Engineering Technician

Application Deadline: 2022-11-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary

Performs advanced work in the areas of civil engineering field surveys under direction of the Engineering Manager; AutoCAD computer design work on the development of road, intersection, and bridge construction plans, field construction grade staking, and inspection; develops right-of-way plats; performs right-of-way acquisition project management; develops and inspects stormwater management plans and field practices; administers all highway permits; and carries out traffic studies for intersection improvement project design. Serve as project engineer/manager for both in-house and outside highway projects. Complete tasks that may require assistance to the Highway Engineering Manager coordinating with and providing direction to county employees, outside contractors, Utilities, land owners, residents, etc.
Essential Duties

Performs skilled technical civil engineering field survey work for the development of roadway, intersection, and bridge construction plans; establishes right-of-way property lines, elevations, grades, curves, angles and distances.

Conducts field engineering survey construction work in setting grades and reference points for construction crews.

Inspects, assists, and directs the highway crew workers, third-party subcontractors and utility workers in carrying out road, intersection and bridge construction work; calculates field quantities and compares to the contractor invoices for payment; develops and coordinates, with Highway Engineer, construction change orders; makes field decisions on utility conflicts; reports construction conflicts and problems to the Highway Engineer; coordinates construction project traffic control for worker and motorist safety.

Performs AutoCAD computer design work on the development of construction plans for roadway, bridge, intersection, parking lot, and bicycle/pedestrian trail improvement projects (construction plans include: plan and profile sheets, standard detail sheets, quantities and cross-sections); develops right-of-way plats for acquisition of right-of-way on construction projects.

Administers and coordinates the development of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WisDNR) required stormwater management plans for construction projects; develops, files and coordinates WisDNR stormwater management and wetland impact permits; inspects erosion control field devices to ensure compliance with WisDNR regulations and stormwater management plans.

Conducts annual bridge inspections of county and local municipality bridge structures, per Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Federal Highway Administration regulations; files all necessary bridge inspection reports with WisDOT.

Reviews and comments on all proposed new subdivision plats and certified survey maps adjacent to county highways in terms of access control, setbacks, vision corners, right-of-way dedications, and roadway and driveway sight distances.

Conducts property title searches and develops right-of-way plats.

Assists the Highway Engineer regarding road construction material cost and quantity calculations and estimates; assists other county departments on the development of plans and cost estimates on road, parking lot, and drainage pond projects.

Prepares detailed highway design investigation reports, per Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) regulations on wetland impact, environmental impact, archeological and historical surveys, pavement design, underground soil contamination, utility coordination and relocation, and railroad crossings.

Calculates field sign inventory surveys; maintains computer sign inventory; informs Traffic Operations as to missing or sub-standard signs; re-establishes no passing pavement markings as needed.

Conducts manual and mechanical impulse traffic volume counts; compiles traffic accident data.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:

Two-year college or technical school degree in Civil Engineering or a related field with seven (7) years of progressive responsible professional engineering, construction, surveying and computer-aided drafting; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Wisconsin Class D Driver’s License
Wisconsin Registered Land Surveyor License, preferred
WisDOT Bridge Inspector Certification, preferred
WisDOT Aggregate and Asphalt Material Testing Certification, preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of highway construction and drainage construction, survey methods, materials, maintenance, and equipment.

Working knowledge of the laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to the construction of roadways.

Working knowledge of the procedures and practices applied in the inspection of work and materials used in highway construction.

Working knowledge of the modern principles and practices of civil engineering, especially in the areas of traffic engineering and highway design.

Some knowledge of computerized department program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.

Working knowledge of project management requirements, timelines, and tools.

Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.

Ability to make complex mathematical computations, and to use surveying, drafting, and electronic calculating equipment.

Ability to analyze data, research information, and compile the results into detailed recommendations.

Ability to read construction plans and to interpret specifications.

Ability to keep accurate and detailed records and field notes, and to write detailed technical reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relations.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public.

Ability to work required hours of the position.

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