Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer


DATE: 07-26-13


 JOB TITLE:Civil Engineer




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:Assistant City Engineer


DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Engineering Technicians


NATURE OF WORK: Performs technical and complex work in designing municipal projects, inspection of municipal construction projects, manages infrastructure database.





MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering required. Must have successfully completed Engineer-In-Training Exam. Possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience in Civil Engineering related to municipal operations.  MNDOT Certifications. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite of programs. Experience with AutoCad Civil 3D. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Software. Experience with HydroCad or other stormwater programs.




I. Analyzes infrastructure issues and prepares reports

A. Stormwater reports

B. Assists Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent in implementing Inflow and Infiltration program.


II. Performs layout, drafting, and design work on a variety of engineering projects to ensure code compliance and use of accepted engineering practices.

A. Designs complex construction projects along with preparation of specifications.

B. Ensures compliance to MN Statute 429 Special Assessments, including preparation of feasibility report, assessment role, notifications, etc.

C. Performs field survey work

D. Performs design work on various municipal projects.

E. Estimates and compiles cost relating to various projects.

F. Checks legal descriptions and writes easements.

G. Coordinates plans and activities on projects


III. Performs on-site inspections of various projects and monitors project progress.

A. Checks for plan and specification compliance according to good engineering practices.

B. Manages construction contract

C. Performs or authorizes field and laboratory testing of construction materials.


IV. Leads implementation of GIS for City

A. Leads pavement management program, including street ratings

B. Coordinates infrastructure data management program for storm sewer, sanitary sewer, pavement, and signage.

C. Coordinates GIS activities with other public entities to avoid duplication of effort


V. Environmental Reporting

A. Assists Wastewater Superintendent in preparation of annual report and permit applications.


VI. Maintains engineering records.

A. Keeps city maps up to date.

B. Maintains records of sanitary and storm sewer and advises sewer crew of maintenance work required


VII. Performs all other job-related activities as necessary.



I. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the division.

a. Answers citizen questions and requests for materials and information.

b. Responds to citizen inquiries regarding construction projects.

c. Maintains good relations with contractors working on City projects.



I. Successful completion of Engineer in Training Exam.

II. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license.



I. MNDOT Certifications

II. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite of programs

III. Experience with AutoCad Civil 3D

IV. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Software

V. Experience with HydroCad or other stormwater programs



I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Standard surveying equipment, motor vehicles, communication equipment, computers, copiers, fax machines, measuring devices, and calculators.


I. Hours may vary dependent upon construction schedule. Late fall to early spring will typically be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is an exempt position and does not accrue overtime.

II. Both an office environment and outdoor construction job site activities, and survey work, which includes wide variation in temperature from winter work in sub-zero Fahrenheit to summer temperatures occasionally in excess of 100° F. There is exposure to the natural elements - dust, insects, weather, and conditions that could be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five (75) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.