Under the direction of the Supervising or Principal Structural Engineer, to do the more difficult types of technical and supervisory structural engineering work involved in the design and in the examination in the field of major structures; and to do other related work.
This class is used only during critical employment periods when the departmental work load is emergency in character, the work cannot be performed by the assigned staff, and it is necessary to employ additional help for evening, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday work. The employment is on an hourly basis and payment may be made only for actual hours of work performed.
Employment in this class may be supplemental to regular civil service employment. There is no assurance of permanent or continuous employment in this class. Workers in this class will be employed only on an intermittent basis, subject to the needs of the department. Status acquired in this class confers no rights of transfer of the worker to any other civil service class.
Makes examinations of important public buildings to determine their ability to withstand earthquake, fire, or wind and to safely carry such loads as may be imposed; exercises general supervision of field construction work and supervises work in the office in connection with the checking of designs or in the preparation of drawings and specifications; visits work under construction to determine whether materials and workmanship comply with the plans and specifications as well as passing upon the adequacy of inspection provided for the job; gives consulting assistance to architects, structural engineers, and contractors, as well as school authorities with reference to approval or disapproval of the work and interprets requirements set up by the State; checks designs, specifications, and drawings; investigates foundation conditions; prepares structural plans and specifications for buildings, bridges, reservoirs, and water supply and sewage disposal plants; prepares tentative designs of structures for budget estimates; makes reports of investigations.
Possession of a valid certificate to use the title of "Structural Engineer" under the statutes regulating the practice of civil engineering in California. and Either I Experience: Five years of experience in structural engineering work involving the performance of increasingly complex duties, two years of which shall have been in charge of major structural engineering design, including extensive experience in the design of major buildings. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering.
Some equivalent combination of engineering education and experience.
Knowledge of: Stress analysis including the design of both statically determinate and indeterminate structures; strength, use, and properties of the materials of building construction; standard specifications, loadings, and building codes applying to building and other engineering structures.
Ability to: Inspect and judge the quality of structural engineering work in the office and field; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; write clear and accurate reports and technical specifications; lay out work for others and direct them in their work, and get them to work together effectively.
Tact, and good judgment in structural engineering matters.