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Civil Engineering Assistant

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Posted: 09/15/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84515

Job Description

Our client is a large municipality in LA County.  They have an immediate need for a Civil Engineering Assistant.  Great opportunity to boost your resume!  Hybrid opportunity (2 days onsite) and 9/80 work week.

Performs professional engineering assignments with instructions and receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems in the planning, plan checking, field inspecting, designing and managing the construction of public works projects.  

Works under the general supervision of the Principal Civil Engineer, Supervising Civil Engineer, or designee. Exercises technical supervision over assigned staff.

Gathers and organizes data and prepares designs, maps, estimates, reports, plans and specifications for the construction, alteration, and maintenance of a variety of civil engineering projects.
Prepares and reviews computations, design plans, and 'as-built' drawings; prepares quantity estimates and project schedules for storm drains, water mains, sewers, site improvements, streets, sidewalks, ADA ramps, utilities, and various structures.  
Ascertains drainage areas and computes run-off velocity and quantity of flow.
Analyzes bids and conducts field investigations and feasibility studies.
Performs public works plan checks for off-site improvements, utilities, and urban runoff associated with single family, multifamily, commercial, and industrial permit applications and development agreements.
Provides assistance at the public counter by issuing permits, processing payments, answering phones, responding to questions, and reviewing plan check comments.
Reviews water meter applications and makes recommendations for new meters.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:
Theory, principles, and practices of civil, structural, and traffic engineering
Drafting and survey methods
Design, construction, and maintenance requirements of public works facilities, including buildings, streets, water distribution and drainage systems and sanitary sewers
Mathematics and surveying applicable to civil and traffic engineering
Strengths, properties, and uses of materials of construction
Construction plans and specifications
Principles of customer service
Ability to:
Apply civil engineering principles to the solution of specific problems involving structural, hydrologic, and hydraulic analysis design; mathematics; construction methods; design esthetics; and space planning
Read, interpret, prepare, and check professional engineering, legal descriptions, survey notes, and streets and traffic signal plans
Utilize computer programs to perform calculations and have proficiency in computer aided drafting software
Review, process, and issue permits
Read, interpret, and implement provisions of applicable codes and standards
Establish and maintain cooperative professional and effective working relationships with other City employees and the public
Work independently with minimal supervision
Skill in:
Using personal computers and applicable software
Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing
Preparing and presenting clear and concise oral and written reports and recommendations
Drafting reports quickly and concisely
Public relations 

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, architecture, construction technology, construction management, design and drafting or a closely related field.
Experience: One year of recent, paid, progressively responsible experience in civil engineering.
License and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Hourly rate DOE: $43 - $62/hr
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