Pay Range 21 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$25.2718$37.9077
Hourly (42 hrs.)$24.0684$36.1026
Hourly (56 hrs.)$18.0513$27.0770

Civil Engineer I

Range: $52,565.40 - $78,848.08 (21)
Position Number: 3662

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for performing duties for the engineering department as it relates to site plan review, traffic control, traffic and parking functions, surveying, construction projects and other engineering functions. The position oversees the parking and traffic division.                                           

Supervises the parking and traffic functions of the division which includes assigning and evaluating personnel.

Prepares and reviews annual budget.                                                                         

Maintains city parking lots as it relates to pavement, stripping, landscaping and keeping them clean.                                                                                                       

Works with parking commission as it relates to city parking lots.                            

Performs traffic studies and investigations for various traffic calming measures including qualifying speed humps.                                                                               

Reviews and evaluates site plans for new development and comments (Technical

Review Committee Representative) as it relates to water, sanitary sewer, driveway access, parking, other engineering items per local ordinances and engineering specification manual.                                                                                                       

Provides assistance for major traddic control to other city departments and advice on minor traffic control functions.                                                                                

Evaluate issues and maintains encroachments to meet the Right of Way Regulation policy.                                                                                                            

Prepares contract documents and estimates for engineering projects.         

Coordinates with engineering firms, developers, contractors, government entities and other city departments on all engineering projects.                                            

Assists Director of Engineering with design of engineering projects relating to water, sewer, stormwater, streets, sidewalks, bridges and parking and traffic. 

Assist engineering department in long range budget planning and GIS operations.

Provides survey data for projects and assists CADD operations.                          

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.
Knowledge of local codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of engineering and surveying practices.
Knowledge to equipment used in utility and road construction.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in the use of a computer.
Skill in the use of surveying, drafting, and materials testing equipment.
Skill in the use of electronic and manual measurement devices.
Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Director of Engineering assigns work in terms of goals and objectives.  The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of activities.

GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, city codes and ordinances, city and department policies and procedures, the MUTCD Manual, the Standard Highway Manual, and the NCDOT Specifications and Standard Drawings.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 

COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied engineering and supervisory/ management duties.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is for to perform engineering duties for the City of Wilson as relates to traffic, construction projects, maintenance projects, and other engineering areas, and to supervise the traffic and parking functions of the city.
Successful performance helps ensure the proper construction of streets, parking lots, and other municipal projects.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other local government officials, outside engineers, surveyors, architects, contractors, state and federal agency personnel, elected officials, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguishes between shades of color.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work exposes the employee to contracted machinery with moving parts.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over Traffic Supervisor (1), Traffic Technician (2), and other part-time personnel.

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or other related course of study from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) institution.   

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Rev 08/13