Position will close on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific
At Washington County, you are given opportunities and challenges to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best every day. The Capital Project Management Section in the Engineering and Construction (ECS) Division of the Department of Land Use and Transportation is recruiting for the position of Engineering Technician III (ET III). The Engineering Technician III classification covers a variety of assignments in the Capital Project Management work group and this position will be expected to provide a wide range of duties to support the overall mission of the Division.
Examples of work performed include:
Applying county engineering standards to check field surveying and construction layouts;
Creating and checking engineering computations;
Maintaining accurate daily reports of construction site activity;
Performing daily field measurements for progress payments;
Producing required reports on work progress, safety, quality, schedule, budget status; and utilizing engineering software programs for record keeping, computations, and data collection;
Inspecting traffic control devises and setup;
Making necessary changes to improve traffic flow;
Monitoring activities in public right-of-way to ensure work is within the prescribed right-of-way, or appropriate easements; and
Maintaining environmental compliance with federal, state and local permitting agencies.
Technicians should be familiar with the inspection of complex retaining walls and bridge construction activities; quality assurance of bridge and transportation structures such as foundations, falsework, temporary shoring, structural concrete, substructure and superstructure, and project coordination with various contractors, suppliers, engineers/surveyors, and material testers. Interested candidates should also understand signal system component inspections such as pole and controller layout, conduit and backfill, signal foundations and drilled shafts, fiber interconnect system installation and splicing, illumination, and in-ground electrical inspection. Knowledge and experience in numerous phases of construction and inspection of large diameter underground systems such as water, sewer, storm drain, and gas pipelines; and coordinating and partnering with utility companies to minimize impact to project schedule and costs is also required.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties may include either office or field work, or a combination of both.
Performs complex and atypical design and complex drafting tasks for work associated with transportation infrastructure projects or maintenance activities as assigned.
Performs complex calculations using data from survey notes, field observations, and electronic information.
Reviews complex project plans submitted for permits to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
Reviews and approves complex traffic control plans.
Utilizes software, web applications, and other research tools to acquire information associated with project work, permitted work, and historical data.
Completes paperwork and maintains a system of records to document construction problems, needed repairs, service requests, and all aspects of traffic-related incidences.
Coordinates the inspection effort associated with the construction of transportation infrastructure projects.
Acts as a project representative on assigned projects, ensuring contract compliance.
Prepares and analyzes documentation and progress reports on assigned construction projects or quality assurance activities, which include the verification of appropriate certifications, test results, and compliance statements.
Writes specifications, and assembles and administers contract documents.
Gathers information for project activities which may include organizing and collating data.
Formally prepares complex reports and makes recommendations to supervisors and managers.
Investigates complex situations associated with the transportation infrastructure and provides information to the public, developers, contractors and/or other county employees.
Prepares complex work orders for maintenance crews and/or construction projects in the right-of-way.
Performs accurate timekeeping, record keeping, copying, and a variety of office support functions.
Issues permits to property owners, utilities, contractors, and other jurisdictions authorizing work in the County right-of-way.
Provides quality assurance review of project documentation, which may include the verification of certifications, test results, and/or manufacturer's statements.
Performs inspections associated with complex transportation-related construction, code compliance, right-of-way permits, emergency response, and asset management.
Implements, interprets, and enforces standard specifications, approved plans, and road standards as well as local, state, and federal permit requirements.
Performs field data collection functions related to construction and maintenance activities.
Assists with topographic surveying and construction stake-out.
Oversees, coordinates, and participates in the work activities of construction management teams on complex transportation construction projects.
Oversees crews gathering data on existing and proposed transportation-related features.
Performs emergency response inspections and assessments for transportation-related features.
Education and Experience A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Four (4) years increasingly responsible experience in road construction, inspection, or civil or traffic engineering; OR
An Associate's Degree in civil engineering or related field; AND
Two (2) years of responsible experience in road construction, road construction inspection, construction management, civil engineering, traffic engineering, or surveying.
Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
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