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Engineering Technician III – NEW HIGHER PAY!

By January 23, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Salisbury, NC
  • February 3, 2023

NC Department of Transportation

How to Apply
You MUST apply at https://tinyurl.com/2pkhf5kz by Feb 3, 2023 at midnight EST to be considered.

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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.

Questions?
Call me:  Debbie Gannon at 704-630-3200.

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To apply for this job email your details to ddemaionewton@ncdot.gov

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