- This is advanced level engineering work, performing complex engineering assignments in the area of specialization. Work includes recommending, developing, planning and implementing engineering projects which are characterized by several components or phases with an appointed time frame for project completion, or identifying the department's engineering needs by initiating analytical studies to improve operating efficiency and meet federal and state regulatory mandates, or the responsibility for engineering quality control involving all components of the Department's complex engineering programs. The employee may provide technical direction to lower-level engineers and technicians or plant maintenance and operations staff. Monitoring, evaluating and modifying existing department engineering programs, systems and processes for optimum efficiency and changing objectives and participating in strategic planning activities are significant aspects of the work.
- Employees may serve as project engineer for design, construction, research, evaluation and planning projects. Work is performed under the general direction of an engineering supervisor.
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- Employees in this class regularly perform the most complex engineering assignments in their specialty.
- Employees in this class must report to a higher-level engineer.