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Description

The Field Engineer position is a two-level job series.  Under general supervision a Field Engineer I oversees the completion of construction projects within the City's public roadways, rights-of-way, and easements.  Incumbents are responsible for contract and permit construction inspections, field utility engineering, and for a broad range of technically complex projects directly related to the construction of public infrastructure in accordance with contract documents and City and State standards and specifications.
 
A Field Engineer II has a higher level of training, experience, and responsibility. Incumbents are responsible for functioning in a supervisory or training capacity by providing guidance to less experienced inspectors, and for exercising independent judgment and decision-making in the interpretation and resolution of sensitive situations in the field, with the ability to handle the most complicated inspection situations that require good communication skills with the ability to handle conflict with contractors or citizens using a high level of skill and diplomacy.

2022 WAGE SCALE
Field Engineer I:  $5,166-$7,232monthly
Field Engineer II:  $5,562-$7,787/monthly

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The following list reflects the essential job duties and responsibilities of this classification, but should not be considered all-inclusive.  The incumbent will be expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
 
Level I & Level II:                                                                                              

  • Schedules, organizes, and implements field engineering activities for construction within City roadways, rights-of-way, and easements, including prioritizing work, scheduling staff, and coordinating and implementing redesigns and field changes that may change the scope and resulting cost of projects.
  • Negotiates change orders within parameters established by a supervisor.
  • Responds to public complaints and requests for information relating to impacts of construction and resolves the issues or refers the issues to appropriate personnel.
  • Coordinates with surveying project controls and staking to ensure proper horizontal and vertical alignments are constructed on capital projects.
  • Keeps accurate and thorough field notes.
  • Performs field computations as required to determine position; performs field computations as required to adjust/correct design elements for optimal performance.
  • Guides engineering technicians and monitors work of private contractors as necessary in performing inspection activities.
  • Performs inspection activities as necessary to support the completion of construction projects in accordance with project specifications and City and State standards; maintains records as required.
  • Acts as expert for the City in claims resolutions/litigation concerning the processes and operations involved in the field engineering activities.
  • Monitors traffic control at project site to ensure motorist safety and compliance with traffic codes and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); may stop work of project for failure to comply. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Level II:

  • Provides technical assistance and direction to Field Engineers I and Engineering Technicians I & II on issues pertaining to project contractual matters, including interpretation of contract specifications, drawings, and design.
  • Supervises Field Engineers I and Engineering Technicians I and II, including prioritizing work and staff schedules.
  • Monitors work of private contractors as necessary in completing approved project designs and inspection activities.
  • Monitors project construction for compliance with design.


Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Regardless of level, Field Engineers must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Washington driver's license.
  • Must pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Must maintain a level of mental and physical fitness required to perform the essential functions of this classification.

 
Level I:

  • Three or more years of previous experience in construction inspection, engineering, or any combination of relevant education and experience sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties listed above.
  • Associate's degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field preferred.

 
Level II:

  • Five or more years of previous experience in construction inspection, engineering, or any combination of relevant education and experience sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties listed above.
  • Associate's degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field required to reach maximum salary.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform the essential functions of the classification, incumbents must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to understand and execute instructions, working effectively with the general public and as part of a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction methods and materials inspection techniques and the administrative and contractual procedures connected with the work.
  • Visit sites, contact owners, developers, and contractors, explain technical requirements or discrepancies, and prepare field reports documenting the inspection activities.
  • Knowledge of how conditions during one phase of construction may affect a later phase or post construction situation, such as maintenance of the structure, and are frequently required to coordinate their activities with other staff members, departments or divisions of the City.
  • Ability to discern when to issue stop orders when work is out of compliance or to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63410822
  • Location:
    Kennewick, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Field Engineer I/II (Capital Projects Inspector)
  • Company Name For Job: City of Kennewick
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $61,992.00 - $93,444.00 (Yearly Salary)
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