Employment Opportunities

Description :

The Engineering Technician performs supervisory and complex technical engineering related work to environmental, sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs.  Provides assistance to the City Engineers in application of principles, methods, and techniques of civil engineering technology.

Annual pay range for this position is $61,664 - $78,607.


  • Reviews project specifications and confers with Project Manager and/or Director of Public Works concerning assistance required such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, evaluation of field conditions, design changes, and reports.
  • Manages and oversees both the Sewer Lateral and Right of Way programs.
  • Drafts and calculates field notes to document quantities, alignment, grade and locations according to project plans or to document monthly and final progress estimates.
  • Assists in surveys of project sites to obtain and analyze topographical details of sites.
  • Researches records, maps and other data to obtain typical engineering data such as location of sewer stubs, water mains, hydrants, etc. and zoning district designations or special property assessments.
  • Drafts detailed dimensional drawings such as those needed for street, water, sewer, drainage, and other utility plans, systems and projects.
  • Calculates dimensions, profile specifications, and quantities of materials such as pipe, concrete, and asphalt.
  • Inspects construction site to determine conformance of site to design specifications.
  • Assists engineers to ensure that construction and repair of transportation, or Stormwater systems meet standard construction specifications.
  • Assists in the review of private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.
  • Assists in the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, coordinates required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations.
  • Assists in the preparation of storm drainage and street system maps, data bases, and comprehensive plans.
  • Assists in the maintenance of engineering and infrastructure records. Prepares and drafts as-built plans for street, sewer or utility systems. Updates and maintains public work assets in asset management software.
  • Reviews applications for utility permits, street use permits, franchise utility permits, etc.
  • Issues routine permits.
  • Assists in the evaluation of transportation and traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats, etc. Sets out traffic counters and prepares analysis of results.  Assists in the preparation of traffic and other studies and reports.
  • Assists in the development of pavement management systems.
  • Performs a variety of office related functions, including preparing permits, correspondence, maps, presentation materials, brochures, reducing field notes, printing materials, answering phones and responding to inquiries from contractors, developers, property owners, staff, and the general public.
  • Serves as a drafter, by making final sketch of proposed drawing, checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project; making any adjustments or changes necessary or desired; Drawing charts for representation of statistical data; and drawing finished designs from sketches.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

(A) Graduation from a high school or GED, supplemented by two years of related technical or college training in drafting, Computer-Aided-Design (CAD), engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field; and

(B) Minimum of two (2) years related experience; or

(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Considerable skill in the operation of computers.

(B) Some knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; some knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities;

(C) Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects; Considerable skill in operating the listed tools and equipment; considerable skill in drafting, surveying.

(D) Ability to prepare, organize and maintain engineering field and office data, reports and systems; Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.

Contact :

Interested applicants may submit a current resume’ and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@marylandheights.com or by fax to 314-738-2422. You may also access and complete the City's employment application by clicking here. Positions are open until filled.

EOE: Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet

The City of Maryland Heights conducts drug testing in accordance with 49 C.F.R. PARTS 40, Part 29, and 655 as Amended, and FMCSA 382.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled