Engineering Technician

  • TOWN OF PROSPER, TEXAS
  • 250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas
  • Oct 07, 2022
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $49,588.71 - $58,339.41 Annually USD

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Hiring Range: $49,588.71 - $58,339.41
Full Salary Range: $49,588.71 - $67,090.11

Under general supervision, the Engineering Technician performs a variety of duties and tasks including maintaining records, reports, test results, files, and construction plans. This position also provides responsible and complex office and field technical support, tracks status of Private Development and Right-of-Way Improvements, inputs information into project database, coordinates information with other Town departments, provides Engineering information in response to inquiries from the general public, contractors, and outside agencies, assists walk-in and handles phone requests in support of the Engineering Services Department. The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
  • Receives general direction from the Assistant Director of Engineering Services - Development


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Essential Functions
  • Assists consulting engineers, developers, and contractors with inquiries regarding engineering design, standard details, specifications, and construction and development procedures.
  • Responds to requests for assistance and information from walk-in and telephone inquiries and directs public to appropriate departments and staff.
  • Assists contractors in the release of engineering plans to include permitting and verification that insurance requirements are met.
  • Researches and maintains a variety of engineering records including neighborhood files, flood studies and traffic impact analyses.
  • Coordinates records discovery process for Public Information Requests.
  • Serves as Records Retention liaison for Engineering Services Department.
  • Utilizes project software system to generate a variety of engineering and construction reports as needed.
  • Provides record drawings to public.
  • Maintains specification data on engineering and construction plans and record drawing uploading to GIS system.
  • Maintains, updates, and retrieves information from Engineering Services Department database & project database as needed.
  • Receives and Processes Right-of-Way Permits.
  • Receives and processes Locate Requests for Town public lines.
  • Processes registration requirements for private utility contractors
  • Assists with updates to the Engineering Services Department Website.
  • Assists engineers and contractors with the issuance of land disturbance permits.
  • Inputs right-of-way and easement documents into records database.
  • Provides permit approval information to developers, contractors, engineers, and other Town departments.
  • Coordinates plan submittal & reviews for development engineers; logs, routes, and monitors the status of engineering plans submitted for review or release using project tracking system.
  • Schedules Pre-Construction meetings and obtaining all required releases. Distributes meeting minute packets and notifies Contractor of any other necessary requirements.
  • Distributes preliminary punch-list information to the appropriate parties.
  • Assists with the coordination and close-out of project final acceptance to include final pay app, sub-contractor affidavit, pavement, utility and maintenance bonds, and assessment of inspection fees due based on maintenance bond dollar amount.
  • Archives all final accepted projects in accordance with departmental and Town policy.
  • Works with engineers and inspectors with recording and tracking changes.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings.
  • Coordinates workflow of development projects with other Town departments.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Perform other duties as specified by the Town Council, Town Manager, Executive Director of Infrastructure Services, Director of Engineering Services, Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Town Charter, or the laws of the State of Texas.


QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of :
  • Knowledge of civil engineering and construction methods, practice and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard engineering design principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of engineering record-keeping and archiving requirements.
  • Knowledge of customer service practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Town policies and procedures.
  • Skill in prioritizing, tracking, and managing projects, assignments and duties
  • Skill in tracking and coordinating construction project status and inspections.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external parties.
  • Skill in use of computers and related equipment, hardware and software.

Ability to :
  • Prioritize and organize various assignments in order to produce efficient results.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Provide tactful and appropriate responses to inquiries from the public, other departments, or agencies.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Read and understand reference and legal materials such as the local Government Code and other State statutes.
  • Exercise sound judgement and take responsible actions as a Town representative during contact with the public, elected and appointed officials, developers, and other Town employees.
  • Coordinate with State and Federal agencies and demonstrate the capacity to foster relationships with external organizations.
  • Supervise the work of subordinate professionals, technical staff, and consultants.
  • Avoid any conflict or appearance of conflict of interest in the performance of duties and responsibilities to include election related items.
  • Present information in public forums in a professional manner.
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Experience and Training Guidelines :
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. and two (2) years permit or plan review experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May be required to obtain advanced training in computer software (i.e. AutoCad, Excel, SmartSheet, etc.)
  • Experience working in an Engineering or Construction Department preferred.
  • Must pass MVR check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening.

Training :
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of municipal laws, codes, policies and guidelines applicable to the job responsibilities.
License or Certification :
  • Must possess a valid Texas Class C driver's license.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, stretch, bend, twist, stoop, and kneel.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must have ability to maintain concentration in the midst of interruptions and background noise.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Job Address

250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas 75078 United States View Map