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Civil Engineer I (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: June 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

Department: Engineering
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: DOQ - DOQ
Status: Open Until Filled
Details: Resume and cover letter required.
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Full Job Description

Town of Christiansburg
Engineering Department
Code 82015

Under the direct supervision of a Civil Engineer II or as directed, the Civil Engineer I will assist with coordinating water, wastewater, stormwater and/or transportation projects and review subdivision, land development, and capital improvement project plans to ensure prepared plans comply with codes, ordinances, professional standards, best practices, and applicable regulatory requirements.

• Coordinates and updates pavement management program; updates database to reflect new or revised conditions; adds new streets; assists with conducting field investigations to verify accuracy of information; assists creating the pavement maintenance plan; estimates future pavement maintenance needs; prepares and submits GIS maps and condition reports
• Assists with management of water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation projects and contracts; duties include preparing preliminary designs and budget estimates; procuring professional and non-professional services, drafting bidding and award documents, soliciting and receiving RFP’s; scheduling and coordinating work activities; processing pay requests and invoices; reviewing and recommending approval of change orders; conducting construction inspections as part of a completed project field review.
• Conducts and reviews modeling, testing, planning, and engineering studies in support of project analysis and design in coordination with consultant engineers; may provide technical support during construction; reviews and verifies engineering calculations and analysis prepared by consultant engineers;
• Provides information and technical assistance regarding water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation issues and projects; participates in the development of water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation improvement projects in coordination with other departments; conducts programming assessments to determine space, infrastructure, and other project requirements
• Performs technical review of plans for water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation related issues; ensures compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and standards; inventories plan submissions for all required documentation; requests additional information as appropriate; works with developers and contractors to modify plans for conformity
• Provides information and technical assistance concerning construction plans, construction requirements, and related issues; researches and investigates cause of problems
• Develops preliminary and final plans and designs using GIS, CAD and other engineering/drafting tools
• Develops engineering specifications for project construction based on programming assessment, design concepts, fundamental engineering principles, and approved preliminary plan
• Responds to complaints and questions related to division operations and activities; initiates problem resolution
• Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, construction plans and specifications, engineering reports, contract documents, public relations documents, or other documents
• Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, maps, inspection reports, engineering reports, construction plans and specifications, contract documents, procedures, handbooks, reference materials, manuals, laws, codes and ordinances or other documentation reviews; completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate
• Communicates with supervisor, Town officials and employees, consultants, contractors, the public, outside agencies and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to requests for service or assistance
• Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new products, methods, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate
• Operates a personal computer, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software
• Performs other duties as required

The Civil Engineer I will perform tasks that require the ability to exert light to moderate physical effort, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light to moderate weight. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station and periodic field and construction project site visits. Essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, dust, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and construction equipment, or traffic hazards. The typical work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Unscheduled overtime may be mandated as circumstances and workload dictates.


The Civil Engineer I is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Personnel Handbook. Work performance is reviewed utilizing the Town’s employee performance review program following first 6 month introductory period. During this introductory period, the Civil Engineer I must demonstrate a strong understanding of all that the job requires.

• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field

• Valid Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet and maintain Town insurability requirements and a minimum of two (2) years of driving experience.
• Possess and maintain certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or obtain within one (1) year of hire date.

Ability to
• Evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria, including exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives
• Apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility
• Operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions
• Utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory, and/or design data and information
• Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the ability to calculate decimals and percentages and may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations
• Apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives
• Exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria
• Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, and visual cues or signals.
• Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally

• Automobile/Passenger truck
• Cell phone
• Desktop computer/laptop
• Microsoft Office and various software applications
• Various office equipment
• Traffic Counting Equipment


The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that is necessary for the health and safety of all employees and citizens. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening problem immediately and in other cases immediately inform the employee’s supervisor.

The job description is:
• Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title.
• Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
• Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.