The Engineering Technicians II for the City of Portland perform specialized support on technical assignments of moderate to advanced difficulty applying scientific and technical knowledge and using independent judgment in the areas of engineering, construction and/or permit processing. Duties include plan review, research, technical writing, map reading, field inspections, computer operation including use of sophisticated database and mapping tools, drafting and explaining policies and procedures to the public to achieve understanding , cooperation and compliance with codes. Engineering Technicians II produce a variety of technical materials, correspondence, documents, plans, drawings, specification, cost estimates and project schedules and ensure quality control and compliance with applicable regulations, standards and policies of a variety of projects and processes. Some positions may require a valid state driver's license and/or successfully passing a physical capabilities test.
Experience with engineering and/or architectural terminology, practices, procedures and basic principles.
Knowledge of the basic principles, standards and practices of engineering, construction management, project management, records research, cost estimating techniques, project tracking and documentation.
Experience reading and interpreting various kinds of maps, permit records, architectural and engineering drawings, construction plans, and other technical material.
Perform analysis, evaluation and system design work; adapt quantitative models to computer programs; and organize data for purpose of computer modeling.
Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of programs; maintain technical files both electronic and manual; use applications, languages and programming techniques pertaining to the work.
Ability and/or experience providing knowledgeable, technical guidance and advice to internal and external customers and stakeholders.
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