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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (Cityworks-Asset Management System)

  • City of Fort Lauderdale
  • 04/03/19
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 33301
  • $20.80 - $32.24 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking an Engineering Technician to support the EAMS Program by creating an interface between utility needs for infrastructure maintenance programs including preparation of written specifications and preparation of complex construction drawings utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). In addition, this individual would support data conversion from CADD drawings of new infrastructure into the GIS asset inventory supporting Cityworks asset management and support ground truthing of infrastructure assets to be added to the database.

The ideal candidate will be proficient with one or more of the following: Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), CityWorks, implementing and managing various annual infrastructure maintenance contracts or programs; preparing plans, designing, drafting, and reviewing smaller engineering projects. Also have proven abilities to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), to work independently, and to maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers. Would you fit in?


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

Prepares preliminary and final construction drawings utilizing CADD equipment, topographical profiles, and specification sheets used in the planning and construction of civil engineering projects
Performs calculations in the review of design projects in the areas of construction, drainage, utilities, and streets
Visits project sites prior to and during the design and construction process; reviews site plans and specifications for conformance; reviews work in progress to ensure compliance with contract documents and satisfactory completion of projects
Assists engineers with segments of complex projects by designing limited aspects of such projects, performing research, etc.
Develops presentation style drawings of engineering projects through use of computer graphics software, including slides, maps, charts, and graphs
Performs computer aided drafting; creates and interprets GIS maps
Researches utility locations for engineering projects; conducts feasibility studies of both the engineering and legal aspects of proposed engineering projects
Responds to inquiries from the public concerning drainage, utilities, and other engineering-related matters
Possesses basic knowledge of plats
Performs related work as required
Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


Must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
Must possess at least two (2) years' experience of progressively responsible technical engineering experience which includes experience in either the design, drafting, development, or construction of engineering projects, and considerable public contact experience in an engineering environment. Some experience/training using ArcMap GIS software and AutoCAD software is required.
Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.
Preferences: Experience with computer graphics software.

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