside County. It is ideally located just 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean and approximately 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Incorporated as a general law city in 1989, Temecula enjoys an average daily temperature in the mid to high 70's. With a population of 111,024 residents, Temecula offers all th...e amenities of city life while being committed to the small town atmosphere that its residents value.
Temecula residents’ high quality of life is largely attributed to access to award winning schools and one of the top rated school districts in Riverside County, higher educational opportunities, a vast array of parks and trails, diverse shopping and dining options and beautiful residential communities. In the heart of Temecula is the Historic Downtown, Old Town Temecula which is just a few miles away from Pechanga Resort and Casino, and Southern California’s award winning Wine Country.
With a visionary City Council, the City of Temecula has grown into a powerful regional center that has never lost sight of its strong sense of community. High development standards and carefully managed growth has successfully blended the preservation of our historic character with dynamic and vibrant urban amenities.