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 Engineering Technician III and/or Engineering Technician IV - Bremerton, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Bremerton 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: UNX6qosPFLtP8WFz12E40hPvKVQvD7 / Latpro-3853893 
Date posted: Jan-12-2022
State, Zip: Washington, 98310


General Function

The City has two vacant Engineering Technician positions, one in Transportation and the other in Utilities. Depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidates, the vacancies may either be filled as an Engineering Technician III (pay range $30.50 - $35.86 per hour) or an Engineering Technician IV (pay range $34.00 - $40.12 per hour). FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS - NOVEMBER 15, 2021.

Engineering Technician III:
Mid-level engineering technician position that performs office and field engineering tasks to support engineering division activities. Creates drawings and maps using AutoCAD and GIS software, gathers field data using various survey equipment, inspects construction of utility (water, wastewater, storm water) infrastructure and right-of-way improvements, and collects and interpret traffic data.

Engineering Technician IV:

Under limited direction assists project engineers in the design and construction management of major construction projects or lead inspection of utility (water, wastewater and storm water) and transportation projects. Performs customer service and inspection to support development review and permitting for private construction projects. Provides oversight and mentoring of junior engineering staff.

Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(Note this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

Engineering Technician III:

  • Independently inspects and documents inspection of public works capital projects of moderate complexity. Confirms improvements are installed in compliance with contract documents. Maintains field data and perform calculations to establish pay quantities and coordinates with contractors on construction issues.
  • Communicates with the public in the field during construction projects to coordinate and resolve construction issues and concerns.
  • Independently performs mid-level drafting using current version of AutoCAD, to include field measurements, drafting for record drawings, and developing and updating standard plans and details.
  • Uses basic functions of ArcMap to create exhibits in GIS.
  • Provides customer service to support development review and permitting. Reviews and sells right-of-way and utility permits, provides information and maps, and writes enforcement letters.
  • Performs minor field surveys using an automatic level and GPS equipment.
  • Collects and interprets traffic data.

Other Duties
* Regular attendance is an essential requirement
* Performs related work as assigned and/or required

Knowledge of:

  • Basic Civil Engineering practices and principles
  • Public works inspection and documentation
  • CSI and WSDOT Standard Specifications
  • AutoCAD Civil, current release
  • Survey principles and use of equipment
  • GIS Software

Ability to:

  • Interpret engineering and construction drawings, problem-solve, make judgement calls and minor design changes in field to adapt to conditions.
  • Maintain clear and accurate construction records.
  • Be proactive in the field to identify and proactively resolve construction issues.
  • Get along with others and be part of a team.
  • Communicate in a fair and assertive manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Create AutoCAD drawings for utility and transportation improvement projects.
  • Interpret engineering drawings and specifications.

Engineering Technician IV:

  • Performs complex AutoCAD drafting to support municipal design projects. Prepares plans and assists with developing specifications for utility (water, wastewater and storm water) and street improvement projects.
  • Creates maps using GIS software and updates mapping data for all public works infrastructure.
  • Develops details and traffic control plans considering site specific constraints including utilities, access, constructability, cost, etc.
  • Calculate quantities and perform research to assist the project engineer in developing construction cost estimates.
  • Independently inspects and leads inspection of utility and street construction projects. Provides direction and oversight to other inspectors on large or complex projects.
  • Ensures proper and timely completion of construction records and documentation to establish pay quantities, and reviews and resolves pay request issues when identified.
  • Interprets construction documents and resolves conflicts between the plans and specifications with the contractor.
  • Coordinates with the project engineer and the contractor to proactively identify and resolve issues before they become problems.
  • Performs permitting and inspection for private construction projects ranging from individual single family homes to large scale residential or commercial developments.
  • Coordinates with developers, contractors, City staff and the public on a variety of development construction and right-of-way issues including right-of-way use permits, vacations, construction, and traffic control.
  • Calculates fees and issues a variety of permits for work in the right-of-way or connections to the Citys utilities.
  • Review construction sites to identify worksite safety issues and notify the contractor to resolve.
  • Prepares legal documents for recording including easements and other agreements.
  • Performs minor field survey data collection using GPS equipment and total station.

Other Duties

* Regular attendance is an essential requirement
* Performs related work as assigned and/or required

Knowledge of:

  • Civil Engineering practices and principles
  • Public works inspection and documentation
  • CSI and WSDOT Standard Specifications
  • City permitting and construction standards.
  • AutoCAD (current release), Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Manual of Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • Knowledge of construction safety practices
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control for construction sites
  • WSDOT Construction Standards
  • Survey principles and use of equipment
  • GIS Software

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with engineers, contractors, developers, staff members and the general public.
  • Work independently and organize workload.
  • Lead, train, and review the work of other employees.
  • Prepare clear and concise written reports.
  • Quickly learn new concepts.
  • Prepare permits, records, reports, and letters,
  • Successfully interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Understand sewer and storm systems and water system hydraulics
  • Accurately perform complex technical calculations necessary for design and review of construction projects.
  • Understand and develop legal descriptions.
  • Use survey instruments.
  • The ability to get along with others and be an effective team member.

Engineering Technician III and Engineering Technician IV:

Physical Requirements:

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, and/or operation of machines; and/or using measurement devices.

Working conditions:

  • The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • The worker is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.
  • The worker is subject to noise.
  • The worker is subject to vibration.
  • The worker is subject to a variety of physical hazards, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system: fumes, odors, dust, or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is frequently in close quarters.

Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)

Engineering Technician III:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology and two (2) years of relevant field or office experience.

* A valid Washington State Drivers License is required.
* Current Flagger Certification

Engineering Technician IV:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology and four (4) years of relevant field or office experience.

A valid Washington State drivers license is required. A CESCL Certification is preferred

Special Requirements

* Current Flagger Certificate

* Current CPR/First Aid

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