Supervising Engineer

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $4,132.80 - $5,027.20 Biweekly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plans, directs and reviews the work of subordinates and consultants in the design, modification and construction of public works projects. Also participates in the development of civil engineering projects.
  • Serves as technical advisor to the Department on matters of policy and procedures.
    Determines staff assignments on civil engineering projects and the use of consultants.
  • Reviews or performs the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, and estimates. Also certifies that plans and specifications are ready to be advertised.
  • Supervises the administration, inspection, and payments on contract construction projects.
  • Reviews referrals on private development and transmits recommendations to the Planning Department.
  • Reviews and evaluates work performed for accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness of decisions, and conformity to regulations and procedures.
  • Represents the Department and acts as liaison with other departments, contractors, and other government agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State and local regulations and laws.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of grant applications, prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, agreements and other legal documents affecting the Public Works Department.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
Five (5) years of professional experience in civil engineering or related field which has included responsibility for planning and coordinating the implementation of a variety of engineering and public works projects. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Education:
Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering.

License:
Possess and maintain a valid Certification of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Practical application of advanced mathematical calculations/concepts for the assigned task.
  • Application of logic, scientific thinking, engineering methodology and techniques to develop and evaluate projects, plans, and specifications.
  • Plan activities of different groups and the construction and/or engineering design of projects.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone, including making presentation.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Represent the County with community and other agencies.
  • Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
  • Implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering and surveying instruments applicable to the planning, design and construction of public works projects.
  • Mathematics, design methods, and uses and strengths of construction materials, standard specifications, and effect of soil conditions.
  • Engineering mathematics including use of automated equipment and software.
  • Pertinent laws and regulations related to the design and construction of public works facilities, roads, drainage, and structures.
  • Cost estimating and contract administration.
  • Principles, practices, safety requirements, and laws related to surveying and construction inspection.
  • Caltrans Standard Specification, Highway Design Manual, Bridge Design Manuals and Local Programs Manual.
  • Uniform Building Codes and pertinent Federal, State, and County laws pertaining to new construction, additions, repairs, and/or demolition of structure, including safety standards.
  • Principles of supervision and training.


Ability to:
  • Read, interpret and perform analysis and computations on construction documents.
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the public building design and construction functions.
  • Exercise tact and good judgment in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contractors, developers, design professionals, the general public, and other employees.
  • Update professional occupation job knowledge to keep current and informed of new developments.
  • Prepare clear and concise engineering estimates, designs, and specifications, plans and reports.
  • Independently research, plan, and organize the solving of complex engineering problems.
  • Perform accurate engineering computations and notes.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE

$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.


For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


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The Department of Public Works is seeking a Civil Engineer with experience designing federally funded road and/or bridge projects conforming to Caltrans requirements. Please provide a summary of your experience working on these types of projects.

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The Department of Public Works is seeking a Civil Engineer with experience supervising an Engineering Department responsible for the design and construction of federally funded projects including bridge, road and alternative transportation projects. Please provide a summary of any experience you have supervising an engineering department working on these types of projects.

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Summarize the biggest challenges you have encountered in obtaining approval for constructing a federally funded project.

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Please summarize what you feel are the biggest challenges managing a group of Engineers.

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