Engineer I

DATE: 2-20-90

JOB TITLE: Engineer I
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
DIVISION: Engineering

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant City Engineer

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Engineering Tech I, Tech II, and Aide

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with two years experience in municipal or consulting work.

NATURE OF WORK: Read and interpret preliminary survey notes and transcribe them for new construction plans, does drafting, and cost estimates. Serves as a project inspector during construction.


I. Performs tasks related to survey work.

A. Run levels, transit, and other survey equipment.
B. Record field notes.
C. Reduce and plot field notes.

II. Performs on-site inspections of various projects and monitors project progress.

A. Checks for plan and specification compliance according to good engineering
B. Interprets specifications for contractors.
C. Records daily notes, inspection logs and test results.
D. Suggest solutions to construction problems.

III. Designs and drafts scale drawings for construction projects.

A. Prepares preliminary specifications.
B. Draws plans according to City standards.
C. Makes sketches, either preliminary as a guide to additional survey work or as
a guide for drafting.
D. Performs design work on municipal projects.
E. Estimates and compiles costs relating to various projects.

IV. Performs other job-related activities as necessary.

A. Takes traffic counts.
B. Makes blue prints and duplicate prints of projects.
C. Makes routine field and laboratory test of construction elements.
D. Prepares reports of engineering studies as directed.


I. Develops pubic understanding of work and activities of the Division.

A. Answers citizen questions and requests for materials and information.
B. Responds to citizen inquiries regarding construction projects.
C. Maintains good relations with contractors working on City projects.


I. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver's license.

II. Certifications for State of Minnesota State Aid projects may be required as
departmental needs dictate.


I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative
to this position which shall include but may not be limited to; standard surveying
equipment, motor vehicles, communication equipment, computers, copiers, fax
machines, measuring devices, telephone, and calculators.


I. Hours vary dependent upon construction schedule. This is a non-exempt position.

II. Both an office environment and outdoor construction job site activities, and survey
work, which includes wide variation in temperature from winter work in sub-zero
Fahrenheit to summer temperatures occasionally in excess of 100 degrees F. There
is exposure to the natural elements - dust, insects, weather, and conditions that could
be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.