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Project
Engineer

Supervising
Engineer

Supervising Highway Const. Engineer
Senior Engineer - Specialist
Senior Production Engineer
Summary
 

Acts in a staff role in the design of buildings and machinery. Coordinates design work of subordinates and supervises construction in the course of duties, may supervise a group of ten other engineers, technicians and draftspersons.

 

Supervises an engineering group of up to about ten professional and/or non-professional technical people performing a variety of duties, normally in a single field of engineering, e.g. structural design, mechanical design, electrical design or concerned with a single product design.

 

Supervises highway construction projects. Responsible for hiring, firing, promotion, training and discipline of about 70 professional and other subordinates. Designs certain non-complex structures. Department representative in control of contractor's work.

Under administrative and/or high technical direction, works as a senior engineer-specialist or consultant in a particular field of engineering, development or research. Participates in planning, organizes work methods and procedures. Makes independent decisions within own sphere, usually exercising technical authority over a small group of engineer specialists. Directs the operation of two or more complex continuous processes, i.e. chemical, mining, etc., producing large quantities of product with reliance upon engineering control and maintenance systems.
Duties

- Prepares studies and financial analyses of proposed capital expenditures. Advises management on choice of equipment and process design for these expenditures. Prepares specifications and orders for material and machinery for new installation;

- Designs buildings and machinery, assisted by subordinates;

- Prepares contracts, advises on choice of contractors, directs and supervises the selected contractors. Evaluates machinery;

- Controls the project until it is completed.

- Plans detailed methods of solving assigned problems such as: the design of new structures; modifications or additions to existing structures; project concerned with product improvements, manufacturing method changes, equipment or process changes;

- Delegates components to staff, sees the work through to meet schedules and coordinates assignments with other groups;

- Prepares or requests preparation of design notes, drawings, specifications and occasionally prototypes or models;

- May give technical direction to construction or installation or design projects to ensure adherence to specifications;

- Prepares or requests preparation of cost estimates, engineering studies and reports as required;

- Responsible for the maintenance of engineering office files, equipment and procedures;

- Confers, as required, with senior engineers and management of the company, occasionally with contractors, consultants and suppliers.

- Through subordinates, supervises field crews and control equipment. Administers the personnel aspect for group;

- Ensures that contractors observe the terms of the contract and adhere to specifications. Authorizes changes to specifications where necessary and negotiates bids for work not covered by the contract.

- Liaises between own crew or contractors and other agencies or group;

- Designs certain structures such as retaining walls, culverts and super-span culverts;

- Checks claims from contractors when these refer to extras or alterations to contract.

- Provides specialized advice of an advanced technological nature for the solution of specific problems;

- Participates in planning by providing original and ingenious approaches to the practical and economical solution of problems;

- Within own specialized sphere, directs research into new resources, products, processes or methods;

- Interprets and evaluates data obtained from various engineering and/or research investigations;

- Keeps well informed of the latest technological developments relating to field of practice;

- Ensures that staff morale is maintained at a high level by building a reputation for efficient planning and a high level of creative thinking.

- Plans production in coordination with other operations and customer demand;

- Assists technical control personnel in establishing standards and field tests;

- Coordinates, specifies and schedules production and maintenance. Analyzes and corrects off-standard conditions with specialized technical assistance;

- Accountable for quality, quantity, costs, safety and employee relations.

Recommendations,
Decisions and
Commitments

Recommendations include choice among alternatives in design, machinery and process. Will be required to devise new approaches to methods of reaching solutions. Errors could cause extra expenditures in money or time.

Recommendations will normally relate to alternatives in design or use of different materials to achieve the same purpose and are subject to review to ensure accordance with overall plans and company policies. Modifies existing engineering criteria as occasion demands by devising new approaches to the solution of problems. Errors could cause delays, possibly extending into areas where expenditures might be involved.

Recommendations are of broad scope in achievement of objectives. Required to make decisions in the field when plans and contact require alteration. Responsible for the overall performance of crews. Makes responsible decisions, subject only to highest technical review, on all matters assigned to jurisdiction. Decisions involving large sums of money or the selection of long-range objectives are usually referred to higher authority. Takes courses of action necessary to expedite the successful accomplishment of assigned projects. Recommends improvements in plant procedures and changes in policy. Participates in policy formulation. Approves salary increases. Has wide latitude for decisions affecting operations.
Supervision
Receive
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Works under general direction and guidance in order to reach objectives. Reacts to priorities. Cooperates with peer groups.

Works under general direction and guidance following instructions relating to objectives, relative priorities and necessary cooperation with other units.

Works from generally accepted departmental policy and from established priorities. Considers relations with municipalities and other agencies affected by construction. Work is assigned in terms of broad objectives to be accomplished, leaving wide authority within sphere, with virtually no technical guidance, but subject to general administrative control. Broad direction received from Plant Manager in a small plant varying to limited supervision from Production Superintendent in a large plant.
Leadership
Authority

Outlines work for subordinates and review of adequacy. Responsible for personnel assigned on a permanent or temporary basis. Acts as company representative in dealing with contractors.

Makes recommendations concerning selection and termination, and is responsible for the training, rating and discipline of staff. Outlines and assigns work, and reviews it for technical adequacy.

Responsible for all aspects of the work of assigned subordinates. Gives technological advice and direction to a group of professional specialists. With an appreciation of the necessity of maintaining an atmosphere of free-thinking creativity, outlines difficult problems and methods of approach. Coordinates work programs and directs use of equipment and material. Directs activities of from 50 to over 200 people depending upon complexity of operation.
Guide to Entrance Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with seven to ten years' experience in the related field since graduation.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with nine to twelve years' experience related to the type of work since graduation.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with seven to ten years' related experience since graduation. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with nine to twelve years (or Master's or other advanced degree with six or more years) of diversified research-development and/or design experience from the graduation level. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with nine to twelve years' experience since graduation including five to ten years in a supervisory capacity.
Job Rating
Factor

A 70

B 65

C 70

D 80

E 55

F 20

G 10

H 5

I 5

J 2

K 5

A 70

B 65

C 90

D 80

E 55

F 30

G 10

H 5

I 0

J 0

K 0

A 70

B 65

C 70

D 70

E 50

F 30

G 35

H 10

I 5

J 12

K 5

A 90

B 90

C 90

D 80

E 60

F 40

G 10

H 5

I 5

J 0

K 5

A 90

B 65

C 90

D 90

E 60

F 40

G 40

H 5

I 5

J 5

K 3

Total Points

387

405

422
475
493