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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Engineering Associate A

FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt EEO Category: (50) Para-Prof
Class Code: 13530 Salary Grade: HA5
Approved: October 24, 1997 Last Revised: September 11, 2017

  Under close supervision of a Professional Engineer, perform routine engineering projects or assignments. Exercises limited 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. Performs routine computerized software drafting programs, ink, or pencil drafting of drawings and maps.
  2. Develop, analyze, and generate technical reports by preparing a variety of reports, correspondence and official documents.
  3. Research, investigate, and respond to appropriate agency by meeting with other city of Austin departments, external agencies, and those affected by project(s).
  4. Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and monitoring compliance to specifications.
  5. Assists in the preparation of preliminary, periodic and final estimates of quantities, materials, equipment, labor and facilities for the preparation of budgets, programs, schedules, partial and final contract payments and other purposes for various projects.
  6. Perform inventory control and procurement duties Develops plans, designs, specification, and instructions for the installation, operation and maintenance of traffic signals, signing, lighting, pavement markings, and design standards
  7. Perform equipment evaluations of assigned programs and or projects to ensure equipment meets industry and City of Austin standards by reviewing, analyzing, and providing changes or recommendations for improvement for equipment.
  8. Conducts field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders and payments.
  9. Performs statistical analysis to ensure specifications are within guidelines.
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 principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of complex mathematical calculations.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of construction, utility or other assigned disciplinary practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of various phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to Read and update quarter-section maps.
  • Ability to Read and comprehend specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
  • Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.
Licenses and Certifications Required:

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.