Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
The City of Lafayette (pop. 24,000) is recruiting for the position of an Assistant Engineer. Lafayette prides itself on its vibrant downtown, beautiful tree-studded hillsides and great schools. Lafayette residents expect personalized service to deliver customized solutions to the community’s unique engineering and public works priorities. This position will be part of the team whose mission is to meet that challenge, and to ensure that Lafayette retains its semi-rural character and "small town" downtown feel.
The position encompasses various professional field and office engineering work related to the management and administration of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), land development, and public works infrastructure construction and maintenance projects. The position will require a hands-on approach to project management with the engineer performing much of their own construction inspection. Since construction inspection is a large component of this position, candidates must be comfortable working outdoors year-round and being adjacent to vehicle traffic, heavy equipment, open trenches and general public works construction activities. The position provides professional staff assistance to other engineers, departments, and the public.
This is a challenging job in a great city! The new Engineer will be joining a staff of dedicated, energetic and fun professionals.
As part of the Engineering Services Department the Assistant Engineer performs the following major duties:
Plans, designs, and inspects civil engineering construction projects.
Reviews construction plans to verify compliance with City, State, Federal, and/or industry standards and requirements for public works infrastructure.
Reviews engineering calculations and participates in pre-design, construction, and utility coordination meetings.
Provides construction administration, public relations, management, surveying, and inspection of construction projects.
Reviews and inspects work to preserve public safety and ensure conformance with plans and specifications.
Assists in processing encroachment permits and inspections.
Participates in Clean Water programs and preparation of required reports.
Performs field investigations of problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations and responds to citizen inquiries and complaints.
Prepares staff reports to Council and Commissions and participates in public meetings.
Lafayette also provides an attractive benefits package that includes:
A 401-A retirement plan with City-paid monthly contributions of 10% of salary with the option of a 5% match as well as City-paid social security contributions. Lafayette does not participate in PERS.
City-subsidized health and dental insurance as well as life insurance and disability insurance.
12 paid holidays and up to 20 days of annual vacation, depending on tenure.
Challenging, interesting work; opportunities for innovation and creativity.
The final filing date is Monday January 6, 2020. To be considered, you must submit a City of Lafayette Employment Application, plus relevant materials that amplify your qualifications. You must apply online at www.lovelafayette.org/jobs. For questions, please email TRobinson@lovelafayette.org.
Following the filing date, resumes will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interviews in January with an anticipated start date of approximately mid-February 2019.
In addition to familiarity with civil engineering principles, procedures, methods, materials and techniques used in public works projects, qualified candidates should have the ability to communicate effectively with the public and contractors. Experience with Microsoft Office programs is required and experience with GIS and CAD software is highly desirable. An equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering The Assistant level position requires two years of professional engineering experience and an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate is highly desirable.
About City of Lafayette
With a current population of 24,285, Lafayette is nestled among rolling green wooded hills in the San Francisco Bay area. Located in beautiful Contra Costa County, Lafayette is just 20 miles east of San Francisco and 8 miles from Berkeley. Lafayette was incorporated in order to preserve and enhance its semi-rural character and is noted for its high quality of life, warm, small-town feel, and stimulating urban culture. The city enjoys top rated schools, a low crime rate, clean air and endless recreational opportunities. In this community you will find a vast network of hiking trails and open space areas, a beautiful reservoir, a vast array of cultural offerings and a quaint downtown known for its “Restaurant Row”. All of which can be enjoyed in the beautiful Mediterranean climate.Lafayette is unique and proud of it. The city was incorporated in 1968 to provide limited services with a small staff and ensure financial stability through conservative fiscal policies. The “Four P’s”: police, public works, planning and parks are firmly planted in the DNA of the organization as its highest priorities. The city contracts for the majority of services so that it receives the best combination ...of price, quality and flexibility. The city’s conservative fiscal policies have placed it in the enviable position of having no unfunded obligations, a large financial reserve and a bond rating of AAA. The city embraces the community with many volunteers and city commissions that partner with city staff to achieve community goals.