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Minimum Salary 
USD $22.39/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $27.46/Hr.
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US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Public Utilities is seeking someone to  help in the drafting and design of the many Public Utility Capital Improvement Projects, ranging from mechanical drafting to waterline to riparian projects.  Very little field inspection responsibilities will be required.


Under minimal supervision, performs lead person, training and project planning duties--and recurring technical work in drafting and design, field and materials inspection, pavement management, construction inspection, surveying, subdivision review, permit issuance and inspection, and other related areas.   Projects will normally be of limited size or complexity, or may involve a phase of a larger project. Employees in this classification may rotate from one specific assignment to another as workloads change, or for training and orientation.


  • Drafts plans for engineering projects using topographical profiles and related maps and charts using computer-aided design methods.  Plots maps and charts using computer information or field notes indicating relationships between various items on finished drawings.  Calculates field quantities, measurements, and property descriptions.  Determines specifications according to standard accepted engineering principles and practices.  Estimates construction costs.  Uses appropriate engineering computer hardware and software, and other standard machines and equipment.
  • Inspects and reviews construction of engineering projects, to verify finished work conforms to bid specifications, alignment, field contours, engineering drawings and standard building codes. Evaluates pavements, reviews, issues and inspects public way permits.  Determines compliance with plans and specifications.  May occasionally serve as the City sole representative on the inspection and contract administration of City construction projects and private development public improvements.
  • Takes and inspects samples of items used in construction projects.   Prepares samples for testing.   Determines weights, densities, strengths and other qualities of materials sampled.  Prepares reports for others in department for review.   Rejects supplied materials if testing supports.   Interprets blueprints, field designs, notes and contracts for various field and office crews.  Keeps detailed daily diary of inspection, test and other information received, instructions ordered and sample results.
  • Operates total station, transit, theodolite, level, chain and other measuring equipment. Turns angles, determines points and reviews benchmarks.  Keeps information for field notebooks.  Marks and drives stakes.  Checks for grade and level.
  • Trains and orients new employees, including engineering technicians and office staff, in their assigned duties and use of computer and computer programs. Performs lead person duties when necessary. 
  • Notifies contractors and general public of project requirements. Works with contractors and developers to assist them in conforming to requirements. Reviews subdivision or private development plans, drainage calculations and designs to ensure conformance with ordinances and standards.  Resolves problems in the field after consulting with engineers and technicians.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High school graduation or equivalent. Six years’ paid work experience performing drafting and design, survey work, construction and materials inspection or closely related field.  Two years’ formal post high school training in civil engineering or related field such as drafting, surveying, materials testing, building trades or construction inspection may be substituted for two years’ field experience.  Training must include at least 45 quarter or 30 semester hours of passing grades for related subjects.  Two years’ paid work experience using computers in computer aided design and construction management in civil engineering applications are required and may be included in the six year requirement.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate other team members, plan projects, maintain detailed records, prepare written reports, and correlate data collected from total station equipment or other survey techniques for incorporation in project planning, design and construction by means of computer software applications.   Must be able to work well with contractors, developers, co-workers, supervisors and the general public under varying circumstances.
  • Technical training and certification from an engineering technical association or accredited educational institution as outlined in Salt Lake City’s engineering technical advancement guidelines or a department approved equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

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