Engineering Technician III

City of Minneapolis
October 11, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type


Job Title: Engineering Technician III
Salary: $27.68 - $33.65 Hourly

Job Type: Full-time
Department: Public Works - Transportation Planning & Programming
Location: Minneapolis Public Service Building, 505 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vacancies: 1
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/01/21 11:59 PM Central Time
Posting Type: Open to the public

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The current vacancy is in the Transportation Planning and Programming Division of Public Works, supporting the work of both Transportation Planning and Programming and Transportation Engineering and Design. Duties will include project scoping and cost estimating, assisting with project cost tracking and management, plan review, providing design guidance, oversight of capital programming activities including asphalt resurfacing, concrete rehabilitation, parkway paving, seal coating, maintain pavement condition database, update pavement work history, track annual capital improvements in GIS for annual reporting to City Council, assist with management of the municipal state aid system, assist with development of the capital improvement program, and GIS support as well as training and mentoring technical and support staff.

Perform specialized high level technical support and design work, act a liaison with other parties for the Professional Engineer in the field, and act as lead worker on a field crews performing construction inspection.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with project scoping and cost estimating for use in capital programming and project development.
  • Review of engineering designs, construction site plans, specifications and provide design guidance as needed.
  • Oversee the programming of various paving programs contained in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), such as Asphalt Resurfacing, Concrete Rehabilitation, Parkway Paving and seal coat (annual maintenance activity).
  • Make calculations for a variety of purposes including - construction cost estimation, budgets and in doing survey and measurement work.
  • Perform site inspection and investigation work related to developing project scopes and cost estimates.
  • Meet with representatives of various organizations to convey City policies, issues and concerns and report back to planning and engineering staff when appropriate for direction and input (i.e. Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, Utilities' Representatives, Architects, Contractors, etc.).
  • Assist in coordination of City work with Hennepin County, State of Minnesota, utilities, private contractors, etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of detailed budget requests for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including considerable estimation work and preparation of forms and plans for state aid requests.
  • Manage and maintain the City's pavement condition database including keeping work history current.
  • Ability to learn and use GIS to track annual capital improvements for reporting to City Council and provide additional GIS support as needed.
  • Assist with management of the municipal state aid system and development of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
  • Manage contracts.

Required Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighteen months of post High School training in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent training in Civil Engineering Survey work

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Three years of related experience performing civil engineering and related technical work

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must have and continue to maintain a valid Driver's License.
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.

All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so; and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting In the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and/or an oral examination and/or a written examination (100%),' Since the examination process may consist of a rating of training and experience, it Is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form as is possible.
Minimum passing score Is 70,00. At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested,

Combination of office and field. Field work may include exposure to outdoor elements, varying weather conditions, noise, dust, dirt, gases, fumes, chemicals, traffic flow, and exposure to other types of conditions that may be found in a construction environment; ability to stand/walk on rough, uneven surfaces; ability to work in confined space areas.
Some night time and weekend hours may
• be required.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local #9.

The names of the applicants who meet minimum qualifications and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire upon hire after it has been established

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Considerable knowledge of Civil Engineering survey techniques and tools and technology used in this work.
•Good communication skills and the ability to delegate work.
•Good knowledge of Civil Engineering, drafting, and related computer software packages.
•Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
•Good writing skills and ability to produce reports.

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