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Civil Engineer II - Traffic

at City of Commerce City

Pay: $65998 to $82497/year
$65998 - $82497
Posted: 6/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2299157
Keywords: electronic

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Purpose

The Civil Engineer II performs professional engineering work in one or more functional areas including project management, design, transportation, development review, and construction. The Civil Engineer II may coordinate internal or external projects with developers, contractors, other municipalities or districts, and City staff. This is a journey level position in a job series and requires the ability to perform assigned tasks independently.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews traffic reports, construction plans, traffic control and access plans, traffic studies, construction materials and testing reports, surveys, subdivision plats, annexation maps, building permits, and final inspections
  • Implements the City's traffic calming policy
  • Manages small signage & striping projects from development of scope to completion of project
  • Oversees annual traffic count program
  • Conducts various traffic studies including speed analysis, signal warrant analysis, etc.
  • Reviews and comments on large and complex development proposals, construction, and public improvement project plans
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures and programs to expedite the achievement of department and City goals
  • Administer various programs and contracts as assigned
  • Analyzes operational data and reports
  • Reviews invoices from contractors and consultants, and makes payment recommendations
  • Prepares cost and materials estimates
  • Responds to complex questions and service requests for assigned areas
  • Reviews referrals from various agencies
  • Provides information on projects to City employees, private entities, and citizens
  • Reviews and edits construction drawings to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Researches and prepares legal descriptions of right-of-ways, easements, and ownership deeds
  • Writes, edits, and assembles contract documents, bid forms, and specifications for assigned projects
  • Prepares contracts, grant requests, and various reports
  • Plans, coordinates, and participates in research, investigations, surveys, and studies with other departments, outside agencies, and consulting engineers
  • Reviews and approves construction area traffic control plans

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and Engineer Intern (EI) or Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) certification is required.  Two years experience in Civil Engineering or closely related field is required. Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of traffic engineering & application of traffic engineering principles
  • Knowledge of roadway and bridge construction specifications, standards and practices
  • Knowledge of the standards and regulations governing Public Works projects and project safety
  • Knowledge of construction and engineering terminology
  • Strong mathematical skills to perform calculations and estimations
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • Beginning level Auto Cad skills
  • Strong human relations skills that support the City and department's mission
  • Ability to assist others in understanding and meeting established standards
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans
  • Ability to acquire and apply new skills to projects and work assignments
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions in the best interest of the City
  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineering and construction professionals, coworkers, and the public
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment to provide excellent customer service

Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Driving: May drive a City or personal vehicle during the course of business
  • Office equipment: Uses all routine office equipment
  • Computer equipment: Uses a personal computer, Microsoft Office suite, databases, specialized HR/Payroll software, and internet functionality
  • Other equipment: None
  • Language skills:  Reads, interprets, and analyzes technical documents, government regulations, and professional journals; writes reports, business correspondence, procedures, and proposals; presents information and responds to questions from large and small groups of employees at all levels of the organization
  • Mathematical skills:  Performs simple calculations including percentage, proportions, and applies concepts of basic algebra
  • Reasoning ability:  Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws conclusions using a variety of concrete and abstract variables; makes independent judgments in the absence of supervision
  • Physical activities: Sits most of the time, but may walk, stand, stoop, bend, or squat for short periods of time; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to operate office equipment and computer keyboard
  • Lifting: May lift and carry up to 20 pounds
  • Vision and hearing: No special vision or hearing requirements
  • Exposure to environmental conditions: NoneOffice equipment: Copier, fax, calculator, shredder, printer, scanner, Blackberry, cell phone
  • Computer equipment: Personal computer, laptop computer, Microsoft Office, Auto Cad and other software used in the profession and department
  • Other equipment: GPS
  • Language skills: Reads, interprets, and analyzes technical documents, codes and regulations, and professional journals; writes reports, business correspondence, procedures, and proposals; presents information and responds to questions individually and in small or large groups
  • Mathematical skills:   Performs basic mathematical calculations an complex calculations utilizing formulas; determines percentages and decimals; uses basic systems of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; determines time, weight, and volume
  • Reasoning ability: Applies the principles of logic, scientific thinking, and engineering judgment to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems using multiple complex abstract and concrete variables in order to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Physical activities: Sits for several hours at a time; may stand, walk, bend, stoop, and reach for short to long periods of time
  • Lifting: May lift and carry up to 20 pounds for short periods of time
  • Vision and hearing: Must be able to read paper and electronic documents. Must be able to  differentiate colors and shades of color Must hear sufficiently to converse with others and participate in meetings with large and small groups
  • Exposure to environmental conditions: May be exposed to heat, cold, noise, smoke, odors, traffic, wetness when doing field-work, surveying or working at construction sites


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.