Principal Engineer

Approved STPUD:RHS
Approved MGMT GRP:PS

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Engineering Department Manager, is responsible for the management of engineering design and the integrated management of capital program and project level planning, in coordination with construction efforts. Manages multiple elements of complex, multi-disciplinary public works projects. Provides leadership and direct supervision for professional and technical engineering staff, with extensive interaction with other organizational units, public agencies, consultants, contractors and public groups. Performs other management and administrative duties as required.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
1/3 – 2/3 of time
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting  80% of day
Standing10% of day  
Walking10% 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  
Climbing stairsX  
Climbing ladderX  
Major HandX  
Fine ManipulationX  
Typing/Keyboard X 
Writing X 
Simple Grasping X 
Power GripX  
Hand TwistingX  

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

Object Height
ComputerDesk height

Equipment Used

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

Working Conditions

During the winter, main environment is that of an indoor office with some exposure to unpleasant wastewater treatment odors. During the summer, some time may be spent inspecting projects, usually outside in noisy, dusty areas, including confined spaces. May be required to work in inclement weather. Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on a frequent basis with minimal equivalent time off granted.