Engineering Associate

Public Works: Engineering


$50766 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package

Engineering Associate Starting Salary: $50,766/year

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $76,148/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2021.

Benefits: Full City Benefits Package. The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please visit our website at

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Job Description

Position Summary

Under direction of the City of St. George Assistant City Engineer, performs a variety of skilled technical and moderately complex tasks related to the engineering of public works projects for the City. Work involves application of technical knowledge and independent judgment in design, drafting, use of computer software, surveying, preparation of right-of-ways and legal descriptions, field management, construction, and inspection work. Responsibilities may include a variety of traffic and transportation duties and special studies.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Coordinates the weekly Joint Utility Committee (JUC) meetings and helps prepare development submittals for this meeting for review by the JUC committee members. Coordinates approval of development submittals through the JUC process and works with the committee members through the approval process to verify drawings are approved with the approval of the site construction drawings. This includes verifying that correct easements, legal descriptions and easements are provided and recorded as part of development projects.

2. Reviews and may approve site development construction drawings, including geotechnical reports and drainage studies, based on compliance with city standards and specifications and general engineering

principles. As part of the review of site development projects, also, reviews and may approve

development projects for compliance with LID. This may require working with engineers, developers,

and property owners to resolve concerns with LID. As part of the review and approval of development

site construction drawings, writes development agreements as necessary for approval of development

projects. May assist inspectors in responding to questions from Developers, Engineers and Contractors

during construction of development projects.

3. Receives phone calls and emails from the general public regarding development projects, JUC

questions, public works projects and general questions and concerns, and responds in a timely manner.

Providing responses to these phone calls and emails, may require coordinating with other city


4. Calculates fees and issues permits for development projects. May meet with engineers, developers and

owners during review process of site construction drawings and during construction of development


5. Assists Engineering Manager in preparation of engineering cost estimates, bid documents, pay

requests, change orders and other items for Public Works and Engineering projects.

6. Meets with other agencies, contractors, departments, and governmental bodies to coordinate and assist

in conformance to regulations as a representative of the City.

7. May prepare legal descriptions and easement documents and meet with landowners and local, state, and

federal government officials to obtain easements and right-of-ways.

8. May perform technical work involving field inspection of variety of projects such as traffic signals,

electrical installation, or related work. Recommends contractors work for approval, and calculates and

prepares preliminary and final payment estimates for approval.

9. May assist the department in: traffic signal system design installation inspection,; maintenance,;

troubleshooting and assisting in the repair of signal systems. May be required to understand and

implement the use of spread spectrum, video detection SYNCHRO software, and other Advanced

Traffic Management Systems (ATMS). May assist the with a variety of special studies and tasks,

including MUTCD warrant studies, manual and machine traffic counts, etc.

10. May operate Global Positioning System (GPS) and other survey equipment to perform fieldwork and

provide data for City Public Works and Engineering projects and information for development projects.

11. May draft and design plans for projects using topographical profiles and related maps and charts using

computer, programmable calculator, or other technical equipment to assist with designs, computations,

calculations, and other projects, i.e., ArcView and AutoCAD. May perform technical and complex

designs. May calculate field quantities and measurements, and determine specifications according to

standard accepted engineering principles and practices. May review civil engineering plans for Public

Works projects. May assemble bid specifications or participate in their development. May review bid

estimates to determine qualified lowest bidder.

12. May assist with projects and handle inquiries or concerns in the Engineering Manager’s absence.

13. May complete monthly and yearly reports and surveys used by local, state, and federal agencies.

Maintains and updates records and files of traffic projects.

14. May review, approve, and issue various permits within the City and may review work related to

permits in the field. May maintain accurate and complete files for permit programs.

15. Maintains proper communications flow within and across other units.

16. Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Work performed indoors in an engineering office environment and outdoors in field conditions involving

heavy traffic, steep terrain, or muddy sites and in a variety of weather conditions. Required to push, pull, or

lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds both short and long distances. Requires working positions such as

stooping, crouching, and bending with the ability to change positions as necessary. May use common hand

tools. May have a few disagreeable elements such as appearance of work place, poor ventilation, or uneven

temperatures. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior, human error, work deadlines,

and the demands of multiple complex projects.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering or a related field may be

substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: Minimum of six (6) years full time progressively responsible paid work experience sufficient

enough to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills listed for the position.

Licenses and/or Certifications: Possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be

obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment. Must possess a registered

stormwater inspector certification within one year of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• City’s review and approval process for development.

• Engineering recordkeeping.

• Modern office practices, procedures, and computer equipment.

• Applicable laws, regulations, codes, and department policies governing assigned engineering duties.

• Safe driving practices.

Ability to:

• Prepare and maintain detailed records.

• Write reports and agreements.

• Make correct decisions in the field or with designs.

• Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, employees,

the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.