CITY OF WEST JORDAN
8000 Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84088
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE ENGINEER
June 1, 2021 Closing Date: Open until filled
$54,059.20 - $76,876.80 (Assistant) Status: Full-time, Exempt
$59,675.20 - $84,884.80 (Associate)
This position may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Engineer level dependent upon
experience and certification.
The statements and information in this document are neither intended to
nor do they create contractual or other rights on behalf of any person
hired by the City.
Under specific direction to perform professional engineering work involved in the design,
CAD, surveying, mapping, construction, and inspection, of engineering projects including
streets, traffic controls, storm water, and water and wastewater systems; to prepare plans
and specifications; and to act as a project manager on assigned projects. This position is a
merit employee position that has the protections found in Utah Code §10-3-1105(1)(a).
II. SUPERVISION EXERCISED
III. ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Serve as project manager on assigned projects; oversee, direct and review the work
of assigned professional and technical project staff; establish design criteria to be
used by project staff and/or outside consultants; establish grades for streets, curbs
and gutters, alleys or other paving projects, water and sewer lines and facilities, and
similar projects; prepare preliminary and final estimates of work and material
requirements; coordinate required advertising for bids.
- Implement development application review program including the review of
development plans, construction plans and specifications; prepare detailed studies of
development related issues and reports to present to committees, Planning
Commission, and City Council; coordinate with outside consultants, cities, agencies,
and the development community.
- Ensure local, state, and federal regulatory compliance at program and project levels;
stay abreast of proposed and current regulations, prepares informational updates to
supervisors, committees, Planning Commission, and City Council; interpret and
update local codes, policies and procedures, design and submittal criteria, and
- Act as a project engineer; research applicable codes, regulations and requirements
for assigned projects; develop and oversee the development of construction plans
and specifications; oversee and prepare changes as field conditions warrant.
- Develop and implements capital improvement projects including transportation,
erosion control / water quality, flood control and drainage, water, and waste water.
- Coordinate formal selection of consultants, when required, for master planning,
design of capital improvement projects, inspection, testing, surveying, or where
other special technical expertise or experience is needed.
- Coordinate consultant services by other disciplines including but not limited to
architects, engineers, surveyors, testing labs, attorneys, and right of way specialists.
- Provide project management services; prepare detailed scope of work, develop and
monitor schedules and budgets, and monitor performance of subordinate staff and
consultants; establish priorities and adjust schedules to meet priorities established by
the department Director in consideration of current department goals, objectives,
priorities, and workload.
- Prepare and assemble complete construction plans, specifications and contract
documents; prepare detailed construction cost estimates; prepare capital
improvement project reports and make presentations to boards, commissions, and
- Perform bid phase services including planning and directing a pre-bid conference,
interpretation of plans and specifications, preparation of addenda, analysis of bids,
and the recommendation of award; obtain necessary outside agency permits, and
right of way descriptions for property acquisition by City’s property agent.
- Coordinate construction phase services including construction administration,
testing, and inspection; prepare and administer construction phase documents
including progress payments, field changes, and change orders, and ensures
compliance with plans, specifications, and contract documents, provides
interpretations as required.
- Respond to and resolves citizen inquiries and complaints; conduct detailed
investigations to determine any problems, responsibilities and feasible solutions;
prepare correspondence and coordinates with interested parties, fosters teamwork
and cooperation with other divisions, agencies and stakeholders
- Maintain constant awareness of progress on assigned projects to ensure compliance
with designated time and cost schedules for project completion; supervise and
participate in the inspection of construction projects; prepare change orders; review
contractor’s estimates and prepare/review progress payments.
- Provide assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and
resolution of problems during construction; review as-built plans to ensure
compliance with original plans and specifications.
- Review subdivision plans and site plans for conformance with City ordinances and
- Review private contract projects for conformance with City ordinances, policies,
standards and accepted engineering practices; meet with architects, engineers, and
developers to provide preliminary review of development concept and design.
- Review and process requests for right-of-way vacations, encroachment permits,
address assignment and site development ordinance variance requests.
- Participate in development review.
- Participate in directing the activities of survey parties; convert, compute, and plot
information obtained in field surveys.
- Plot profiles; prepare maps and plans; create drawings/maps using AutoCAD.
- Review contractor’s bids/proposals and make recommendations.
- Participate in the evaluation of procedures and in the development of new and
- Participate in the development and preparation of standards for engineering design
and materials of construction.
- Prepare special engineering studies and reports; perform special assignments on
engineering problems as necessary; prepare specific studies for other City staff.
- Provide technical assistance and support to other divisions and departments; provide
public counter support to developers, builders, contractors and the general public
pertaining to City engineering and related requirements; attend public meetings as
- Exercise professional engineering judgment in accordance with current accepted
practice of civil engineering and appropriate laws and codes.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
IV. JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
A. Knowledge of:
- Standard principles and practices of engineering.
- Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical
engineering report preparation.
B. Skill with:
- Materials, tools, and equipment used in engineering.
- Principles of mathematics as applied to engineering work.
- Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
- Principles and procedures of records keeping and reporting.
- Safe driving principles and practices.
- Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and
C. Ability to:
- Operate a motor vehicle safely.
- Learn principles and practices of project and construction management.
- Learn to develop, review and modify a full range of engineering plans,
designs, and specifications specific to area of assignment.
- Learn pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
including engineering laws and regulations.
- Prepare and maintain technical civil engineering records and prepare reports.
- Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to
changing situations and needs.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships
with those contacted in the course of work.
V. Minimum Qualifications:
B. Education and/or Training:
- No technical engineering experience is required but is desired.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course
work in civil engineering or a related field.
C. License or Certificate:
- Valid Utah Driver’s License.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment, State
Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate (E.I.T.)
- Ability to obtain a Professional Engineering license in the State of Utah
within 5 years of employment.
E. Education and/or Training:
- Four years of technical engineering experience.
- Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Requires 12
CEU’s per year as an Assistant Engineer.
F. License or Certificate:
- Possession of a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License issued by the State of
- Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months, an appropriate, valid
G. Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
- Ability to work in a standard office environment with some ability to kneel,
stoop, climb and lift 75 lbs.; some exposure to outdoors, vibration, and
mechanical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must complete and submit a City application and resume to Human
Resources through the website at www.westjordan.utah.gov. This position is open until filled.