STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CIVIL ENGINEER I
Class Code: 2021-18 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform entry level civil engineering duties associated with the location, design, construction and maintenance of dams, roads, bridges, or buildings or other related civil engineering projects such as materials research or transportation and traffic planning.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Observes the inspection of construction materials to ensure compliance with material specifications.
· Reviews and checks project records and documentation to determine quantities upon which to base payments to contractors.
· Prepares preliminary plans which include project cost estimates determined by the use of mathematical computations.
· Compiles information assists in performing basic design functions such as designing piles, footings, foundations and steel and concrete structural framework and computes quantities needed.
· Reviews construction plans for compliance, evaluates proposed improvements and prepares design plans for roads, bridges, buildings, dams and other projects.
· Observes batch plant observations, performing engineering material laboratory tests and reviewing mix designs.
· Sets up and operates survey equipment, tabulates required data and performs necessary calculations.
· Checks and performs calculations both for highway and/or bridge design layout work and for required drainage.
· Collects soil samples and other materials to determine effect on structural support.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in civil engineering or civil engineering technology.
Experience: No experience required.
Education: Possession of an Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical school with a major study in civil technology.
Experience: Two years' post graduate experience in a civil engineering environment in a position comparable to an Engineering Technician.
License/Certification: Possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate issued by the Joint Board of Licensure and Certification. (Bachelor's degree applicants not possessing an E.I.T. Certificate may be hired at a one-salary grade reduction).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (For Department of Transportation only) Candidates with degrees in one of the fields listed below may be hired at a level of Engineering Technician (level depends upon experience) and promoted to Civil Engineer I upon possession of an E.I.T. Certificate and the experience qualifications stated on this class specification:
* Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering Technology
* Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
* Bachelor's degree in an Environmental Science
* Associate's degree in Architectural Engineering Technology and
Architecture and Building Technology
Consideration of the candidates' qualifications will take place on a case-by-case basis by the Division of Personnel in conjunction with the Department of Transportation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (For Department of Environmental Services only) Other related engineering degrees as indicated on the supplemental job description will be accepted for this class series.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering including a working knowledge of advanced high school mathematics. Knowledge of surveying, material testing and elementary design. Skill in the use of surveying, material testing and drafting instruments and calculators. Ability to make simple drawings, tracings and technical calculations. Ability to perform simple laboratory tests and assume inspection responsibilities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, members of the public and other employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02