The Public Works Department has an opportunity for an Associate Civil Engineer. This Associate Civil Engineer position supports the City of Napa's Public Works Engineering/Capital Improvement Program team. This role will perform a variety of engineering and design related activities involving technical, field and other work. The Engineering/Capital Improvement Program group prepares plans, specifications and estimates for various capital projects involving roads, sidewalks, drainage infrastructure, traffic signals, bike/pedestrian facilities including bridges and building and facility improvements. This group is responsible for advertising projects and preparing documents to hand-off to the Construction Division.
This position may also participate in, or be assigned to the Special Projects Group. The Special Project Group is a sub-set of the City's Engineering Division responsible for delivering high priority/high profile Capital Improvement Projects. Such projects generally require additional and extensive coordination with; the general public, stakeholder groups, City Council, external Public Agencies (Caltrans, Napa Sanitation District etc.), and internal City Departments (Parks, Utilities, Community Development etc.).
Under the direction of the Senior Civil Engineer, the incumbent will perform tasks to support the performance of office and field engineering work and other duties as assigned. This position also provides direct supervision to other engineers and engineering paraprofessionals.
This recruitment and examination is being conducted to fill one Associate Civil Engineer and may be used to fill future full-time regular and/or limited-term vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list.The active status of this employment list will be at least six months unless extended or abolished sooner.
In addition to meeting the qualifications listed below, ideal candidates for the Associate Civil Engineer role will have proven success in demonstrating the following competencies:
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skill - Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical, functional, and/or professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; leveraging expert knowledge to accomplish results.
Managing Work - Effectively managing one's time, work group production, and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently time.
Quality Orientation - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how detailed; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Emotional Intelligence - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values and delivers intended results.
Project Management - Designs, implements and manages ongoing projects and directs the related resources, personnel and activities to successful completion.
Coaching and Developing Others - Providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.
Decision Making - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions.
Influencing - Using effective involvement and persuasion strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to actions that support specific work outcomes.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience in civil, water, transportation, or a related engineering field. Supervisory experience is desirable.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field
Certification: Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California with good standing is required.
Internal Number: 19-50263-PW-SP
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