CLASSIFICATION: CIVIL ENGINEER IV
Class Code: 2024-27 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 08-03-11
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise a variety of major civil engineering projects or provide technical expertise in the review of civil engineering systems design.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises the training and education of subordinate personnel to achieve engineering goals and to enhance ability to perform assigned duties.
· Plans, coordinates, and supervises a major civil engineering project or projects.
· Resolves conflicts and avoids delays by identifying, analyzing and evaluating project factors.
· Communicates with organizations and conducts public meetings, maintains good public relations and solicits appropriate input for the projects.
· Studies, recommends and presents design problem solutions to supervisors.
· Administers and enforces statutes as they apply to civil engineering projects.
· Acts as project manager to coordinate and track engineering projects and to ensure work is completed according to established timeframes.
· Directs the inspection and monitoring of construction activities; reviews construction plans both in progress and upon completion.
· Reviews project records and approves the progress payment to the contractors.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Possession of a Master of Science degree from a recognized college or university with a major concentration in civil engineering.
Experience: Four years' post baccalaureate experience in the practice of civil engineering.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in civil engineering.
Experience: Six years' post baccalaureate experience in the practice of civil engineering.
Education: Possession of an Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical school with a major study in civil technology.
Experience: Six years' experience in the practice of civil engineering at a level equivalent to Civil Engineer I (or higher), plus two additional years' experience in a position comparable to an Engineering Technician.
License/Certification: Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire or a Licensed Professional Engineer in another state and obtain licensure in NH within one year of employment.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (For Department of Environmental Services only) Other related engineering degrees as indicated on the supplemental job description will be accepted for this class series.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering with special reference to the activities of the appropriate specialty. Knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of public works. Knowledge of effective supervision. Ability to perform mathematical computations applicable to engineering surveying and design operations. Ability to prepare, interpret and utilize civil engineering plans, maps and specifications. Ability to plan and supervise the work of professional and technical assistants. Ability to make comprehensive recommendations on engineering problems. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, consultants, contractors, and contractor's employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.