The City of San Rafael is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Junior Engineer, Assistant Civil Engineer, or Associate Civil Engineer with the San Rafael Sanitation District. Under direct and general supervision, positions in this flexibly staffed series perform field and office professional civil engineering work in the planning, design, technical investigation, inspection and construction of projects in several areas of civil engineering.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but are not limited to the following. For Junior Engineer, duties are performed at the entry engineer level; for Assistant Civil Engineer professional engineer duties performed require more independence and judgment utilizing knowledge of a licensed civil engineer; for Associate Civil Engineer, professional engineer duties are performed at the full journey level:
Develops Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and participate with other department staff in the selection of consulting engineers.
Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates pertaining to construction projects.
Interprets plans and specifications.
Makes engineering calculations, completes design drawings, makes and revises maps, charts and diagrams.
Conducts pre-construction meetings with contractors to establish job requirements, i.e., timing, noise level, traffic impact.
Performs field inspections of various municipal construction projects, in progress and upon completion.
Prepares written reports on civil engineering issues/projects for the department.
Meets with a variety of public and private officials, individually and/or in a group setting, on civil engineering matters.
Research and make recommendations on civil engineering issues/problems.
Performs project management on Capital Projects during the design, environmental, bidding, and construction phases of the project.
Performs Resident Engineer duties on Capital Projects during construction.
Performs inspection and enforcement duties to ensure compliance with applicable design standards, specifications, contracts and legal documents, codes and ordinances.
Meets with State, Federal, Local Districts, Agencies, consultants, and engineers to discuss project guidelines, design parameters, policies and procedures.
Performs work in accordance with local, State, and Federal standards and regulations.
Designs and prepares plans and specifications and cost estimates for a variety of wastewater transportation projects, including but not limited to wastewater and public facilities and infrastructure improvements. Researches project design requirements, performs calculations, prepares estimates of time and materials costs and determines sequencing and detour requirements.
Serves as Project Engineer (size and complexity based on classification), including serving as design team leader, handling contract administration and providing design support for the inspector during construction.
Review plans and maps submitted by private property owners and developers for conformity with laws, ordinances, City and District imposed requirements and accepted professional standards with the goal of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Performs certain administrative duties associated with private improvements and development approvals such as calculating fees, and coordinating with other agencies and City departments.
Investigates field problems affecting the public, property owners, contractors and maintenance operations; collects the necessary data or assigns the collection of data to technical personnel; develops recommendations and meets with the appropriate parties to discuss and implement recommendations.
Provides engineering information, including City and District requirements related to property improvements, to the public and other City departments. Arranges and participates in conferences with other engineers, property owners, developers and the general public on engineering problems.
Assigns investigation, design and drafting tasks to subordinates, reviews completed work and assists in the developing solutions to difficult problems.
Develops revised design and construction standards for public facilities.
Researches publications and industry information sources and attends conferences and continuing education courses to keep abreast of new developments in the field of wastewater engineering.
Prepares special engineering studies and reports, including but not limited to construction diaries, progress payments, state and federal paperwork associated with grant funding and permitting, staff reports and duties as assigned.
Participates in engineering inspection and survey activities.
Prepares written recommendations, correspondence and reports on assigned projects.
May attend and present information at public meetings.
Performs related duties as required.
Junior Engineer is the entry level engineer classification. The position requires a BS degree in Civil Engineering and does not require any formal work experience or engineering certification.
Assistant Civil Engineer is the initial licensed classification in the engineering job class series requiring registration as a civil engineer.
Under general supervision, this position performs engineering work in the design, plan review, investigation, inspection and construction of wastewater transportation projects, and performs related duties as assigned. The Assistant Civil Engineer may oversee the work of contractors for assigned projects and may act as the lead engineer in administrative or technical support performing tasks on the same assigned projects.
Associate Civil Engineer is the journey level classification in the engineering job class series.
This job class requires registration as a licensed civil engineer and 4 years of responsible post degree engineering experience (a master’s degree shall count for 1 year of post degree engineering experience).
Under direction, an Associate Civil Engineer performs difficult and complex engineering work and may serve as a supervisor to a small group of engineers and/or paraprofessional engineering staff. The position calls for a high degree of initiative, technical proficiency, and judgement.
The Associate Civil Engineer is distinguished from the lower class of Assistant Civil Engineer by the level of responsibility, difficulty and variety of engineering work performed. An Associate Civil Engineer is normally responsible for all phases of multiple projects or programs whereas an Assistant Civil Engineer is responsible for one or more individual projects within a program.