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Engineer Intern
 
Work Location:Department of Public Works
 
Starting Salary:19.3789 Hourly / $40,308 Annual
 
Pay Grade:2220
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
An optional special recruiting rate is allowable up to Step 9 ($51,062) annually for new hires only.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision of a departmental supervisor, performs professional engineering work at the advanced training level in the design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. Work involves responsibility for participating in and supervising a variety of engineering functions including office reviews of plans and specifications; approving contractors' estimates and issuing permits. General supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel. Work involves the use of independent judgment and initiative. Work is reviewed for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Serves as a project representative or inspector on various construction projects of moderate complexity, such as: street construction, reconstruction, paving, drainage, building and sewer construction; may supervise smaller projects. Coordinates the provision of contractual field engineering or design work by private engineering firms; reviews plans produced and work performed for adequacy and adherence to specifications. Reviews and approves change orders and contractors estimates; calculates and verifies quantities; conducts or supervises field work necessary for proper inspection and verification of work. Reviews plans and structural computations for the construction of commercial buildings for compliance with zoning and building codes; advises building inspectors and architects on structural problems and requirements. Performs varied office engineering work in the design and review of plans and specifications and in engineering research; writes reports.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of one of the recognized branches of engineering. Knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding professional engineering. Knowledge of the applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to the design and construction of public works projects. Skill in the use of computers, design/drafting software, CADD (Computer Aided Design Drafting), and surveying practices, and in the conduct of a variety of engineering research projects. Ability to accurately perform complex engineering computations and to check, design and supervise the construction of a variety of complex public and private facilities, and to make comprehensive recommendations on problems encountered. Ability to secure adherence with construction plans, specifications and codes, tactfully, yet effectively. Ability to plan, schedule and review the work of a moderate sized group of technical assistants in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to supervise subordinate technical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, engineers, architects, contractors and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the recognized branches of engineering.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
None.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Certification of Engineer Intern status provided for under the regulations established by Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
JOB CODE:101408
 
EXAMINATION
Score derived from application grading.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please detail all relevant experience on application such as projects designed and/or managed, inspections conducted, data analyzed and reported, technology used, supervisory functions, etc. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.