STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B23

Class No. 2153

ENGINEER III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) engineering work. Work involves performing or reviewing engineering design, planning, construction, inspection, and maintenance work; and reviewing and issuing permits or authorizations. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Performs engineering work related to civil or mechanical engineering (in areas such as materials management and construction, traffic, bridge, roadway, or mechanical systems design and maintenance) or engineering work related to environmental, agricultural, or energy engineering (in areas such as water or air pollution, solid waste management, water supply sanitation, insect vector control, energy efficiency and management, and health and radiation control).

Performs and/or reviews hydrologic calculations and studies; and performs and/or reviews hydraulic designs relating to the drainage and distribution of water on inter-state, state, and local highway systems.

Prepares, reviews, and interprets blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, and other visual aids.

Prepares, modifies, reviews, and/or submits engineering and construction designs, plans, specifications, and estimates.

Calculates and/or reviews costs of materials and estimates of geometrics, hydraulics, grades, quantities, and related areas.

Conducts and/or reviews environmental studies, such as assessing air, water, solid waste and hazardous materials, and pollution control methods; and approves related reports, plans, and specifications.

Conducts technical reviews on engineering proposals and reports.

Reviews applications, approves and issues permits or authorizations, and approves reimbursements.

Meets with the general public, engineers, developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning; subdivision and building projects; and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.

May review and approve payments to contractors.

May design, install, maintain, and provide advice on computer systems and equipment; and evaluate, design, and program computer hardware and software for engineering design applications.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in engineering work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of engineering principles, practices, techniques, and procedures; of applicable laws, regulations, and rules; of mathematics; and of project engineering development.

Skill in the use of computer-aided design techniques.

Ability to design and evaluate engineering projects, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas.


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Revised 9-1-17