Under the general direction of the Town Engineer, has the responsibility of performing lead technical work in design, construction, and inspection of municipal public works projects. Performs research and drafting work. Provides information on departmental systems and policies to contractors, consulting engineers, and public.
- Determines priority of work tasks.
- Allocates work to subordinates.
- Provides lead technical assistance in the preparation of plans, specifications, designs, and cost estimates for public works projects in an efficient and timely fashion.
- Performs complex mathematical computations in survey, design, and estimating work.
- Responsible for the administration of files and indexes of engineering maps, records, and easements.
- Reviews subdivision plans and building site plans for conformance with pertinent rules and regulations.
- Serves as chief of survey party as needed using established surveying procedures in performing public works projects, construction, and land survey work.
- Responsible for care and maintenance of survey instruments and equipment.
- Performs inspections for subdivision, road construction, existing facilities, and Town contracted public works projects for conformity to design, materials and schedule specifications.
- Makes field determination of unanticipated construction obstacles and recommends modifications to plans and related costs.
- Evaluates the results of various tests including, but not limited to: soils, systems, and materials to assure compliance with applicable standards.
- Drafts property and construction maps from current and previous field notes, maps, deeds, and related information.
- Prepares sketches, maps and reports.
- Reports work accomplished to Town Engineer.
Additional Job Functions:
- Draws and indexes maps, charts, graphs and other illustrated materials for various departments and town publications.
- Evaluates any plan changes and prepares recommendations on changes to Town Engineer for action by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
- Assists public by providing information and technical assistance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of and ability to apply civil engineering and land surveying principles and practices.
- Ability to apply the principles of construction inspection to solve practical field problems.
- Ability to operate calculating, surveying equipment, drafting and other engineering equipment.
- Ability to give clear, concise written and oral instructions and work effectively with staff, superiors and the general public.
- Ability to interpret plans specifications and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagrammatic or schedule form.
Physical and Mental Effort and Environmental Conditions:
- Ability to access and reach difficult places and varied terrain for inspection purposes.
- Ability to move property line monuments, bulk survey stakes and similar materials.
- Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or snow.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND LICENSING:
- Associate degree in civil engineering or a closely related field, and three years’ experience in the field of construction inspection or engineering technical work. (Note: work experience which includes land survey crew experience and experience in engineering design and preparing cost estimates may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis).
NOTE: The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only. The description does not include every task or responsibility.
The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer