Civil Engineer

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Engineering

Job Description

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Civil Engineers working within the Merit System focus on the design and review of public infrastructure facilities and proposed construction plans to ensure compliance with professional practices, applicable codes, regulations and standards. They direct and assist sub-professional engineering staff assigned to projects in the field. Individuals within this job class work with senior engineer professionals until proficiency is achieved and their work is reviewed for compliance with project outcomes.

  • Assists with the process to announce, collect, assess, and accept bids from contractors for public infrastructure projects.
  • Assists with the design phase of public infrastructure projects (e.g., drainage structures, sanitary sewers, roads, bridges, culverts, etc.) under guidance and supervision of a Sr. Civil Engineer or Chief Civil Engineer.
  • Assists with the pre-construction phase of public infrastructure projects by reviewing proposed construction plans to ensure they safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public; use accepted civil engineering practices; and comply with applicable codes, regulations and standards.
  • Interacts with parties (e.g., developers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, governmental agencies) taking part in the jurisdiction’s permitting process by providing information about permit requirements, and assisting with reviews of permit applications and plans in order to ensure that permit applications and plans meet the jurisdiction’s requirements.
  • Conducts engineering studies to gather data related to existing and/or proposed infrastructure projects and prepares reports and recommendations based on the study’s results.
  • Investigates and responds to complaints or inquiries made by the public to the department or public officials.
  • Assists with monitoring on-going construction projects that were designed by engineering consultants.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Driver's License.
  • Possession of Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field (e.g., Structural, Environmental, etc.).

  • Experience working on ALDOT and/or Utility projects.
  • Experience using Auto CAD, Carlson, Bently Microstation, or other similar Engineering software.
  • Work experience in Surveying and/or Construction.

  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Computer & Technology Operations.
  • Creativity & Innovation.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making. Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Researching & Referencing.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of basic engineering and construction methods and terminology.
  • Knowledge of basic residential, commercial and industrial construction materials.
  • Knowledge of mathematical science (statistics) pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of mathematical data, including predicting and forecasting based on data.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to right-of-ways and easements.
  • Knowledge of the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of structures and altering geography to suit human needs.

Work is conducted both indoors in an office setting as well as regular field visits to outdoor worksites. Work involves use of standard office equipment, such as computer, phone, copier, etc. Work involves the use of a variety of equipment related to inspecting construction sites including, but not limited to: calculator, measuring devices, levels, etc. Job may require exposure to potentially hazardous work conditions (e.g., working in and around traffic, construction zones, heavy equipment). Job may also require exposure to inclement weather when working outdoors (e.g., extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, etc.).

Job involves physical exertion required for sustained periods of light physical activity such as walking or standing. May involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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