Senior Engineering Technician

Department: Public Works
Division: Engineering
Hourly rate: $21.86 – $32.52


Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Public Works/City Engineer or designee performs responsible technical engineering assignments requiring considerable knowledge of civil engineering technology as it relates to public works maintenance and capital projects. This is an advanced level of the Engineering Technician work. Employees at this level perform more complex tasks and accept more responsibilities while completing their assigned duties. The Senior Engineering Technician level may be achieved after the successful completion of a two (2) years Civil Engineering Technology degree or certificate program, or by advancing from the Engineering Technician level after ten (10) years of on the job experience and displaying improved job skills and abilities through the performance evaluation process.

Essential functions

  • Collect and analyze engineering data for streets, curbs, sidewalks, signs, pavement markings, storm water, water/wastewater lines, parking lots, municipal facilities and structures.
  • Performs engineering and design, and prepares construction plans using computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software.
  • Inspect by periodic visits the construction of streets, curbs, sidewalks, signs, pavement markings, storm water, water/wastewater lines, parking lots, municipal facilities and structures. Issue clarifying drawings as required. Check equipment catalogs and shop drawings for compliance with plans and contract documents.
  • Prepare reports using word processing and spreadsheet software including quantity and cost estimates.
  • Assist surveyor by performing field measurements; prepare and maintain related records and reports; prepare plans.
  • Assist traffic manager by preparing, reviewing, and inspecting maintenance of traffic plans (MOT).
  • Develop drawings and exhibits for various permits and presentations.
  • Perform design calculations including slopes, areas, grades and curves, storm drain and pond/swale storage.
  • Perform engineering research; obtain information from records, maps, plans and various other sources and prepare regular and special reports.
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Please note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of the terminology, techniques and practices used in various types of construction relating to public works.
  • Knowledge of the codes, regulations and specifications relating to public works construction.
  • Knowledge of computer aided drafting design (CADD), spreadsheet, and word processing software.
  • Ability to develop, read, and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, contractors and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or Certificate in Civil Engineering or High School Diploma/GED and two (2) years technical engineering training or ten (10) years technical engineering on the job (City of Winter Park) experience.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver license.
  • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This is light work requiring the exertion of 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. Work requires sitting at a keyboard for extended periods of time.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity and oral communications abilities.