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Associate Engineer

Department:Engineering
Updated:1/31/12
Effective:1/1/12
Approved STPUD:RHS
Approved MGMT GRP:PS

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Engineering Department Manager, performs a variety of engineering work related to the planning, permitting, design, and construction for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water facilities. The duties include on-site construction inspection, selected construction management and project engineering functions, and frequent contact with the public, engineers, contractors, and regulatory agencies. This is the third and final level in the professional engineer series which includes the Junior Engineer and Assistant Engineer positions. Incumbents in this classification must possess a Civil Engineering degree from an ABET accredited school, and registration in the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
Frequently
1/3 – 2/3 of time
Continuously
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting 60% of day 
Standing 40% of day 
Walking 40% of day 
Driving5% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking 50% of day 
Lifting 1-20 lbs X 
Lifting 20-50 lbsX  
Lifting 50+ lbsX  
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder levelX  
Working with body bent over at waistX  
Working in kneeling positionX  
CrawlingX  
Climbing stairsX  
Climbing ladderX  
Major HandX  
PullingX  
PushingX  
Fine Manipulation X 
Typing/Keyboard X 
Writing X 
Simple GraspingX  
FilingX  
Power GripX  
ToolsX  
EquipmentX  
Hand TwistingX  
FoldingX  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
ComputerDesk height
Varies job to job0 - 6 feet to 0 - 40 feet

Equipment Used

Surveying equipment, drafting equipment, personal computers, various software including word processing and spreadsheets, engineering analytical and CAD and GIS programs, various specialized inspection and testing equipment.

Working Conditions

Must be able to work varied hours and work more than 40 hours per week on a frequent basis with minimal equivalent time off granted. Exposure to all environmental factors; weather, chemicals, and odors depending on construction project. During non-construction activity periods, main environment is that of an indoor office with some exposure to unpleasant wastewater treatment odors. During periods of construction activity much of the time is spent inspecting projects, usually outside in noisy, dusty areas, including confined spaces; above ground, such as scaffolding on tanks; or below ground such as pipelines, existing manholes, wet wells, etc. This position also requires sitting at desk or drafting table. May be required to work in inclement weather.