Performs professional engineering work in the planning, design, and construction of public works and related projects including residential, commercial, and industrial development projects. Assumes varying degrees of responsibility for the engineering requirements of water, sewer, storm drain, streets and other projects, depending upon class level. This is a flexibly staffed class series that the Junior level position is expected to progress to the assistant level with training, satisfactory performance, and obtaining proper certification. Similarly, the Assistant is expected to progress to the Associate level.



Junior Engineer- This is the entry level in the professional engineering class series. Positions in this class differ from Assistant Engineers in that they are not expected to immediately perform a wide range of engineering tasks or be familiar with City engineering policies and procedures. Unlike the assistant, they would rarely exercise lead supervision over other engineering positions.

Assistant Engineer- This class is between the entry level and full journey level classes in the professional engineering class series. Positions in this class differ from the entry level (Junior Engineer) in that they perform a wider range of moderately difficult tasks, are more familiar with City projects and regulations, and are required to possess and Engineer-In-Training certificate from the State. The Assistant differs from the Associate Civil Engineer in that the Associate performs the most difficult engineering tasks. The Associate regularly exercises indirect supervision over other professional engineers while the Assistant does so only occasionally. Also the associate is a Registered Engineer while the Assistant is an Engineer in Training. Positions in this class generally are filled from the Junior Level.

Associate Civil Engineer- This is the full journey level class in the professional engineering series. Positions in this class perform the more difficult professional engineering work and are distinguished from the Assistant Engineer in that they are Registered Civil Engineers, performing functions requiring registration and act in the absence of the Senior Civil Engineer. Positions in this class normally are filled from the assistant level.






Junior Engineer- Receives specific direction from higher level professional engineers. Occasionally exercises indirect supervision of a technical nature over sub-professional engineering positions.

Associate Engineer and Associate Civil Engineer- Receives general direction from higher level professional engineering positions. Exercises indirect supervision of a functional nature over lower level Civil Engineers and over sub-professional engineering positions, usually as a public works project manager.


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

Designs and prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for public works projects including water, wastewater, street, storm drain, and related projects; researches project design and requirements; performs complex calculations and prepares estimates of time and material cost;

Reviews and checks final maps, parcel maps, and subdivision improvement plans for accuracy and conformance with City codes, ordinances, and departmental requirements;

Writes and checks legal descriptions of parcels of land;

Conducts specialized studies involving selection and use of materials and equipment design techniques and economic comparison of alternatives, i.e., water well construction and rehabilitation, sewer pipe materials, etc.;

Serves as a field engineer on public works projects;

Assigns routine investigation, design, and drafting tasks to technical sub-ordinates; reviews completed work; assists in the solution of difficult problems;

Analyze and interpret Federal and State regulation pertaining to engineering projects;

Prepares applications for State and Federal grants; administers grant projects;

Meets contractors, private engineers, members of the public, other City departments and agencies to discuss engineering problems and answer questions related to public works projects, City codes, ordinances, and policies;

Prepare and evaluate contracts and agreements;

Performs related duties as required.








Knowledge of:

Junior Engineer

Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, utilites, and building construction projects;

Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects;

Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering

Assistant Engineer

In addition to the above requirements:

City engineering polices and procedures

Associate Civil Engineer

In addition to the above requirements:

Principles of supervision and training

Ability to:

Junior Engineer

Prepare engineering designs, plans and studies, perform computations

Use and operate personal computer, related software and peripheral equipment;

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during course of work.

Assistant Engineer

In addition to the above requirements:

Prepare moderately complex engineering designs and perform computations under general supervision;

Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Associate Civil Engineer

In addition to the above requirements:

Performs complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision;

Mange engineering projects from inception to completion;

Perform field inspection of public works projects; review plans and maps submitted for compliance with all pertinent guidelines;

Prepare agreements and other documents pertaining to residential, commercial and industrial projects.



Any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the qualifying knowledge and ability. A typical combination is:


A Bachelorís Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university.


Junior Engineer

No related work experience

Assistant Engineer

Two years experience as a professional engineer.

Associate Civil Engineer

Three years experience as a professional engineer, including two years experience with the City of Lodi.


Junior Engineer

Possession of a valid Driverís License (Class C) issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Assistant Engineer

In addition to the above requirements:

Possession of an Engineer-In-Training certificate issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Associate Civil Engineer

In addition to the above requirements:

Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

*FLSA Status for Assistant Engineer: Non-Exempt

Associate Engineer: Exempt

Junior Engineer: Non-Exempt