The Engineering Technician assists in the planning, evaluation, design, and field
surveying in public works and utility projects.
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver with over 45,000 residents and a historic downtown. Dream Vacation Magazine recently ranked the City of Littleton as the 13th Best Place to Visit in Colorado and in 2018, wallethub.com ranked Littleton as the 8th Best Small Cities in America.
The City of Littleton offers a generous benefits package including paid time off, retirement matching, no-cost premiums for dental and vision + a dedicated employee clinic...to name a few!Typical Starting Pay: $29.60
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Drafts construction plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects;
- Assists engineers in the preparation of specifications and construction designs for capital improvement projects; prepare exhibits and reports as required;
- Develops drawings used for construction bid processes, law enforcement court proceedings, building inspection requirements and other infrastructure matters;
- Performs topographical and location surveys, including layout and grade staking.
- Researches and prepares legal descriptions of rights-of-way, easements and ownership deeds;
- Updates and maintains official city maps and drafts various maps and presentation documents for other departments;
- Serves as the technical liaison for the Engineering Division's asset management efforts;
- Analyzes asset life-cycle costs in coordination with the Infrastructure Asset Manager; develops performance goals, measure progress, and develop reports to track progress in asset management;
- Assists with preparation of project bid documents and cost estimates.
- Monitors sewer charges and tap fees; verifies sewer taps issuances by Sanitation Districts;
- Prepares annual road report to CDOT with map exhibit and tabulation;
- Assists Zoning Official in assigning property addresses;
- Responds to questions and inquiries from the public;
- Performs special research, gathers data, analyzes information and prepares reports relating to various engineering matters;
- Prepares reports and permit applications as required;
- Maintains the Engineering Division's paper and electronic records and historical archives, including cataloging, scanning and retention;
- May serve as an Emergency Worker;
- Performs other assignments and projects as required.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and,
- Two (2) years' experience with AutoCad and GIS software and,
- Two (2) years' experience in site surveying or related experience,
- A valid Colorado driver's license and a qualifying driver's history;
- Requires equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Ability to interpret construction plans and specifications;
- Knowledge of engineering and construction principles and practices and municipal public works operations;
- Knowledge of the principles of land surveying, including plats and property legal descriptions;
- Ability to use and learn various software platforms including Microsoft Office, AutoCad, GIS, and Asset Management;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Skills in the manipulation of tools, instruments, surveying equipment, and other engineering devices, requiring coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet;
- Ability to develop a plan for organizing multiple tasks, scheduling meetings, setting deadlines, and preparing for future events;
- Ability to use mathematical reasoning and analytical skills and apply results is necessary to carry out assigned work and tasks.
- Requires the following physical abilities to perform essential job functions: lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
- Requires ability to sit, stand, operate a vehicle, walk, and tolerate extreme weather conditions and temperatures.