Engineering Associate C, Austin, Texas

Created 06/11/2021
Reference 434077
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • 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 Engineering Associate position is to provide Technical Support and Troubleshooting Guidance with traffic signal (and related) equipment and documentation within the City of Austin. This position will conduct virtual and field investigations to ensure Technician and contractor compliance with specifications, standards, policies and procedures. This position will review work orders and related paperwork for accuracy and recommend approval of changes. This position will assist in maintaining contracts relevant to the Construction and Maintenance of City of Austin traffic signals and related equipment. As directed, duties will also include meeting with contractors and Technicians in the field to provide technical support and troubleshooting needs. Additionally, this position will be expected to attend regular in-office and virtual meetings with contractors, engineers, and/or other City Departments.

Regarding your Application:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., "see resume" or "see Linked In Profile"). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary.

This position may require a skills assessment.

Close Job Posting:
Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other sections within the Division. Decisions on assigned section will be made at the time of hire based on business needs.

Office Location Notes:
Office location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Video Conferencing Software Technology:
Austin Transportation Department uses the communication platform, Microsoft Teams, to conduct virtual interviews.

Pay Range
$28.01 - $36.41

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Hours may vary depending on departmental needs and initiatives.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Transportation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 8900 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, excellent writing, and communication skills.
  • Experience working in and extracting data from the DATATRACKER application.
  • Experience working in and extracting data from the KITTS application.
  • Experience working in and extracting data from Premier One CSR .
  • Experience accessing and ascertaining information from different types of Traffic Signal Equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment solely through conversations with Traffic Signal Technicians.

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
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.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year 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 requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* Briefly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and educational requirements.
(Open Ended Question)
* Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
  • No experience
  • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
  • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
  • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
* How many years of traffic signal related construction experience do you have?
  • Less than two years
  • 2 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 6 years
  • 6 years to less than 8 years
  • 8 years or more
* Do you have experience using handheld computers for work-related activities?
  • yes
  • No
* Please describe your experience conveying information clearly to a variety of stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience in managing challenging workloads and meeting project deadlines.
(Open Ended Question)
* If selected for this position, the relevant work history on your application is used to determine your rate of pay. Your submission of a complete application is critical to the pay calculation. Your overall relevant experience from your employment application will be used in this calculation, not the resume or cover letter. Do you understand these statements?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Employer City of Austin, TX

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