Merced CountyMerced 95341
Full Time

Plans, directs, reviews or performs the work involved with the construction, Design and Development of specifically assigned Public Works projects.

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Senior Engineering Associate

Merced County
Full Time Public Works Department-Road Division, 345 W 7th St, Merced, CA 95341, United States


This position will inspect and provide oversight to Roads and Bridge projects.

Knowledge of AutoCad is desirable.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, directs, reviews or performs the work involved with the construction, Design and Development of specifically assigned Public Works projects.
  • May administer contract construction projects, direct inspectors, survey crews and quality control on contract work and directs and reviews the preparation of plans specifications and cost estimates for projects, drafts recommended engineering design standards, policies and procedures.
  • Instructs and advises project support staff and consultants regarding engineering techniques.
  • Confers with officials and the general public on public works matters.
  • Arranges for contractual agreements with financial agencies.
  • Interprets Federal, State and local regulations and develops procedure manuals from this information.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of grant applications, prepares comprehensive reports and makes recommendations on engineering and administrative problems.
  • May represent the Department and act as liaison with other government agencies and the general public.
  • Confers with officials, contractors and professionals on Public Works matters.
  • Assists with the supervision and training of other Public Works employees.
  • Confers with and provides technical advice to other County departments.
  • Prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, agreements and other legal documents affecting the Public Works Department.
Minimum Qualifications

Three (3) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience which has included responsibility for planning and coordinating the implementation of a variety of engineering and public works projects. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Essential Functions


  • Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Practical application of advanced mathematical calculations and concepts as appropriate for the assigned engineering task.
  • Application of logic, scientific thinking, engineering methodology and techniques to develop and evaluate projects, plans, and specifications.
  • Plan activities of different groups and the construction and/or engineering design of projects.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
  • Train and evaluate assigned project team members.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequently kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Frequently lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of: 
  • Principles and practices of Civil Engineering and design and construction of Public Works projects.
  • Methods and equipment used in engineering construction and surveying.
  • Strength, properties and uses of engineering construction materials and testing methods.
  • Principles and techniques of organization, supervision, management, training, program budgeting and monitoring.
  • Accepted safety practices relating to Public Works projects.
  • Environmental elements and requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Act.
  • State and local Codes/laws relating to planning, development and construction of Public Works projects.
  • Computer programs and software used for Public Works projects.

Ability to:  
  • Prepare construction plans using computer programs and software.
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of professional and sub-professional Public Works personnel and consultants.
  • Prepare and direct the preparation of legal descriptions and contracts.
  • Administer the construction of large Public Works projects.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with governmental agencies, other County departments and officials, and with the general public.
  • Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Update professional occupation job knowledge to keep current and informed of new developments relating to the position.