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Civil Engineer II

at High Point Parks and Recreation Department

Pay: $59627.6 to $80928.4/year
$59627.6 - $80928.4
Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2586366

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Occupational Summary

Work is performed under the general supervision of a Civil Engineer III or the City Engineer. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate technical and clerical personnel.
Performs difficult engineering computations and designs while often supervising the execution, planning, and construction of a variety of tasks for major public works and utility facilities; does related work as required.

Essential Tasks

  • Participates in the planning, design and construction of individual tasks for routine projects;
  • Prepares complex designs for hydrologic studies and runoff analysis, hydraulic calculations of open channel and closed conduit flows, water distribution system site and sanitary sewer system site design with all appurtenances, storm drainage system designs, roadway or street curve (horizontal and vertical) alignments relative to site distances, design speeds, established standards, and site grading plans;
  • Creates preliminary AutoCAD drawings from electronic field data, surface models and profiles, cross-sections and typical road section templates, excavation and fill volume analysis, plan and profile drawings using x-reference capability, and other drawings for construction, design concepts, or presentations;
  • Prepares presentation maps and plans for preliminary design aid;
  • Coordinates intra-departmental team activities;
  • Plans, supervises and reviews the work of other technical personnel engaged in the preparation of designs, drawings, estimates, specifications, construction contracts, payments to contractors and related engineering work;
  • Oversees and/or participates in the preparation of bid documents, agreements, monthly pay estimates, and related matters with contractors and officials;
  • Coordinates activities with personnel of the construction division of the department;
  • Participates in the review of subdivision, site & construction plans, specifications and code compliance;
  • Prepares and presents technical reports;
  • Coordinates work with consulting engineers, other municipal departments and governmental agencies;
  • May supervise or lead design team involved in individual tasks of public projects;
  • Prepares pre-construction checklists and conducts pre-construction meetings;
  • Performs quantity take-off and prepares cost estimates;
  • Performs value engineering cost analysis (Function, Value vs. Cost)
  • Performs a variety of other duties for Civil Engineer III and the City Engineer as directed;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.



  • State certification as an Engineer Intern (EI) or licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of North Carolina;
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college/university;
  • Experience in public works and utility engineering, including some supervisory experience;
  • Two (2) years of experience in public works and utility engineering design;
  • Two (2) years of experience with computer design and drafting programs such as AutoCAD and/or other civil design software;
  • Two (2) years of experience with computer modeling and design programs for hydrology, hydraulics, structures, and highways;
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects with little oversight from engineer of record;
  • Competent in use of computer software systems and modules.
Physical Requirements
  • Hearing/Speaking; Expressing and/or receiving information by means of spoken word and perceiving nature of sounds by ear are both necessary to converse with supervisor, other employees, property owners, government officials and the general public in person and by telephone.
  • Visual Abilities;
    • Acuity (far) - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.  Both eyes 20/30 – R 20/30 – L-20/30 corrected;
    • Acuity (near) - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.  Must be able to see reading material, forms, reports, etc.. Both eyes 20/22 corrected;
    • Depth Perception - Three-dimensional vision and the ability to judge distance and space relationships.  Must be able to judge distances for safe operations motor vehicles.  Depth perception -4;
    • Field of Vision - The area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are focused on one point.  Necessary for the safe operation of motor vehicles;
    • Accommodation - Must be able to adjust the eye lens to bring an object into sharp focus.  This item is especially important when doing near-point work at varying distances and for photographing objects;
  • Physical Strength - Degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include:
    • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 50 or more with assistance;
    • Requires walking, standing, climbing, sitting, climbing, bending, stooping, stretching, and the mobility to maneuver over both even and extremely uneven terrain, and the ability to make field observations in remote and difficult to reach outdoor locations.
  • Type of Physical Demands
    • Reaching - Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Necessary for the use of engineering equipment such as drafting tools, video and camera equipment, computer keyboards, calculators and such.
    • Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).  Necessary for the use of engineering tools such as drafting tools, video and camera equipment, computer keyboards, calculators and such.
    • Fingering - Picking, pinching or otherwise working with fingers primarily rather than the entire hand or arm.  Necessary in order to hold pen or pencil to write, to dial telephone, to operate drafting tools, computer and other office equipment.
Mental Activity/Requirements
  • Reasoning;
    • Ability to apply principles of engineering and logical thinking to practical and technical problems encountered in engineering functions and administration; ability to interpret codes as they relate to engineering designs. Good judgment is essential.
  • Mathematics Ability;
    • Ability to use mathematics in engineering calculations and estimates; ability to apply mathematical formulas found in the practice of engineering; ability to use arithmetic to determine costs. Good math skills are essential.
  • Language Ability;
    • Ability to read and comprehend code manuals, technical design and construction drawings, ordinances, technical manuals, policy manuals, instructions, directions, reports, and other documents relating to the job requirements.
    • Ability to draw technical designs; ability to write correspondence and numbers; ability to write in technical terms associated with the job; ability to write memoranda and reports.
    • Ability to be conversant in voice and diction so as to convey ideas to other employees, governmental agencies, other professionals, legislative bodies, contractors and the general public; ability to express ideas in the technical and/or trade terms associated with the engineering profession.
Environmental Conditions
  • Physical Surroundings
  • Employee will be working inside buildings which are both conditioned and unconditioned spaces and will also be working outside.
  • When required to monitor public works and utility system installations, employee may encounter wet, dry, hot or cold extremes.
  • May have to go into areas with limited horizontal and vertical clearances, or where areas are unsanitary in and around buildings and where areas have offensive odors.
  • May be required to maneuver over uneven terrain.
  • Hazards
  • Employee will be exposed to trash, debris, and insects.
  • Must negotiate uneven terrain.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, mud and wet conditions.
  • Employee must sometimes work within buildings and/or areas which are in a dangerous condition.
  • Work is subject to final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.
Machinery/Tools/Work Aids/Other Equipment
  • Common working tools: Drafting tools, writing instruments, telephone, motor vehicle, video and camera equipment, dictation device, computer, software, design and construction drawings, audio recorder, calculator, pens, pencils, copy machine(s), printer, plotter, code books, technical manuals, City Ordinances, Personnel Resolution and other work aids relative to the position.
This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point's workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.
The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

Special Requirements

Must have valid appropriate driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina.  Must have current state certification as an Engineer Intern (EI) or licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of North Carolina.  Must be able to exercise Professional Engineering judgment in problem solving on a project task level.  Must be able to work with City employees and persons within the state, nation and possibly other countries, as need dictates.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to traverse uneven terrain.  Must be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with people of all career levels.  Must be knowledgeable of and proficient with computer operation, design and drafting techniques.  Must be knowledgeable of Floodplain Management Ordinance requirements and review of permit applications.  Must be proficient in researching existing information and compiling data in preparation for design.  Must have thorough knowledge of construction field techniques.  Must have thorough knowledge of traffic control standards and techniques.