Engineering/CAD Technician - Fish Passage Needed
Integrated Statistics is anticipating a need for an Engineering Technician to work in support of US Fish and Wildlife Service's Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.
The Engineering Technician will prepare construction drawings and complete on-site inspections of fish passage improvement and habitat restoration projects, to assist with planning, designing, and constructing habitat restoration projects for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska.
The main responsibilities of the position are:
Training will be provided in the specific means and methods used for the data collection, design, layout and construction of stream restoration and fish passage improvement projects in the Alaska Habitat Restoration program.
- Producing construction drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D software for three dimensional modeling. Construction drawings include plan and profile sheets, typical section sheets, quantity tables, detail sheets, revegetation and stream channel construction sheets, phasing plans, environmental permit drawings, and other sheets as necessary.
- Performing quantity calculations using Civil 3D software or hand computations for earthwork volumes and other items of work.
- Utilizing construction as-built drawings, surveys, photos, sketches, maps, GIS data, and other information or data in the drafting process. Working in a geospatial environment utilizing tools such as ArcGIS, interpret maps, plan sets, construction details, survey information, and GIS data.
- Performing on-site construction inspections of projects during the summer construction season (typically June-August). Verifying that the materials and methods used in construction meet the requirements in the drawings and specifications. Resolving construction issues, facilitating communications between the contractor, owner, designer(s), and preparing site visit reports. Communicating and following up with oral and/or written reports, including pertinent pictures, regarding the progress of the project to project partners, engineer and stakeholders. Monitoring and documenting compliance with project permit conditions, environmental issues and water discharge requirements. Witnessing and documenting the contractor's quality control activities including inspections and testing.
- Acting as field assistant to professional engineer, hydrologist or biologist. Using equipment such as flow meters, total station and auto level equipment to collect topographic, hydrologic, geomorphic, and habitat data during the field season (typically May to October).
Travel to remote sites around the state of Alaska will be required during the field and construction season with site visits typically ranging from one to three days. Travel for offsite technical training will also be required with offsite training typically lasting one to two weeks.
The successful candidate should possess:
- Demonstrated proficiency in using Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD) and Design (Civil 3D) software to generate civil engineering displays and plan sets.
- Demonstrated proficiency with ArcGIS, including importing/exporting data between ArcGIS and AutoCAD.
- Experience in reading, reviewing, and interpreting information from design sketches, existing drawings, maps, and schematics.
- Proficiency in developing plan layouts, drawing scale and methods of presentation, sectional views, appropriate use of symbols and notes, complete lists of materials, and dimensional computations.
- Experience in reviewing plan sets for accuracy, including comparing recorded information on different sheets to make sure there are no discrepancies.
- Experience in creating artistic renditions and isometric views from two-dimensional plan and elevation data.
- Experience in using spreadsheets, word processing, database, file management, and email software in a technical environment.
- Proficiency in using aerial based photography and GIS data for overlays in CAD software.
- Commitment to on-going learning to keep up with current CAD practices.
- Willingness to work overtime when necessary to meet deadlines.
- Ability to adhere to, and participate in the further development of, engineering drafting standards, methods, and procedures.
- Ability to comprehend and utilize design features such as Civil 3D label styles.
- Ability to perform accurate computations for basic roadway geometry, and perform accurate calculations for earthwork quantities and other items of work.
- Understanding of construction methods, including standards, equipment, methods, and safety considerations.
- Ability to read, understand and verify implementation of construction drawings and specifications.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Desire to work in a team atmosphere, and to confer with the design team to meet project goals for fish passage, habitat restoration and infrastructure.
- Proven ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating to get along with partners, regulatory personnel, contractors, co-workers, and management.
- A valid driver's license.
- Ability to lift 40 pounds and carry equipment over rough terrain. Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and navigate steep, brush and hazardous terrain for up to 10 hours a day.
The successful candidate will possess either:
- A degree in computer assisted drafting at the technical/vocational or college level plus at least two years of professional automated drafting experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
- A bachelor’s degree in engineering along with a minimum of one year of automated drafting experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D
Relevant work experience may be considered as a partial substitute for the degree requirement, on a case by case basis.
The Engineering Technician will be responsible for providing their own housing and transportation to and from the work location (Anchorage, Alaska).
Successfully completion of Wildland Hydrology Level 1 Applied Fluvial
Geomorphology training is preferred.
The position is expected to be full-time, with a period of performance of about one year. A mid-June start date is anticipated. The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should enter specific information about salary requirements in their applications, and/or include the information in the attached cover letter. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.