Senior Associate Civil Engineer (Employment Opportunity)

  • City of Detroit
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 04, 2018
Full Time Engineering Human Resources and Personnel Public Works
  • Salary: $54,528.00 - $77,321.00 Annually

Job Description


Under general supervision, is in charge of the civil engineering design and preparation of plans and specifications for major municipal engineering projects.

Examples of Duties

  1. Plans and supervises the work of a moderately large group of subordinate engineers and drafting technicians engaged in performing fundamental civil engineering design and feasibility studies of alternate methods of solving specific civil engineering problems; and preparing detailed designs and plans, drawings, specifications, and estimates of costs for projects.
  2. Prepares plans and policies for carrying out work.
  3. Assigns, reviews and approves the work of subordinates.
  4. Instructs and advises workers on the more difficult phases of work.
  5. Designs, selects, and approves the major design features.
  6. Prepares the more important specifications.
  7. Investigates and analyzes construction methods used.
  8. Examines plans, specifications, and estimates for completeness and conformity with accepted design practices, polices, and procedures.
  9. Prepares special studies and reports relative to matters such as alternate solutions and estimates of materials and costs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Five years of experience in the design and preparation of plans for large municipal projects including two years in a supervisory or team leadership capacity.

  • Current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Supplemental Information

  • Oral Appraisal - 70%
  • Evaluation of TEP - 30%
  • Portfolio (Work Sample) - Pass / Fail
  • Domicile Credit: Points up to 15% (City of Detroit Residents must verify residency for the 12 months prior to application).
  • Veterans' Preference Points up to 15%

  • Principals and methods of civil engineering design and construction.
  • Equipment and materials used in civil engineering projects.
  • Project costing, monitoring and reporting techniques.

  • Analyzing problems relating to civil engineering design and construction.
  • Supervising, prioritizing and directing the work of others.
  • Reading, understanding and evaluating engineering plans and specifications.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Use of personal computers and common office and work related software.
  • Preparing concise technical and non-technical reports.

  • Plan and direct the activities of a moderately large group of subordinate engineers and draft technicians.
  • Estimate costs and schedules for engineering projects.
  • Interact effectively with subordinates and peers with tact and diplomacy.
  • Display initiative and resourcefulness in solving difficult and unusual engineering problems in connection with problems of civil engineering design.

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on requirements of the position.

  • Work involves office, field and plant activities.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the class. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Specific job duties may vary from position to position.

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