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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Graduate Engineer B

FLSA: Standard/Exempt EEO Category: (20) Professionals
Class Code: 13500 Salary Grade: HC2
Approved: February 19, 2006 Last Revised: May 04, 2021


Under limited supervision and with Professional Engineering review, this position uses engineering knowledge to independently perform a variety of moderately complex engineering projects/assignments that are routine in nature but that may require adaptation or modifications from standard practices. Individuals will be capable of exercising engineering judgment within defined methods, procedures, and practices.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Prepares and maintains design drawings, diagrams, charts, databases plans, and permits under the supervision of a professional engineer. Develops proposals for impacts and performing preliminary and final designs and/or prepares design criteria for assigned projects.
  2. Prepares specifications as it relates to the standardization and engineering policies and practices. Reviews and provides recommendations in the evaluation and implementation for job safety procedures.
  3. Prepares design criteria for assigned projects. Provides assistance in technical and financial inputs for project budget process.
  4. Plans for and sizes equipment.
  5. Reviews plans and development proposals for impacts, and performs preliminary and final designs for PE review.
  6. Assists in the preparation of standards, equipment specifications, design procedures, and test procedures.
  7. Coordinates and provides a variety technical information, under the guidance of a professional engineer, to customers by contacts with personnel to include inter- and intra-departmental administrative, engineering, and construction personnel; other government agencies; contractors; consultants; and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions, and respond to complaints.
  8. Uses computerized software programs, ink or pencil drafting to prepare drawings and maps to provide technical advice and guidance to assigned work or project.
  9. Prepares cost estimates/track expenditures, prepares cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and/or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications, and plans. Assists in the preparation of final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Provides assistance with technical specifications for construction contracts. Inspects and monitors projects for compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and monitoring compliance to specifications.
Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of engineering and design principles applicable to fields.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs applicable to industry and job.
  • Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates.
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
  • Ability to interpret and make decisions in conformance with established policies and practices and to stay current with new regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations and analyze engineering problems.
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a related field, plus two (2) years of experience in engineering.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

Texas: Engineer - In Training Certification.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.