Engineering Technician

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$21.34 - $34.06 Hourly
Jul 01, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
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Contract Type
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The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Engineering Technician (Construction Management Division).

General Description
Performs advanced technical work assisting in the review of plans and designs and field work related to analysis and observation of engineering projects.
Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires two (2) years of technical engineering experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses
The Public Works Department, Construction Management Division, consists of a select group of architects, engineers, and construction professionals that direct the planning, design and construction process for new and large renovation projects for Broward County, excluding airport and port projects.
Work of the Engineering Technician involves the application of basic architectural, engineering and vertical construction principles and techniques to a variety of vertical construction projects. Requires the ability to read and interpret construction documents. Work may include the supervision of subordinate technical personnel involved in plan review and field studies. Considerable independence and judgment is exercised in planning and carrying out assignments. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and program effectiveness. In addition to the basic responsibilities, knowledge of basic principles of green design and construction such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) are desirable. 
Reviews construction progress on major vertical projects being built by the county, consulting architects or outside developers; recommend payment for work performed in accordance with contract. 
Reviews and approves permit applications in conformance with County regulations and standards.

* Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or closely related field
* State of Florida License in Architecture, Engineering, or General Contractor 
* State of Florida certified building, mechanical or structural inspector or plan examiner
* OSHA Construction safety certification 
* At least 3 or more years of experience using RS Means or other estimating software 
* At least 3 or more years of experience preparing technical specifications 
* At least 3 or more years of experience conducting construction Pay Application reviews 

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs basic engineering design work and drafts plans for various county projects; prepares estimates for designs; reviews construction progress on major projects being built by the County, consulting engineers or outside developers; recommends payment for work performed in accordance with contract.

Reviews and analyzes plans and design specifications with professional engineers, contractors, project managers and other interested parties; assists in the amendment and preparation of final plans and designs for a variety of County projects; tabulates quantities and cost estimates; sets preliminary and final grades; calculates cut and fill.

Conducts inspections for compliance with plats, recommended corrective actions, plan layouts and impact on right of way plans; reviews applications and issues permits in conformance with County regulations and standards; calculates fees; assists in the processing and recordation of plats.

Assists in gathering data pertaining to the specific area of assignment; provides assistance in the analysis and interpretation of data; prepares verbal and written reports based on analysis and findings.

Plans, assigns, and reviews the activities of subordinate technical personnel involved in drafting or data collection activities; provides technical assistance and advice on difficult and unusual problems when necessary; analyzes and reviews completed work for accuracy and design application.

Provides information to the general public relative to engineering data maintained by the County.

Supervises and reviews the work performed by subordinate technical personnel.

Prepares technical specifications for the purchase of materials and equipment used in diversified projects; performs special investigations and field studies of technical and engineering operations; reviews and approves permit applications in conformance with County regulations and standards.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.
Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Requires two (2) years in technical engineering or closely related experience.