SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER                                                                   1015

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class plans and supervises the technical activities of an engineering section of a public works department or acts as a consultant to a technical or administrative supervisor.  Work entails the application of civil engineering skills to various projects undertaken in connection with surveys and the design, inspection, investigation and construction of public works, sewage facilities, air and other pollution control systems, and buildings.  Work is reviewed by an administrative or technical supervisor through discussions and inspections, principally for determining general progress and adherence to departmental policies and regulations.  Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, technical and clerical employees.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

          Supervises and participates in the design and construction of highways, bridges, buildings, parking fields, sewers, sewage treatment facilitates, or other public works structures;

          Supervise the preparation of right-of-way maps, legal descriptions, and survey sketches of right of way parcels;

          Directs the operation of the sewer plan review program and makes recommendations for sewage planning and construction;

          Supervises field surveys, testing and monitoring activities, prepares cost estimates and supervises inspections for conformance with contract specification;

          Supervises and participates in the structural inspection of bridges as mandated by Federal and State laws;

          Reviews plans and specifications provided by consulting engineers and architects; makes modification recommendations;

          Provides sewage system planning data to real estate developers desiring to file maps in Suffolk County subdivisions requiring sewage treatment facilitates;

          Appears as expert witness before courts, commissions and boards of arbitration.

         

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering and surveying; thorough knowledge of professional engineering principles involved in the investigation, planning, design and construction of public works facilities, sewage plants, incinerators and other sanitary facilities; thorough knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to the design, construction and operation of sewage plants and facilities, highways and buildings; good knowledge of modern developments and current literature available in the field of public works engineering; ability to plan, design and prepare engineering plans and specifications; ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and review the work of technical and clerical assistants in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to perform engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on engineering problems; ability to supervise inspection work on complicated structural highway projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local state and federal agencies; ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

          OPEN COMPETITIVE

          Either:

a)  Possession of a Professional Engineer's License issued by the State of New York, and two (2) years of sanitary and/or civil engineering experience following acquisition of the license; or,

b)  Ten (10) years of sanitary and/or civil engineering experience, which must include one (1) year of experience following the acquisition of a Professional Engineer’s License issued by the State of New York.

 

          PROMOTIONAL

          Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Civil Engineer.

         

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Candidates must maintain a Professional Engineer's License issued by the State of New York while employed in this title.

 

R08/13/08

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive