Company Name:

Marion County, Oregon

Location:

Salem, Oregon

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Civil Engineering

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

Associate Degree

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Senior Engineering Technician/Engineering Technician 2


Marion County is recruiting for a Senior Engineering Technician but may fill the position as an Engineering Technician 2, depending on applications received and the needs of the department.  The level at which the successful candidate is hired will be determined by the hiring manager.
 

WAGE INFORMATION

Senior Engineering Technician:  $22.95 - $30.77 hr

Engineering Technician 2:  $20.83 - $27.91 hr

 

SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Construction Inspection
Inspects quality of work and materials on all phases of capital improvements and resurfacing projects. Work includes survey work, utility relocation, excavation, placement and compaction of base rock and paving, and installation of curb and sidewalk, drainage, and traffic control devices, including traffic signals and striping. Verifies all aspects of the contractor's performance are in accordance with the plans, special provisions, standard specifications, standard drawings and other contract documents. Negotiates price agreements for extra work and processes change orders. Insures overall quality control on several projects in progress simultaneously. Troubleshoots design vs. constructability issues. Observes and takes positive steps to correct safety and technical problems on construction projects. Collects data, documents quantity and quality, and calculates accepted quantities approved for payment. Writes daily reports and keeps a project journal. Acts as primary project coordinator and the engineer's representative on the project site, and the County's representative to the general public. Oversees inspection practices and personnel on multiple projects and job sites. Functions as a lead inspector over less experienced inspection personnel. Acts with only general supervision.
 
Project Management
Participates as a member of the Project Development Teams at periodic meetings to develop, monitor, and review progress on capital projects in the Engineering Division portfolio. The work includes development of PM tracking and status using tools such as: scoping documents, documentation in various accountability matrices, project risk management analyses, stakeholder analyses, detailed utility conflict resolution, critical path method scheduling and monitoring, and project development milestone tracking. Plays a key role in overseeing the development and dissemination of public involvement and public information activities using a variety of resources including the intra/internet. Creates, reviews, and delivers notices such as fliers and door hangers, display graphics for public meetings and power point presentations for various audiences. Functions as a lead person with regard to project related information management. All the above work requires proficiency in the use of various computer software programs. They include: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Microsoft Project.
 
Program Oversight
Provides program oversight to a variety of engineering programs such as Surface Management, Bridge Inspections, Inventory Management, and others. Coordinates the assignment of other technicians to collect field data, enter and process data, image collection, and also performs this work as needed. Maintains paper and electronic files systems in support of these programs. Suggests and implements changes and upgrades in the improvement of processes, systems, and technology for these programs. Also, inspects and assesses condition of existing pavements, pipes, and other structures. Provides accurate and comprehensive reports of field conditions.
 
Utility Coordination
Assists in utility coordination work as needed for capital projects. Work includes identifying and addressing utility conflicts, notification of utilities of upcoming projects and potential conflicts, reviewing the utility's permit request and relocation proposal, and observing, tracking and reporting utility relocation progress to assure that the relocation work meets the requirements of the project.
 
Bid/Quote Packages and Construction Estimates
Prepares and reviews bid or quote packages for small to medium sized projects that do not require comprehensive design and engineering efforts. Includes estimating the potential cost of the project, developing standard specifications and special provisions, standard drawings, project-specific drawings, proposal documents, and formal request for bids/quotes. Prepares in-progress project cost estimates. Includes cost of time, materials, and effort required. Performs during the project to create a time based cash flow scenario and a final cost projection.
 
Citizen Complaints and Miscellaneous Assignments
Responds to phone calls or on-site complaints and/or concerns of the general public. Determines if anything needs to, or can, be done to resolve the issues. Works directly with citizens to address their concerns. Deals with conflicts related to roadway projects, and diplomatically handles angry or upset contractors, motorists, property owners, or other citizens. Often takes on additional technical duties and special projects to assist the County Engineer, or other departmental staff.
 
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2
Construction Inspection
Inspects quality of work and materials on all phases of capital improvements and resurfacing projects. Work includes survey work, utility relocation, excavation, placement and compaction of base rock and paving, and installation of curb and sidewalk, drainage, traffic control devices, including traffic signals, and striping. Verifies all aspects of the contractor's performance are in accordance with the plans, special provisions, standard specifications, standard drawings and other contract documents. Troubleshoots design vs. constructability issues. Observes and takes positive steps to correct safety and technical problems on construction projects. Collects data, documents quantity and quality, and calculates accepted quantities approved for payment. Writes daily reports and keeps a project journal. Acts as primary project coordinator and the engineer's representative on the project site, and as County's representative to the general public. Assists the Project Engineer in managing schedules on assigned projects. On occasion, may function as a lead inspector over less experienced inspection personnel. Acts with moderate to general supervision by others.
 
Project Management Support
Supports Project Engineers and other technicians by maintaining project schedules; monitors and reviews progress on assigned projects; implements project tracking and status tools; assesses project and task risk; resolves project conflicts; and monitors project development and milestones. Develops project stakeholder lists, develops public involvement materials, creates fliers and door hangers, creates display graphics and PowerPoint presentations for public meetings, and disseminates project information in a variety of methods. The work may include posting of information on intra/internet sites, and other electronic locations.
 
Pavement Management and Inventory Rating
Assists Pavement Management Coordinator with field data collection and data base management. Assists other staff with digital imaging of the county road network. This work includes operating a vehicle-mounted digital imaging system and data collection devices. Inspects and assesses condition of existing pavements, pipes, and other structures. Provides accurate and comprehensive reports of field conditions.
 
Utility Coordination
Assists in utility coordination work as needed for capital projects. Work includes identifying and addressing utility conflicts, notification of utilities of upcoming projects and potential conflicts, reviewing the utility's permit request and relocation proposal, and observing, tracking and reporting utility relocation progress to assure that the relocation work meets the requirements of the project.
 
Bid/Quote Packages and Construction Estimates
Prepares bid or quote packages for smaller projects that do not require comprehensive design and engineering efforts. Includes estimating the potential cost of the project, developing standard specifications and special provisions, standard drawings, project-specific drawings, proposal documents, and formal request for bids/quotes. Prepares miscellaneous cost estimates before and during projects.
 
Citizen Complaints and Miscellaneous Assignments
Responds to phone calls or on-site complaints and/or concerns of the general public. Determines if anything needs to, or can, be done to resolve the issues. Works directly with citizens to address their concerns. Deals with conflicts related to roadway projects, and diplomatically handles angry or upset contractors, motorists, property owners, or other citizens. Takes on additional technical duties to assist County Engineer or other departmental staff at times.

OTHER JOB DUTIES IN COMMON FOR BOTH CLASSIFICATIONS
Develops proficiency using office computer systems and software (eg. word processing, electronic mail, spreadsheets, and GIS applications) to assist in position requirements, as applicable. Communicates effectively with contractors, property owners, co-workers, and the general public.
 
May participate in basic incident command training and drills to maintain proficiency in supporting EOC activities, including carrying out field work in connection with EOC operations. May be assigned clerical/support, incident liaison, or other duties at any location within or near the county. Emergency Management duties may require working long hours outside normal business hours, weekend/holiday work, and may occur with little or no advance notice.
 
Responsible for working safely and following all applicable safety health rules. Responsible for reporting any unsafe condition to supervisor, crew leader or lead worker. Workers are expected to stop work when conditions are unsafe and could lead to significant property damage, serious injury, or death.
 
Maintains ODOT, OSHA and other certifications applicable to assigned duties.

 

Company Name:

Marion County, Oregon

Location:

Salem, Oregon

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Civil Engineering

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

Associate Degree

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