Employer: City of Winfield
Division: Public Improvements
Job Title: Civil Engineering Technician II
Salary: $0 Annually
Position Title: Civil Engineering Technician II
Department: Public Improvements
Reports to: Director of Public Improvements
Pay Grade: 21S ($48,334.78 to $70,571.28
The Civil Engineering Technician II performs a wide variety of routine and complex technical engineering related work for all functions of the department, which may include environmental, water, sewer, street and other public improvement projects and programs. Assists in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of civil engineering technology. Works with Director of Public Improvements, Project Managers, and appropriate department supervisors on review and inspection of all proposed infrastructure plans and improvements.
• Review project specifications and confers with City Engineer/Public Improvements Director, and/or Project Managers on design elements, plan preparation, compliance with specifications, acceptance testing, evaluation of field conditions, design changes, and reports.
• Monitor project construction to assure compliance with approved schedules.
• Assist in project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects. Review all documentation for cost estimates, contractor payments for work performed, change orders and other issues.
• Conduct materials testing and analysis.
• Prepare reports detailing tests conducted and results. Drafts and calculates field notes to document quantities, alignment, grade and locations according to project plans or to document monthly and final progress pay estimates. Calculates dimensions, profiles, specifications, and quantities of materials such as pipe, concrete, and other construction materials.
• Survey project sites to obtain and analyze topographical details of sites and prepares necessary drawings to communicate this information.
• Use electronic or paper resources to research records, maps and other data to obtain such typical engineering data such as location of sewer stubs, water mains, hydrants, etc. and zoning district designations or special property assessments.
• Participate in the inspection of field projects and construction sites; verify status; ensure compliance with contract specifications and city, federal and state laws and codes.
• Assist engineers to ensure that construction and repair of transportation, water or wastewater systems meet control requirements.
• Coordinate plan review of private and public improvement projects to ensure compliance with accepted engineering practices and adopted City standards. Review and approve permit applications, correspondence and reports related to city projects and building permits.
• Prepare and maintain proper records, reports and documents related to design and construction of engineering projects.
• Assist in the preparation of engineering plans and specifications.
• Assist in the bid process, which may include advertising, review of construction bids and recommendations and evaluation of vendors and consultants.
• Assist in the preparation of sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and street system maps, and databases.
• Work with WW Superintendent, and engineering consultants to coordinate the sanitary sewer and storm sewer design and inspection. Responsible for pavement management inspection and review.
• Assist in the maintenance of engineering and infrastructure records. Prepares and drafts as-built plans for street, sewer or light systems using digital and paper systems.
• Review and approves applications for utility permits, street use permits, franchise utility permits, etc. Recommends to others on whether to issue or not to issue routine permits.
• Responsible for all environmental compliance review, inspection and enforcement. Responsible for SWPPP review. Performs routine inspections related to land disturbance permits and erosion control measures and maintains related records.
• Assist in the evaluation of transportation and traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats, etc. Prepares traffic, utility and other studies and reports.
• Coordinate sidewalk inspection, maintenance and enforcement programs.
• Assist in the development of pavement management program.
• Respond to requests for service and inquiries and complaints from the public, outside agencies and other City departments.
• Perform a variety of office related functions, including preparing permits, correspondence, technical reports, maps, proposals, presentation materials, brochures, reducing field notes, printing materials, answering phones and responding to inquiries from contractors, developers, property owners, staff, and the general public.
• May serve as a drafter, by making final sketch of proposed drawing to dimension with the use of computer assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.
• May perform other duties as assigned.
• Deal with the public in a manner that positively promotes the image of the City and handles complaints tactfully.
• All employees of the City of Winfield are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security occurs. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities to his/her regular job responsibilities and incorporate other non-job-related duties as necessary and required of an employee. An employee’s response to these matters may require the working of unusual, long hours over an extended period with infrequent breaks or rest periods.
• “This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.”
Skills and Knowledge:
• Knowledge of engineering principles, practices and methods in the design and construction of private and municipal projects to include stormwater systems, water and sanitary sewer lines, sidewalks, streets, and
wastewater operational facilities. Some knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities.
• Demonstrated experience with field inspection or observation of construction projects.
• Skill in land surveys and construction staking; Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects; Skill in operating tools and equipment, such as a personal computer, word processing, spreadsheet,
database and computer-aided-design software, standard drafting tools, and an engineering calculator; Skill in basic drafting and surveying.
• Ability to prepare, organize and maintain engineering field and office data, systems, technical reports, estimates, and construction and cost records; Ability to prepare, organize, access, input, process, and retrieve information from the computer; Ability to meet and deal tactfully and in a professional manner with the contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public; Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.
• Possess functional literacy and/or familiarity with electronic software used in engineering environment, to include spreadsheets, word processing, GIS, GPS, ESRI and electronic drafting.
• Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
• Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
• Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
• Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
• Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
• Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Experience and Education:
• Bachelors degree in a field of engineering technology from an accredited school or university and minimum of three years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Must possess a valid state driver’s license (and maintain for duration of employment) and meet insurability standards under fleet insurance policy.
• Certification by the Kansas Department of Transportation as a Level II-AC LPA Inspector.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire, a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) from the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions.
• Graduation from a NICET accredited two-year technical curriculum or the ability to receive such certification within one year after hire plus two years civil/construction engineering experience.
• Three or more years’ experience working with public or governmental agencies.
• Ability to move about on construction work sites, as well as stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, reach, ride and perform a variety of similar body movements.
• Possess hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to operate drafting instruments, office equipment including keyboard, and to operate a vehicle.
• Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Possess specific vision abilities required: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to talk and hear in person and by telephone and two-way radio.
• Ability to work in outdoor environment as needed for inspection of various land use developments, or public works facilities.
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