In the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services, this class is accountable for performing as a professional engineer in the execution, design, analysis and coordination of work pertaining to all phases of design and planning for state buildings and institutions.
GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:
This is a professional licensed class responsible for evaluation and analysis of complex engineering systems relating to building construction. These systems include civil, structural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecommunications, data and any other engineering elements of complex building design. Incumbents perform professional engineering functions requiring the exercise of judgment and analysis of complex data and the application of recognized engineering concepts and principles. Incumbents must analyze and resolve difficult problems that impact daily operations.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May supervise Design Engineers or other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs specialized duties in development of project design and preparation of plans and specifications for state buildings and institutions; coordinates complex engineering systems within overall building design; creates and prepares designs with an understanding of various engineering systems; develops plans and specifications for projects; prepares and coordinates preliminary surveys and planning requirements; recommends engineering systems for complex statewide projects; executes detailed peer reviews of designed systems developed by professional licensed consulting engineers ascertaining appropriateness for use in state buildings as well as proper coordination and accuracy; utilizes professional license by signing, stamping and sealing engineering plans; reviews engineering system estimates and costs for building systems; reviews plans and specifications prepared by subordinates and/or outside engineers for conformance with specifications; analyzes design problems and recommends solutions; performs site inspections to confirm compliance with specifications; assists in developing capital improvement programs and continued maintenance plans; negotiates fees and prepares contracts for consulting engineers; participates in meetings with consultants, agencies and project staff to establish and maintain work schedules and resolve questions; prepares reports and responds to inquiries as necessary; remains current with engineering principles and practices; may also assist in supervising construction projects; performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply principles, practices and methods of engineering as applied to building construction; considerable knowledge of latest engineering principles, techniques and procedures employed in the engineering field; knowledge of engineering software and computer applications; knowledge of methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and review engineering reports, plans and specifications; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Eight (8) years of experience as a project engineer with full responsibility for the engineering design of major building projects.
College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree program in engineering.
A Master's degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including a State of Connecticut Professional Engineering license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from site environments and to some discomfort from year round weather conditions.
The classification of Professional Engineer is assigned to Salary Group ES 30a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 31.
The Job Code 3390 is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.