Engineering Associate C

City of Austin, TX
Published
November 7, 2019
Location
Austin, TX
Job Type
 

Description

Posting Title Engineering Associate C
Job Requisition Number AFD300281
Position Number 115301
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Fire Inspection Cs
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to the job, one (1) year in a lead capacity.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years

Licenses or Certifications:
None.

Notes to Applicants The purpose of this position is to assist AFD in accomplishing its' mission of preserving life and property by evaluating building permits, site plans, and fire protection system plans for compliance with the codes and standards adopted by the City of Austin. In addition to evaluating projects, assistance is needed to provide project engineers, architects, business owners, and the general public with code compliance questions. Assistance is also provided to the AFD fire inspectors during the installation, inspection, and testing of fire protection systems.
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Pay Range
$26.30 - $34.20

Hours
8:00am to 5:00pm (with Flexibility)

Job Close Date
11/08/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Fire
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd, 2nd Floor, Austin, Tx 78704
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the fire protection field including but not limited to a fire protection engineering degree, fire engineering technology degree, or fire protection system design or review.
  • Experience with requirements and application of the International Fire Code.
  • Experience with requirements and application of the National Fire Protection Standards, specifically NFPA 13, series, NFPA 72, NFPA 20, and NFPA 14.
  • Experience creating and/or reviewing design drawing including standard civil engineering drawings for site plans and plats, architectural drawings, for building construction, and design and installation drawings for fire protection systems.
  • Experience performing acceptance test for fire protection system or inspection of existing systems for continued compliance.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Review plans and permits under the supervision of a professional engineer and development proposals for impacts, and performing preliminary and final designs and/or prepares design criteria for assigned projects. Provides a variety information to customers by contacts of personnel to include inter and intra departmental administrative, engineering and construction personnel, other government agencies, contractors, consultants and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions and respond to complaints. Responsible for progressively complex projects by preparing cost estimated and engineering and feasibility reports and studies, projects, and assigned programs Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and monitoring compliance to specifications. Prepares contract documents, technical specifications and plans. Prepares and monitors project and program schedules and budgets. Prepares progress and final reports and estimates. Manage and coordinate special projects Supervises and/or leads a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Oversees project progress from design through construction. Assist and/or write specifications by performing preliminary and/or final designs, prepares design criteria for assigned projects in appropriate discipline. Perform equipment evaluations to ensure valid results. Conduct field investigations to ensure compliance of specifications, reviews work for accuracy and recommends approval of contract changes.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships;
  • Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to interpret and update quarter-section maps.
  • Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The Minimum Qualifications for this position requires: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to the job, one (1) year in a lead capacity. Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?

  • Yes
  • No

* Do you have experience in the fire protection field including but not limited to a fire protection degree, fire engineering technology degree, fire engineering technology degree, or fire protection system design or review? If so, please elaborate briefly. If not, please indicate "Not Applicable."
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have experience with requirements and application of the International Fire Code? If so, please elaborate briefly. If not, please indicate "Not Applicable."
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have knowledge and or experience of one or all of the following: NFPA 13, 13R, 14, 20, and 72?

  • Yes
  • No

* Please elaborate, briefly on your NFPA 13, 72, 20, and 14 experience.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have experience creating and/or reviewing design drawings including standard civil engineering drawings for site plans and plats, architectural drawings for building construction, and design and installation drawings for fire protection systems. If so, please elaborate briefly. If not, please indicate "Not Applicable."
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have experience performing acceptance test for fire protection systems or inspection of existing systems for continued compliance? If so, please elaborate briefly. If not, please indicate "Not Applicable."
(Open Ended Question)
* This position requires traveling to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties. Will you be able to meet this requirement?

  • Yes
  • No

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