PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation and Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising engineers and other staff engaged in engineering and/or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Incumbents shall perform in a supervisory capacity providing technical supervision over transportation engineering projects or studies, with specialization in a specific area of engineering as dictated by assigned Engineering parenthetical.
Two (2) positions may be used to serve as the Primary Assistant to the Chief Engineer or to oversee the Department's Consultant Selection process.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Supervises engineers, technical and clerical employees of lower grade as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises work of engineers, technicians and other technical and/or clerical personnel in any one of several organizationally specialized engineering operations, railroad or airport sections; reviews detailed plans, specifications or studies of complex engineering problems related to areas such as highway, bridge, facility or geometric design, traffic engineering, computer applications, electrical engineering, highway operations, geo-technical engineering, hydraulics and drainage, utilities, contract and project development, environmental compliance, railroad engineering or airport engineering; supervises research into development of improved materials or products and testing methods; supervises field and office research projects on engineering and technical problems; supervises research on economic, financial and administrative aspects of pavement management, highway construction and maintenance, design of highways and bridges with reference to materials to be used and in pavement work correction, resurfacing and winter maintenance techniques; coordinates design related elements of construction projects; prepares special reports, cost estimates, standards and specifications and fee schedules for consultant engineers, surveyors or contractors; reviews progress reports; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans section work; establishes and maintains section procedures; develops or makes recommendations on policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating sections, agencies and outside officials; prepares reports, recommendations and correspondence; conducts analytical studies of engineering costs incurred to determine amounts reimbursable under federal aid and amounts due public utilities under state and federal policies; prepares comprehensive reports on fiscal matters relating to departmental engineering operations; directs concurrent billing programs for department; acts as an assistant in performing highly specialized administrative or engineering studies; supervises or provides highly technical assistance in conducting studies or establishing policy, procedures or methods; supervises field or office functions for location, boundary, construction surveying and design projects; supervises preparation of comprehensive technical reports and related correspondence; makes oral presentations at public hearings or meetings; reviews work of consultants (engineers, designers, etc.); acts as the Primary Assistant to the Chief Engineer in performing special projects and overseeing Bureau activities; oversees the Department's Consultant Selection Panel process; serves as a member of departmental committee assisting in preparation and/or revision of standard specifications; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management, traffic and utilities; considerable knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of departmental operational methodologies; considerable knowledge of latest engineering principles, techniques and procedures employed in engineering field; considerable ability to analyze and review engineering reports, plans and specifications; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in transportation engineering.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as an engineer with lead responsibility for complex transportation engineering projects in bridge design, drainage, electrical, foundations, traffic, facilities design, highway design, research, utilities or hydraulics. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING).
1. Incumbents must possess Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
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