Under the supervision of a Project Engineer, performs a variety of tasks related to the design of road and bridge improvements, construction projects and traffic engineering. Work assignments may involve all phases of the engineering function from the initial feasibility study through final implementation. Grade 5 and 6 Staff Engineers serve in entry level and intermediate assisting roles respectively while professionally developing. Grade 7 Staff Engineers serve as the senior staff engineer and are expected to perform more complex engineering functions with some, but progressively less, direct supervision and to perform more routine tasks and decision-making independently. As Staff Engineers gain experience and independent capabilities, they may coordinate the activities of technical personnel in preparing plans and specifications, environmental clearances, and the acquisition of rights of way. Staff Engineers also: monitor project specific contractor activities to assure conformance to standards, plans and specifications, directs and performs appropriate testing, gathers proper contract documentation, and prepares contractor pay estimates; Assists with planning and organizing work of Engineering Technicians on a project basis; Work with senior staff and parties affected by construction projects to make field adjustments and design revisions to conform to field conditions, resolve conflicts, mitigate project impacts, and address concerns of the public; Assist senior staff during public hearings on proposed construction projects; Respond to complaint and inquiries from the public and perform other technical and administrative tasks associated with Road Department operations.
(An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks. These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)
Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
Experience: Progressively more responsible civil engineering experience in road design and construction, per the following:
OPEIU Grade 5: No experience necessary.
OPEIU Grade 6: A minimum of (1) one year experience required in which related co-op and summer internship experience may be considered, including a minimum of (1) one year in grade 5 or equivalent experience.
OPEIU Grade 7: A minimum of (3) three years’ experience required in which related co-op and summer internship experience may be considered, including a minimum of (1) one year in grade 6 or equivalent experience, plus passage of FE/EIT examination required.
Two years after date of hire, employees must obtain State Certification in at least the following number or more per given grade of the following listed areas:
Grade 5—minimum 5 certifications;
Grade 6— minimum 6 certifications;
Grade 7— minimum 7 certifications;
Must demonstrate increasing competency and have verifiable experience in the each of the current versions of the following MDOT documents within the above required experience levels for the given grade:
(The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria)
(This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the requirements listed above. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.)