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Engineer Designer A (2 Openings)

City Engineering
2100000741 Requisition #
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Sr. Design Engineer in the Engineering Division.  Plans, designs, and directs engineering projects in assigned civil engineering area requiring independent judgment in the evaluation and substantial adaptation of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.  Provides supervision to professionals and technical staff in the completion of plans and specifications, collection of field survey data, and field inspections; performs complex design responsibilities involving the preparation of design plans, plats, specifications, contract documents, and cost estimates for the construction, maintenance, and alteration of city structures and facilities.  Performs detailed engineering computations.  Interprets and analyzes survey field data.  Inspects various construction sites around the City.  Assists in reviewing construction plans for compliance with standard engineering practices and City regulations.  Researches new developments in engineering techniques, construction methods and materials, and makes recommendations accordingly.  Communicates on a regular basis with professionals and nonprofessionals regarding construction projects, city policies and regulations, etc.  Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform calculations and to prepare documents.
Opportunity for promotion to higher grades depends on satisfactory performance and
attainment of required skills and knowledge.


Posting Information:
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and/or experience
Engineering/Traffic Engineering


14 - Engineering Designer A 
Annual:                $47,910.20 - $73,299.20
Payperiod:          $1,842.70 - $2,819.20
15 - Engineering Designer AA 
Annual:                $53,660.36 - $82,638.40
Payperiod:          $2,063.86 - $3,178.40
17 – Design Engineer 
Annual:                $68,061.76 - $100,391.20
Payperiod:          $2,617.76 - 3,861.20


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with management, staff and the public.  Requires the ability to conduct site visits involving traversing uneven land on foot.  Requires the ability to view plans and drawings, and the ability to operate personal computer and automobile.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:   Majority of work is performed in an office  environment with some outdoor work required to visit work sites.  Must travel throughout the city to attend meetings and conduct site investigations.  

  1. Engineering Designer A – Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering.   Must possess a certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT).  Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of continued employment. 
  2. Engineering Designer AA – Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and two (2) years' professional civil engineering experience.  Must possess a certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT).  Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of continued employment. 
  3. Design Engineer – Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and four (4) years' experience in civil engineering with at least two (2) of those years in a supervisory/lead capacity.  License to practice engineering in the State of Tennessee or current qualification to be licensed within six (6) months as a condition of continued employment.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition of continued employment.

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
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