Engineer B

Austin Energy Green Building Published: October 5, 2021
Location
Austin, TX
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Energy / Engineering / Policy /
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Description

Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) cultivates innovation in building for the enrichment of the community’s environmental, economic, and human well-being. In 1991, AEGB developed the first rating system in the U.S. for evaluating the sustainability of buildings, inspiring many cities to follow.

We work with the public and building professionals to guide and build green projects that contribute positively to the city’s environmental goals and make Austin a more sustainable place to live for generations to come.

Position Overview

The Engineer B position is responsible for leading the stakeholder engagement and adoption process for the City of Austin Commercial Energy Code. They are also working directly with projects seeking green building certification. 

Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Approves, processes, and seals plans/specifications/construction documents by applying engineering standardization of practices and principles of complex calculations for applied discipline within Local and State regulatory requirements.
  • Manages engineering that are routine, non-priority projects or programs. These projects require a level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative and administrative responsibility
  • Identifies, evaluates, and provides improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long-range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions, and agreements. Provides technical assistance with project progress from design through completion.
  • Develops cost estimates, tracks expenditures, and prepares cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications, and plans. Prepares final plans for review of specifications, special conditions, and agreements and coordinates and oversees technical work of contractors, affected public agencies, and utilities. Writes technical specifications for construction contracts.
  • Reviews plans and approves permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within Local and State regulatory requirements.
  • Inspects and monitors projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.
  • Develops, negotiates, and monitors contracts by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise, may negotiate and recommend financial arrangements for changes to contact.
  • Conducts field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.
  • Researches and performs statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats.
  • Develops standard policies and ordinances for various contracts and/or projects and operating procedures. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus six (6) years experience in engineering, acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships, and utilize such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within Local and State ordinances and laws.
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports.
  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution.
  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to interpret and explain maps and other related documents.
  • Ability to interpret and make decisions not within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions.
  • Ability to observe, compare, or monitor objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
  • Ability to use graphic instructions, such as blue prints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.
  • Ability to use a personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • LEED Accredited Professional designation
  • Experience with projects that have achieved LEED Certification and AEGB Ratings
  • Experience with Energy Code
  • Experience with Sustainability 
  • Experience with high-performance buildings and resilience

Compensation

  • $35.36 – $45.96

EOE

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