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Design Engineer III

  • Design Engineer III
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$60,384.00 – $96,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$2,516.00 – $4,019.50
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This is highly responsible professional building engineering work involving the review of construction plans and specifications or the coordination of design work by private architectural and engineering firms.

An employee in this class reviews preliminary and final plans and specifications for construction or repair of state properties to determine compliance with established standards, codes and sound engineering practice. An employee may supervise and participate in designing or coordinating the design of building construction projects for state agencies. Work affords considerable opportunity for the use of initiative and independent judgment in making technical decisions. Supervision is received from a professional superior, who provides assistance with difficult problems and reviews projects upon completion for adherence to established standards and conformance to policy.

Job Duties

Reviews preliminary and final plans and specifications or change orders submitted by consulting architects and engineers for construction or repair of state building facilities.

Prepares written engineering analysis and assessment of plans and specifications regarding general structural, mechanical or electrical design compliance to various codes and regulations.

Supervises and performs professional engineering work in coordinating work between engineering and architectural firms, the Division of Design and Construction, and various state agencies; outlines and finalizes a general scope of work for construction projects; field checks projects to insure adherence to scope of work; coordinates design corrections.

Prepares or supervises the preparation of plans and specifications for building construction projects undertaken by the Division of Design and Construction; makes field measurements and does surveying; prepares cost estimates.

Attends staff meetings and participates in discussions of policies and procedures and particular problem areas of construction projects.

May act for the Chief Design Engineer in his absence.

Performs other related work as required.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, structural engineering or engineering management having a specialty in one of these areas from a school with the curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; and four years of experience in civil, electrical, mechanical, structural engineering or engineering management. (Graduate work in one of the above engineering fields or in business, public administration, or law may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the experience requirement. An additional two years of the specialized engineering experience will be required of applicants who possess ABET accredited degrees in other areas of engineering.)

Special Requirements

Registration as a Professional Engineer with a state board of registrars for professional engineers.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of building engineering, including one or more specialized areas such as mechanical, electrical or structural engineering.

Thorough knowledge of state building codes, rules and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, practices, machinery, tools and equipment used in large-scale construction work.

Working knowledge of the crafts and trades employed in the construction industry.

Ability to prepare complete engineering plans and specifications for a variety of building facilities.

Ability to determine the adequacy of building design from the standpoint of one or more specialized areas such as mechanical, electrical or structural engineering.

Ability to determine, from an inspection of existing facilities, the feasibility of proposed alterations or additions.

Ability to consult with and advise owners, architects and engineers on design and operational features of existing and proposed facilities.

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