To perform professional complex engineering work on various projects, capable of acting at a more independent level and may be assigned specific project or programs to complete; coordinate the work of other professional and technical staff as needed; and to perform other duties as assigned. This is the full journey level class in the Engineer series and it is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant Engineer level, or when filled from the outside, have prior experience.
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: perform complex engineering designs for the preparation of preliminary and final engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for the construction and/or improvement of storm drains, streets, sanitary sewers and related structures; perform engineering calculations for hydrology and hydraulic structures, land surveys and highway and street alignments; prepare and supervise the preparation of legal descriptions and grant deeds for easements and street right-of-ways; participate in right-of-way negotiations and acquisitions; investigate and check tentative and final subdivision maps for accuracy, design, completeness and conformance to the local sub-division ordinance and the State of Subdivision Map Act; design and coordinate the construction of improvement projects; review improvement and grading plans for composition and accuracy; provide written and oral information to the public, contractors, developers and other engineers on related issues; attend meetings and make presentations to various committees, commissions, professional and community groups; write Council agenda statements, reports and correspondence as required; conduct studies related to planning public works facilities; may assist in providing training to staff; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; and perform related duties as assigned.
When assigned to Traffic Engineering: Maintain the city’s traffic signal computer system; repair and maintain complex electronic traffic control equipment; troubleshoots communication lines between microprocessors in the field and microcomputer in the office; review and analyze traffic characteristics in the system; prepare timing plan and strategies; study traffic flow at intersections and calculate plan at the system control level; respond to emergency traffic situations studies when requested; repair printed circuit boards and replace components on the traffic signal equipment; monitor the computer system and upload or download control parameters when necessary; maintain the computer database of traffic signal timing parameters; evaluate system effectiveness according to the results of the Moving Vehicle Survey conducted under the City’s Traffic Monitoring Program; perform troubleshooting and testing on traffic signal safety monitor modules to assure they meet City specifications; assist Traffic Devices Technicians on the pre-installation tests of equipment for new traffic signal installations; prepare signal timing documentation sheets of traffic signals as archive to central computer’s database; provide training to Traffic Devices Technicians in traffic signal timing and control equipment test/ repair; prepare training course material; recommend appropriate hardware modules and test devices for intersection controllers; may assist in providing training to staff; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; and perform related duties as assigned.
For more on the job description and to apply, please visit the City of Chula Vista HR.