Salt Lake City

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN V UNION (MAY UNDERFILL II,III OR IV)

Requisition ID
2020-4731
Department
COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
Minimum Salary
USD $19.45/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $30.59/Hr.
Post End Date
8/10/2020
Location
US-UT-Salt Lake City

Overview

Under minimal supervision, performs technical field inspection and monitoring work related to the condition and management of infrastructure assets in the public right of way. Assets include pavement, sidewalk, ADA ramps, curb and gutter, and other assets as assigned. Performs general data management of right of way infrastructure assets in the City asset management system and geographic information system to support overall right of way asset management program.

 

This position maybe underfilled to a II, III or IV

Responsibilities

 

Engineer II

  •  Drafts plans for engineering projects using topographical profiles and related maps and charts.  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.  Assists in preparation of  specifications according to standard accepted engineering principles and practices.

 

  • Operates lettering equipment, reproduction machines and computer, including job-related engineering software. Inspects and reviews construction of engineering projects including pipelines, lift stations, pump houses, curb and gutter projects,  street resurfacing and construction, parks and recreation projects, airport buildings, runways and subdivision layouts, to verify finished work conforms to bid specifications, alignment, field contours, engineering drawings and standard building codes.

Engineer III

  • Draws plans for engineering projects using topographical profiles and related maps and charts. 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. Assists in preparation of specifications according to standard accepted engineering principles and practices.
  •  Operates lettering equipment, reproduction machines and computer, including job related engineering software. Inspects and reviews construction of engineering projects, to verify finished work conforms to bid specifications, alignment, field contours engineering drawings and standard building codes. Determines compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Takes and inspects samples of items used in construction projects or soil and field items. Prepares samples for testing. May determine weights, densities, strengths and other qualities of materials sampled. Prepares reports for others in department for review. May reject supplied materials upon results of testing. 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.

 

Engineer IV

  • 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

 

Engineer V

 

  • Acts as lead person of technical personnel engaged in a complex technical specialty and/or the planning, design and construction of engineering projects. Reviews and approves various developments and projects, permit applications, pavement performance and maintenance solutions. Prepares plans and specifications for major projects, and maps and charts using computer applications.  Applies established engineering practice; calculates dimensions, elevations and quantities; and selects and adapts precedents to meet specific requirements.  Independently interprets plans and specifications to resolve complex construction problems.  Schedules proposed construction and maintenance work on activities in the public way, and coordinates with utility companies, city departments, and citizen groups and businesses.
  • Uses computer aided design systems and engineering software applications to assist with designs and computations, and in accomplishing project responsibilities.   May design and administer system for such applications, and teach others in its use.  Calculates quantities, checks engineering plans and directs design reviews and pre-construction meetings.  Assembles bid specifications or participates in their development.  Reviews bid estimates to determine best and lowest bidder.
  • Acts as lead person of technical personnel engaged in field inspection on a wide variety of engineering construction projects ranging from simple to difficult, such as streets, bridges, large buildings with sophisticated mechanical and electrical systems; pump and lift station remodeling or construction, airport runway or building improvements, electrical installation or related work. May prepare field samples, make tests of field samples,  approve or reject materials, and  resolve complex construction problems.
  • Monitors contractors’ construction progress, including any specialized phases. Keeps a variety of notes and records including daily logs.  Monitors and investigates contractor’s construction capabilities, operating methods and equipment to ensure cost effective and timely project completion. 
  • Reviews and recommends approval of contractors’ cost estimates and requests for payment.  Assembles information for archival purposes and transports to proper authority.
  • Motivates, evaluates and trains employees relying upon him/her for facilitation. Maintains proper communications flow within unit and across units.  May meet with other agencies, contractors, departments and governmental units as a representative of Salt lake City Corporation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

Engineer II

  •       High school graduation or equivalent.  Two years’ paid work experience performing drafting and design, survey work, construction 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 22 quarter or 16 semester hours of passing grades for related subjects.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records, prepare written reports, and work well with contractors, developers, co-workers, supervisors and the general public under varying circumstances. Working knowledge of field construction methods, programmable computers or related/required software.
  • If required by department, ACI Certification - Level 1 within six months of hire.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

 

Engineer III

  • High school graduation or equivalent. Four years' paid work experience performing drafting and design, survey work, construction inspection or other closely related work. 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, and at least one course in computer work as it relates to civil engineering.
  • Certification at NICET Level 1, or recognized equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records, prepare written reports, and work well with contractors, developers, co‑workers, supervisors and the general public under varying circumstances. Working knowledge of field construction methods, programmable computers or related/required software.

Engineer IV

  • 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.
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Engineer V

  • High school graduation or equivalent. Eight years’ progressively more responsible work experience related to design and construction/materials inspection, with one year of lead person experience.    Graduation from a technical college in a technical related field may be substituted for two years’ paid work experience. 
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern techniques, technology, equipment, computerized systems and engineering software applications used in design and construction, knowledge of survey methods, procedures and materials testing.   Ability to prepare written and oral reports on complex projects and issues, and ability to present them effectively to a variety of persons including co-workers, contractors, general public and government officials.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or experience in pavement management and hardscape infrastructure construction and management.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Cartegraph OMS, ArcGIS and mobile computing devices.
  • Ability to read construction plans, drawings and maps.

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