Department of Administrative Services

Design Engineer 3 (Structural) (40 Hours) (7119FS)

$37.20-$51.03 Hourly / $2,976.33-$4,082.65 BiWeekly /
$77,682.21-$106,557.17 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in an area of engineering indicated by the parenthetical title.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

WORKING LEAD: Incumbents in this class report to a supervisory class and are assigned full time lead responsibilities for a unit having a minimum of two other engineers as well as technical and clerical staff while performing unit work activities. Assigned lead responsibilities may include supervisory type activities outlined below in the first paragraph under Examples of Duties. For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead the final "sign off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the lead employee reports.
MOST COMPLEX TASKS WITHIN A UNIT: Incumbents in this class perform work that clearly exceeds the norm and includes a concentration of highly advanced functions within assigned disciplines. Class use is on a limited or exceptional basis.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Leads design engineers of lower grade and consultants as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

WORKING LEAD: As assigned by the supervisor: distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staff and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.
CIVIL: For engineering projects involving topographical and area surveys, subsurface investigation, grading, foundation, drainage, sanitary disposal, shore erosion, flood control and dams and walls involving earth and hydraulic pressures, water supply, roadways, parking areas and airfield development: oversees, analyzes and interprets reports and test results; prepares specifications and cost estimates; reviews specifications and determines adequacy; oversees and cooperates with consultants in developing projects; evaluates merits of engineering submissions; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.
ELECTRICAL: For engineering projects involving electrical power generating and distribution systems, switch gear installations including both high and low tension circuits, airport, street and parking lot illuminating systems, closed circuit television, public address, emergency lighting, communication and alarm systems, lightning protection systems and field of building wiring in hospitals, institution buildings and technical schools: oversees, analyzes and interprets reports and test results; prepares specifications and cost estimates; reviews specifications and determines adequacy; oversees and cooperates with consultants in developing projects; evaluates merits of engineering submissions; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.
MECHANICAL: For engineering projects and audits involving heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, forced and induced draught fans, steam and high temperature water generating and distribution installations, steam turbines and internal combustion engines for electric power generation and mechanical drives, plumbing systems, elevators, heat exchange and utilization, temperature controls, refrigeration systems and pumps and pumping equipment: oversees, analyzes and interprets reports and test results; prepares design drawings, specifications and cost estimates; reviews drawings and specifications and determines adequacy; oversees and cooperates with consultants in developing projects; evaluates merits of engineering submissions; performs energy audits; makes recommendations concerning cost saving measures regarding state buildings; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.
STRUCTURAL: For engineering projects involving foundations, use in building structures of steel, wood or reinforced concrete, curtain walls, framing system, roof decks and storage tanks: oversees, analyzes and interprets reports and test results; prepares specifications and cost estimates; reviews specifications and determines adequacy; oversees and cooperates with consultants in developing projects; evaluates merits of engineering submissions; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of engineering drafting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and interpret reports and test results; ability to prepare or review specifications and cost estimates; ability to evaluate merits and determine adequacy of engineering submissions; ability to utilize computer software; some ability to lead.
CIVIL: Considerable knowledge of principles of surveying, soil mechanics, drainage, sanitary disposal problems, water supply and treatment, construction of dams and retaining walls, hydraulic fill, construction of stone groins, sea walls, river bank protection, roadways, parking areas and airfield runways.
ELECTRICAL: Considerable knowledge of principles of electric power generation and distribution systems, signals, sound communications, illumination and electrical wiring systems, utility company standard practices and state and federal codes.
MECHANICAL: Considerable knowledge of principles of thermodynamics, hydraulics, mechanisms and flow and control equipment of liquids and gases and applied mechanics.
STRUCTURAL: Considerable knowledge of principles of soil mechanics as applied to foundation problems, drainage, basic structures, indeterminate structures, ultimate strength theory of concrete, plastic design theory of structural steel and principles of building construction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience performing engineering design in the field indicated by the parenthetical title.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FS 26

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Design Engineer 3 (Civil) (Electrical) (Mechanical) (Structural) in Salary Group ES 26 approved effective April 10, 2001. (2013 SCOPE Review) 7116A 12/27/13 cm

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/27/2013

CLASS: 7119FS; EST: ; REV: 12/27/2013;