Engineering Technician III - NEW HIGHER PAY!

$41,429 - $72,500 yearly
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • 425 Camp Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA
  • Jan 23, 2023
Full time Biking, Walking, and Mobility Engineering Roads, Streets, and Sidewalks

Job Description

How to Apply
You MUST apply at by Feb 3, 2023 at midnight EST to be considered.
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NEW HIGHER SALARY: $41,429 - $72,500
The Challenge
We are looking for an experienced Engineering Technician to join District 1 Engineer's Office team.
In this role you will:
    • Serve as our lead project inspector supporting engineers in the administration of complex highway construction projects.
    • Monitor contractor’s daily operations and perform/review test reports completed by other technicians to ensure that all work and materials conform to specifications, plans, and contractual provisions.
    • Ensure adequate inspection for all phases of work.
    • Ensure proper materials sampling and testing is conducted, all technicians are properly certified, and all materials are tracked so federal funding can be reimbursed.
    • Supervise and train junior technicians, including NCDOT employees and contract construction inspectors.
    • Supervise inspectors providing Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services on large projects. This includes daily staff supervision and project task assignments.
    • Resolve daily constructability issues and troubleshoot problems to mitigate delays to contractor’s progress.    
    • Monitor utility relocation efforts by inspecting and tracking relocation work.
    • Anticipate contract problems and advise supervisor of the need for plan revisions, supplemental agreements, or other contract adjustments to improve safety, timely delivery, and/or quality of delivered product.
    • Monitor contractor’s operations to ensure compliance with subcontract agreements and with the contract Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements.
    • Ensure NC Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act compliance and that all work performed in permitted areas is done in accordance with the permits.
    • Effectively communicate and coordinate work with contractors, subcontractors, utility owners, and property owners to minimize delays while maximizing project progress.
    • Serve as project traffic control coordinator by inspecting materials, evaluating device placements, and monitoring traffic control operations to ensure compliance with all contract requirements.
    • Authorize/recommend changes in the Traffic Control Plan to ensure operation of traffic and protection of construction employees.
    • Work with counties, municipalities, contractors, and field support staff as the permitting technician to establish compliance with applicable engineering standards and guidelines.
    • Review plans for subdivisions, utility installations, roadway improvements, and prepare cost estimates.
    • Process permits, including driveway, utility/non-utility encroachment agreements, road additions/abandonments, and other records/reports.
    • Interact with local governmental agencies, utility representatives, contractors, property owners, and others to discuss adherence to policies and procedures.
    • Answer questions and address public complaints by phone, written correspondence, and in person.
    • Represent NCDOT in contact with the public, other governmental agencies, and utility companies to inform them of the NCDOT's plans to respond to complaints/questions and coordinate our activities with NCDOT and the contractors.
    • Coordinate work with private developers, contractors, subcontractors, and state staff to promote good relations and expedite work performance.
What You Bring
    • Skills analyzing and interpreting highway construction plans.
    • Experience planning, developing, scheduling, tracking, and completing projects independently or with limited supervision.
    • Customer service experience solving problems involving explaining complicated engineering concepts to various stakeholder groups.
    • Experience applying engineering concepts to solve complex problems.
    • Computer skills using Microsoft Office and CAD drafting software.
    • Excellent communications skills to establish and maintain positive communication between other technicians, engineers, contractors, and the public.  Skills to effectively communicate in a clear, concise, organized, and persuasive manner.
    • Ability to work safely in an outside environment with exposure to hazards on construction sites including heights, highway traffic, and traversing rough terrain in evaluating highway construction.
    • Agility to perform moderate physical activity including walking, climbing, balancing, kneeling, and standing.
    • Strength to lift 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends as required on assigned projects within the Division.
    • Mindset to apply a safety philosophy and program to all operations.
Management Prefers
    • Candidates with a Class "C" Driver’s license.
Education and Experience
    • Associate's degree in Engineering Technology, Survey Technology or a related field, and
    • 3+ years of relevant technician experience; or
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Call me:  Debbie Gannon at 704-630-3200.
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