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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Engineering Associate C

FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt EEO Category: (50) Para-Prof
Class Code: 13540 Salary Grade: HA7
Approved: October 24, 1997 Last Revised: September 11, 2017

  Under limited supervision of a Professional Engineer, independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard and/or complex engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.
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. Review plans and permits under the supervision of a professional engineer and development proposals for impacts, and performing preliminary and final designs and/or prepares design criteria for assigned projects.
  2. Provides a variety information to customers by contacts of 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.
  3. Responsible for progressively complex projects by preparing cost estimated and engineering and feasibility reports and studies, projects, and assigned programs
  4. Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and monitoring compliance to specifications.
  5. Prepares contract documents, technical specifications and plans. Prepares and monitors project and program schedules and budgets. Prepares progress and final reports and estimates.
  6. Manage and coordinate special projects Supervises and/or leads a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Oversees project progress from design through construction.
  7. Assist and/or write specifications by performing preliminary and/or final designs, prepares design criteria for assigned projects in appropriate discipline.
  8. Perform equipment evaluations to ensure valid results.
  9. Conduct field investigations to ensure compliance of specifications, reviews work for accuracy and recommends approval of contract changes.
Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others
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 diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships;
  • Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
  • 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 applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports
  • 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 interpret and update quarter-section maps.
  • 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 course work in a field related to engineering, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to the job, one (1) year in a lead capacity.
  • 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.