Engineering Associate

State of Utah

Salary and Benefits
Engineering Associate Salary: 53 ($54,670/year)
Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $82,004/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2022.

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

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Engineering Manager oversees the Joint Utility Committee (JUC) process and performs tasks related to the review of development projects for the City. Work may involve application of technical knowledge and independent judgment in the design, drafting, use of computer software, surveying, preparation of right-of-ways and legal descriptions, field management, construction, and inspection work.
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 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 may write 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. Assists Engineering Manager in preparation of bid documents, pay requests, change orders and other items for Public Works and Engineering projects.
4. 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.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 projects.

5. 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.
6. Assists with projects and handles inquiries or concerns in the Engineering Manager’s absence.
7. Meets with other agencies, contractors, departments, and governmental bodies to coordinate and assist with conformance to regulations as a representative of the City.
8. 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 workplace, 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.

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 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 site construction drawings.
Global Positional System (GPS) equipment and its use in acquiring topographic survey.
ArcView and AutcoCad in design of Public Works and Engineering projects.
LID and Stormwater rules and regulations.
Engineering recordkeeping.
Modern office practices, procedures, and computer equipment.
Applicable laws, regulations, codes, and department policies governing assigned engineering duties.
The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), AASHTO, and/or other engineering related guidelines and standards.
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. Position is open until 8/27/2023 at 5:00 p.m. 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.
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Work Location: In person