ASSOCIATE ENGINEERTown of Stallings
General Statement of Duties
This is an entry level position. The professional in this position will participate in and oversee a variety of quality control inspection activities designed to ensure that transportation, storm water, and site development infrastructure improvement projects conform to the plans and specifications contained in contractual construction agreements. The candidate will also assist the Town Engineer in the development and review of various construction plans, specifications and documents for policy conformity.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
The employee performs a full range of construction quality control inspection assignments using considerable independent judgment in making decisions in order to apply guidelines with considerable latitude to a variety of work situations. The employee serves as the construction technical assistant to the Town Engineer or other staff as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Tasks
- Inspects a complete phase of construction, such as substructure concrete placement, substructure forming, and steel placement, retaining walls, and concrete or bituminous roadways.
- Reviews instrument work, such as computing and/or staking substructure lines and grades, foundation piles, structure excavation limits, curbs and gutters, sewers and underdrains, culverts, box culverts and major drainage structures, excavation and embankment grades, cross sections and slopes, rights-of-way for road layouts, vertical and horizontal alignments for roadways, and vertical controls for drainage.
- Performs gradation testing, materials weighing, and inspection on such construction items as but not limited to: tree and stump removal, culverts, sewers and drainage structures, shaping and depth of aggregate base or surface course, erosion control and pavement patching.
- Inspects placements of traffic signs, barricades, and flag persons for safe flow of traffic through construction area.
- Checks tested materials and pay quantities in preparation for posting for payments.
- Confers with personnel employed by contractors, public utilities, Town staff and
consultants regarding coordination of construction project activities.
- Observe proofroll and undercut operations
- Oversees the technical functions and daily activities of assigned projects.
- Coordinate and manage the construction of capital improvement projects such as
sidewalk construction & maintenance, traffic calming devices, intersection / transportation improvements.
- Responsible for managing the storm water repair program which consists of meeting with residents and contractors to formulate solutions to resolve storm water issues.
- Will be responsible for coordinating the annual resurfacing contract.
- Authorized to stop work on a project when the work is not in compliance with plans and specifications.
- Prepares well written technical reports, studies and correspondence associated with departmental duties.
- When needed, performs final zoning compliance inspection ensuring compliance with established zoning regulations.
- Attending to the front, take/process payments, answer phones, make trips to get supplies, updating the engineering areas of the website, make trips to get supplies for the office.
- Will be required to attend after hours meetings up to four times a month and take notes on each meeting.
- Performs other duties as assigned and which are consistent with this position.
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
- Knowledge of terminology used in construction.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, Town officials and the general public.
- Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing.
- Ability to inspect portland concrete forming, density, joint sealing and finishing, concrete curb and gutter, bituminous surfacing and shoulders.
- Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet
- Standard drafting tools; field surveying equipment; engineering calculator; office and engineering copier; motor vehicle; phone.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Outdoor work required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities.
- When working outside the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock and vibration.
- Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate surveying and drafting instruments,
computers and various pieces of office equipment.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
- Required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision ability required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Desirable Education and Experience
- Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or similar field. Civil
- Engineer Intern Certification preferred.
Salary Range: $55,685 - $89,566
Apply Now to remit resume and cover letter to Karen Williams, HR Director or mail 315 Stallings Rd, Stallings, NC.